In this time of year the streams and the woods are bursting with new life. Trees are in full dress, the water is crisp and the flows are very suitable to both trout and angler. The flowers have started to bloom giving a special eye appeal to those who cast their way.
It also can create some uncomfortable feelings. Pollen that is in the air will become a problem to many, flowers, trees, and newly sprouted mushrooms can cast spores everywhere.
My usual reaction to this is a raw feeling in the back of the throat, and some sneezing. For others it's much worse. I guess it comes to that old saying, Take the Sweet with the Sour.
If you were lying within inches of an undercut, in a clear flowing stream... and a bunch of funky feathers were to swim by. Would you take a whack at them?
These are what I like to call, "Clouds in the Stream". They appear as light riffles in the photo which look to be clouds. They give me a feeling of tranquility when I look at them.
Another sight that is wonderful to view. As well as to eat.