This is the first sunflower of the year in our garden. Apparently the birds missed this seed that fell from the feeder.
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Bandit was my dog…He died Sept 28, 2012, just seven days short of his twelfth birthday. Bandit was at the vets recovering from surgery to help with an enlarged prostate when he died. No reason to go into the details…at the end of the day by little fella was no longer with me. Bandit is resting with his favorite toy in our flower garden in the backyard. He is no longer in any pain, I am thankful for that. I am so blessed and thankful to have had my Bandit in my life. He has brought me much joy. Since my retirement I spent more time with my Bandit than I did with my wife, and now he is gone. I wasn’t there for my Bandit when he woke up from surgery and I will never forgive myself for that… My Bandit is gone…I miss him so much.
Well-Well-Well…Got up at 5:30 AM so I could have plenty of time to get ready and get to the pond before sunrise. Made coffee and instead of getting dressed I just sat around and did nothing, except piss and moan about my back. Finally after two cups of coffee and the start of the medication working on my back I managed to get dressed. When all was said and done I finally got to the pond around 9 AM about 2 hours after sunrise. Got on the water and the trolling battery was about dead. Had to get back to shore and change the battery.Finally got fishing just as the fog was lifting. I was throwing a 6 inch Rapal Original Floater, gray and black. About the third cast a big ole bass rolled on the bait and the fight was on. I was using 12# test Berkley Trylene XL green line, Abu Garcia rod and an old Shimano 1000 bait casting reel. After getting the fish in the boat I found that the battery in my fish scale was out. The bass was the biggest I have ever caught but after trying to take a picture, I eased it back in the water. I would never intentionally keep a bass under 10#s for a trophy. So being unsure I had to let it go. I really don’t mind letting it back in the water, cause the fish brought me great pleasure in the fight. Maybe we will meet again.
I caught a couple more bass today, a good day.