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A little night time story to lull you off to sleeep.

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Once upon a time in a pond (not too) far away, lived Lily and her friends Iris and Aponogeton. Flippers cousin Harry and his pals liked to dart in and out of their stems and leaves. Everything was happy in their world until one day THE ALIEN ARRIVED.
He decided he liked this nice clean home and settled in and began to produce offspring quicker than a rabbit. No one noticed this invader for quite some time, until one day Harry woke up to find he couldn’t swim far before he became entangled in this monsters tentacle. Lily and Apo were upset because they found they couldn’t spread their leaves up to and over the pond surface.
THE ALIEN WAS SYSTEMATICALLY TAKING OVER.
So………………… WAR was DECLARED on the Alien Blanket weed.
Lily summoned the help of her allies, the human brigade, Mr and Mrs Hb. First they tried talking to the miscreant but it didn’t speak their language (or took no notice). Then they tried germ warfare using THE ALGEA KILLER but it lapped it up and grew stronger.
Right, said Mr and Mrs Hb, time to bring in the BIG GUNS.


Even though they are tough and strong the water was still a bit too cold for humans to go in commando style, so suited up in their Special Forces kit they waded into battle.


The battle was long and hard with mud and stones flying.


Harry and his cousins had never seen the likes of it and they all tried to cram themselves into the AR (anti- rake) shelter. There were some inevitable casualties. Injured but not killed.
The water took on a cloudy brown hue, thick as a blanket actually, and reminiscent of Windsor soup. Sparky Sparrow didn’t like the look of the water at all and refused to bathe ‘till it cleared a bit, thinking “You’ll not catch me falling off a ledge I can’t see”.

Billy Blue tit agreed but said the water tasted ok. Spike said he had heard that mud baths were good for the feathers and his friend decided to join him.

Jenny Wren volunteered to check for invaders creeping in through the pump.


Gradually the aliens were dragged up and out by the hair until they were so weak they surrendered and lay drained on the side of the pond.
The prisoners were quickly placed in a sack and carted off.
A patrol of Barley straw was left to keep any tiny green aliens under control and Harry swam around enjoying the freedom at last. He would have liked a pair of goggles but sadly none were available in the store to fit him.
At last Lily, Iris and Aponogeton could stretch and move their arms freely.
What a relief it was as the war was declared over and everything could go back to normal.


The end.
Night night sleep tight. xx

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good night and thank you for a lovely story, glad it had a happy ending, yawn yawn, n i g t snoring already

19 May, 2010

 

omg wot a lovely story {-)))) and i thort the pics were amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ---------------------------------------------------------- lol

19 May, 2010

 

Lol. Thanks you two.

19 May, 2010

 

Great blog homebird, love the photo of the wren! Won't need my cocoa tonight now thanks.....:o)

19 May, 2010

 

Lovely story, and great pics. Well done

19 May, 2010

 

Thanks Dylan and Cinders.

19 May, 2010

 

What a lovely story!!!! I'll think I'll read it to my nursery kids!! Glad it had a happy ending. Pictures were fab. All your hard work paid off - thank god. Well done you. truely fantastic x

19 May, 2010

 

Thought your special forces kit was a real goer Homebird, I think the Dragons Den team might even be up for it.:o)).

19 May, 2010

 

Don't show them the storm trooper pic Great they will never sleep again, lol.
Stroller...........T had a glint in his eye when I said I needed help dressing up. But only fleetingly.

19 May, 2010

 

Enjoyed your story. I'm glad the war was won on the end :o)

19 May, 2010

 

Great story & pics to go with it homebird...love the starling's expression!!

19 May, 2010

 

A brilliant blog and Pics,Homebird,..and the outfit is very fetching:o)

20 May, 2010

 

nice story,enjoyed it.

20 May, 2010

 

Thank you everyone. The pond is gradually clearing, slow but sure, it was definately worth doing battle Hywel. It does you good to have a laugh when you are up against it Fluff, isn't it. I thought about the snorkel and mask, it would have been more in keeping with the task i hand, but couldn't face going up to the loft to find it Bloomer. Glad you enjoyed my account of the battle Khayla.

20 May, 2010

 

Lol Homebird it sure does. You look like you are about to embark on an expedition to the bottom of the Black Lagoon! The snorkel & mask would maybe have been a bit OTT but would give the neighbours a laugh! ;O)

20 May, 2010

 

Loved the gear.......good laugh too, pleased the Aliens have been EXTERMINATED.......and peace has been restored.

29 May, 2010

 

Cheers Fluff and Dotty. The neigbours think I am bonkers anyway. :o))

30 May, 2010

 

haha Homebird they kit you were wearing to go in :D I must get those wellies they are excellent. the weeds and algae is forever taking over but all fun of it :D

Love the birds and that lovely little wren

:):):):)

1 May, 2011

 

Cheers Paul. Looks like another clear out is on the cards. Flipping blanket weed refuses to surrender.......but the duck weed is gone.

1 May, 2011

 

I thought this looked familiar,Homebird..just read it all through again,and spotted my last comment..almost a year ago..doesn't time fly ?hope you remember where you put the wet suits..time for another airing ?.:o)

1 May, 2011

 

yes I know - ever dried algae? it goes like snooker table baize ! cotton fibres. I always remember when we took old pond out and left it for a week- the stagnant water - yuck, has to go down as worst smell

1 May, 2011

 

How true Paul, my dad once used an old zinc bath to throw the weeds in and it filled with rain and everything rotted down. He decided to pour the resulting goo into his bean trench and the neighbours wondered where the horrible stink was coming from. He had to fill the trench in straight away. It made the beans jump up the canes though.....lol

1 May, 2011

 

lol - yes a whiff - I rememer putting sulphur mix in with water on lawn and when it rained it smelt like a farm for ages - I kept saying in garden "wonder what that smell is" lol trying to cover up it was my garden :D

nice it helped your beans - growing ours now :):):):)

1 May, 2011

 

That is so funny Paul. Thankyou for giving me a good laugh......:o))

2 May, 2011

 

:D

2 May, 2011

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