Fish Whisperer with Nature’s Orchestra

The past couple of weeks had been a little stressful for Ben, long hours at work on big projects, balancing schedules out, preparing for a long stay with Mallory, and working hard around the house to make it nice on the outside by Memorial Day weekend.  He really hasn’t had much time to himself.  So last night I suggested we go up to a local casting pond that is in a park near our home, we had at least an hour until sunset, plenty of time to relax.

It doesn’t take long when you get out of the car and see the water for it to wash the stress away for a while.  It wasn’t long before he was bringing in fish after fish.  They aren’t very big at this pond, or at least the ones you catch aren’t.  As I say, the big fish don’t get to be big by getting caught.  It doesn’t seem to matter though when you are there.  He caught blue gill and sunfish and even the world’s smallest bass (barely the size of his pinky finger).  All of which were safely set free so that they might grow up to be big fish.

The pond is really neat for me because I can stand on the side and actually see the fish as they interact with his fly fishing.  It’s not very deep at all.  As the sun began to melt down behind the trees and Ben said, “Just two more casts.” (Which I have found to multiply by 10, because I do the same thing to him) I sat down on the bend and just opened my eyes and ears.  I was inspired by the sounds and beauty of all that surrounded me…

 

Nature’s orchestra

 Plip plop plip

Soft beat begins

Lazy fish feeding

Surface bugs dance

 

Twitter tweet whistle

Backup singer call

Birds flutter in

Distant trees nest

 

Honk rustle splash

Crowds start cheers

Geese landing by

Bodies crash landing

 

Chirp buzz croak

Band tunes up

Insects and frogs

Anticipation hangs thick

 

Swish swoosh swish

Lead steps up

Soft lullaby cast

Fish whisper begins  

 

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