I opened the door yesterday. Actually, Norm opened the door for me. He’s a gentleman that way. He took me fishing – operative word here is me. Usually, he goes fishing while I knit or read. This time he baited my fishing pole, too (known as a rod and reel to genuine anglers, one of which I am not).
I got the hang of casting pretty quickly, which was surprising because I had not been fishing since we lived on Sundown Bayou years ago. Even then I only fished with a cane pole.
The best part of this fishing trip on our little cove was the wildlife beneath me. A mama and baby turtle looked at first glance like snakes until I noticed that they weren’t swimming. They just remained in one spot treading water as turtles are wont to do.
Moments later a real snake swam by nonchalantly (I won’t be swimming in this bayou, no siree – city girls and snakes don’t mix!) then he just slipped below the surface and disappeared. Creepy!
Mallards and a couple of ornery Canadian geese paddled around on the surface of the water, but refused to get too close to the human ilk. These poules d’eau were kind enough to stay around long enough to have their portraits taken.
Norm caught this delicious bass, but I came home empty-handed. This bothered me not. I just wanted to be on the water – the murky, snakey, fishy water – where taking a break from myself was pleasantly effortless.
How fun! I am dying over those turtles!
They’re very charming, aren’t they?! ❤
I love the feeling of being on water in a small boat – oh, it’s been so long. How lucky you are to be able to float around and see turtles and snakes. I lived on a small pond growing up and loved taking the rowboat out with my faithful dog. I used to fish, too, but always threw them back. Back in my tom-boy days. Nice that you got to spend the day with your best buddy. xoxo
Oh, yes, Karen – spending time with Norm was the best part of the day. ❤
You caught some relaxation, shot turtles, ducks and a speedy snake. Let Norm have the (tasty) fish. xxx
Ha! Will do! ❤
Yes Ma’am you were an angler and not only that; you took us ALL fishing WITH you! The way you describe the event it feels like we were there too!
Glad to have you along, Mariette – the more the merrier. ❤
El Guapo said:
Keep that up and you won’t be a city girl much longer!
One hopes so, Guap! ❤
How relaxing to just float around in the water for a while, I’d be happy to just enjoy the time, with or without the title of angler! I wonder how many turtles there are in your little cove, they are gorgeous and I’d prefer see them any day than a snake. 🙂
The turtles are everywhere – but you have to look carefully. Most of the time they just look like stumps! ❤
What! No pics of the snake? LOL
He was too quick for my camera! ❤