Monday, July 28, 2008

7-28-08, The Flickr Returns To The Lake Shore, Blind And Helpless,

7-27-08, Evening 035
Originally uploaded by Willie C
Today, I returned to the lake shore for the smiley fish. Why it was suggested that I bring home this very undistinguished pebble, I'm not sure.

The camera was left at home, to simplify the trip. I will admit it was much faster. A trip which would normally have lasted 2 1/2-3 hours was easily accomplished in 1 3/4 hours. However, I spent as much time at the lake shore as I would have with the camera, and saved time only in the pedal trip to and from.

There was so much to see today, without my faithful recording device at hand. My eye was even caught by a dead fish, floating 50-60 feet out in the cove.

I thought to myself will we ever be fully aware of the consequences of bringing these striped bass up from their home in the sea, to stock our fresh-water lakes? What's wrong with dedicated fishermen traveling no more than 200 miles to their natural habitat?

While making my way down the bank to better observe the floating dead creature, I discovered a freely flowing spring busily turning the lake shore into a stalagmite. This spring would be well below the surface if the lake were at its normal level, but it gets lower daily, as the water is sent to nourish the green lawns in a nearby town. The algae and the differing colored stones created some fine patterns for someone who might have had a camera with him.

I guess I'm in for another trip tomorrow.


Bruce said...

Nice observations, Willie. I think you'd enjoy the blog, "UNphotographable".

In the author's words, "Unphotographable is a catalog of exceptional mistakes. Photos never taken that weren't meant to be forgotten. Opportunities missed. Simple failures. Occasions when I wished I'd taken the picture, or not forgotten the camera, or had been brave enough to click the shutter."



Willie C said...

Interesting idea, Bruce. I think I'll take a look at it.


Willie C