Friday, February 10, 2012

A Birthday, and Some Stuff


I celebrated a birthday this week, a milestone one at that. Jeanette had told me to go fishing it's your day but I opted out and chose another day. I was taken out for a fine meal, and enjoyed some homemade devils food cupcakes. Today my grand children are coming over and that's the best gift.





In my travels this week I came upon these guys. They were moving about near the road and actually stopped to pose. There are some fine hackles there.


I assembled some featherwing streamers for an article for a web site. I have to photograph each one, give the recipes and a bit about them. With the cold and snowy weekend on the way I should get it done.



I had this penciled in for this weekend..."Eggplant Parmigiana". I couldn't wait so I made it last night. Maybe lobster mac and cheese for the weekend.



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52 comments:

  1. Brk Trt,
    Nice post & happy B-lated Birthday!
    And many more......DRYFLYGUY

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  2. Now that's a varied post! The rooster is all puffed out and full of himself, eh? Can you let us know what website your writing for? Have fun with those grand kids and Happy Birthday Alan. I hope you have many more!

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      He seemed to be in a huff with the camera.
      Just can't say it yet, but you guys will be the first to know.

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  3. What is not to like about that post. Food and Feathers... Sweet! Happy B-day!!! And that line of beautiful Streamers are better than any candles on a cake (or cupcake).

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  4. Happy Birthday! Wonderful flies as always , really like the orange/rust colored fly second from right. I need to go grab a bite of breakfast now after drooling over cupcakes and that great looking eggplant parmigiana.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      That "Autumn" streamer is a favorite of mine also.

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  5. Happy Birthday. Thanks for the posts that help keep happy fishing memories in mind! Beautiful streamers.
    Will

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    1. Anonymous,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate your comments.

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  6. Happy Birthday! As always, each photo is better than the previous, especially the eggplant.

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  7. Happy birthday!

    The eggplant looks amazing.

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  8. Happy birthday! That eggplant parm looks amazing. My mouth is watering just looking at it. You might need to start a recipe blog soon. The food you post is always awesome.

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    1. Kevin Frank,
      Thanks.
      A food blog, maybe.

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  9. I tell you-----------you do know how to make someone feel hungry, and its not even lunch here. Happy birthday and many more. I really like those feather streamers. Enjoyed the post

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      Sorry about the food so early. Maybe the next one will be eggs and things. Sounds good to me.

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  10. In all the time I've been following your blog, I never got the impression that you were old enough to have grandchildren. Congratulation on your "milestone" birthday and I hope you ate a bunch of cupcakes. I know I would have, chocolate is my favorite besides being the fifth food group. The EP Parmigian looks fabulous.

    Mark

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    1. Shoreman,
      Thanks.
      I agree about fifth food group.

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  11. Happy B-day! Your correct about one thing...time with kids or grandkids trumps fishing. The best thing would be to have your grandkids fishing with you. Your individual posts of your streamers are great but the picture with a collection of them is beautiful!

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  12. Happy Birthday. Eating is an acceptable alternative to fishing (I guess). Particularly food that looks that good.

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  13. Happy Birthday! Glad you got to spend it with the grandkids, sounds like the perfect way to spend your day.

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  14. Kiwi,
    Thanks.
    So true about children. The group photo came out well.

    RKM,
    Thanks.
    It's another wonderful past time.

    Sanders,
    Thanks.
    The grand kids edges fishing.

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  15. Happy Birthday! I really appreciate that you always have thoughts to share with us. You should post a pic of your tying bench set-up.
    Best wishes,
    Rich in MA
    (let us know what time to arrive for dinner)

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  16. Happy Birthday to you!!!! I can't imagine any better gift than that of family :) Those streamers are amazing and I am looking forward to some pics of that Lobster Mac and Cheese :) Thanks for sharing. Tight Lines.

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  17. Happy Birthday Brk Trt, I've been reading your blog now for about 18 months and it's really inspired me. I got tom rosenbours orvis ' flyfishing small streams' for Christmas, and last week I drove down to SE CT to fish a small stream, and I caught my first small stream wild brownie - of 8" in a small stream, a real beauty, after a couple of hours.

    It was just a magical time in the woods, so thanks.

    Mark.

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  18. Happy Belated Birthday Alen. Devil food is one of my favorites as well egg parm. Glad to hear you got to see the grand kids, and I cant wait to read that article.

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  19. Happy (35th?) Birthday Alan. Love seeing your streamers, makes it feel like MY birthday.

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  20. Joe,
    Thanks.
    When ever your hungry,your welcome.

    Anonymous,
    Thanks.
    Good idea, perhaps soon.

    Trout MaGee,
    Thanks.
    I'll be sure to post it for sure.

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  21. Mark Johnson,
    Thanks.
    That's great. There small size seems to enhance their beauty. You'll remember that beautiful brown forever.

    Johnny Utah,
    Thanks.
    Devils Food, to die for. I'm going to enjoy doing that article.

    Darren MacEachern,
    Thanks.
    35th, your so kind.

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  22. Happy Birthday My Friend!
    My gift to you will be a new small stream to fish the next time I see you. :)
    Take care & enjoy!
    A.T.

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    1. Apache Trout,
      Thanks.
      I like that. We will have to hook up soon.

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  23. Alan, Man, beautiful stream, feathers by the road, and dinner and desert!!! Happy birthday Alan. Ken C.

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  24. Happy Birthday! I've probably said this before but your streamers truly are things of beauty. Hope you enjoyed the cupcakes and the company of your grandchildren, that sounds like a pretty good way to spend a birthday to me.

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    1. Bill,
      Thanks.
      It was an enjoyable birthday.

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  25. Yes, Happy Birthday! I hadn't hit your blog yet when thanking you for your birthday wishes to me. Delicious post!

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
      Thanks.
      The both of us born in the same month as two of our greatest presidents.

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  26. Happy Birthday!! Love your photos and all the delectable delights!!!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      It's good to see you up to posting. I hope your feeling good.
      March, and those year round TMA's, maybe a get together?

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  27. Tasty looking vittles, beautiful streamers, and belated b'day wishes!

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    1. walt franklin,
      Thanks.
      Your comments are very much appreciated.

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  28. SHOOT! A little late to the party. Bet those scrumpcious cupcakes didn't last long!! Hey, a very sincere birthday wish to you, Alan! Hope you had a great week.

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    1. The River Damsel,
      Thanks.
      It was a wonderful week and birthday. And your right the cupcakes didn't stay to long.

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  29. Happy Birthday! What website is the streamer article going to appear on?

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  30. Happy Birthday Alan. If you need help finishing off those cupcakes or egplant I'm available.

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    1. Passinthru Outdoors,
      Thanks.
      Sorry they went fast.

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