Posts Tagged ‘beauty

15
Nov
11

Photography: Surreal Nambian Morning

Camel Thorn Trees in Early Morning Sun, Nambia (Frans Lanting & Nat Geo)

Lanting’s photo, non-tweaked, is an early morning view of the rugged trees, desert floor in shadows and the glowing sand dune in back.  Lanting’s Work

06
Oct
11

Fly Fishing: BailFly…Whoa Nice Work!

Check out this site's work....beautiful in deed

BAIL FLY BLOG…VERY BEAUTIFUL WORK

01
Oct
11

Just a Week’s Ending Eye Catcher

Perhaps beyond exclamations to describe?

 My Behaviour is Jocular  &  The Honed Peachiex

The sources of beauty are often in places we would not normally visit….yes? Back to bugs, tying, presentation, fish and the like.

 

08
Aug
11

Sexy D.I.Y. Tutorials: Stripping Your Glock

ASHLEY STRIPS YOUR GLOCK  &  MORE EYE HANDY TIPS

I had previously promised a quarterly tease, but less graphic than in the past. I do believe I am a good two quarters behind, so to speak. So, here is the link re field stripping your Glock and other Eye Handy D.I.Y. tips. The info just happens to be demonstrated by young ladies and great graphics. If you are anti-firearms or anti-sexy women then do not open the links. Do not venture forth. Pretty tame stuff…just interesting concept.

17
Jun
11

Stop and smell the roses…….

Poppy & Honey Bee (SwittersB)

Well, in this instance, I wouldn’t put my nose down toward that Poppy. Snapped with a cell phone outside my aunt’s home. Busy bee amidst the beauty of a Poppy. It was a moment of beauty while removing my aunt from her home and placing her in an adult foster home. 

 

03
May
11

Fly Fishing’s Hottest New Trend

Early Morning Friend (SwittersB)

Centered Self (not self absorbed). No outward persona to play the foolish ‘bum’. No seeking the secret anything. It  doesn’t exist or last more than a short time anyway. Shallow pals, self abuse, dead ends, same old newness. Get back to what you always come back to anyway…the basics. Bored too soon with that? Then probably the rest of you life is boring too (save all that drama you get into).

Slow down. Truly take it in. Re-center yourself. Spend this Summer truly enjoying the simple to the complex without a hint of competition (even the self imposed fish count). Don’t brag about where you have been or where you are headed. Just do it and smile that you are fortunate enough to do it at this stage of your life. If you are teaching someone new to the sport then it tasks you with sharing the essence of the sport. Ego, trappings, next fix? Or, something simpler and more pure. 

Well, ok, it’s my attention grabbing lead in. But, you know I am right. 

27
Apr
11

New Possibilities, New Promises….Seize the Moment

Morning of Possibilities (SwittersB)

Spring has sprung indeed. Despite some tumultuous weather in the midwest and South, finally there seems to be some opportunity to get out and wet a line. If you were a winter steelheader or salmon chaser, then you have been out all winter long, save the blow outs or frozen guides, and then maybe you were still out there. But, the trout/grayling fisher or pike fisherman have been limited by seasonal closures or frozen landscapes.

All the tying and fiddling with gear now culminates in season openers or ice off or time off. New possibilities. New seasons. The doldrums and/stir crazy days of winter are behind. Time to enjoy life a little more now. 

16
Feb
11

Fly Tying: Don Bastian’s Wet Fly Perfection

A while back, I pointed to Don Bastian’s site, Don Bastian Wet Flies. I made an observation re his personal life that probably was not my place to make and suggested he was taking a break of sorts. I was wrong and apologize for that inappropriate comment. In fact, he is at full capacity and I am highlighting what most trout fishers would twitch over…a simply, perfect Adams Wet Fly. Utilitarian and elegant at the same time. Check out Don’s site for the pattern, below, and for everything about the classic, winged wet fly.

Don Bastian's Adams Wet Fly, Size 6

13
Feb
11

Alaska’s New AG John Burns on State Sovereignty & the Resources

Alaska’s new Attorney General, John Burns, is an avid fly fisher. He also provides not so subtle clues on his position re statehood, state’s rights, Federal regulations and ‘overreach’, development of resources  and the environment in a piece in the Juneau Empire………

“Burns stated the biggest challenge so far is prioritizing the multitude of issues affecting the state. Outside of Alaska is the concern of state sovereignty and the frustration of dealing with Federal regulations and unnecessary overreach, and the federal government seeking to regulate that which they cannot legislate.”

“From our perspective, the ability of our state to become a state, to become an independent entity is critically dependent on its ability to develop its resources,” Burns said, quoting Parnell. Burns urges all Alaskans to read the Statehood Act as well. “The frustration is that, I strongly believe that anybody that lives in the state of Alaska, who has lived here for a long period of time, is an environmentalist. You cannot live in this great state and participate in all that we have and not want to see it continue. But at the same time we recognize that you can have different and responsible development coexisting with that ability to participate. The frustration that I see is that the rest of the world does not believe that we are competent enough to responsibly develop our resources. I don’t think that they believe we care about this wonderful state. To me that belies comprehension. Every Alaskan I have talked to, who has been here for any length of time, is here because it is such an incredible state. The thought that we would do something to ruin it is beyond comprehension to me.”

I wonder if Mark or Brad at Alaska (Juneau) Fly Fishing Goods (nice shop by the way) might ask John Burns, the next time he drops in to heft that new 6 wt., what his take is on the Pebble Mine issue and that  whole process. Unofficial position, of course.

 

07
Feb
11

Game Fish Mounts by David Campbell

 

David Campbell Steelhead Cheek (SwittersB)

DAVID CAMPBELL’S MOUNTING~REPLICA WORK (ASSORTED GAME FISH)




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