Monday, November 19, 2012

Late Dinner


Last evening hubby headed out on a 'fishing' trip in the canoe with the small 30-year-old motor attached. There are no fish this time of year in our river, but he was winterizing the engine with some chemical and decided to take advantage of such a lovely day.  Not warm, but not cold,  just right.



He "drove" around in circles for a while making sure the motor had coughed its way into agreement and submission and then then waved and asked me not to hold dinner.  (I had been holiday shopping and was too tired to join him...OR make dinner, thus, was in total agreement with the late day plan.)



As I have written, there are no fish this time of year, but he doesn't really care.  The fall has been much too nice to waste even one evening and he is more fish than man.



I took this from the other side of my dock while listening to a kingfisher chastise me with his machine gun song while he sat to my back and high above.  Kingfishers are only brave when they are behind you and can flee.  Later as I was heading back to the house he must have seen some small fish because he hit the water with such a pop I thought he might have injured himself.  Nothing subtle about this bird.






I must start sorting all the fall photos that my addiction has made me too greedy to delete.

15 comments:

Brian Miller said...

haha you have a beautiful addiction....and i understand your man...and just needing to be out there...

Red said...

I was worried that in the first picture the boat may just disappear by going backwards into the lake! Still some beautiful fall colors at your place.

Celia said...

What a lovely way to spend some of the day, both sorting your pictures and he on the water. So mellow.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Deleting photos out of my files is time consuming -- but I find a necessary task to keep my sanity. Besides it cost money for extra storage. Nice photos of your husband with boat and fall colors. -- barbara

joeh said...

No fish this time of year? Apparently the kingfisher disagreed!

Nice photos of a beautiful area.

Mystic Meandering said...

I must admit to a bit of nostalgia with your top 3 photos. I grew up in New England, and we went to Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire every August for vacation. Although the leaves had not turned yet, still, the photos of the fisherman on the lake in his boat bring back soothing memories of life in the slow lane...

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful shots. I saw a kingfisher yesterday, too, but he was too far away to get a decent shot. I could see him thru my zoom lens wrestling with a fish bigger than he was. If only I had an 800mm lens!

Bob Bushell said...

It looks like a lovely fall (autumn) for you, and with a Kingfishers too. Great photos.

Pauline said...

You still have os many leaves on your trees! Ours are bare and stark. Love looking at photos of the water and birds near your place. That kingfisher's topknot reminds me of new grandgirl Lily's hair!

kenju said...

The colors in the water shot are perfect!!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Oh how lucky to be able to access water in such a way. Beautiful!
And I understand about the fall photos! Ha..mine is sunrises!
Hugs
SueAnn

Granny Annie said...

Our health will not allow us to get near our lake and our boats simply sit in silence. However we can live vicariously through you. Thanks:)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Beautiful pictures.
I love the water
Enjoy this time...

Kat said...

What beautiful photos! And that Kingfisher is so handsome. Good catch! :)

Hilary said...

Beautiful scenes.. love the fall colours and of course, the kingfisher. They're difficult to photograph.. at least the ones around here who mock me!