Sunday, April 24, 2016

A Walk In "Spring"

Yesterday was one those bright beautiful Spring days, those days where a hike about the fields and streams was in order. Jeanette and I set off to find some interesting places both wild and some not so wild. Enjoy.



Typical southern New England barn....still in use.


Naturally where you find an old barn likely your going to find a stream. There are brook trout present but no fly rod was close.


"Trillium"..the first one I've seen this Spring. When it's in bloom brook trout will be rising.


Mountain stream.


A beautiful set of natural waterfalls.


Yes folks it's all coming back to life...........



33 comments:

  1. Alan , beautiful photos as always. The turkeys in my area are showing up everywhere of course we another week out from spring gobbler season, and then like magic they disappear , I think they know the start of hunting season better than the hunters.the photo of the waterfalls is beautiful,I have a falls similar in Sullivan cty. Pa. That I try to fish every year. The water below the falls is where I caught my largest wild brook trout to date.makes for a wonderful experience fishing an area like that. Thanks for letting me come along on your hike,it would have been hard for me not to have my fly rod.thankyou.

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    1. Brad Basehore
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      Brad the turkey's were all over that field and as you said it will be a ghost town in a few days. I would like to try that pool but it's dangerous. I enjoy bringing some of beauty of CT. to all.

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  2. Your photographic essays are outstanding! You always seem to capture the essence of nature and it's beauty!!

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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete I do try. Glad you enjoy.

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  3. gorgeous and more gorgeous. love!

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    1. TexWisGirl
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      Theresa you are very kind.

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  4. Some days you don't need the fly rod, even if you do miss having it just a little bit. If you live near that, you have my envy.

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    1. Fading Angler
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      Chris very true, and your right I kind of miss it.
      That place is pretty close.

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  5. Who in their right mind wouldn't love to see their spring look exactly like this? The beauty makes me breathless.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard it's an outstanding time of year. All's so fresh.

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  6. Beautiful pictures, Alan, same as always. Along with trout fishing I look for the morel mushrooms this time of year. What a treat they are if one can find them. Regards, Sam

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam mushroom hunting is something I wish I learned. I love them.

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    2. Generally, Alan, when the fiddleheads come up and the lilacs bloom that indicates the soil temps are good for the morels to pop. I find them under old apple trees, but others find them under ash and dead or dying elm trees. The morels are a real treat if you can find them.

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  7. "Yes folks it's all coming back to life..........." and very nicely I might add.

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    1. Mark Kautz-Shoreman
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      Mark late winter is so drab...glad for the change.

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  8. Great photos Alan. There's nothing like being outdoors in the Spring and watching Mother Nature re-awaken after a long Winter. I heard a few turkeys gobbling this weekend while playing around on a small lake near home, gotta love it!

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher
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      Jeff they can be very vocal now....lots of competition.

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  9. That Trillium makes me VERY happy to see!

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    1. Hibernation
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      Will it's such a pretty flower.

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  10. Alan
    Gorgeous images; I know you will make a return visit for some--thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill I'll be back there for sure.

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  11. I just wanted to let you know that I've been following your blog for awhile and like it very much. Keep up the good work.
    Mike

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    1. Michael Carl
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      Mike I appreciate your comment.

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  12. Alan - it's nice to see everything blooming again isn't it! I saw my first purple trilium/wake robbin this past weekend. That waterfall is photographer's playground, beautiful

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    1. Mark Wittman
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      Mark the trillium was beautiful, along with the trout lillies.
      That waterfall was flowing very nice, but I was told it's spectacular in times of high water.

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  13. Hello Allan, Nice pictures on your recent blog. Beautiful stream and old barn to boot. I had a great time fishing that small stream with you on Mon. It made me appreciate the wild brook trout and there presence in our small Ct. streams. To know they started from egg to a fry, and eventually to a adult brook trout, is amazing. So glad you shared that experience with me. John

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    1. John Wirtes
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      John it was a pleasure to fish with you. The wild brook trout is truly an amazing creature, and I for one will never tire of catching them.

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  14. How long has that barn been there, and how long ago was it burned? Beautiful post, Alan. Those fish are stunning.

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    1. Justin Carf
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      Justin I don't know how long it's been there but I'd guess a 100 years. It was never burned just nicely weather beaten.

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  15. Alan I like everything that you propose in your blog, good pictures and I see that you enjoy every moment of this new spring season approaching there, congratulations and enjoy it are my best wishes.

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    1. Armando Milosevic
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      Armando thank you my friend.

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  16. Hi!
    My name is Jarek, I'm from Poland. I just found your blog and I'm beginning to read it. Those small forgotten streams have their soul. Every small fish from a stream like this gives you much more joy!
    I invite you to visit my blog and give me a comment
    Flyfishing for rainbow trout

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