Friday, September 05, 2008

Gone Fishin'

Hecktor has been out fishing almost daily. He says that the fish flit and flitter and flash their shiny silver scales. They are just so vain and oblivious of their surroundings these days that each time he goes down for a quick dive he comes up with a mouthful of flopping fry. They don't even know what hit them. He doesn't like me getting too close though. Says I scare off the fish. Can you believe it? It's apparently bad luck having a female around while fishing. He obviously doesn't know know about the large salmon I caught, and the even larger one that snapped my rod clear in two. I know, it's always the same old story about the "big" one that got away. But sometimes that's just how life goes.

15 comments:

JBelle said...

And anyway, it's a DARN good story. Was this at the lake in Nelson? He is magnificent. We bicycle across the Rose Lake Plain in North Idaho and see birds similar to this (maybe the same?) in flight. They are jaw dropping. Was he fishing right at the dock?

Carla said...

JBelle, It certainly was, right on Kootenay lake. He is lovely, isn't he? These birds are so large it really is something to see them take flight. Takes my breath away every time. And yes, he was fishing right then and there. There seems to be quite a few minnows near the shore and Hecktor is quite fond of them. So much fun to watch.

Annie Wicking said...

I love it...lol. Wow, Carla what a picture! What a story!

You always post something which takes my breath away.

Thank you my dear friend.

Best wishes and ((Hugs))

Annie

Rowena said...

Like me, Hektor wastes no time in getting to the important stuff. He has his priorities, food first! ;-)

Carla said...

Annie, You are too sweet. Hecktor is good fun to watch though.

Rowena, And I think you too have gotten those priorities figured out just right.

The Fool said...

G'morning Carla. Nice post. Magnificent bird. What is it? It has the build of a crane...but the markings are different than the cranes I've seen in Alaska and Japan. Never known them to be fishermen, either...I've always seen them in fields. I do love the voices of the cranes...such a cacophonus laud. Please, enlighten me with regard to this critter.

Steffi said...

Really good story again ,Carla!I like the picture!

Carla said...

Fool, I'm pretty sure that Hecktor is a Heron. He's the funniest bird to watch. He cocks his head and eyes me suspiciously. And he's quite funny to watch walking in the water...always looks like he's trying to sneak up on something, which indeed he is. He's not so chatty though. Indeed, I'm not even sure what he sounds like. But perhaps I just haven't been paying attention.

Carla said...

Steffi, I'm glad you like the picture. It was a bit of a chore getting close enough to Hecktor to get a good shot.

NYD said...

Love fishing stories...got any more?

Carla said...

Nyd, I'm sure I do. Let me ponder for a bit.

Pamela said...

don't you just love watching them do their little stretch and grab --

dawn said...

Lovely photo. A great story also. Sounds like successful fishing all around.

Carla said...

Pamela, They are the oddest little (big) birds to watch. Hours of entertainment.

Dawn, Let's just say that the bird isn't lacking for much.

pandave said...

maybe hecktor feels that, despite his magnificent fishing, you are making him look bad.