Saturday, April 28, 2012

A to Z Honesty - Y is for a Year since Kiosk

Where are you, right now?
Sitting in front of your computer at the kitchen table?
Sipping coffee? Looking out your window?
I'm here.
*waving*

Magic happens every spring and we rush to this spot, to watch it happen.
Ice melts, sun shines, fish bite.
No one else in this world, this northern mystic, this land of silver birch.
Reflections of our own faces
the only ones we see.

"Hello, Mr. Lake Trout. How have you been?
Did you have a busy winter?
Was Santa Claus good to you?
How are the eggs? Did they all hatch out?
No worries, fishy friend, we just wanted to chat."
And, sploosh, back into the water he goes.

I wish you were here.
I wish we could argue over whose fish was bigger.
(It was mine, by a scale.)
I wish we could make s'mores tonight by the fire.
I wish you were with me.
In Kiosk.


43 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy! Spring looks magical in your part of the world. Bet those fish taste divine. Congrats on catching the biggest one!

    Denise

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    1. (I don't even LIKE fish! Like, not even a BIT! But I do like fishing..... go figure, eh?)

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  2. oh, so nice you put her back! Or him...since it is mister...how did you tell?! Lovely place...I love nature...used to spend a lot of time out there...in the woods...by the river...now I live in a small town and I look at the river...and let the Elder Berry Bush grow up under and through the front porch! Thanks for the pics!

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    1. Mmmmm, elderberrys! I bet you miss the river, Soggy. Once it gets in your blood, it always stays.

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  3. It does look lovely, also cold. I'll wave from over here where the heat is on and I'm toasty.

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    1. Delores, we froze our nuts off. I don't even have nuts and they froze off.

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  4. What a beautiful place! Enjoy!

    And I'm always up for s'mores. :)

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  5. I am there in spirit! Loved Alaska when we were there last year, no fly fishing though. Not enough time to do everything, but I do see the Rocky Mountains from my deck, Pikes Peak, some Elk, Deer. I am waving back!

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    1. You see the Rockies from your deck???? *hiding my murky river in embarrassment* Oh, lucky, lucky you. Some of the most fabulous scenery in the world.

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  6. Absolutely loved "I wish you were here." The photo and poem are a perfect match.
    ~jon

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  7. Waving back. Looks like the perfect place to refresh the soul.

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    1. Oh Tim, it is... it really is. You would LOVE it.

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  8. Lovely place. Fish you catch yourself are alwys the best. Good for you on the biggest one.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie - yup, it kinda makes the menfolk grumpy but it puts a smile on my face!!!!!

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  9. Not coffee, now it's noon, but here at the computer, waving back. Love this post!

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    1. No coffee? I could really use a coffee, Susan....

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  10. The conversation with the fish was hilarious. Hope you're having a great time!

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    1. Thanks, Alex! Oh, by the way, Dave started reading CassaFire on this trip and he's really enjoying it!

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  11. Awesome spot and great 'Y' word post. This is ``me`` waving back!!
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

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  12. I wish I was there too, sounds lovely. Enjoy!

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    1. C'mon, Cassam, there's room for one more in the boat!!!

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    1. You know what, Bird? It is. It really is. Thank you for helping me realize it.

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  14. That's a beautiful lake. I've never been fishing but I would love to sit by that lake.

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    1. CLARISSA DRAPER!!! YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN FISHING?????
      OMG, girl, put fishing on your bucket list. You have to GO! It's the most relaxing thing EVER.
      And find a lake. And sit by it. Fishing pole in hand... sigh... it's the best kind of medicine you'll ever take.

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  15. What an amazing spot. Jealous, jealous, jealous.

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    1. It is amazing, but COLD COLD COLD. We got back today and, four hours later, I'm still frozen solid.

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  16. The water still looks mighty chilly and a bit rough but the fishing seems great.

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    1. Chilly, yes! Rough, yes! And the fishing this year was TERRIBLE, Heidrun! We did wind up with one, so we weren't skunked. I do think it was even too cold for the fish!

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  17. Is Kiosk the name of the lake? What a pretty spot!

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  18. Beautiful spot. I'm not so big on the fishing, but I would love to sit by that lake sipping some coffee in this peaceful place.

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  19. BEAUTIFUL.. I always loved upstate Maine (So totally not the same I know) when I would visit. At night you could sit outside and see the stars. ALL of them. With no city lights, traffic, town glow, there were just so many. It was amazing.

    Enjoy your trip.

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  20. Lovely pictures! :) Looks so peaceful and quiet.

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  21. You had me at "s'mores."

    ;-)

    But seriously, what you've described so beautifully, above, I WISH I could partake of! SO MUCH WISH!!!!!

    Some Dark Romantic

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  22. Wow, those are gorgeous pictures!

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  23. Over this last year, I've been sitting at the computer in my study. I've written several books and finalized others. And gone over the writing for nits. The view through the window on my right lookes over a small courtyard rather than Kiosk. I'll imagine your stretch of water instead.


    http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com/

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  24. I wish I was there. What a gorgous place. Oh Cathy, how I'd love to go camping with you.

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  25. Hmmmm, she wonders suspiciously, it looks like Dave always wears the same clothes when he fishes. But, maybe she is fooling us with photos from last year and she isn't even home yet. Hmmmmmm. she wonders if Dave smells fishy in his lucky fishy clothes.....

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