Tuesday, February 23, 2021

When the page is turned....

As humans we see and process things differently. There are times when I see something and react to it. A few hours or days or even longer I'll look at it and see something entirely different. It is the same as far as information is processed in our minds. Hear something and react to it. Several days later and after some thought come to a different result. The issue is that when your only offered one perspective it it difficult to reach another conclusion.

I know from many years of on the job training to not look at what is first seen is being "that's it"...when the page is turned it may be whole new book. The photos seem to be placed here randomly but on the contrary. There is a reason for why they were selected and how they were placed.

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

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    1. Hibernation
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      Will I knew you would pick up on it.

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  2. Alan
    The Soft Hackle should be in every fly fishermen's box----outstanding!!!
    Thanks for sharing

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  3. Judge wrote a best seller made into a movie then went fishing for the rest of his life. That's my kinda guy!

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    1. RW Van Brunt
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      RW he has been an inspiration to me for many years. I have Frenchman's has been on my bucket list since I first read of it.

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  4. I love these words of guidance. Living in a different way for almost a year now, my nerves get on edge once in a while with work and other relationships. I try to settle down and figure out what is needed to make a situation better.

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    1. Sam
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      Sam there are times when it is almost impossible to find a story that does not preach gloom. I try to be positive and for the most part I am. But it is at a point when the water is going over the spillway.
      Maybe more fishing will help? What say you friend.

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  5. There is a stark beauty in a monochrome world, but I also see a cautionary reminder in those pictures; that we need to listen to our better angels and protect the vibrant colors of brook trout forest before it's too late. I'm not trying to be a pessimist, it's just where my head is this morning. Beautiful pictures, Alan.

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    1. mike
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      Mike a well selected group of words and fitting. Your head is probably like most of ours these days. What the hell happened to us....

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    2. Alan, I read a disturbing post on Facebook by Protect Rhode Island Brook Trout regarding Red Brook. Evidently, someone wants to develop 900+ acres of adjacent land. I pray that doesn't happen.

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    3. Sam....
      Warren Winders
      February 22 at 9:55 PM ·
      Tonight the Wareham Planning Board voted 3-1 in favor of approving a zoning change that would allow a Hospitality, Entertainment and Recreational zoning overlay on 963 acres adjacent to Red Brook and the Red Brook Wildlife Management Area.
      This zoning change would allow the construction of hotels, motels, parking garages, parking lots, retail outlets, multi family homes, waste water treatment plants, casinos roads, etc., all of it on top of the aquifer that feeds Red Brook. And all of these impervious surfaces will generate polluted run off, and they will prevent precipitation from infiltrating into the aquifer, and the hotels, restaurants, multifamily homes, etc will need water.... lots of water that will be pulled out of the aquifer that feeds Red Brook and keeps the brook's rare and now threatened anadromous brook trout alive.... and herring and eels and mummichogs and sticklebacks and frogs and down toward the bay striped bass and great blue herons and kingfishers and minks and otters and gulls and the snapper blues of the summer saltmarsh... all while feeding the hearts and souls of people and their children and their dogs.
      And the young of the year brook trout, the tiny fry, have left the stream bottom gravel of their redds (spawning nests) and, as they have at winter's end each year for thousands of years, they hang in small schools in the sun warmed shallows of the stream shifting to feed on microscopic zooplankton brought to them by the brook's current.... the never ceasing flow of water,
      At Red Brook spring is on the rise and the brook's life goes about its beautiful way - unaware of greed driven fools.

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    4. Fools...give up the future for a few todays.

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    5. I can only hope that the greed driven fools don't prevail on this one. If someone smarter than me can tell me how I can help I am listening.

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    6. Sam stay tuned for I'm certain there will be some strong opposition to this.

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  6. This is terrible news! Where the hell is TU National? ...oh, I forgot, they're spending all our money on Bristol Bay. Red Brook is a treasure, it needs better protection than some hollow words from a zoning commission.

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    1. mike
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      Mike a phrase comes to mind from the movie Bronx Tale. Dad tells his son sometimes the small head tells the big head what to do.
      Like I told Sam, stay tuned.

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  7. Allen,just remembered, the book Storied Waters by David Van Wie has two chapters on JV,

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  8. His son in law Woodie took the Author fishing at Frenchmans(Uncles) pond

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    1. RW Van Brunt
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      I also read where Charles Kuralt from "On the road" fame also fished Frenchman's.

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  9. A beautifully told essay in black and white made more striking by the Red Brook story in the posts. So somebody got the zoning changed. That is only the first step. If it is inevitable that something will be built there, the local TU chapter and others can weigh in during what will be a lengthy approvals process to require aquifer testing, stormwater management facilities that actually work, and a host of other measures which can be required by local and state environmental regulators, and which if pressed might either downsize the development or eliminate it altogether. Don’t underestimate the power of the people at that level to raise a mighty fuss. Appeals can be filed too which really slow down the process. Years of delay. We should donate $ to the local TU chapter dedicated to this cause. Send lawyers, guns and money, Warren Zevon once said, in this instance skip the firearms and 2X the dough.

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    1. Ned Zeppelin
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      Kevin I know that Warren Winders will not let this be. He has so much time and effort in the restoration of Red Brook. There is a group of individuals all part of the Sea Run Brook Trout Coalition that are going to fight this.

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  10. Alan drew my attention to his beautiful photo essay first thing this AM and I knew what it was about before long. Before that, I woke up thinking about next steps to save Red Brook. Expect more from the local chapters and my own org. Anyone who wants to help (especially Wareham Residents) please reach out to your local chapter or to SRBTC. And PS - this zoning change and whatever they decide to build on it is now only 275 acres, but that's plenty bad enough. Expect more soon.

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    1. Sea Run Brook Trout Coalition
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      Geoff there are a great bunch of readers here who know and love Red Brook. Thanks for your commitment to saving Red Brook.

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