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There's some pretty exciting stuff going on around SSR's, both now and in the "very near future". I'll talk about the future first. This blog was started some years ago so that I would be able to share what I love, "small streams, wild trout and life in their simplest form" and I've tried to stay with that concept. Over the years it has done well and it seems by the response I've had many of you have the same feelings. You know I appreciate every comment and thought you put forth and will continue to that in the future.
Small Stream Reflections is about to reach a milestone in the next month that is incredible..I for one would never think it possible when I started. When that is achieved there will be a big thank you...more later.
One of this blogs readers and frequent commenters "Parachute Adams" who's name is Sam sent me a photo of his daughters, who's name is Paige, watercolor painting of a trout in pursuit of a fly. Watercolor paintings of fish are the best, in my opinion they bring out a natural look of fish. Her painting is beautiful and it's something she as well as Sam should be very proud of. Thank you.
Virginia Ham...now this is exciting. I purchased this steak when I was in VA. last fall. Today at some point I'm going to try it. They tell me to watch out for the salt for that can be an issue. It will be served with "red eye gravy" and biscuits.
THE SEA RUN BROOK TROUT COALITION
Excellent post Alan!! The watercolor drawing of the trout pursuing the fly is beautiful!! I am sure you will keep us posted on the outcome of the ham steak!!!!ReplyDelete
Pete, talent on display..hope she stays with it.
I had the steak last night and truthfully I did not care for it.
Alan, Paige's watercolor is beautiful and just the type of art that adorns my man cave. Kudos to Paige! I've been following along here for a while and know of your love of Salters. I'll be checking out Sea Run Brook Trout Coalition despite the fact that the only salt here is on the kitchen table! Virginia smoked ham and red eye gravy...nothing can compare.ReplyDelete
Howard she has a future for sure. I guess you are about as far from a sea-run brook trout as I am from a wild cutthroat...but its worth checking into. Like I told Pete that ham did not work for me.
Virginia Hams the best of the best, my wife's grandmother use to send us one every year for Christmas. She lived in Richmond. Beautiful watercolor, thanks for sharing
Bill perhaps it's a southern fancy. I found it to be salty and dry. Paige does wonderful work.
Alan, That water colour really shows life, colour and movement. Is there any possibility that Paige and Sam could have prints made of the original?ReplyDelete
I have an oil painting that my mother-in-law painted as a birthday gift for me, some years ago before the the tremors robbed her of this talent, joy and ability. It shows a lone angler fishing on a stream. It was painted with love and I value it more than words can express.
Ham and bacon--you can never have enough of it. "Biscuits"--are they what we call scones in Australia? Flour, butter, milk or water and baked in the oven or on a cast iron fry pan, then we call them "griddle cakes". Whatever they are they would go well with that Virginia ham.
Steve I'll run that thought by Sam, if they did I'm sure they could sell them. Life sometimes is cruel and it's usually to the wrong people.
The biscuits were the best part of the meal..I did not like the ham. Now bacon is another thing....loving bacon is loving life. Hope all's well in OZ.
We buy free range bacon and ham from a local delicatessen. They're both nicely smoked, very lightly salted and delicious. I'll fry you up a decent serving with free range eggs if you ever get over to OZ. Over salted ham or bacon really ruins the flavour and enjoyment.Delete
There you go again with the good food posting again. Bye, I've got to go eat something. Beautiful watercolor.ReplyDelete
Mark ask your wife to please make up a dozen biscuits, using King Arthur flour...then mail me half of them.
Ham and trout fishing. I have an antique Shasta (late 50's or 60's) camper that I've restored and take trout fishing each year (Roscoe, NY; Pittsburg, NH; Millinocket, ME). Just me and my pug dog. I've named the camper and had it lettered "shunka Konzerva" which translated is canned ham.ReplyDelete
John that's so cool. Those are some great destinations. The wife and I would love to take a trip in a restored VW micro bus....nice name for the camper.
I look forward, Alan, to the achievement you and the blog are about to make in the coming month! SSR is and always has been great reading and a stroke of the Master's Hand for me, personally.ReplyDelete
Paige's Watercolor painting is remarkable and certainly would stand out anywhere. Beware of the Salt and health conditions that go with too much. Hogwash, pass the ham!
Mel if it were not for the fine people who read this blog I could never have done it.
I hope Paige continues her work. The salt is one of the dislikes I have with the ham.
Alan, that ham sure looks good. I would like to have that with a couple of over easy eggs!ReplyDelete
Thank you for putting up Paige's painting with your LaBonte streamer placed within it. I treasure both of those items. I have relayed the kind comments on the painting to Paige, and it pleases her a great deal that her painting is liked by others.
Best Regards, Sam
Sam she is quite talented, hope she stays with it.
The ham was not a favorite, but at least I tried it.
I hope the same, Alan. I would like Paige to paint a brook trout colored up for the fall spawn. Maybe next Christmas!Delete
Alan, I'm glad you posted info on the coalition,they need all the help they can get. Paige,I think has a future as an artist. That was a very nice painting,I also like the fly that's in the corner of the painting. We have a local artist who uses water colors as his medium and paints the most beautiful brook trout, I wish I could afford one. Thankyou.ReplyDelete
Brad I agree with you, if Paige stays with it she will do all right. Some of the artists work is pricey, and most likely it should be...but I to have a budget, so.