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I have always appreciated the “zen of fishing.”  Placing a line in the water and just reflecting on life as I watch the wind make ripples upon the water.  But this time, for the first time, something actually took the bait.  It was a little fellow thrown back into the depths.  We’ll see what happens next time. 😉

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an imperfect picture I could not bring myself to delete

a dragonfly at Spot Pond

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As we rested with feet in the pond, Steve kept trying to identify the fish swimming in the shallows so that we could return with the proper lures.  We had not come prepared to fish, only to scout a new possible location.  I snapped a few fishy photos for him but then I got distracted by sunlight on water and other creatures by the shore.

You can read more about Spot Pond and other features of the Middlesex Fells here.  I’m not sure if he and I will return to fish.  You see, he actually likes to catch fish.  I am more into the zen of fishing. We’ll see … 😉

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In the winter of 1632, Massachusetts Governor Winthrop and his men saw the following: “…they came to a very great pond, having in the midst an island of about one acre and very thick with trees of pine and beech and the pond had divers small rocks standing up here and there in it, which [they] therefore called Spot Pond.” Well, yesterday on New Year’s Day 2011, this is what I saw at the very same spot:

Spot Pond is centrally located in the Middlesex Fells.  I look forward to returning in the spring for some contrasting images.  Meanwhile, you can learn more about this lovely spot here.

 

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