Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Blind

I've seen a lot of things in Mathews County, but this may be a first.

Not the pretty marsh grasses.  I'm talking about that boat.

The boat that's pretending not to be a boat.

The boat hiding underneath all that brush so instead of looking like a boat, it looks like a boat with brush on top.

The boat that's serving as a duck blind.

Of course, it could be a deer blind, a goose blind or a horsefly fiddler crab blind for all I know.

The various hunting seasons, methods, and rules of engagement are lost on me except for the following bit of advice:  During deer season do not go for a walk without mummifying  wrapping yourself head to toe in neon orange while holding a great big sign that says, "I'm not a deer. Or a rabbit.  Or a squirrel.  Just because I am moving, don't assume I'd taste good served up from a crock pot during Sunday afternoon football. Thank you."

But let's get back to the boat blind, shall we?

Camouflaged boats are nothing new around here. Depending on the season you'll see camouflage everything, including cars, trucks, baby strollers, bicycles, ATVs, four-pronged walkers and wheelchairs. You name it, they can camo it.

But someone went to great lengths and used a bit of ingenuity to come up with this one. This is the first time I've seen an old boat with a cabin repurposed as a blind.  I wonder what it looks like on the inside.

I was afraid to peek for fear of having my head blown off and being served from a crock pot during Sunday football. Not that anyone would do that around here.  I just have a very vivid imagination.  Oh, and I'm paranoid, have been ever since becoming a parent.

For those of you who might be strangers to the hunting scene, below is a photo of a not-made-in-Mathews duck blind from a site called Duck Hunting Blind.

Doesn't have nearly as much character as the Made in Mathews one, does it?

I applaud the efforts of the person who decorated rigged up that boat.

Just imagine what he could create for the Christmas parade which, by the way, is December 11.


deborah said...

Maybe he will enter his duck blind/boat in the parade. Course, you wouldn't see him go by...

Diane said...

Maybe they could turn it into an apple orchard? A floating orchard... Now that would make a great parade float!

Kay L. Davies said...

I hope they all miss, those hunters in the blind. Or I hope they're all blind hunters. How's that?
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Anonymous said...

Why you gota make fun we work real hard to fool them there ducks!! ps. we don't miss!!!!

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

True story: I worked with a guy who took his shiny red Ford F150 and covered it in what appeared to be camouflage Contac paper.

big hair envy said...

That's amazing! Over the years, the hunter in my family has constructed various tree stands. It's not unusual for outdoor furniture cushions to disappear this time of year, as one needs to sit comfortably in the tree while waiting for Bambi to pass by. This year, the Taj MaTreeStand was constructed. It's the mother of all tree stands;) Thank goodness there were no cushions left on the outdoor furniture! I'll have to post a photo...

Daryl said...

All my clever comments have been used .. I am in a very unclever mood I guess ..

Mental P Mama said...

Quack pots.