Friday, September 9, 2011

Photos from the field

Through my adventures photos are taken that never seem to make it into specific fish posts. So much of my fishing goes unseen or heard. Even though these pictures may not be ready for prime time fishing posts, I have found a way to fit them in an excerpt called “Photos from the field.”

Lonely Caboose
(Above: One day a train comes and drops off the tail end and chugs off into the distance leaving this little caboose lonely in the cloudy sunset. My heart goes out to this little green caboose left all alone. “It’s okay BN-278397” I say with the tiny soft spot in my heart “They will come back for you. Until then you have an awesome view.”

Amanita muscaria
(Above: Commonly known as fly agaric to people who know a lot about mushrooms. This is a toxic shroom that can be found in coniferous forests all over the world. Considered inedible it can be consumed after parboiling. Deaths from consumption are rare and this variety is somewhat famed for its toxic yet hallucinogenic properties which I don’t expect to be testing anytime soon. These examples are slightly discolored and usually exhibit bright red colors instead of the slightly brownish hues you see here.)

Stowaway Scallywag!
(Above: Doing a deck check on my floating vessel and stumbled across a stowaway scallywag! Actually I pulled him aboard while retrieving a skirted jig combo with a morning splash of Crawbug scent. Guess this clawed bugger got a little frisky as most guys do in the morning. Maybe I grabbed the wrong scent as my lure was not violated by anything other than this clawed Don Juan.)

Perfect cast
(Above: Most anglers are in constant search of the perfect cast. For me that means getting the tip of the line into a tough spot. Here Don is showing how it is done flipping a small fly under an overhanging tree branch. The fly landed perfectly with the line straight behind it. Had I attempted this cast the next half hour would have been spent digging the rig from the branches.)

Lex Luthor…home away from home?
(Above: Throughout my career I have worked on some fairly sophisticated communication projects. Some have been for the military and even government entities but I know very little about these two arrays sticking out of two suspicious looking earth domes. My guess is this could be a vacation home for Lex Luthor or some evil genius. Not a full fledge base or anything but more of a home away from home used to get away from that whole world domination scene once in a while.)

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4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love these random images and your commentary! keep 'em coming! (and frisky like most guys do in the morning?! ha!)

John said...

I viewed your post while hauling on a hookah, sitting atop my amanita stool.

Cofisher said...

Matt, I'm starting to really like this idea of a random photos from the field day. Keep going Bud.

mdmnm said...

Those mushrooms might be pantherina, rather than muscaria- a more toxic amanita that is more brown/yellow in appearance but still have the distinctive white flecks on the top.

Great shots