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.”
Still Fire Season
(Above: Even with the seasonal rain we are still having fires pop up here and there. Most of these small burns have been started from “dry lightning” and quickly put out by an awesome fire fighting force. This force is constantly improving and doesn’t stop looking for better ways to fight fires as well as prevent them from happening in the first place. Even though the fire bans have lifted for the most part, we still need to stay vigilant year round it seems.)
(Above: This is a fish I have chased unsuccessfully for years and it still haunts one of my old bass ponds. The ghost-like image is unmistakable and easy to spot. Somewhere along the line I have dubbed this fish “Dickey Moe” from the old Tom and Jerry cartoon that more or less parodies the classic tale if Moby Dick.)
(Above: Colorado is an innovator of outdoor sports and every time you turn around there is something new. Colorado may not have an ocean but we do offer some types of surfing for the long, flat board crowd. Or maybe this kayaker is extremely confused.)
(Above: While fishing a metro lake near a large patch of open space, I see a large bug on the water’s surface. Watching the bug struggling for several moments without getting eaten compassion gets the better of me and I rescue it. Within a few minutes its wings were dry and flew into a nearby tree. It still would have been cool to see this bug get smacked off the top of the water by a fish.)
Tigers with a Swallow Tail
(Above: Doing some Sunday morning chores and I spot a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly taking a leisurely sun-soak right in the middle of the road. The moisture of the drying puddle and residual minerals drew it to the area. I tried several times to move it over to the grass but each attempt was for naught. The winged marvel returned to the evaporating pool in the middle of the road.)
This summer has been nothing short of amazing. Amazingly tough at times and there have been a few moments where I have been amazingly fortunate. It also should be noted that the blogger community and folks that have visited my blog have been nothing short of amazing as well. Thank you so much for your views, comments and rates. This blog is fueled by your support.
Good luck and good blogging.