Sunday, November 4, 2012

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.”

This excerpt of PFTF was originally intended for October but a project at work that started out crazy turned completely sideways. We lost a key person at the worst time and it was everything we could do to get things back on track. Still a lot of work and we are not out of the weeds yet. No Saturday or Sunday fishing trips and I take work home in the evenings. Fail the project-lose the job.

Through the Fog

(Above: The future is never certain and destiny often hangs on the horizon through a misty haze. Some journeys require many steps through hazy fog before reaching the destination. May your path be clear and your steps carefully calculated.)

The Bugle

(Above: Every year I try to take a journey into the high country in search of fall colors and elk. Here is a sizeable bull making a challenge to other males while gathering a respectable harem.)

Bull and Harem

(Above: Here is a “king” bull with a massive harem hidden in the tall grass. This bull was massive enough to ward of most challengers with some aggressive posturing.)

Not everyone wins

(Above: There is no second place when it comes to the elk rut. You have to win in order to gain the harem and a bull elk may have to stand many challenges. One loss and you have to start over. This bull lost one side of his rack in a recent exchange. Tired and breathing heavy this beast will have to buy his time until next year.)

A number of these pictures came from the old Canon camera that finally died on me. Hopefully I can get the pawnshop camera upgraded as well as make some time to fish. This will be the longest non-fishing dry spell that I have ever encountered. If there was any time to complain, believe me I surely would. Rest assured this project will soon pass and my career will hopefully emerge all the better for rising to meet the challenge. Once that challenge is conquered I will fish.

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