Thursday, May 9, 2013

Beauty

I was able to free up a few hours Tuesday afternoon. I visited a stream that I normally fish mid day so I wasn't sure what to expect as far as how the fishing would be. Well the fishing was super and the catching matched that. The stream was a bit low, but cold with a good flow. There were a few rising fish but they were rising in some pretty odd places. I can usually place a fly most anywhere but not in this case.

Fishing only dries I had an enjoyable time with the brookies, and a small wild brown also. The Bomber and a caddis worked best. Every time out I manage to find some new wild flowers. The woods are really starting to put forth their Spring colors.

The Trillium are still in blossom and seem to show up in some beautiful locations.


The stream will benefit from the rain coming our way.


The brook trout were scrappy this day, and also beautiful.


I spotted these flowers in several different places. I'm not familiar with them, but as you can see they're beautiful.


Beauty comes in many forms along a small stream. The woods, waters flowing over countless rocks, the flowers, and a brook trout to hand from time to time.

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21 comments:

  1. Beauty is right!..fish, flowers and flies..

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    1. penbayman,
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      Hard to beat those three.

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  2. A small woodland stream and all of it's inhabitants.....it's a scene that's hard to beat when it comes to beauty.

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    1. Kiwi,
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      It sure was a pretty day.

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  3. just soaking up the woods from your photos...

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    1. TexWisGirl,
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      Soak away and enjoy.

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  4. What more could you ask for, beautiful stream, trout and wild flowers, perfect!

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    1. brian,
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      You pretty much have it all.

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  5. What an awesome place to take it all in! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. It's a nice thing that we can all share the wonders of the area we live in.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
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      You got to love that Mark.

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  7. Spring is actually here...and all the beauty it entails.

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    1. Howard Levett,
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      Even in Colorado, I hope.

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    2. We're getting there Alan!

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  8. Alan
    Looking at those images makes me want to get on our local tailrace. I hope to be there soon. Nice images and beautiful brook---thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      I'm sure you'll be taking those rainbows soon.

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  9. Alan - Some great pictures as always. I checked all my wildflower books and came up blank on the purple flowers. I wonder if it's an invasive?

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    1. Mark,
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      Those are "Fringed Polygala". They are native to the eastern U.S.

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    2. Cool! Another new wildflower to look out for

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