Monthly Archives: September 2013

Scottish Ramble #9

The series that started with “Bridge Over the Atlantic,” and most recently introduced daughter Alyssa’s trip to the Western Hebrides (Scottish Ramble #8), concludes with this reflection from “The Isle of Skye.” In a journey through Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, Alyssa … Continue reading

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Lyman Run, A Perfect Balance

Summer and fall were in the Equinox. Clouds and sunshine wrestled for an upper hand above. I drove along Route 6, turned off at Galeton, Pennsylvania and traversed seven miles of rough graveled road, closed to Thru Traffic.  (Ask not … Continue reading

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Remembrance (M.L.)

Mark Libertone was a friend of mine who passed away on September 16, 2013.  I once included some information on him in a post, Autumn Journal, November 5. The long struggle for his health is over. Mark lived for years along … Continue reading

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The Cedar Run Experience, Part 5

I took a short break at Cedar Run, adding a small piece of the stream to my long-range goal of fly-fishing its entire length.  I went fishing, though, only after a full day of meeting with the Slate Run Sportsmen’s … Continue reading

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Scottish Ramble #8

In Scottish Ramble #7, daughter Alyssa was exploring the Highlands on her break from classes at the University of Glasgow, in Scotland. More recently, having finished her post-graduate work in Museum Studies, Alyssa and a friend explored the Hebrides, an … Continue reading

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Red Edges

When the village hosted its annual “Community Days” event, my wife Leighanne helped out the fund-raising cause downtown, while I got help with the replacement of a leaking porch roof at the house. My neighbor and I drove to the … Continue reading

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September Shuttle

Over a period of several afternoons and evenings, I’ve been shuttling between the fields near home and a trout stream just beyond the ridge. The aging farm fields near the house are reverting into mostly woodland, and the trout stream … Continue reading

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Blackberry Ramble/Gentle Spy

My idea of rambling is to take a short walk and observe whatever comes along. Whether walking around the neighborhood, hill climbing, or fly-fishing, my rambles generally occur near home and offer an opportunity to learn something new about my … Continue reading

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Touched by Rain

Touched by rain, the neighborhood creek was much improved last night. Five days ago, the fishing there seemed dead because of low, clear water. Now the stream was up a little (still clear), and the casting rocked. Fishing for wild … Continue reading

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