|Chris is taking some time out to fish at a friend's pond.|
Sometimes you get to thinking that life goes by so quickly and you realize the need to settle back, slow down and be profoundly grateful for the moment.
On this particular Sunday, we took off at the invitation of a neighbor to do some fishing. The day was gorgeous with a high in the 50's and plenty of sunshine. This outing was especially fun for me, since one of the ponds we visited had been developed and stocked by my father when he owned that farm. I grew up fishing there and knew how good the fishing used to be so I was eager to make my first attempt at fishing this one particular pond a few decades later.
And YES! I caught a fish!!! A bluegill!
(Surprising, given the rat-a-tat SOS of a nearby woodpecker who gave fair warning to the fish!)
"Nice bluegill," Chris said. "Big enough to make a fish sandwich."
Luckily we were able to get two more pan fish to go with the first one. Then we stopped fishing for the day. Enough is as good as a feast. Besides, other forms of recreation called us and the time change had occurred, so darkness would fall earlier.
For Chris, the perfect way to cap off the day meant doing some hunting. So, with bow in hand, and after the fish were cleaned, he left for another adventure. For me, not a hunter, I had some wine to rack into a secondary fermenter, some potato salad to make to go with our fish sandwiches, and then dogs to run.
In the meantime, are any of you hunting or fishing enthusiasts?