Flakey, dusty, crusty, glassy-eyed stuffed fish makes for some fine blogging, no?
A c t u a l l y, this is not the photo I wanted to post in response to Olive’s Fun Monday challenge; the one I wanted to share is stinkin’ adorable, and in my mind’s eye, one of my favorite all-time pictures/mom memories EVAH.
It’s Stephen, with his Big Catch.
Only I can’t find the picture :(…in any of our digital folders or truckloads of prints. It’s "somewhere", but for now I’ve wasted enough daylight looking for it.
Instead, I offer you my husband’s Big Catch. It used to live in a pond; now it lives in our garage–where all stuffed, dead fish SHOULD live (and more power to the women who allow the likes of such hung on their walls…like my friend Tammy, who’s not a blogger, but who IS probably reading this. Except she has about a dozen? more?? deer/elk/moose/bison/hairy beasts hanging on the walls of her home. She’s a good wife.).
And my Big Catch? A) It wasn’t exactly fishy, B) it was a saltwater "catch", C) and the "Big" part is in quantity, not size. Does this count (click then scroll to end for the piccha)??
Pop over to Olive’s for more Fun Monday (and I’m certain, truer to her theme) Fish Tales.
Awww, I’m touched that you once again referred to me, and I’m especially touched that you enjoyed your foray to the end of the world (feels like that, doesn’t it?) that much. Hope your re-entry isn’t too painful!
That guy has definitely had better days.
Yeah, I have to say he’s a bit homely. I know all about dusty crusty dead fish on a wall, though. We’ve had a walleye up there for a decade. And somehow we inherited my father-in-law’s dear head too. Hmmm.
Oh, and I don’t think the sand dollars quite count. Nice try though;)
I bet this looks handsome to another of its species!!!!LOL
now that? that is N.A.S.T.Y. and totally belongs in the garage 😉
Whether he’s facing north or south
All you see is that fishes mouth
While he may be expertly mounted
As a decoration on walls he’s not counted
He’s the ugliest Bass we’ve encountered.
Shelly, I’m so glad to be home, yet I miss the beach before I leave. Make perfect sense??
Erin, yes. he. has.
Kelly, I showed you mine, now you MUST show me yours!!
Chris, beauty is in the eye, yes? 🙂
Janet, amen, sistah!
Peter, A POEM? YOU WIN THE PRIZE!!! Please…take the fish! Please?? 😉
Methinks THAT’s what my ex had in mind for his big catch, but fortunately it didn’t happen (at least in the 21 years we were married). Perhaps it’s happened since? I know what you mean about not being able to find photos quickly any more. There are just too many of them and they’re not organized well enough for easy access. Sigh! Mine’s up at Small Reflections this morning.
Hugs and blessings,
Hey! One of those used to hang on my walls many eons ago. Than it went into the garage. Now it is in the porch area. It moves everytime we moved around. Thanks for the photo and story.
now see, i’m good with spiders, but fish, E W W W yucko…and gross!
but at least it’s in the garage…..;)
And I always thought you were supposed to eat the fish! The garage seems like a good place for it though.
Shiver, I bet it’s mum loved it. 😀
you are right…he definitely deserves the garage!! Love Peter’s poem!!
Okay deal, no more ugly pictures. Most of my pictures are on the hard drive or on slides. Someday I will save the digital photos to CDs and scan the slides, but that in itself may be a fish story. Anyway, may we both find those most adorable pictures someday soon.
Yum… mounted fish. 😉
My cousin had a fish like that on her wall at one time. A bird got in and built its nest in the fish’s mouth!
I would have had one of these to mount on the wall, too, but the monster snapped the graphite rod in half and then swam away laughing. Honest. It did. This was many years ago, but since it was the very first time I’d ever gone fishing, I took it as a sign that I wasn’t meant to be a fisherman. I would have tried hunting next, but I didn’t know what kind of bait to use. Plus, I have an irrational fear of laughing dear.
Okay, Pensieve you’ve just reminded me of a camera dilemma that I’m needing to sort out. Probably one of last people in picture taking world to go from 35mm to digital. One concern, how do you ever sort and file to where you can find that Cute Little Guy with First Catch photo when you need it? Must figure it out. And yes, that fish needs to remain in the garage according to all home decorating advice!
I just don’t get the whole dead things on the wall. Guess I’ll never make a good wife.
Ewwwwwwwwwwww! Thats gross! I much prefer your lovely shells, they were a great catch!
Oh those are beautiful! Not the fish you silly the sand dollars. 🙂