Category Archives: nature

Sharing Pictures of the Week Before Christmas

Barb and Terry “Little Bear” we called him at first than he became for 11 years, Terry, a beloved member of our family!
Stu Apte with hands on Curt Gowdy, a favorite fly fishing buddy of mine! He’s false casting in water we have not dreamed of!
Ted Williams, I had the pleasure of knowing and fishing with him in the Keys. He’s probably sighting tarpon and king salmon in heaven!
Ted Williams once asked me after looking at one of my books, “why not do a History of Keys fishing?” After he was physically gone from us, I took the advice!
Our hideaway in TN. our pond and critters that we rejoice over every day!!
Five of my 14-books. Yes, will image the others asap!

AmericanPress TravelNews-December 20th, 2017 Ask me about these pictures if you like!!

What the Heck is a Sea Horse?

Philippine Seahorse                                    American Press Travel News–11/20/17–“The Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. “Hippocampus” comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos (ἵπποςhíppos) meaning “horse” and kampos (κάμποςkámpos) meaning “sea monster”. “The word “seahorse” can also be written as two separate words (sea horse), or hyphenated (sea-horse). Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armor, an upright posture and a curled prehensile tail. The above was from Wikipedia, below is from me:  They really are a fish, but their characteristics are weird. A horse-like head, a monkey like prehensile tail, a pouch like a Kangaroo, a bony exo-skeleton like insects, independently moving eyes like a lizard, etc. They are carnivores and like their cousins the Pipe fish, are the only critters where the males exclusively care for their eggs after fertilization and they bear their young. They taste bad and although they move rather slowly and are specialists in camoflage they are not gone after as food from bigger sea animals and fishes. Frankly, I, as so many aquarium enthusiasts are intrigued by these amazing animals.  

Photos of the Week!

Nichole Ellis releases a bonefish with her dad Gary!
Learning about hawks in TN.
Curt Gowdy lft. and Stu Apte at a Redbone dinner!
Barb poses with a Kodiak Bear. It liked her (almost for lunch)
Flash back to VT. Barb and the “boys” David and Brian more than 40-years ago.
Scuba Diving! A fantastic experience!