Brrr! Barb icefishing...

woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)February 15, 2010

Barb was here today to help me get packed and organized. She brought pictures from this past weekend when she went icefishing with her boyfriend in Elliot Lake. I got a chuckle out of some of these; hopefully you will too...

They start out early - sunrise at Elliot Lake:

Barb doesn't like the cold so muffled up well!

Fishing was good:



She brought some for Randy today (I'm not keen on fish but Randy is.)

Her boyfriend is building a house up there and has been feeding a bird regularly. It is now tame enough to sit on their hands. They don't know what kind it is and I'm not good on bird ID so I've asked a birder friend to ID it - do any of you recognize it?

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gardeningmary

Neat photos Woody, and probably a nice diversion. I bet it was cold before the sun came up. I'm with Randy on enjoying fish. Thinking of you tomorrow as you head towards all that awaits.

Mary

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 6:30PM
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drema_dianne(z6OH)

Cool, very cool, lol, pics. Looks like it was worth their while and they came away with some a big catch.

Thoughts going out to you Woody. Keep us posted as to your progress.

Drema

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 7:04PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

I think a Canada Jay (Gray Jay) as they are quite friendly and the right size: 11"-13".

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 7:09PM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Although I do love fish, I'm not sure I could bundle up enough for ice fishing at dawn! Wonderful pics. Glad she was there to help you pack and to make you laugh! THAT is a friend.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 7:25PM
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flowerluvr(Z5 IN)

Wonderful pics, Woody! My hubby is a huge fan of ice fishing, but I haven't gotten brave enough to attempt it. I don't recognize the fish-what are they?
Many, many good thoughts heading your way.
Brenda

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 7:32PM
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triple_creek(z5)

Fun pictures Woody. those are some nice fish. Barb is so cute. How nice she came to help pack and brighten your day.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Norma

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 7:47PM
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michelle_zone4

She sure is bundled up. I'm not big on winter "sports" but the fish sure do look good.

My thoughts are with you in the coming days and weeks.

Michelle

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 9:55PM
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lmcilhargie

Great ice fishing photos, Woody. Barb was smart to bundle up! The fish do look good.

I'll be thinking good thoughts for you too!

Eden

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 10:49PM
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dodgerdudette

Oh boy, the wimpy California checking in..makes me cold just to look at these !

Happy thoughts to you Woody..!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 11:22PM
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saucydog(z5MA)

I think Barb is brave! It looks very cold. I would like the fresh fish, though.

Thinking of you from this little corner of the world, too, Woody.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2010 at 7:08AM
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jak1(4 Ontario Can)

Brrrrrr indeed! All the best to you, Woody. I'll be thinking of you all day.

Cheers,

Julie

    Bookmark   February 16, 2010 at 9:20AM
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