Thursday, August 6

Fishing Fun

Last night I checked the weather for the area. It was predicted to be 73F with overcast skies. The prediction was correct. This morning it was cool, but it was a beautiful day...more like spring in this area. Just how I like it.

The boys and I had planned on going fishing this morning, but hubby decided he was going to come along. We ended up leaving about noon and heading out of town to a picturesque area where there are a lot of ponds.

We arrived and got out of the van. The scene above is what greeted us. A beautiful area.
If you look closely, you can see a pond on the other side of the path, but we took the fork to the left.

This is what we saw as we rounded a bend. Beautiful! Lots of trees, clear, clean water and a cool breeze made it about as perfect as it can get.

A different view across the pond. This village was founded years ago and many of the original buildings still stand.

There are flowers and trees. The area is well kept. I saw no litter or dirt of any kind to indicate humans had been present here.

This is where I parked my lawn chair to fish. I got a couple of bites and so did Brandon. He was fishing off a little footbridge with Jordan and Grandpa.

Jordan caught a fish...a sucker. It was a little more than a foot (30 centimeters) long and put up a bit of a fight. Though he loves to fish, he doesn't like to handle them. Grandpa took care of the dirty work for him.

A view of the main street of the village, looking across the pond. This is a lovely spot.

A grey squirrel found a plastic cup and was trying to get the last of whatever had been in it.

At one point he had it over his head, but I missed that shot. By the time I took this one, he was aware I was standing quite close. The boys thought he was pretty funny.

After a couple of hours, it clouded over and started to sprinkle rain, so we headed back to the van.

This is such a pleasant area. It's nice to just sit and relax with all this beauty around you.

Grandpa and Jordan heading back to the van. For a few minutes we thought we would get wet, but by the time we were on the road, the rain had moved on.

We saw this bank of clouds over a farmer's fields as we headed home. It was very pretty.

Though we didn't stay as long as we would have liked and Jordan was the only one that caught anything, it was a pleasant afternoon enjoying the great outdoors. We will be revisiting this area soon. Maybe if we go early in the morning, the fish will be biting a little better than they were today.


  1. What beautiful photos. So peaceful.

  2. What a beautiful park! I like the cloud shot too.

  3. What a beautiful area! Too bad you didn't catch more fish! That was a practice run, you'll have to go back again!


  4. Now that's my kind of outing! You know how much I love to fish, and with scenery like that it's not much of a disappointment even if you don't catch anything at all.

    Glad y'all had a good day of it, Mary. The heat and humidity is back with a vengeance here, I'm afraid.

    Happy Friday! :o)

    Love and hugs,


  5. Sounds like such a nice day, Mary! Love those clouds...I was studying clouds this past spring a bit with the girls, and I was learning, too!

    Seems like we are finally having similar weather was very cool today- only about 70- and overcast. After our big heat wave last week, it's a relief but it feels strange to be grabbing sweaters in the morning! ;)

  6. Mary, such a beautiful, wonderful outing you had with the boys. And y'all picked such a fabulous area to spend the afternoon!!! Gorgeous. Wish I had been with you.

    Great post.

    PS...I can just picture the squirrel with the plastic over its head. [our son used to eat yogurt in the little plastic containers and then, his cat, the Siamese, would sit and wait patiently for the 'refuse' cup....she would invariably get her head stuck, and Erik would giggle like a school kid...and he was in his late TEENS!!!]

    Have a glorious Friday.

  7. Even if you didn't fish you would just love that place!! It is so beautuiful! Looks like you all had a good time!! I am like you and like cooler weather...... Hugs Grams

  8. Such a gorgeous area, indeed! I love walking around places like that...just a shame that it started to rain. We've been having the same kind of weather and I'm really loving the cool temps as well! lol At least when it rains these days it's just for a few minutes and then the sun comes back out. Glad you were able to go on this little outing with the boys, no doubt they love every minute spent with you:-) xoxo

  9. What a beautiful place to go!! Wow! it just looks like a great place to go sit and relax.sorry that the rain made you all leave...too bad.
    Thanks for stopping by..Yeap it is bad about having to move but that is what is going on these days...We will be okay.

  10. A day of fishing is twice as good as working. Beautiful place to relax and so what if the fish aren't biting. Glad you had a nice day. Peace

  11. I would have loved being there with you. I haven't fished in too long. What a wonderful Grandpa to do the dirty work. I started baiting my hook and taking fish off when I was a youngster but I bet my grandson would do neither.
    Do you have to have a license to fish where you live?
    Mama Bear

  12. Mary, what a lovely spot to do some fishing and relaxing. Beautiful.

    God bless.

  13. I real like to fish but here to get a lesion to fish here is quite the cost.
    I believe it right around $20.
    But I have to say it sure looks like a nice place to go and even if no one caught a thing.
    But it better to have a fish so one call tell whopper and it's the truth.

    Coffee is on.

  14. Thanks for the comment on facebook.

    And girl I would have loved to come along for this trip! Have fishing pole will travel. :)

  15. What a beautiful spot! I would love to visit there and just soak it all in.

  16. What a lovely day!

    Have a great week
    Love, Jess

  17. Glad to see you all got some fun time in before the rain.