Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Friends "Tale"


This is the "tail" of a friend of mine. Although I have only known him a brief time, he has been very true and undemanding. He has seen many changes some good and some very bad. His home and the access to move about freely has been altered sometimes to the point of his leaving. He is said to be a forecaster of the health of our future "The Canary in the Coal Mine", a title he did not seek. His beauty is not exceeded by much in the natural world, and he will bring a feeling of joy and satisfaction to all who hold him. His struggle for survival for thousands of years must be lightened, and we must all do what we can to make this happen.




These tails have been the driving force to survival of this native. Its roads have not always been the smoothest. But the colors show its beauty and the unbroken determination to survive.








29 comments:

  1. And the rest of him is pretty gorgeous as well ! Nicely written my friend

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  2. Our task is one of eternal vigilance...

    Regular Rod

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    1. Regular Rod,
      Thanks.
      Maintained strictly.

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  3. Brk
    Beyond the beauty that one can't imagine---excellent explanation of why we as fishermen seek nature's surroundings. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      All of nature is ours to enjoy and ours to protect.

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  4. Recently i hiked to a small river that probably holds these fish. They need our help to survive for sure. I would hate to see them go the way of the winter flounder and Atlantic Cod. Beautiful pictures thanks for sharing.

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    1. Savage,
      Thanks.
      Yes I've seen that one on one of your blog posts. Looks like a gem.

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  5. How beautifully, eloquently put...

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    1. e.m.b.,
      Thanks.
      I truly appreciate your kind comment.

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  6. beatiful pix.... aching to get some fishing (and catching) done soon!

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    1. goneflyfishing,
      Thanks.
      I hope it happens soon.

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  7. really well said. Beautiful creatures they are.

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  8. I knew where you were going in the first line....beautiful post!

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      Figured it out that quick.

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  9. I like to watch pictures on your blog, they are just beautiful! Greetings from Polish.

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    1. Tomek O,
      Thanks.
      I'm glad you are enjoying them my Polish friend.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
      Thanks.
      You summed it up in one word.

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  11. Great post. I can't wait to go fishing again!

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    1. RKM,
      Thanks.
      Looks like works got in the way.
      Weekend a coming.

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  12. Wonderful pictures! Took a quick look at Ljusnan today but it's still to much ice covering it to be fly fishing but soon ...

    Have fun fly fishing and taking lovely photos,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      It won't be long and hopefully you'll post photos of trout taken on those wonderful "Jassid"s"

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  13. That such colors exist in nature is an inspiration. Nicely done.

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    1. Mike,
      Thanks.
      It seems as if the next one is more colorful than the last.

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  14. Being late to the party I can only paraphrase Jeff Spicoli (aka Sean Penn) from Fast Times at Ridgemont High to Brad Hamilton (aka Jedge Reinhold) "totally awesome".

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      Better late then never.
      Happy St. Patrick's Day buddy.

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  15. Thanks Alan. There should be plenty of good Irish music on the radio.

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