Jun 2, 2009


Young and old fishermen alike will do almost anything to have a little time by or on the water, rod in hand with hopes for a "keeper". There's nothing to compare with eating a just-caught fish. Many times no fish are caught let alone seen, but when done one can go back home relaxed, maybe now having the answer to something that had been troubling, figured out in the solitude of the quest, looking into the water and seeing one's soul.


Anonymous said...

I have neither gone fishing nor ate a just-caught fish (unless lobster counts). I do understand your phrases "solitude of the quest" "looking into the water and seeing one's soul" though. I portray those thoughts, as do you, in photographs taken of a lone fisherman.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Mark, You are right... There's nothing better than "just-caught" fish on the dinner table. YUM!!!!

I enjoyed seeing all of your photos of all kinds of fishermen--either standing on the edge, or out in boats.

My sweet Daddy loved to fish. He seldom caught anything --but oh, how he enjoyed getting out there on that water.


Living on the Spit said...

Living on the bay affords me daily ventures out to see what the sea is telling me.

I love to listen to what is said.

Wonderful post!!!

MzzLily said...

I married a fisherman. I understand. I don't fish. But just watching for them can solve the world's problems...

fishing guy said...

Mark: So well written, I spent many a weekend escaping the problems of work. Now retired, I just fish for the love of fishing.

I think you have a neat site also and think you would enjoy joining some of the meme's I join. Sky Watch, My World and Today's Flowers would all be fun for you to get your name out there. Drop me a note if interested.

Lily Hydrangea said...

great photos of long island, really nice!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Mark,

Your blog is beautiful!
Well come to TODAY'S FLOWERS.
Hope you can post flowers and visit some friends who post also their flowers.
One of our great friend is Fishing Guy!
Thanks for visiting TODAY'S FLOWERS and I wish you became every week!

Luiz - (TF team)

bARE-eYED sUN said...

the sound of it is just right,
thank you for this post.

kinda put us into a "right" frame of mind. :-)