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Re: plant ID/ hobbies on the decline


This type of fishing is really a form of meditation...you just mellow, take
in the environment, enjoy the moment(s) and come to when you have a bite.


> [Original Message]
> From: Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 2/15/2006 6:24:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] plant ID/ hobbies on the decline
>
> My favorite kind of fishing does not involve casting -- just sitting on
the 
> bank watching the cork bob up and down.  I could do that all day.  I
prefer 
> earthworms or dough balls for bait although I have used crickets.
> zem
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 4:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] plant ID/ hobbies on the decline
>
>
> > Is there more to fishing besides sitting and waiting????  (David, not
> > talking about fly fishing which does seem to have activity)   Fishing 
is 
> > one of
> > Dh's favorites...ugh!!  I've tried and tried, since we do most  things
> > together.....but I just can't get into this at all.  It's not even 
that 
> > I'm such a mush
> > heart and feel sorry for the fish (which I do),  since  DH catches and
> > releases anyway.....but it's just so SLOWWWWWW.
> > I can deal with bait, casting out, etc. etc. but the  wait....ugh!   My 
> > mind
> > wanders, I start seeing a shell, or a plant or  rock I'd like to look
at, 
> > next
> > thing I know, I've wandered off and totally  forgotten about the fish.
> > Perhaps I just don't get it...or I'm truly too  hyper for that
particular 
> > hobby.
> > Who knows.
> >
> > I really think (other than fishing) that the decline in participation,
> > membership, etc. is the competition for time.  Even for those that do
not 
> > work,
> > there is so much that one can do, has to do, wants to do, that it is 
> > impossible
> > to do it all....despite the desire.
> > Noreen
> > zone 9
> > Texas Gulf Coast
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 2/14/2006 6:35:43 PM Central Standard Time,
> > gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> >
> > Saw an  article in the paper the other day that says the number of
people 
> > who
> > fish  as a hobby is way down. Kids don't go fishing with dad or grandpa 
> > (a
> > stereotype, but there you are)because they think it's just sitting 
around
> > waiting for something to happen.
> > Maybe the same might be true  for gardening. Too much competition for 
> > their
> > time.
> >
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