This is to assist with Rich's Aphasia and mild Apraxia. He has had some difficulty processing new things. We found out that spoken language is harder for him to recall than things that are visual.
So to help with the memory issues we have been making our morning list each morning with our coffee.
The list can be super simple.
Do Speech Therapy Homework
Move water tank
Yesterday we thought about the list and I started getting some things together. Rich looked up and said.
"Fishing. I'd like to go fishing."
Then he went on to say that the fish are probably not biting, or it won't be any good or there may be crowds.
But I got the hint and said, "Fishing would be awesome. Let's go fishing."
I headed out the door and did chores while he got the fishing poles together and arranged his little tackle box.
Off we went. He wanted to go to the place where he and Daryl had gone a few weeks ago. That is all he has been talking about for a while now.
I knew where Blackhawk Park was, but insisted on asking him which way did we need to go?
He gave me directions.
I really wanted to go to a place just south of Ferryville below the lock and dam. However, Blackhawk it was.
The little fish were biting but no big ones. The waters had receeded in the park leaving some brown stained shorelines along with gnarly trees. All neat things to get your fishing hook snagged in.
The snags made for an interesting composition with a long exposure at least. I sort of cheated. I love fishing, but love photos of water too.
I took out my Infrared filter and attached it to the camera.
Rich said we should have brought snacks and said he was hungry. I suggested we drive over to The Bright Spot in DeSoto and have lunch.
As luck would have it, fish dinner was on special. So we had our fish dinner anyway!
We drove past the Veteran's Park in DeSoto, and then checked out the landings on Hwy 82. The wind was gusting by then and so we decided to call it a day and head home.
The day was not a bust. We'd enjoyed each others company, went out to lunch, and scoped out places to fish.
It was a good day.
We'd gone fishing.
And I got a few IR shots that turned out pretty nifty.