It’s the little things

having a nasty knee injury at the peak of fishing season leaves one with several options:
get mad, frustrated at everything, everyone, take up religion as a way of thinking that it’s all just part of a greater scheme and/or that i probably deserved it for having stolen candy as a child at the local 7-11 but, that’s dumb.
or, it can be just like all the other times where there’s been physical constraints and you just take care of it the best you know and wait it out and try to turn down-time into something positive because the ex-hippie (i never was a hippy btw) tells me that somehow, some way, just about every situation in life can be turned around into a positive one. at least that’s the plan.

so, this time, the idea was to finally rework TheLimpCobra’s layout and navigation parameters to something that:
a) i really like and feel more at-home with.
b) something you’ll really like or at least find more enjoyable and user-friendly with any viewing device.
c) well, in the same sense that it would be boring to always eat the same things or brush your teeth with the same toothpaste or have sex in the same way over and over, a little change is a good change.

instead of having to open the menu to access behind-the-scenes stuff, you’ll find all the different pages at the top bar while categories, search tab, top views and comments, email subscription and maybe a few other future adornments by simply scrolling to the bottom of any page within the site. photo and video size and resolution have been upped. i’m particularly happy about the photo part as most of my own images are about textures and minute details within the frame and this way you’ll get to see them closer to how i see them and closer to how they where intended to be seen. i hope.

along with the memory that the last time i was out fishing (initially, the plan was to try to seduce a blubber-lipped carp but… ), it was hard to keep an exact count but a conservative count concluded to more than sixty perch landed in what, maybe three hours. none of them where big even by perch sizes but i felt like a kid and was one of the most fishy-related fun i’ve ever had. when Monsieur Knee gets better the plan is to get to a triple-digit perch count. it doesn’t matter if it is or not but if i do i’ll consider it a world record and something i can silently boast about, at least until the next injury pops up which once again reminds me that it’s all the little things that count and make life special and every day and moment are worth celebrating so, here’s some zip-bam-boom fireworks for you that i hope you’ll enjoy.

13-7-15 fireworks 2 m.fauvet-TLC

a Million thanks !

woW ! at just a few weeks shy of TLC‘s third birthday i just noticed this little blog had received its one millionth view.
i wish i could but i can’t give every one of you a hug so here’s some celebratory over-the-water fireworks in a meagre attempt to thank you all for your support.

here’s to the next million !
a million thanks M.Fauvet:TLC 17-8-14


those are two vital elements that usually don’t go together because one negates the other but here they merge into one and become visually inseparable.
just like fireworks, the beauty of water doesn’t need any introduction: i’m fascinated by both and feel compelled to photograph them at every opportunity so, for this year’s Bastille-Day nighttime hoopla instead of just pointing the camera towards the sky i made a point of including water reflections in each shot.
i fully realize that the water aspect of these images is next to impossible to perceive but there’s a very marked complimentary ‘feel’ to them when comparing this selection to sky-only images from previous years. i hope you’ll enjoy.

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funny how outside of France today is called Bastille day but here it’s just ‘Fête Nationale'(national holiday)…
anyhow, being B-day and all, tonight, all the french cities will have fireworks and countless frenchmen will be ‘Ooooing and ‘Ahhhhing speechlessly for at least an hour. a nice break from the usual mundane frenchitudes as far as i’m concerned.

anyhow again. you’re probably thinking so what ? and i most certainly won’t fault you for that but here’s the interesting part. (sort of)
i happen to live in a strange city that does their fireworks on the 13th instead. in this year’s case i’m guessing it was about celebrating Saturday or maybe pre-B-day or who knows what so, as a preview of coming events that happened yesterday here’s some boom-boom shot from the Cobra Terrace overlooking the Canal du Midi. *

'Bastilling TLC 14-7-13* there’s a water connection after-all 😉


a few Bangs and a Butt Monkey

here’s wishing you all a Fishy New Year !

a fishy new year

and since no real party is complete without a Butt Monkey, crank up the volume and enjoy this !

see ya next year, friends.

Happy Birthday !!!

what an interesting date to celebrate The Limp Cobra’s first birthday.

friends and readers, thank you so much for not only stopping by but coming back and coming back regularly.
modesty keeps me from stating statistics figures but those numbers are amazingly high for a little fly fishing blog.
i couldn’t be happier and gut feeling tells me this next year will be even better.

here’s a little boom-boom from last July’s fireworks on the Canal du Midi for you !