Thursday, October 10, 2013

Reflections, beauty in the eye of the beholder.

Reflections, those times when we recall times both good and bad. Each outing I take the time to reflect on the goings on of that day. I may be at the beginning, just as I walk the road and paths to access the streams. Maybe it's during the time on the water as a fly is struck and a fish is caught or missed. Perhaps its when I have the pleasure of taking a wild brook trout, holding it in my hand for a second or two and releasing it to the water. And then there are the times of reflection at the end of the day. Times when everything is quiet and your mind recalls the beauty of all that transpired that day.

There are journals of paper and bindings where we write the happenings of the outing. And there are journals of the mind where said information is stored. While I keep writings of some of my outings, I keep everyone of them in my minds journal.





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26 comments:

  1. Stark (the village) but lovely autumn images in these two posts.

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    1. rivertoprambles,
      Thanks.
      Autumn, natures grandest season.

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  2. Brk Trt,
    this post really sounds like it comes from the heart!! Many of us including myself get wrapped up in the day to day norm & don't take in whats really happening around us pro or cons.
    Thanks for another great post............Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      That it does Phil. Take a deep breath.

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  3. beautiful pictures...as always....and I love how a fisherman can tell just how healthy a trout really is....by their "slime-coat...and clearly....those brookies have such a clear slime...and I cant stress enough how important it is ....to always WET your HANDS before handling trout....or any fish ...just a thought...lol

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    1. flyfisher1000,
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      Good info, and a refresher is always welcomed.

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  4. Well said! Thankfulness is a forgotten discipline these days

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    1. Mark,
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      I fully agree with you.

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  5. i love that top shot - leads you right in...

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      Lots of satisfaction in just walking there.

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  6. Thanks for sharing Alan, enjoyed that.

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    1. brian,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate it Brian.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      So much so close.

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  8. Alan
    Amazing how leaves can spruce up a road, or how a stream flow can impact its surroundings. thanks for sharing a scenic post!

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      That's quite true Bill.

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  9. Alan, I guess I've never paid much attention before but you're pretty good with the words as well as the pictures. Very enjoyable.

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    1. Howard,
      Thanks.
      Once and awhile the coffee kicks in and aids in the words working just right.

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  10. Truer words were never said, Alan, than the title of this post. Followed by some great pictures that allow us readers to do just the same. As always, top notch!

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    1. Mel Moore,
      Thanks.
      I'm glad that you were able to enjoy it.

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  11. It would serve us all well to do the same..thanks for the reminder

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    1. penbayman,
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      Mike we all need reminders now and then, and especially when there's so much to gain from them.

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  12. I want to follow that path. Maybe even find a spot to flyfish. I really enjoyed running across this blog. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful scenes...:)

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    1. troutbirder,
      Thanks.
      OK, I would like to join you. It's a great time to be out.

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