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Glowing Red Flower

4/25/19

The Eye Knows

Adventure Location: Rockport, TX
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The wind finally got more reasonable and the water cleared. After hitting up the Walmart and loading Sierra with some bags of groceries the OFM maneuvered Sierra down by the harbor. With the water looking so good the OFM just had to do a bit of fishing. The food needing refrigeration would just have to wait.

Second cast WHAM good fish on but we never got to see it. It got rid of the hook and escaped. The OFM kept on fishing and in a few minutes WHAM another good fish on. This one stayed attached to the line and was landed. The OFM reached for the camera and found that he did not have it with him. What a foolish mistake!

Anyway the OFM measured the speckled trout at 18.5 inches. Then the fish was sent back to fight another day. It was time to get the groceries to some refrigeration so we left for the Castle. It seemed like none of the groceries were damaged but it was definitely time for some cooling on the food.

Later while looking for pictures needing taking we came across a very sweet fragrance drifting through the parking lot. We followed the fragrance across the parking lot to this bush that  was starting to bloom. WOW that stinks pretty.



We happened to notice the pelican statue on the porch of the Education Building. The eye of the pelican seemed to be following us around the area. We sneaked around and came up on the porch to grab a picture. Click and we had the picture. Yep the pelican was watching us.



The rest of the day was spent visiting folks and the OFM just runnnnnnnning his mouth about travels and RVing. Man that guy can talk forever. Anyway it was a great day starting with a good fish and finishing with good conversations. It was a really good effort at trying to have tooooo much fun.



10 comments:

  1. Great to meet with you today. Thank you for the advice and suggestions. Team FASTLIKEJUDY

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  2. That is a wise old (rusty) bird, and the eye just keeps following me even on the computer screen.

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  3. I've caught some of my biggest fish when there was no camera handy, some of them were probably world records. The only explanation I can think of is that a camera scares off the big ones. I learned pretty quick to leave my camera at home when fishing.

    Tom

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  4. You are right. The biggest fish are always caught when no cameras or witnesses are available.

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  5. Curious what kind of bush in photo? Oleander?
    the Ol'Buzzard

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    1. I don't know. I hope somebody recognizes it and lets us know.

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    2. Looks like a Pittosporum Tobira to me. Blooms smell like orange blossom, hence it's nickname, Japanese mock orange. The dwarf versions (Wheeler's or Nanum, etc) are workhorses in gardens on the gulf Coast because they tolerate the salty air pretty well.

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  6. What a wonderful day catch a huge fish and meeting new people.

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  7. Pittosporum? Their aromatic blossoms are one of the few ways we Texans get to celebrate Spring.

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