Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Fish Out of Water

A fish forever leaping on the flower banking of Grange Over Sands promenade caught in April when the spring flowers were in bloom.. There was also a flat fish nearby always associated with Morecambe Bay,
the fluke (possibly more commonly known as flounders).  I don't know if people still go fluke treading in the bay but it was a method of catching them by feeling for them with ones feet and then grabbing hold of them by head, gills and tail.  I've never fished in my life but have in the past waded across the silty channels of Morecambe Bay and suddenly felt something stir under my feet which made me and it move a whole lot faster, a very strange experience, and I'm never sure who is panicking more me, or the fish.
Here flying into view is one of our feathered friends. 
These wooden sculptures along the promenade are relatively recent and I wonder what they look now amongst the summer planting rather than the rather restricted cover of spring  They are all the creation of Andy Levy wood sculptor who works with both traditional tools and chainsaw carving.

A fondness for fish in the artistic sense has also just appeared locally as mosaics on the Haverigg foreshore but the sunlight was in the wrong direction for photography.  No problem, I'm just grateful that the sun is making an appearance after a less than stellar summer.  I contented myself with taking an image of this rather charming 
fishy embellishment on the new Haverigg information board.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at F here



Leslie: said...

I thought they were stone, so I was surprised to read they're wooden. These are truly fabulous sculptures! Have a fantastic week!

abcw team

Anonymous said...

Creative choices for the letter F!

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful sculptures there.

Roger Owen Green said...

FINE FISH sculptures!

Deepa said...

Wood? Really? the look like stone carvings

Trubes said...

Fabulous fish sculptures, great photo's too.
very brave to walk across Morecombe Bay Joy.

best wishes,
ABCW team.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I'm sure I would freak if a flounder was suddenly at my feet. But, once I got calm, I would try to catch one, simply to see if I could do it. I'd let it go. The statues are amazing!
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Unknown said...

Firstly my apologies for a late comment, i have been far to busy repairing my blog after a moval from one host to another... and taking care of other things that needed to be taken care of since my husband and i have health issues at the same time.

Fish should be in water i think, and stay there, instead of beeing hooked by some 'hobby'--'sports'-person

have a nice weekend

Melody (abc-w-team)