Saturday, October 10, 2015

Rock Walls, Small Streams, Brook Trout, Autumn in Connecticut

A transition fall day was to be one of my better days afield this year. In terms of all that is wonderful with autumn in Connecticut. I started with a ride along a country road that had very large oak trees along its edges. With these large oaks came large acorns, which sounded like boulders when they struck my car as they fell. Lovey stone walls in areas that were built by the CCC back in the 30's. It's nice to see the state still maintaining them.

Connecticut has numerous old stone walls that have been here since, well I don't really know the dates, but for a long time. These are places where one could sit and imagine the happenings around these walls.


I sat here for a spell before walking down to a stream. It was raining softly and thoughts of willing brook trout were on my mind.


Color was breathtaking in some places, and I walked through many fields to catch a bright spot on a cloudy day.


I saw fish moving in this pond. Were they brook trout?


I stopped for a coffee at a small country store. They had a coffee featured as their own blend. I had a cup of "Hadlyme Blend" and it's one of the better coffees I've had. I think coffee tastes best in a paper cup.


The streams I fished this day all gave up one or two of their residents.


This was a prize, a "golden brook trout"...


Lots of color on this fall day in New England.





25 comments:

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    1. TexWisGirl
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      Theresa it's my time of year.

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  2. Autumn in New England is hard to beat, Alan, especially when one throws small streams and beautiful brookies into the mix. Thanks for putting up the great pictures.

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam those brookies work hard to duplicate mother nature. It's a sweet time of year.

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    1. George
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      It is indeed my friend.

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  4. Aaah, Fall in New England. My wife would call it "most beautimus".

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    1. Mark Kautz
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      Mark Mrs. Kautz is spot on.

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  5. Alan
    The Northeast has to be one of the best places to be to observe the fall colors, and all the small streams is an added bonus. Love the road going in with stone walls--thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill that comment means so much, being a gent from the south. I'm sure you'll enjoy those autumns in Tenn.

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  6. One thing I've come to realize is we all have our Fall beauty...things that make Fall so amazing. New England's is a little older and more refined. Great post Alan.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard other areas of the country do enjoy this time of year, and I hope most take advantage of it. We all know what's coming.

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  7. Simply a beautiful post. Love the golden color on both the brook trout and the leaves. This sure is a great season.

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    1. RI brook trout
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      Jonathan it seems as if the first round of color was yellow, but now the reds are turning with those oranges mixed in.
      The brook trout are joining in.

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  8. I need a trip to some similar streams. Beautiful post!

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    1. Justin Carfagnini
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      Justin, that trip will do you good....go for it buddy.

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  9. Beautiful time of year for us in New England. You just have the knack for finding those special places!!!!

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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete it sure is. I find a few, and sometimes they payoff.

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  10. Looks like a beautiful day and I agree with you about the coffee.

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    1. Bill
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      Bill these days are special. As far as the coffee do you mean tasting better in paper, or have you had the "Hadlyme Blend"?

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    2. I was talking about it tasting better in paper.

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  11. Looks like you had a wonderful time, Alan. These last few days have been among the most beautiful of the year.

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    1. Walt Franklin
      Walt is was great to be out at such a beautiful time of year. We have to really enjoy them.

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  12. Alan - Glad to see that you are enjoying this special time of year! Lovely photos!

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    1. Mark
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      I truly enjoy the outdoors this time of year.

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