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Thursday, May 28, 2009
Friday Shoot Out- Water
Water is the theme for our Friday Shoot Out this week. My holiday weekend was full of water. Actually you can find me, if I go missing, almost always seeking out the nearest body of water and a boat if I can get my hands on one. This is my hubby's youngest brothers home on the beach of Long Island. He is a fertility doctor that has done well for himself the past seven years, since he got out of medical school, we call him 'Anasazi Doc'...
I grew up thinking most families found solace in watery adventures and on vacations like mine did...
Seems like lately I 'intend to' do more involved posts, but unfortunately I received two sets of bad news. My sister Donna Kay's father passed away Wednesday; which he has been touch and go for months now, and my brother-in-law of forty-one years old 'Anasazi Doc' has cancer. We will know more, as we have found out it takes time, and full of waiting...
Sometimes reflecting on what we have, we've lost, and what is to come helps put things in perspective. A good long walk helps too....
Many natural rivers and canals surround me here in New Jersey. Some most excellent fishing occurs, dudes!
If you look close enough you will see my artist view of my fishing partner and sweetie fishing off the damn wall, no I am not cursing, just a typo...he is fishing off the Dam wall!
Nothing like a little natural scenery to get you in the mood for some good poetry...
Pretty Brook (2)
as far as eyes can see
just past our way
as lines are cast
the fresh taste of things to come...
Cast iron heat
with a little oil, cornmeal
breading and baiting
patience and waiting
listen to geese, bullfrogs
small birds, the breeze
the quiet moments we steal...
Watch men in waders pass by
in and out of glory
their big fish stories
into watery holes
up to their knees
You and me,
a pole, wiggly worms and hook
full of more history than fish
mile for mile
casting a new path
down off Pretty Brook...
- E Stelling, 2008 © Revised 8/25/08- Published 'Delaware River Valley Journal, 2008
Some like water in unusual ways... A waitress let me snap a photo of her newest tattoo...
My adopted sister, Donna Kay is a photographer, and I would like to honor her with some photos taken on a trip to Cap Cod, and she knows my thoughts and heart is with her...
Of course she just wanted to travel somewhere she has not been to get some good photos for her business, and pleasure. Me, I have one request. Whale sightings that involve boats! So we go, and not only do we get a wonderful extended summer weather in October, but we hit the whale jackpot on this trip out.
We have so much fun together when we travel, a hoot and a holler as we say in the south!
Boy, did they show off for us! Wish I had the one of me on the window of the boat. I threw myself up against the window with my mouth wide open as if a bird had just dropped me. Donna looked up and almost wet her pants, and snapped a photo...tis a hoot and a holler too!
My own blue whale pic taken off the coast of San Juan Island, WA... We could not get any closer due to so many boats out there...
I know it will be hard for her, as I miss my father, and remember spending a lot of time in his boat in the photo above...
My father always said..."We Akin might give out, but we never give up", and those are words I still live by today. If the motor ever gave out, we knew he would jump in and swim us back to shore...
I will finish this off with a big glass of soothing tea. Yep, Grover's Mill Coffee House serves up this hot cup of what my first though 'Aquarium Water'.
It is a flower bud that opens up once it begins to steep in the water. Soothing, and just what I needed to wash away and ease busy days gone by...
If you want to join us in our fun Friday Shoot Out, all you have to do is look for the theme that will be added later, and at the end of this post, so come back and see what was picked for next week! Go check out some of the other posts below...
Reggie @ Midlife and Menopause
Patty @ Crisfield News
Rachel @ Rachel's Ramblings
Lulu @ Serendipity LuLu
Science Girl @ Science Girl Traveler
Gigi @ Gigigriffis
J9 @ J9 and Stuff!
Gordon @ Friday Shoot Out
Doreen @ Shoot Out Michigan
GirliChef @ Off Topic
Jama @ Mummy Jam
Chris @ An Instant Out of Time
and many many more... What fun way to take a look around our world!!!