Thursday, July 28, 2011
A Friend.......Some Thoughts
In the next few posts I will attempt to tell a story. It will have something to say about the brook trout, and my ramblings to encounter him.
He is a native to cold waters, having been here since the heavy ice rivers brought his ancestors to us. If you look at the white tips on his fins you can still see the remnants of his icy past.
He is a beautiful specimen of natures finest art. His home is the mountain stream, beautiful, but also hostile. He is found in the deep cold water lakes, as well as in the salty waters of the sea.
His needs are simple, but sometimes difficult to find. Clean water, food, and the ability to reproduce. Nature has given the brook trout this, all we have to do is protect it.
A free flowing stream. This one is protected, for it's fortunate to flow through land given free, and trusted to remain as so.
Little stream side wildflowers, seem to bow where this wild king swims.
You could write volumes about this wild char.... its not necessary, just look at the photo.
We have gone to some wilderness wild protected waters. And with our heavy equipment helped to enhance his home.
Royalty, living in a meager home.... their home.