Monday, April 29, 2013

His Lucky Hat...

"The true fisherman approaches the first day of fishing season 
with all the sense of wonder 
and awe of a child approaching Christmas."
Robert Traver

Kelly and I met this guy and his hat at the upper lake of Twin Lakes
 in the Mammoth Lakes basin.
He was up here alone, his family couldn't come.
When Kelly and I came upon him, he had a fish...
but apparently he wasn't big enough because he let him go...

Kelly wasn't too sure when he came out of the water
so he took his hat off...
but that didn't help...
I think it had something to do with the squishy sound
his gators made!!!

But Kelly finally let her curiosity and love of people win out...
she made a new friend...again!!!

Linking to...


  1. hee hee...
    Kelly is everyone's best friend!

  2. beautiful picture! Love the light, the colors and the textures. Looks like summer!

  3. Great post and a fantastic picture.

    Herding Cats

  4. Love the picture and the story to go with it!

  5. If not now...she soon will be << Louis >>!!!

    Thanks Katrin!

    Thanks Nicola!!!

    Thanks Bettyl! I should have mentioned that he also wears his hat while coaching high school football!!!

  6. That explains it -- Kelly is wary of recruitment; she wants to play tennis.

  7. I knew he'd win her over. How can a dog not like a guy who smells like fish?

  8. You slay me Hiker!!!

    And he had that in spades Petrea!!!