As I fished a small stream Sunday, while seemingly stopped in time for some moments I realized, or should I say brought that realization forefront while standing near some of the most pristine of waters, waters so pure and clear they almost are not there. It became quite clear in my mind that the reason for the beauty of this place and the wild jewels that call it home is the water.
In the series of photos I'll try to show you this beauty as it cascades over countless obstacles on it's journey to the sea.
In the pools and riffles of this stream I found a few willing brook trout. They were gracious to rise to a dry fly. It's so simple my friends....all that's needed is clean cold flowing waters.
I've only been at work for 2 days and I already miss my freedom to spend time on streams like this. I'm jealous.ReplyDelete
Kirk I'll think of you tomorrow as I cast the first fly of the day.
Do good work buddy.
As the Shakers used to sing...'Tis a gift to be simple,'tis a gift to be free!ReplyDelete
Mark fine lyrics indeed.
For me, what would make fishing a small stream so exciting would be to see those brook trout kill a dry. I suspect you feel the same way. Beautiful stream---thanks for sharing
Bill I certainly do. They really whack that bomber.
Simply gorgeous photos of the stream and brookies.ReplyDelete
Pete they are gracious subjects.
Simple pleasures are the most rewarding, lovely post BrkReplyDelete
John that is most certain. And a wonderful feeling.
A very good way to look at it.ReplyDelete
Mark I know it's making something look simple but it takes so much to make it happen.
Great pictures and truer words were never spoken. 'Tis a gift to be simple,'tis a gift to be free!ReplyDelete
Howard that's the second time in this post that I've heard that phrase...and I like it.
Awesome times Alan! Glad you had such a peace inspiring trip afield!ReplyDelete
Will each time I set my feet afield it's an inspiration....I believe it's that way with all of us.
Theresa it's easy when you have such subjects.
Not much beats a brookie rising to a dry.ReplyDelete
Ben you'll get no argument on that from me.
Well stated Alan.ReplyDelete
Rowan I believe you know exactly what was said.
simple pleasures..always the best..ReplyDelete
Well Mike you are so right.
Beautiful photos of the clear, cold we water we are lucky to have around New England along with the jewels that live in them. I hope it is always this way for those of us who appreciate these gifts. Regards, SamReplyDelete
Sam we have much to be thankful for. Hopefully are wild resources will only get better.
Beautiful waters that contain beautiful treasures.ReplyDelete