Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Magical Max





The only thing I know for sure about Max is that everyone loves him. There are many stories, bordering on folklore really, about Max. I'm assuming that the folks at Max's Bait and Tackle are Max's foster parents; the sign sits outside their shop and well, there's the name.

Some say he was injured near the launch ramp and nursed back to health by local fishermen. Some say he just appeared one day and captured everyone's heart. One older local smiles and tells me Max is magical; I fall in love with his craggy smile and twinkling eyes.

Max resides in a part of the marina that I don't visit. You need to walk down a steep hill and navigate some rocks to find this little spot of calm. 

I hope to meet him one day. 



20 comments:

Ron said...

"I hope to meet him one day."

I hope you do too, Dianne, because the story of Magic Max sounds intriguing!

Great photo!

X ya!

Sylvia K said...

I hope you meet him some day, too! What a great sign for the day, Dianne! Enjoy your day! Hugs to Hope and to you!

TexWisGirl said...

aww. that is sweet!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Such a graceful creature! Regal in this pose, really!

VioletSky said...

Poor Max must be lonely!
Swans are lovely creatures (though I know many people think they nasty)

Danielle said...

We have a pelican over by the Marina that has the same story...although he is not mute...but he absolutely loves people. We visit when it is time to get bait for our fishing trips.

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope you DO meet Max one day.

Daryl said...

Max looks like a nice swan .. they mate for life so i expect he is lonely

ladyfi said...

Such a lovely bird!

Lesley said...

we have swans in our marina, too - I hope you get to meet him and that he gets to meet a new mate.

Lowell said...

I can't imagine a "nice" swan...most are quite obnoxious and have been known to chase me with full intent to harm by biting!

But I shall take your word for it.

Why is Max in danger of becoming endangered? Do some folks want him for dinner or to find him another home?

Kathy said...

It's nice to know that Max has his own sign! What a celebrity!

NixBlog said...

Great sign with a wonderful story, Dianne.

Scrappy Grams said...

he's quite handsome!

Island Rambles Blog said...

that is so cute, has his own sign...hope you get to show him to us one day...they are beautiful birds. cheers.

Kusum said...

Interesting! Thank you for sharing the story.

Rambling Woods said...

You know I love this story and Max would love you...

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I think it's nice that the locals look out for Max.

bobbybegood1 said...

What a darling! Nice story about the positive aspects of humanity. Cheers!1

Lindy MacDuff said...

It's nice to know he's cared for. What a beauty!