The Circle of Life

Teddy and I decided to go to the Lake for my 29th birthday. There is a new boardwalk development with a rather nice Cajun restaurant. I don’t eat much fish but LOVE blackened catfish so we both had that with dirty rice. Most of the catfish is farmed locally and has a delicate flavor. The spices are blackened in the fry pan and the rice has herbs and chicken sausage in it. Then we had Beignet…

Not our usual ducks – a family of Mallards. In Scotland we used to call them Muffy Ducks because they looked like our brown tabby cat.

As we walked along the boardwalk after our delicious Cajun repast, I spotted this sign leading to a little fenced hole on the deck where you could feed the various fish in the lake. Texas Children’s hospital sold fish food and the proceeds are donated to the hospital. As you can see from the sign, the lake has grass carp, catfish, bass and bluegill. Catfish and Bluegill are native Texans. A long time ago, I rescued a much larger Catfish that was stuck on a lure – Kerry and the Catfish.

Look at those hungry little catfish with their maws gaping – such cute little whiskers! That’s were the title comes in – the Circle of Life. I thanked them for tasting so delicious and wished them a long life. I was the Red Tailed Hawk and they were the Squirrel.

37 thoughts on “The Circle of Life

  1. I’m laughing at the 29th birthday🀣
    You look great. Happy birthday 🎈
    Sounds like a lovely day out.
    In Cyprus but had to complete days worth of paperwork to get out of UK then to go back.
    Still sunshine and Mediterranean were fabulous.
    Hope you were spoiled ❀️

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    • I did enjoy my 29th birthday and am looking forward to the next 29th birthday…πŸ˜„ You are right that it is unusual to see a ‘feed the animals’ sign. This was quite a controlled environment – the lake is huge and the hole was small. Additionally it was appropriate food.

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