My dad in happier days. He loves to fish but he cares for my mom now and it leaves him little time for this joy. Plus they had to sell their beloved Florida home on the water to move to Michigan to be nearer to me.

Taken on a barrier island south of Melbourne Beach, FL.
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  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Bobbi! Hope he caught his dinner :) x

  • Thanks Carol! Dinner or no, it’s all about the fishing. :- )
    ~ Bobbi

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  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 3 years ago

    What a lovely image Bobbi ~ I understand having a passion and putting it on hold to care for a loved one. I am sure this image will mean so much to your dad!
    II love the colours and treatment you have given this!

  • Thank you Sharon.
    It’s a struggle for he and I right now.
    We do what we must.
    ~ Bobbi

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  • polly470
    polly470almost 3 years ago

    Oh Bobbi…such a beautiful picture…
    My father had to sacrifice his joy as well..fathers are special, aren’t they..
    Many hugs,

  • Thanks Polly. I held on to this for the longest time. It makes me a little sad.
    Big hugs back!
    ~ Bobbi

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  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 3 years ago

    Heartfelt and beautiful words and image, Bobbi.

  • Thank you dear Tori.
    It was from the heart, indeed.
    ~ Bobbi

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    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks so much, Sylvia!
    ~ Bobbi

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  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasalmost 3 years ago

    It is so hard to see our parents grow old. Your dad is a very good example of what true love is all about: putting simple pleasures on hold to be there for those who need us. He must be a remarkable man and very much loved.

  • It’s very hard, indeed, Christine. Very, very hard. We are all just sorting things out still with the move and all…
    ~ Bobbi

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  • MarieG
    MarieGalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot…love the editing! Great mood evoked here, especialy accompanied with your description, sounds like a great man…

  • Thank you Marie. He is special, indeed.
    ~ Bobbi

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  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenalmost 3 years ago

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  • I love being featured with your group, Lynne. Huge thanks!
    ~ Bobbi

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  • Digidi
    Digidialmost 3 years ago

    im glad you have this image as a lovely memory, im afraid things in life change, but memories dont. i have a mum who is 94 years old & yes my life has had to change also, but she’s my mum & i treasure her.

  • You are so right, Di. We hold on to our memories so tightly lest they fade. Thank you.
    ~ Bobbi

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  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsalmost 3 years ago

    What a lovely image and beautiful sentimant……..he looks a beautiful and kind soul, any one who loves their fishing so much simply has to be…. just ask my husband!:-))

  • Thank you Lynda! I am surrounded by fishermen in my family. I’ve spent many an hour in a boat – fished a bit myself in my younger years. Now I’m content to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds or read a book whilst on the beach or water.
    ~ Bobbi

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