How did Dr. Suess create so many expressions that are part of my vocabulary? For instance, I can’t buy a blue fish without saying “one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.” Or when I think about friendship I can hear Horton saying “elephants are faithful one hundred percent.” Or making breakfast and thinking “I do not like green eggs and ham! I do not like them, Sam-I-am.” And on and on the sayings go. How I love Dr. Seuss. This is all a silly introduction to some beautiful blue fish I bought the other day just as they came in from the ocean. Years ago, it was so abundant and so inexpensive that I would turn it into gravlax and smoke it for use in the winter when the fish head south. Then, for years there didn’t seem to be any bluefish – perhaps, like so many others, it had been over-fished. Now, it seems to be back. Steve, my husband-photographer, didn’t get a photo of the delicious blues I purchased – they went quickly on the grill with a little lemon and salt and pepper and were even more quickly consumed. But, Steve Kolyer, our blog painter, provided a photo/painting of a blue fish he caught off the shore on Fire Island. I hope you enjoy his work as much as we enjoyed our bluefish.