Sunday, September 07, 2014

Looking for lunkers



The MK Nature Center recently stocked their waters with spawning salmon (that's why they are bright orange)



No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise
~ Lewis Carroll

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

schools of fish? that
much wiser than our
learning gangs -
in tune with instinct, bursting light,
& swift currents,
& when mouths gape
only because real
nourishment awaits,
not settling for mere
opinions, trusting
ancient circulations, mysteries
waves
ceaselessly
carry

altadenahiker said...

Now you've gone and done it. They're too pretty to eat.

Petrea Burchard said...

Anonymous, that's a good one. (They all are.)

I've been reading that salmon are having trouble avoiding becoming an endangered species, so maybe it's best not to eat them, Karin.

Ms M said...

Thank you, Anon. Your poem moves like a fish in currents. xxoo

Karin: They are attractive, aren't they? Then, of course, they are spawning. They have to look their most dazzling so they can get a date ;)

Petrea: Some types of salmon are endangered, like you said. These came from a hatchery, and they'll be safe from fishermen in the Nature Center waters.

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm glad. It's hard to keep it all straight.

Ms M said...

Yes, it's twisty, just like a fish :-)

dive said...

Much wiser indeed, Anon. How strange to see salmon doing goldfish impersonations, Ms.M.

Margaret said...

So lovely. I always enjoy your photos.

Ms M said...

Dive: the salmon are quite talented around here.

Thank you, Margaret!

sonia a. mascaro said...

So beautiful fishes!
Love so much the first photo and the quote too.
Have a lovely week.

Ms M said...

Thank you, Sonia! I hope you have a wonderful week, too.