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I'd Rather Be Fishing


Old Sannie, the fisherman, sits on his own little island in the Water Horse pond.
I pass him every time I go to one of my grocery stores.
Back around 1900 he fished the waters around Gorinchem, Holland, for salmon.


Can you imagine having your own little island for fishing in the After Life?!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!


I'd Rather Be Fishing


Old Sannie, the fisherman, sits on his own little island in the Water Horse pond.
I pass him every time I go to one of my grocery stores.
Back around 1900 he fished the waters around Gorinchem, Holland, for salmon.


Can you imagine having your own little island for fishing in the After Life?!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!


comments (40)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Dec 2009, 00:25
People must have loved him Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: They sure are taking good care of him now, Chris, so you must be right!

BTW, the comment availability on your post today is off the screen to the right and I can't figure out how to get to it. I have tried making your image smaller, looking for a horizontal scroll bar, etc. HELP!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 18 Dec 2009, 01:31
now that's pretty cool.. i kept on squinting to see if it was a real person, until i read your description.. grin nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: HA! When all else fails, read the instructions! Thanks, Rian.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Dec 2009, 02:35
I wonder if any youths row across and put a worm on his hook occasionally!

Fine sculpture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Those youths (per Astrid) are a bit more dare-devilish than that, Ray, I'm afraid. Sometimes they have to take him away to safe-keeping, lest he disappear altogether...hook, line and sinker! grin
I couldn't even begin to imagine that.... But it does sound like a fun thing to ponder!
Ginnie Hart: Our own little island for anything...fill in the blank. smile
Now that is really fascinating, Ginnie, both the image and the story. Beautiful capture, sure looks like a peaceful place.
Ginnie Hart: It sits right off the side of the road, John, and thetre it is! I love things like this. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Dec 2009, 05:39
Even martians like fishing. Great shot again.
Een grote dobber voor in de Paardenwater.
Ginnie Hart: Those who don't like fishing perhaps at least like the fish, Louis? And yes, I wonder if that "big dobber" is anything like wheat we say about big feet?! grin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Dec 2009, 06:00
tongue.....for me it is so much fun to see Gorinchem through your eyes, yesterday when I passed this one on the bike, on the road with SNOW gringrin I noticed that he did some ice-fishing, I was in a too much hurry to ask him if he had caught something.
Normally when it starts freezing they take him off the island and put them in a warm place........
Just in case some idiot wants to steel Ouwe Sannie, it is a tradition over the New Year (the night from 31 Dec to the 1 st of Jan)to 'replace' things, groups of kids do it, so I think in the next few days they will go over and 'save' him......
I kind of think the weekend will be good, I know where we intend to go and so does Wim, I hope the snow does NOT keep us from going.
Louis is right, but than the eyes of Sannie are getting bad..he is getting older....'dobber' is the floating thing
Ginnie Hart: I love showing you Gorinchem through mijn ogen, MLMA! This is so much fun. Yes, while you work, I get to play. I'm the luckiest person in the world! I take the pictures and you tell me all about them. How fun is that! Ontzettend bedankt.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 18 Dec 2009, 06:57
I would love to have seen it as Astrid did with the snow. I say this as I'm sitting here melting, very hot today.
Beautiful capture and your processing is perfect for it.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe if I'm lucky I'll see it with snow, too, Aussie, and will get a snap of it! For you, stay cool; for us, stay warm!
He looks well camouflaged too Ginnie. You have a good weekend too.
Ginnie Hart: You almost miss him altogether, Chad, if you're not paying attention!
  • Elaine-
  • canada
  • 18 Dec 2009, 07:17
this IS a very little island lol good fishing spot i imagine tho, maybe you can go sit beside him one day smile sweet shot!!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. The thought of sitting beside him...you come up with the coolest ideas, Elaine! Thanks for the smile.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Dec 2009, 07:29
Dit is een interessant plekje - Ouwe Sannie- there could be a story like the "Flying Dutchman", a man who must be fishing for all his endless life till one day a girl will come in order...- a sad situation - but your pic is so beautiful, esp. the glittering water that we should not think of such a sad story! Ik verwonder me dat de wilgen nog hun bladeren hebben in dit seizoen! Jullie ook een fijn weekeind toegewesnt- ik hoop dat je bagage is al geƤrriveerd!
Ginnie Hart: Those two should get together, Philine...Ouwe Sannie and the Flying Dutchmen. HA! I love it. And now I need to catch you up on my TruckPacks, which probably won't get released till just after the New Year? (sigh)
It's a lovely little tribute that brings a smile as you pass I guess
Ginnie Hart: A BIG smile, Bill, yes! smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Dec 2009, 07:33
Astrid's commentaartje is heel interessant! Goede wensen for jullie ontmoeting met Wim! De Dickensdagen zijn prachtig- heel kleurrijk and vol van mooj sfeertje zoals ik kon beleven twee jaar verleden!
Ginnie Hart: The one good thing about my household goods not yet being released, Philine, is that we will better enjoy our time in Deventer tomorrow...and the rest of the holiday season, without being pressed to unpack everything!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2009, 07:53
Hmmm.. not enough creature comforts for me. Ginnie! I'd like a warm hut to retire into.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I guess paradise is different things to different people, Alan! smile I love it.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 18 Dec 2009, 08:17
beautiful shot and processing Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Nice tone
Ginnie Hart: Thanks.
Quite a cool shot Ginnie! Very nicely captured.
Have a great weekend too.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Richard, I bet that water is freezing cold right about now! Brrrrr. Merci.
Hed must have been much loved and respected. That's a gorgeous shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Paul. Indeed. Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Dec 2009, 09:18
He has the perfect spot - no interruptions, marooned on his island! lovely photo Ginnie. Enjoy the weekend too.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: The interesting thing, Ingrid, is that he's very close to the side of the busy road near one of the city bridges. But I'm guessing he doesn't pay a bit of attention! Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 18 Dec 2009, 11:27
I need his patience ;-) good hob Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Klaus! I should go fishing more often. smile Danke.
Delightful capture Ginnie !
Regards Jim
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It's good to see you again!
Fisherman's Heaven, lovely shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: "No man is an island" is lost here, Linda. smile Thanks.
He must have been quite a local character. How nice to remember him in this way.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Janet. He clearly left his mark.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 18 Dec 2009, 14:58
Very creative. Can you imagine how long that would last on an island like that here? Someone would have it in their house smile
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Sherri. (sigh) So glad he has left his mark here.
Now my son Chris would just love to have this little island all to himself to fish from, whatever the weather as far as he is concerned.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling many would love to call this their own, Brian. smile
very curious photo... but how does he go home without a boat? smile ciao Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: He never has to go home, Fabrizio, which makes it his own paradise, I guess. smile For me, paradise would be my own island AND home. HA!
That is a wonderful shot. That guy looks great with that processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Michael. smile
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 18 Dec 2009, 17:47
Superb capture.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. smile
  • Oscar
  • Barcelona -Spain
  • 18 Dec 2009, 18:46
Nice sculpture... I like.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Oscar.
Wonderful capture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Caroline.
  • Yinks
  • United States
  • 19 Dec 2009, 03:52
hahah would you now Ginn smile
Nicely seen!
Ginnie Hart: Well, fishing is something I do enjoy, Yinks, but I sure don't do much of it. Maybe one day I'll pick up a pole again. smile Thanks.
the processing is perfect for that kind of view !

thanks for the story too

and have a great week end
Ginnie Hart: Our weekend was full of snow and frigid temps, Jean-Luc, great for cozy time inside and out...with lots of Gluhwein! smile Merci.
neat O!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, Heather. smile
But he has no one to tell fish stories to! smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You're right, Larry. I hadn't thought about that! sad
Nice shot, there aren't any cool statues like that around where I live.
Ginnie Hart: It always amazes me what you find in different places, Brian...or not. This one sure catches the eye if you're paying attention. smile Thanks.
These images convey much feeling. Congratulations.

A greeting
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Ricardo. Have a great holiday week.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 20 Dec 2009, 11:38
Love the humor here..and - as always - your processing. Great find!!!
Ginnie Hart: As always, Marcie, thank you!
Very beautiful shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, RS.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 20 Dec 2009, 20:40
i love the clarity and sharpness of this image. nicely shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Liang. Have a great holiday trip!
Wonderful...must be difficult sitting there for extended periods! Well done!
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure, Pavan. But he doesn't seem to care a hoot. smile

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