Archive for July 20th, 2014

20
Jul
14

Wanderlost

It’s been a bumpy road

often down dead ends, potholes and ditches

causing many a delay and aches.

A roadmap, a guidebook are meant to help,

but the wanderlust, the beckoning 

distracts from the joys meant to be.

Wanderlost ~ SwittersB

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20
Jul
14

Pink In the Heat of the Day

I was never too enamored with Floribunda Roses. Less tidy, too unkempt, too something that just fell short of the tight, crisp beauty of the Hybrid Tea Roses. But, of late, I rescued a few Floribundas, not knowing their genetics, so to speak, when I took them. And, I have to say, they are growing on me in an old fashioned sort of way. They keep on giving and giving and love the hot sun.

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20
Jul
14

Fly Fishing & Tying: Busy Body

One of the enjoyable subsets of fly fishing is fly tying. Learning to tie and fish your own creations…and that attract fish. There are, it seems, a gazillion fly patterns out there. Really there are a few hundred patterns and many derivations of a single pattern. It is part of the exploratory/creative process of fly tying to change up patterns and to adapt patterns to new materials and successful experimentations.

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Here a simple wet fly pattern (wound partridge wing and dubbed body) is jazzed up with the addition of a gold bead head, white goose biots wings, orangish goose biots tail, copper ribbing over the addition of synthetic flash into the dubbing mix. All these materials flex, compress, pulse, twitch, flash as the fly drifts and tumbles through the riffles of a stream. It attracts, hopefully, by suggesting life.

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This macro image of the abdomen/thorax of the fly gives a glimpse of the fibers protruding from the dubbed (wrapped) material on the hook. Each protruding fiber will move, collect bubbles, all suggesting a living insect below the surface of the water….hopefully. A Busy Body as it were.

20
Jul
14

Spider Humor

‘Dear Boys…May I make your girlfriend scream louder than you ever will? Signed Spider’

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20
Jul
14

Brooding High Desert

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ~Ansel Adams

“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” ~Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Nature never goes out of style.” ~Tink

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