Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Fishing with Grandpa

My Dad doesn't let anyone take pictures of him. But his guard was down Monday evening on Strawberry Reservoir. He's either used to Jed and his incessantly snapping camera by now, or he was just in his element enough to not take notice of it.

But to me, it's a great treasure to have these pictures of my dad with my children, because they show the dad I know and love. And kids coming in off the lake with Grandpa-- full of yummy treats and bright stories-- are the happiest kids in the world.








It feels like it was just a few yesterdays ago that I was fishing with my dad and my grandpa on that same lake, with twizzlers and potato chips.

Some of my happiest memories.

9 comments:

k a t y said...

Those are amazing photos. Priceless.

Kim said...

I love these pictures. Reminds me of my childhood on Lake Erie. Fishing and then crying when I realized they were dinner.

Sarah Burgoyne said...

I love the picture of the fingers trailing in the water and the one of Hazel is just adorable.

jed said...

3 cheers for david. he was driving, manning two poles and doing the lion's share of entertaining the kids. now that i know what i takes, i don't think i could ever be a grandpa.

Anonymous said...

Dave said...
"Jed was a great help, and was WISE to bring lots of treats for the kids!" Grandpa Dave was also happy that Jed finally had a chance to catch some fish, since the few fishing trips Jed has been on with Dave haven't been very successful!
Gorgeous shots Jed, beautiful children, and great writing, Jayne!
Maybe a mom shouldn't be posting on her daughter's blog so often. :)
Oh well! She does write great stuff.
Lisa/Mom

Nate and Lindsey said...

I can't get over all of your pictures!! Does Jed only do it for your family ....or as a side job as well?

JaMie HeApS said...

jayne your husban has a magical touch with pic, everyone one of them is amazing. and i love your dad too, nothing like uncle daves voice when hes teasing!!

megan said...

Jed, you are seriously talented.

Fishing really holds wonderful memories for kids. I would have learned to fly fish with my grandpa, but he kinda stopped teaching us when one of my cousins hooked another one in his cheek with a fly. Only bait fishing for us then. But I loved it.

Teachinfourth said...

I personally hated fishing with my dad...your shots make it look fun.