Sunday, January 25, 2009

Fresh Fish (and fingers) Flash Frozen

Anyone who knows me knows I am so not a fan of winter, cold, ice, or anything that requires layering of clothing to keep warm. Yesterday, was an exception.

Don lives on the waters edge.
So why would I want to miss the opportunity to "walk on water".
[ba-da-boom, sorry Jesus, lame, I know]

We walked out onto Lake St. Clair yesterday to see if any of the ice fishermen were catching anything. The poll showed, not much. Some had been out hours with nothing to report as far as having any luck.

We found an abandoned hole and Don dropped a line in.

Less than 5 minutes he had this little critter.
In the 15 degree temperature,
it wasn't long that this was what I'd call fresh frozen fish.
[Don dropped it into a nearby fisherman's bucket]

The clear skies were a beautiful blue and the sun was bursting.

See that tiny tiny spec of a building on the horizon?

That's the Renaissance Center, downtown Detroit.
(click to enlarge)

Only my thumbs were frozen, (?) yes, I'm weird.
That's the only part that got cold on me.

As we were walking back to his house, I asked what street we were on. He looked over [must have forgotten I'm blond] and said, you mean what canal? Duh, I forgot we were still "walking in water."

Don's back out doing some real fishing this afternoon. Me? I think I'm doing better sitting here with a steaming hot cup of coffee.

P.S. Oh yeah, my legs are that long!


Ree said...

I walked on water yesterday, too! Well, a pond anyway. You're much braver...

MJB said...

Has Don realized yet that he and John are second cousins ....

linda in c-town said...

Love your question asking " What street are we on?" So blond! Have to get together soon. Miss you.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

yeah....around here...that would NEVER happen! The only thing that is frozen is the ice skating rink! :)

San said...

Nice photos! Nothing more beautiful than Michigan all covered in snow and ice - glistening in the sun. Well, er, um, except lying on a white sand beach in the Caribbean with the blue/turquoise water glistening in the sun ~smiles~

Lady Jaye said...

Wow...that is a heckuva lot of snow and ice. And I've been complaining about the cold temps here! I can't even begin to imagine how you live there. It looks like the arctic tundra to me!

Karin said...

Brrrrr.....really nice photos, but as for the reality? No thanks. I bundle up just going to the hockey stadium to watch Panthers games. Then I go outside between periods to warm up.

P.S. We're going to see the Eagles tonight at the aforementioned stadium. I know!

Bruce said...

I will never understand, nor do I want to understand the concept of ice is sort of like standing in the fire to cook your meat.......makes no sense.

Betty said...

I've been to Renaissance Center, but I've not seen it from this angle before. I don't think anybody could have talked me into that exceptional adventure of yours, even if it meant walking on water and long legs.


sherry lee said...

I always wanted legs as long as that!!

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Really? That's Lake St. Clair? Last time I saw Lake St. Clair I was sailing on it....


dkuroiwa said... I saw the first couple of pictures and thought of Grumpy Old Men (the movie, that is) and had to go and watch some clips...funny stuff.
Anyway...walking on water, huh? You (with them long ass legs and all) are just too cool for any more words.
me...about to search my "blond joke" file for one about walking on water...'cause you know I got one!! :-D

Me, You, or Ellie said...

love the shadow photo! Honestly, I don't know how you people bring yourselves to leave the house in weather like that. I think I'd become conveniently agorophobic.


Mary Alice said...

I still haven't gone ice fishing husband loves it though. Looks like a good day.