Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday Amazing Story

A Fishy Story

This was such an amazing story I wanted to share it with my blogging friends.

A guy who lives at Lake Conroe (50 miles north of Houston) saw a ball bouncing around
kind of strange in the lake and went to investigate.
It turned out to be a flathead catfish that had apparently tried to
swallow a basketball which became stuck in its mouth!!

The fish was totally exhausted from trying to dive, but unable to,
because the ball would always bring him back up to the surface.
The guy tried numerous times to get the ball out, but was unsuccessful.
He finally had his wife cut the ball in order to deflate it and release the hungry catfish.
You probably wouldn't have believed this, if you hadn't seen the following pictures:

My busy productive week, after putting up the corn, I did all these tomatoes, and I still have
a 5 gallon bucket to put up and freeze, these are such wonderful tomatoes we had tomato sandwiches for lunch, then I made Tomatoes and rice for supper, yumyum oh so good.

This Gorgeorus flower in bloom, it is a rare one, any one know what it is called,
my friend give it to me about 20 years ago, and it blooms every year around this time.
Have a very blessed Wednesday and wonderful evening too, Lots of hugs ♥



Ruth said...

Amazing story, delicious tomatoes and lovely flowers. That is one really big catfish! And that 20 year old plant (and still blooming) is something!Thank you for sharing. It looks like you have a busy but wonderful week.

I hope to tea with you again @ Tea Talk tomorrow my friend.

Peggy said...

What a story! You can up and help can my tomatoes if you like. LOL

Leslie said...

That is an amazing story. The pictures are great. I was surprised to see that you had a story about a fish, I have a fish story on my blog today too. Your tomatoes are beautiful. I have not been able to get enough tomatoes to can but hope to one day. It may me our climate. I enjoyed your post!

Aliene said...

You have really been busy, haven't you? Our tomatoes are just coming in. Your plant looks like an amaryllis. At least the leaves. Does it make little plants to
re-pot? Would be interesting to know. I had a pink one and a peppermint one. Still do.

Mrs. Freida said...

I love Mater sandwhiches or most people call tomatoe sandwhiches. I just love rice and tomatoes too. We are true southern kindred spirits

Sharon said...

That was an amazing story and it would be hard to believe if it were not for the pictures.
Your tomatoes look so good. Mine are still green but I am finally getting something to grow.
Have a great Wednesday.

Amy Kinser said...

What a neat story.

I have been making peach preserves this morning and freezing blueberries and blackberries. trying to stock up for the winter.

Karen said...

Wow...the pictures do make that fish story...

Tomato sandwiches...mayo...fresh bread...and shredded lettuce...that's how I like mine...mmm

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Fishy story! How great to have the hotos! Mmmm....can't wait till we have tomatoes, tho it will be many weeks before we are eating them on a sandwich!

Sheila Deeth said...

Wow. Amazing story and pictures!

Jan said...

I had a look to see if anyone else identified the flower. It is known as a Clivea in Australia.
Amazing story about the fish, and incredible all the veges you have processed.
Hugs and Blessings - Jan

Terri said...

Poor fish! Your tomatoes look great. I'm just getting little blossoms on my plants so it's going to be a while before I get any.

Anonymous said...

Oh how funny. I wonder how many times God views us as if we're swimming around with something harmful or negative 'stuck in our mouths'? hee hee
That's a lot of tomatoes! Our plants are just beginning to bloom here. We're looking forward to a good crop this year.
Blessings my friend!

Barbara said...

I looked up the Clivia and mine are the apricot color, I am so happy I finally know what they are, my friend give them to me, told me the name 20 years ago, and she has since died, I knew they were an expensive plant, and that was about it, so thank you Jan for giving me that clue to what they are, thank you all my dear friends for all your sweet comments, love you lots, and hugs to all, Barbara

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful tomatoes, Barbara. We haven't found any good summer tomatoes around here yet. Can't wait 'til we can get some!

Funny 'fish' story.... I've heard of fish stories --but none quite like this one... ha