With the amount of snowfall and duration of ground cover this winter, a large number of fish in my dad’s pond made way for the “stronger” of the bunch - well, genetically stronger that is, as it fits into the context of our environment. For now, I will term the survivors “impressive-oppressive-winter-fish,” those which can endure longer durations of time without light than their now buoyant predecessors. (pictured here)
It could be a useless genetic resilience, but it was certainly of use for this year’s environmental challenge. Not to mention a very appropriate example of the very kind of minute changes that continually challenge life to find other ways.