Gettng into the Fishin' State of Mind on Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend
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© A. Mac/A.G.
Drop a line, or an image.
Thanks for the link.
Interesting images. I have to agree with Mark Twain - I used to love pan fried catfish, but I've never seen it here.
I could post many photos of fish that I've caught but I think that I'll go with these instead.
The top one is a sunset at Stone Creek
This one is the pier at Huntington Beach, CA. I lived a block from the pier for decades.
This photo was taken a few days ago by a friend that still lives there and he posted it on the HB FB page.
Really nice especially the pier; I'm thinking that on a high tide, there'd be some fish to be caught around the pilings.
There is great fishing off the pier. Also you can watch the whales migrating from Alaska to Mexico as they past quite close to the pier on their travels.
The sunset is absolutely beautiful. The pier photo is a prize-winner. Speaking of piers, when I was a kid spending summers at my grandmother's cottage at Burlington Beach, that thin strip of land that separates the far western tip of Lake Ontario from Burlington (a/k/a Hamilton) Bay, my uncle would take me fishing on the western side pier on the bayside of the canal that allowed the boat traffic, including the huge iron-ore carrying ships like the Edmund Fitzgerald to deliver their cargo to The Steel Company of Canada on Hamilton's shore. I used to love to watch them sail through. We sat on the western, or bay side, of the pier and caught mostly carp that my grandmother would make into delicious gefilte fish.
This is what the canal used to look like when I was a kid, well before the bascule bridge for road traffic and the swing bridge for train traffic, the ones in the image, were replaced with a solid high overhead bridge for road traffic and a lift bridge for rail traffic as it is now. The end of the pier on the top right of the photo is where we fished, on the bay side of it.
Great photo, Buzz.
Should have indicated that it was a photo from the internet. Actually, I was surprised to find it.
Still a great photo.
the picture is upside down... oh wait, never mind...
You are too cool to be making Dad jokes.
oh crap, whose kids are they then?
Oh, no, I just opened a can of worms!
You know what I mean.
May your chooks turn into emus and kick your dunny door down...said with a smile..😁😁
Morning Devangy ....an Aussie way of basically saying...get stuffed affectionately re us being upside down..
Chooks are chickens..
Dunny door is a toilet door...
Emu large flightless bird that with a well placed kick can break bones or kill ya...
thanks. it's important that all us misfits rejected by the empire keep our slang translatable.
Morning...ahhh we look upon you mob as long lost rellies but thank goodness the Pacific Ocean is between us.
I thought I just read about a man killed by a shark in Australia.
Evening...errr no not so far this year..an Aussie was attacked and killed by a shark 4 days ago in New Caledonia...
You're right. I must have mistakenly thought it was Australia.
Ah, but the days I would fish at my lakeside cottage are long gone. Take note, though, that I did not hold the fish out towards the camera in order to fool people that it was bigger than it was. I will say, though, that it made a very fresh delicious meal.
Actually the 2 favourite fishing photos of me were taken a little less than half a century apart. In one I'm in my early teens having just come off a fishing launch on Lake Erie with the bass I had caught, and in the other I'm in my late 50s fishing off the dock at my lakeside cottage, rod in one hand and Heinekin in the other.
Wow. That picture of you as a teenager is really vintage!
LOL. Yeah, I used to be a handsome guy.
A couple of finds from an antique store last weekend. The best antique stores have more than just antiques.
Fabulous Finds for your collection.
Superb!!! Are they your fish, or where did you see them?
Thank you very much. The fish are from photos taken while snorkeling on Kauai. The rocks and reef were created by me also from photos taken while snorkeling on Kauai. They are, as I believe A. Mac. would call them, amalgamations.
As I know you and I once talked about before, I also snorkeled in a lagoon at the end of a beach on Kauai and saw fish like that, but no waterproof camera. I think you did a great job of amalgamating the fish with the rocks to make two very attractive pictures.
Thanks, again. The rocks themselves are an amalgamation. I did a lot of editing and created them out of parts of several photos.
The beach on Kauai you are referring to is probably Ke'e Beach, which is at the end of the road on the north shore and the beginning of the Na Pali coast. It is also the location of one of the most important archaeological sites in the Pacific. I have been to Ke'e many times.
Thank you! I really appreciate it.
Sailfish, Fisherman & Skipper
That image evokes good memories. Only once in my life did I ever go deep sea fishing, off the Kona coast of the Big Island in a fishing launch called the "Kona Queen". Never caught or saw a sailfish, but I did catch a good sized Mahi Mahi, a fish known to be a delicacy, that was cooked up for dinner for us by the chef at the motel where we were staying.
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that's a fat rainbow amac.
The version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Brother Iz (or Bruddah Iz), as the Hawaiians call him, is really beautiful. Sadly, Iz passed away in 1997 at age 38 from respiratory failure. He was also the member for many years of a wonderful musical group called Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau. Ni'ihau is a small island off of Kauai owned by one family where about 200 native Hawaiians live. They speak Hawaiian as their first language.
One does not always have to get off the proverbial pot!
And more Koi fish....
These guys were about 16 inches long...
Last night Red and I and friends went to a big fundraiser for our local shelter the ''Fur Ball''. This is the fourth one that we have attended this is a photo of myself and a friend sitting with the star of the evening, ''Mermaid''.
She was found wandering the streets with a badly damaged front leg. It was obvious she had been used as a fighting dog and then dumped when she was hurt. Our shelter took her in and got her back to good health and the damaged leg had to be amputed since it could not be saved. She has since become a wonderful ambassador for the shelter and for Pit Bulls. She is sweet, gentle, and very friendly and spent the whole evening at the Fur Ball greeting guests and making friends. She loves ''dressing up'' as you can see by her top and tutu.
The photo was taken at the end of the evening and she was worn out after making friends for six hours.
Photos by ''Red''.
"Fur Ball." That's adorable.
You looked quite dapper, and Mermaid wears a tutu very well.
Yup, Mermaid and I made quite the couple.
We raised $147,000 for the shelter and some contributions are still to be counted (some were mailed in)
We raised $147,000 for the shelter
If people did the right thing in the first place there would be no need for shelters but unfortunately that will never be the case....
It would be but sadly it isn't. Some of the dogs and cats we rescue have been horrible abused or just thrown away like trash. Mermaid is a case in point, yet after all she has been through she is the sweetest dog around.
Thanks for posting that. It's good to see that a pit bull can be friendly, with all the news stories lately of dogs mauling and killing people. Pit bulls have been banned in some places. If that's Red sitting with you and Mermaid, Red's looking pretty good.
Pitties are the most misunderstood dog in the world. It's the same old shit. First, it was German Shepards, then Dobermans, Rottweilers and now it Pitt Bulls. It is never the dog it's the owner. The back yard breeders that train them for fighting are the worst and if I had my way they would be euthanized not Pitties.
It's not Red, that is our neighbor's wife and Red was taking the photo.
Speaking of "rescues," can anyone believe our "Gracie" had to be saved from an abusive "home"?
We saved her , we love her and she is every bit as sweet as she looks.
Best indicator of character there is
My Casey had to be rescued from a neglectful home.
Who could resist that face?
Your Casey reminds my of my boy Dandy who passed away two years ago...
Who could resist that face?
That one little ear that falls over - so cute!
BO the 4th is my red Doberman
Bailey is my happy, friendly and mischievous Lab
"Who could resist that face?"
LOL. Not I.
A couple of handsome guys (or dolls?)
I have always thought, after seeing her photo for the first time I saw it a long time ago, that Gracie was the sweetest looking dog I'd ever seen.
We got some sad news today. Molly who was the Marion Country Mascot and a representative for SPCA passed on today. She was a beautiful white bully who survived the most inhumane treatment and was saved by SPCA and Marion Country Animal Shelter. Her injuries when rescued were beyond belief, a fractured skull and shattered leg to name a few.
A law was passed in Ocala named after her, ''Molly's Law''
Morning....that is very sad news to start the day...I remember this story now it was on the news here...soon as I saw the photo of the maggot that did this to her...
15 years a good age for a doggie and so glad she has had many happy years to try and make up for the rotten one...
Forever Walkies Molly...🐾🐾🥀🥀
I have to believe that there is something grossly mentally wrong with someone who could do that. Maybe not always, but there is probably a frequent link between family abuse at an early age and animal abuse. When I was little, I couldn't even stand kids taking a magnify glass to bees or ants.
Thanks to all for another good one! See you Thursday night. I have a busy Friday, Saturday & Sunday, I may look in but not post.
First things first.
Check the article at the link.