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Love these photos of trout in such peaceful scenery. Thanks
aayh, you’re welcome, John. Thanks, and all the best to you from rivertop country…
Great set of photographs shared here! Up from the earth, in the air, and in the water, life is looking pretty good in and around your rivertops. I’m guessing the IPA made for a pleasant finish to a good day of rambling…
Thanks PC! IPAs make a smooth landing for a rambler coming to roost. And cheers to you in Calgary land!
A dazzling array of floral and piscine colors! What’s the new wood with the beer picture?
Thanks Brent. You’ll see it when you get here. Has to do with..erm.. gardening!
Gazing at your pictures makes me want to dive into those exact moments when taken. Breathless beauty that can cause the heart to race and the mind to wander. An eagle who stands guard looking for a morsel or just analyzing the world from a-far. It surely would make this angler thirsty! With hops in the air and on my tongue, watching the water and the world slowly trickle by would naturally be in the cards. I’m going to have to hop to it soon…
It’s HOPpening, JZ. Drink to it, cast to it, revel in it all. Thanks so much, and I hope you have a chance to get in on the heavy hatches and the frantic trout activity soon!
It’s so nice to see that Spring is actually here as evidenced by the blooming flowers, wildlife florishing and a nice cool drink.
Lovin’ it, Howard. Have a great holiday, and visit to RMNP!
Oh, I have been getting out Walt. I will be out again Monday on the Gunpowder. It promises to be an all day affair on the water. Leaving early and getting home late is a prerequisite. I certainly relish these times as all fisherman do. There is something that stirs of goodness fishing over sulphers, caddis and small olives. Anticipation of all the rituals that surround it, will prevail. The silk will see water again soon. Saturday I’ll be in Pittsburgh to attend a funeral. Sunday will see me cutting grass and getting to chores. However, around 6:00pm, the near-by pond will be calling. The bass will be in the shallows as usual, near catty 9 tails, and the bream should be busting. Its a fisherman’s life, cast to it…
Sounds like a plan, JZ. Probably similar to mine. Sunday we’ll bury the ashes of my mother next to the memorial stone of my father where they used to live. Maybe the farm pond in the evening, and heading to Kettle environs on Monday. Have a great weekend and good luck on the Gunpowder!
Your photos are a balm – a reminder that these wild places are still here – still. Thank you for sharing them. They are poems. Oh that pink orchid – what I know as a pink lady slipper.
Thank you, Mary. Yes, these wild places still remain. The wild will be here long after us, but it’s up to everyone to care for the integrity of our wild places while they’re here in their uniqueness. Thanks, too, for your appreciation. Yeah the orchid, what I call the moccasin flower is also known as the pink lady slipper, another name that I find appealing.
Love the pics, Walt, especially the big brookie. I like the way they get dark around the eyes and mouth – you can tell that wild fish has been around a while.
Thanks Bob! The old wild one looks like a grandpappy char alright. At first I thought I was seeing a reflection of myself as the greybeard came up from the water.
Wonderful photos Walt! It is a wonderful time of year to be outside enjoying Spring
I appreciate the comment, A. Indeed. Here’s wishing you a fine holiday weekend!
I envy all you guys who are very proficient with the camera, as for me I’m still a work in progress. Beautiful images—-what type camera were you using? Thanks for sharing
Thanks Bill! Here the camera was a simple Olympus “Tough” that works well for water rambling folks like me who have a tendency to drop equipment. Camera is shock and water proof. A dandy.
Walt, back in the day, IPA’s were my favorite. Now I just sniff the cap. Have one for me today if you’re manning the barbecue. One of the few things that I miss about the East coast is/are wild azalea and rhododendron.
Les, I’m beginning to see how IPAs can be a little stuffy for quaffers but I still find them a go-to in most establishments geared for drinking. Those wild azaleas are really something. I wish they were more common around here than they are. Thanks, and have a great holiday.