Saturday, September 17, 2005


My daughter Rocky is crazy about fishing and I often use impromtu fishing excursions as an incentive for good performance at school.  We went out one day last week immediately after school when she managed to stay awake during class after being caught dozing a couple of times earlier in the week.  She had a wonderful time at the pond even though all she caught was an undersized blue gill.

The osprey was more successful and circled the pond several times to show off its prize before landing on a power pole where it devoured the fair sized trout. This picture was actually taken the day before my dauaghter's fishing trip.  I had taken her to the pond in the hopes that she would be able to see the raptor in action but a feather was the only sign we found of it on that day.


madcobug said...

Beautiful picture of your daughter and a stunning picture of the osprey in flight. Looks kind of like an eagle. Helen

sylviam4000 said...

Beautiful pictures. Osprey are very rare in the British Isles and breed only on protected and highly secure sights. They are monitored 24 hours a day.

tc01hm said...

Thanks, Dorn! Nice to see pictures of trees that are standing!

dbp2000 said...

As always, great shots!!  You are so fortunate to be surrounded by such wonderful scenery and we are lucky that you share it with us!

rap4143 said...

Your photos bring us the beauty of your region :).

mariebm56 said...

I agree with Betty.
I love it when you share your wonderful photos of your beautiful home state.
Thank you~

nascarfan6720 said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. Shots to be proud of.

rjet33 said...

Your photos just make me miss all the more, but I would rather have your beautiful photos than nothing.  Maybe we can come back one day............wishful thinking on our parts.  At least I still get to see it through your eyes.  Thanks for sharing them with us!


psychfun said...

Man I'd love to just escape & hide there! :-)

memes121 said...

I love fishing! Except for the worms, and the waiting around, and the bugs, and the wiggling fish, and touching and smelling the wiggling fish...okay I don't like fishing! But I like eating them!