Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sky Watch Friday!

little buddy

Friday (July 11th) is my birthday. I'll be working. I like my work, but honestly, I'd rather take the day off, go fishing, take pictures, and hang out in the blogosphere.

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I took S2 to work with me on Wednesday. I let him stuff envelopes and do some collating for filing. He liked being with Dad at the office. Afterwards, we went fishing with a close pal and his two little kids. I had a really cool, new lure that I wanted to try out. When we arrived to the fishing spot, I prepped S2's line and set him up with a softgel minnow on a weedless hook. Sure, that takes a little longer than the prefab lures, but I wanted to increase his chances of catching something. After his pole was ready, I cast it once. Bang, bang! The bluegills immediately nipped at the tail a few times, but none got hooked yet. I handed S2 his rod and turned to get my own stuff ready.

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I've bored you with enough details. If you're still reading, the long story short is that when I was FINALLY ready, I cast my own line, and that fancy lure kept going, and going... The line had been severed, and now my lure was stranded, way in the middle of this pond!

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Fortunately, it was a floater, and I fished it back with a couple of criss-crossing casts. (Say that ten times real fast.) Whew!

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Anyhoo, it was a beautiful night, and when we got home, S2 raved about what a great day it had been.

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Visit Tom to enter this week's Sky Watch Friday
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Update: Hey, guess what... I'm 50. That's not what my birth certificate says, but the folks at the office refuse to accept my real age of 43, and decided that I am 50 instead. (Or 51, depending on who you ask.)

34 comments:

quinttarantino said...

Once upon a time there was this great and fantastic group of people who blogged and photographed … with a click, click here, a snap, snap there, all of them had a week to look upon the sky … day and night, by dusk or dawn, sunrise or sunset … and always there where great and fantastic photos to be seen when SKY WATCH was opened …

I am one of those proud sky watchers and I really enjoy each and every one of the photos you show us. I really think you are a first class sky watcher!

Dancin' Fool said...

It sounds like a great day, and it really is a beautiful sky. Very subtle.

Have a great weekend!

Picturing of Life said...

great sky... so. tomorrow is ur birthday. so..happy birthday

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For The People said...

Great Skywatch Friday! I am so glad that Tom hosts this. I get to see so many new places through the pictures of you guys! Have a great week!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hope your birthday has gorgeous skies and that you can take a break to snap a few with your camera. Happy Birthday!

Louise said...

Of course anything is better than being in the office. Glad you found your lure in time to get this shot!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Ha! I hope you are not thinkig about a certain Trout in Bakewell.. I saw it first. :O)

imac said...

My friend - that was lucky thought you would have to swim lol..great post and photo.

You will be amazed at my SW.

dot said...

Beautiful sky picture!
The important thing was that ya'll were together doing something you both enjoyed.

SandyCarlson said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for this evening sky!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Life's simple pleasures...you've got them down pat.

Rose said...

That photo is fabulous. I love the warm oranges in a sky.

Sharon said...

Your picture has such beautiful colors! What a nice evening spent with your son! Happy birthday to you!

napaboaniya said...

Happy Birthday!!! :)

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great photo. And Happy birthday to you

CrazyCath said...

Father and son bonding - nothing like it! Glad you enjoyed yourself, and you got a great shot to boot. I love how the rod is out of focus, but discernible enough to be part of the foreground. Clever photography. Nicely done.

Julie said...

This is a lovely story. I like all that man-boy stuff.

For The People said...

Happy Birthday! Nice shot! Great job! Keep up the good work! Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Cuckoo said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day !!

I am glad that you enjoyed and were with your loved ones.

And where is the cake ??

Cuckoo

fishing guy said...

Craver: Nice shot of the pole in action, I enjoyed your story of sharing time with your son.

lime said...

sounds like you made some great memories. thats' what it's all about:)

and happy birthday, craver. even though youhave to work i hope the day is special in every way it can be. :)

becky voyles said...

Happy Birthday! Love the photo & the story. I wasn't bored.

AnneKa said...

Hallo from North Norway. Last week I saw all Sky Watch Friday photos and they were all great, and I hope to see them all this week too. I love to travel around the world this way.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful sky watch photos and have a great weekend!

Alexander said...

Nice colours! Great settings and control. Well done!

Have a nice weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Andrea said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I hope you have had a wonderful day. I will really be 50 next February. YIKES!

You sky shot is beautiful.

Andrea said...

I am not going to let 50 depress me. I am going to look at it as I am just one day older than I was the day before and then think...PRAISE GOD I MADE IT TO 50.
I do not want a party so our family, (hubby, 2 daughters, their hubby's & our grandson and me of course) are going on a family trip. Not sure where as of yet. I just want to be with my family, the ones I love the most.

Every Square Inch said...

Craver

Happy birthday! It also happens to be my son's birthday as well...he's quite a bit younger than 50...oh, I mean 43, of course.

Ex-Shammickite said...

There's not a lot of difference between 50 (or 51) and 43. Just a few extra hours, days, months, and a whole lot of livin' experience. And what does it matter anyway? it's just another number. I see I missed the great day, so I'll have to wish you a belated HB, hope you had a great time, and there will be many more!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Happy Belated Birthday! (one day late...).

Hope it was a good one, and the year ahead be filled with many blessings....

John said...

Great shot and funny reading!
Happy Birthday!

Daryl said...

However old you are .. happy birthday ... truth is you are as young as you think you are ...

Me? Still in my 20s ...

And I too thought of Rapunzel when I posted that POV on the lighthouse

:-Daryl

For The People said...

LOL. They should be cafeful. Your blogger friends may have to come put them back in line. LOL

spaghettipie said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

becky voyles said...

Thanks for your cute comment on my post. Yes, Chattahochee is so much fun to say as well as spell! LOL I liked the way the lights reflected off the water on mine also.