Sunday, October 10, 2010


Serendipity:  n. a seeming gift for finding good things accidentally.

Herondipity:  n. having the good fortune to be invited on a fishing trip; remembering to bring your camera; and accidentally finding a heron who was most displeased at having his morning sun bath interrupted.

(This photo is not the best in the world, but I was on a moving vessel. The heron, which blends in very well with his surroundings, is on the dock.)

Yesterday was gorgeous, and I did in fact have the pleasure of spending the better part of the day fishing.

For the time being, no references will be made as to who caught the most or who caught the least, but rest assured if such references were to be made, CBW would have nothing to be ashamed of.

Hopefully there will be time today to download and upload photos from the fishing festivities, but for now I need to figure out how to get the fish smell off me.

Have you ever been fishing?
When was the last time?
Did you catch anything?
Who cleaned them?

p.s. Today's date is 10/10/10. Not sure if that's serendipitous or what, but it's sure worth  mentioning.


Kay L. Davies said...

Yes, I've ever been fishing.
It's been a long time -- last time would have been surf-casting in Mexico's Sea of Cortez. I have taken fly-casting lessons since that time and failed.
I have no idea how to get the smell of fish off. Just keep showering until cats no longer follow you.
Nice camouflaged heron. Love the word herondipity.
-- K

Kay L. Davies said...

Missed a question --
my dad cleaned them.

deborah said...

I like the word..and you can see he's doing his best to blend in with his surroundings while maintaining his dignity:)
So glad you had a relaxing and fun day fishing! I haven't been fishing since last summer. Did not catch a thing, not even a shoe. Sadly, we can't eat the fish from the river, so we just throw them back.

Ann Marie said...

oh yes.. fishing.. lots.

Mental P Mama said...

I have fished lots. But I don't do the bait part. Or the cleaning part. But I am a good supervisor...

foolery said...

I remember helping my grandfather clean the catch when we visited him and he went surf fishing -- I think you call them smelt on the east coast?

Here's a photo of what that looks like:

Other than that I last caught a fish when I was about 12, and I cried. Glad there are people less wimpy than me.


Karen Deborah said...

love the play on words. yep I went fishing as a kid. my cousin cleaned them. catfish are hard to clean it was so GROSS but I loved watching him do it, because he was cute and it was fun to say EWWWW EWWWWW EWWWW over and over again.

Karen Deborah said...

oh yeah---lemon juice

Anonymous said...

I believe I was in intermediate school when Mama and I decided to go fishing. We got all the way out to the fishing spot and realized we forgot the bait.. turned around and got it, then went all the way back. We caught quite a few, but the guilt was wearing me down and I kept asking Mama how long those fish were going to be flopping around (which annoyed her because I was making her feel just as guilty)..SO we threw them all back in the water and Mama got " all swelled up" and that was the end of our fishing expedition!!

Baby Sis

Mrs F with 4 said...

Nope, never, ever been fishing. Except with a net, and I don't think that counts? I hunt and shoot, no problem. I'm not exactly known for being squeamish but..... Fishing? The very thought makes my toes curl up. You are very welcome to my share of all of it.

Country Girl said...

I have been fishing but it was so long ago that I can't remember. My dad always cleaned the fish. But I think I could clean a fish. I don't have trouble with worms.