Friday, August 16, 2013

Photos, thoughts and just stuff

"Autumn Waters"
An assembly of photos that touch on a few interests. Some of them from several years ago and some that are very recent. It's funny how one can look at a seemingly uninteresting photo taken, and you don't know why you took it, brings back your full vivid memory of the place and almost exact time you took it.

The first photo, called "Autumn Waters" is a quiet pool on a Maine stream. The dry fly awaits the rise of a brook trout.

Marabou and peacock are the ingredients of this streamer. You talk about simplicity.


Local colors. These potatoes are grown in town. The farm has quite a history, where a generation came back to work a farm that grandparents had done. Have you ever enjoyed fresh potatoes harvested and eaten the same day? Simplicity again, fried in bacon fat, salt and pepper. Sorry Doc.


A lighter fare. From the same farm, seasoned arugula and tomatoes on crusty bread. Olive oil, salt and red pepper. Doc's all right with this.


This area of the Farmington river is where I first picked up on the fact that brook trout might be reproducing in the wild. This photo was taken in 2010. I'll have more on this in a later post. Do you recognize it?


A beautiful animal so well adapted to life in the north. But they are further south than you think.


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18 comments:

  1. Brk Trt,
    hope your summer has gone well? I really like this post, beautiful & simple combined. "Thats how life should be"

    Well done..........Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      Phil the summers been good. I agree with you...keep it simple.

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  2. yummm...fried in bacon grease....going to maine today....to machias....a "blueberry" festival this weekend ...girlfriends family....so i'll be fishing..i love those small brookies...and i'll post some pics on Monday when I get back...those deep Brackish waters oh myyyy!!!

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    1. flyfisher1000,
      Thanks.
      Ah yes Machias, wild blueberry country #1. Enjoy your trip.

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  3. marla blair guided my son and I three years ago...I would've remembered that spot!!...lol..
    she was informative and a very comical person..she kept us smiling all say..

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    1. flyfisher1000,
      Marla only met her once, and I think it was at a FF show.
      That spot is not a place frequented by many.

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  4. Alan
    All are worthy of recognition, but my big favorite is the autumn photo which I think you should put on the wall. This photo is saying frame me. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      A pretty location, and it even gave up a few brookies.

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  5. awesome opening shot! and potatoes are my favorite food in the world - freshly dug w/ skins on 'em? even better!

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      As said to Bill it was a beautiful stream. A fave of mine too.

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  6. Alan,
    Really love your page and miss the North Eastern streams,.. I look at it about everyday, thanks, Larry

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    1. Larry Leight,
      Thanks.
      It's a wonderful area for moving waters.

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  7. Great pictures - I love seemingly random shots that are tied together by the author/ photographer as "favorite things", ...

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    1. Wolfy,
      Thanks.
      They do seem to come together.

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  8. Fist photo is specially beautiful.

    Regards

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    1. Josino,
      Thanks.
      I agree, and I appreciate your comment.

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  9. As usual, beautiful thoughts and photos, Alan.

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    1. rivertoprambles,
      Thanks.
      There are times when even "rambles" will come together.
      By the way I enjoy your blog.

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