Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sky Watch # 49

Sky Watch Friday is doing really well. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were Mr. Linky problems last week but there were a lot of people with beautiful Sky photos. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post.

I do love to be on my boat on Lake Hodgson. This was a few weeks ago but we don't always get these Bluebird Skies.
Today was a good example, the day started with a misty rain and the just solid cloud cover. It had rained all day yesterday. I was lucky enough to have a Green Heron land in a tree on the shore in front of me. These little herons are hard to see in a tree with leaves but this is easier in the dead tree. Don't ask me why it is a Green Heron.
I did catch one nice 18" Large Mouth Bass while trolling a black and gold Hot-N-Tot. I was using my Shakespeare Ugly Stick to bring it in. He was a good fighter and he went back into the lake. You can see some sky reflection in the water.
There are a lot of great skies out there to visit.

51 comments:

Carletta said...

Definitely a contrast in skies FG!
Lovely reflections in the first one and I even like those dark skies in the second - nice composition.
Nice fishing!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Fishing

The first take is fabulous!
Great image and reflex!
Lovely landscape also!
Hugs

Luiz

bowledover said...

Great post FG. love your photographs.
Glad you put the fish back. Your reward must have been the bird coming so close.

barb said...

The skies are never the same, yet always full of beauty and wonder!

I love your black squirrel post!

Louise said...

I love to watch Green Herons. And love your skies, whether blue or gray!

Wren said...

Perfectly still water, as well. Looks like a good day to be fishing.

Deslilas said...

Our herons are grey or white.
Fine pics.

James said...

Nice captures and great catch.

Guy D said...

Great pics as always, Love the reflection in the first one especially.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, One never knows about the weather, do we??? One minute the sky is blue and the next minute the storm clouds roll in!!!!!

We thought we were going to get a 'whopper' of a storm today--and we got NOTHING. It went all around us... SO--who knows!!!

Looks like a good catch though...
Betsy

Photo Cache said...

I dont mind cloudy days. I love them.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

There is no such thing as a bad day fishing.Best way to spend a day.And the photos are good too!

Carol said...

Nice shots...I like the moody sky...Nice large mouth bass...had a pond full of them when lived in the country, and just caught them over and over again...very relaxing.

Thumbelina said...

Oh oh oh! That first one is just perfect! So simple and so... less is more. Definitely. Great shot.

And the others, but I like that first one best. (Maybe the green heron is albino? Ha!)

lv2scpbk said...

I really like the last photo. It almost looks like grey water and the fish is color.

Rose said...

My husband has an Ugly Stick....we were going to go fishing tomorrow since Lorelei's dad had the day off but now we are supposed to have rain.

I like your sky shots, also.

Esther Garvi said...

Wow, Tom, that first picture is BRILLIANT!

EcoRover said...

Nice contrasting skies. Many thanks to those of you who somehow keep Mr Linky up & running!

J Bar said...

First one is fantastic.
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Evita said...

You've captured it all beautifully in these shots! How mellow and calming to just relax and be able to take it all in.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The first picture is outstanding.The lake and sky are equally calm.
Blessings,Ruth

TCKK said...

Love those reflecting photos!!!

Sylvia K said...

What a contrast, FG! Terrific shots! Interesting -- the green heron! And that was a big fish! The first shot is breathtaking!

Erin said...

like the bass you caught...wowza.
i am so wanting to get a smallish boat to take out on lake moomaw this summer. probably will wind up using a friend's.

have a most lovely weekend.

Enigma said...

Love the first shot. Great reflection shot! Nice!

Mary said...

Wonderful! I haven't seen any green herons yet this year at the wetlands. Nice looking bass.

Alexander said...

I like the first photo. Very symmetrical. :D

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Sally in WA said...

Great post. And nice fish! Glad to see he went back into the lake.

Luke Wiley said...

Nice fish shot!

SandyCarlson said...

What a beautiful world.

Karen said...

I love the reflections in that first photo. I'm rather a sucker for reflections !! :-)

The heron looks as though it has green on it's head, perhaps that's why someone decide to call it Green Heron. It's a cute little bird. perched up there in the tree..

Great shots !!!

Pietro said...

Great images, Fishing Guy!
It must be really thrilling to take photographs from one's boat in the middle of the water!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Lovely contrasting of the dark sky and the light sky...wonderful sky watch post..have a great weekend. cheers.

Carolyn said...

Tom these are wonderful photos and you passion for your little piece of this earth is very obvious. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.
Smiles

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It seems like the weather is unpredictable everywhere right now, here too. One minute it is hot the next cold, then sunshine, then rain. So many people are getting sick because of it. Love the first pic Tom. That sure looks like a great fish. Why did you throw him back?

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nice ones...

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Sky and fishing go hand in hand for a fisherman has to watch the sky and its mood and temper before he can fish. :)

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Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Two very different skies for sure! Nice.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Your first photo is wonderful with that reflection of the clear blue sky and the trees. The second one isn't bad either, there's a lot of action going on in that grey sky.
Enjoy your weekend!

Sara G said...

Great Pics!! ALL of them
Nice Bass!!
Hope you have a great weekend.

Dewdrop said...

Lovely reflection shot! It's my favorite... well, I also like the squirrel shot below. Too funny!

Regina said...

Really good.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Better late than never Tom.. :O)
Great set of Sky Watch shots.. love the reflection... and that fish looked a good size to me..

alicesg said...

Very beautiful photo for SWF. Make me feel so close to nature.

Jack and Joann said...

The weather is very unpredictable but if you want to make an educated guess on rain. But we must remain positive. No matter what--- rain, heat, high humidity---it all beats snow in January and February. Hope you get to fish with your grandkids this weekend.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I enjoyed your lake post. Even in the dark and misty photo, there is such beauty in a body of water. I myself love living so close to water: a large river, a pond and a small lake.

Thank you for sharing.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures. I am not much of a fisherman but it does seem like cloudy days are better than clear days for me. Nice fish that you brought in. Great that you put it back.

Jo Castillo said...

I got behind again and missed so much. Love the heron and the squirrel. It is too hot here for even the squirrels.... :)

2sweetnsaxy said...

I really enjoyed the shots. I wish we'd get a little more rain. Mostly we get those blue skies like in the first shot. Nice but boring after a while.

Tipper said...

Love the 2 different skies-and congrats on the bass : )

Oz Girl said...

Love the skies in that 2nd shot, the way the clouds appear to be sitting on the tree horizon line.

Great shot of the heron -- green, huh? Maybe I'll have to look that up on Wikipedia and find out why they call it that. :)

Hope you're having a wonderful Ohio weekend!