Tag Archives: holidays

Good Days

I prepared for the long holiday weekend by assisting middle-school students in the planting of flags at the gravesites of veterans and fallen soldiers. The Veterans Administration Cemetery at Bath, N.Y. is a huge place, with thousands of gravestones on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Winter Rose

Since the sad news I reported on in the last post, I’ve been happily wrapped up in a wide variety of holiday activities. I even got in a couple hours of fly-fishing in Shenandoah National Park. I spent a week in Washington … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

A Light in the Forest

Leaving behind the holiday parties and the jingly shopping marathons, I traveled to the Pennsylvania forest. The unusual December warmth and overcast sky contributed to a feeling of relief and abandon. En route I passed a bald eagle perching near … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Blue Ridge Workout

1. The fly rod that was new for me this past summer wanted a good workout near the place where it was made. That is, the 7’6″ five-weight wanted to go fishing somewhere in the state of Virginia near the shop … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Healing the Wounds

“One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds… ” —Aldo Leopold In the season of great holidays with all their heightened emotional baggage, we’re all aware of global problems, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

The Cedar Run Experience, Part 18

I got a break from the weather, frozen days and nights brightening into a Sunday morning with the temperature rising toward the low 40s. I drove to Cedar Run and steered gently toward the headwaters over the icy lane of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Return of the Kings

I was goin’ down, down, down to the flatlands, headed north, to check on a favorite tributary for king salmon and the browns that follow. No, my destination wasn’t Oak Orchard Creek or the Salmon River– not on Columbus Day … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments