Friday, August 22, 2014

New England

We have been driving and walking about rural New England for the last week. I love seeing new parts of the states, and I seem to find places I have never been even in my small native state of Connecticut. It's enjoyable to drive rural roads and find an interesting area. Then stop and park and proceed to walk the dirt roads, old jeep trails and logging roads. Finding old broken down foundations, some broken pottery, or an old rusted sign. In a forest in Vermont we walked for about 15 miles. Stopping to view the mountains, which are starting to show some color. We crossed several streams and picked up a few colorful stones which were put alongside our little flower garden back home.

We stopped by an old abandoned apple orchard. Most of the trees are beat and broken down, but there are many that still bear fruit, and they were small but still sweet. What a hot spot for grouse in the months to come.


Once wild and running free.


We walked this road for 5 miles and saw but one truck and a few bike riders.


Lots of very pretty flora about.


An abandoned cabin. I guess it was used as a hunting or fishing camp years ago. Want to buy it?


There was some fishing included.


A New England native.


In this small stream I was given the pleasure of catching one of my favorites. It seemed that on every cast my fly was smacked.


I'm not sure if they are native to New England, but they sure are beautiful, and a blast to take on a 3wt fly rod.



22 comments:

  1. You've captured New England quite well, nicely done my friend!

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      I do love it especially this time of year.

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  2. Brk Trt,
    I must admit that its hard to match & catch the N.E. beauty in all seasons. As you know I live in the Berkshires & the swamp maples around the area are starting to change color as well. So that N.E. beauty that shows up on just about every post card is just around the corner. Thanks for sharing & by the way nice brookie................Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      Those are usually the first to show color. Your right about post card photos, New England has a few to share.
      Phil, don't forget The Big E, talk about tradition.

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  3. Gorgeous. The shot of the cabin is my favorite. The white Birch behind it reminds me of my youth when they were plentiful here in the suburbs of NYC but, unfortunately, no longer...

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    1. Michael Curry,
      Thanks.
      Can you just imagine the stories that were told in that cabin. White Birch is indeed beautiful.

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  4. Alan
    I am so into remnants from the past, old buildings and the artifacts one finds along the way while exploring. The perch you landed is really special and is marked up for fall, along with the brook trout you landed. I am going to take a stab at naming the bream, I think it may be a green sunfish or rock bass. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      There's lots to find out there, along with the stories about them.
      I think it may be a green sunfish.

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  5. Thanks for sharing a beautiful and relaxing jaunt.

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    1. Walt Franklin,
      Thanks.
      We all can benefit from it.

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  6. Beautiful Pics Brk Trt!! I love the red spots with the blue halos on that brookie!!! Gorgeous!!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      They sure are pretty. Pete you must be on your way out the door headed for the Farmington.

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  7. Nice Alan, i'm liking that dark water!

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    1. LQN,
      Thanks.
      Love that tea colored water.

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  8. Wow, beautiful area Alan. Nice work.

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  9. Following in the footsteps of Thoreau. Nice.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
      Thanks.
      At one time in my youth I had planned on doing that.

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      Mike need to visit Freeport soon.

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