Sunday, April 28, 2013

Another sunday afternoon

Fiddle head ferns sprouting skyward
This afternoon was another wonderful spring afternoon in southern New England with the warm sun on the shoulders and face, bright skies , a crystal clear small stream, and wildflowers in bloom all through the forest.  I meet up with Alan, Kirk, and Steve (from sippingemergers.com).  At one point in the afternoon, we chuckled at what the four of us grown men must look like crawling along a small stream chasing tiny brook trout.  The pictures below provide plenty of reason for such apparent foolishness.


Brook trout against the backdrop of the stream bed they call home

I especially enjoyed watching the others fish and taking pictures of the many wildflowers that are now blooming in woodlands all across the state of CT.

A bed of wood anemone with pink highlight blooming along the banks of the small brook
Every now and then you come across an interesting sight like this skunk cabbage leaf sprouting  through a fallen beech leaf.
It wouldn't be spring without trillium in bloom
The brook trout were in fine spring dress, reclaiming the colors that winter had stolen. and so another Sunday afternoon was spent with friends old and new; filling the lungs with that unmistakable smell of spring air.  Thank you Lord for gifts simple and sweet.



Brook trout in fine spring dress

15 comments:

  1. It was a wonderful afternoon.
    Sights, sounds and smells that only a small stream can give.
    And the brookies were so accommodating.

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    1. It certainly was Alan! Tough choices this time of year, big fish rising to big flies in the larger rivers or brookies in gorgeous brooks running through woodlands awaking from winter's slumber

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  2. Good Stuff Mark and crew!! Nice photos

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  3. great post and pictures Mark, thanks for sharing.

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    1. thanks Brian, was an outstanding day

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  4. Nice Mark - spring time is the best.

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    1. Yes it is! The Catskills should be fishing well now!

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  5. Very nice pics. Not a lot of luck for me this time. You got the gem in that corner pool.

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    1. RKM - Some decent sized fish started showing themselves later in the afternoon.

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  6. Mark
    Absolute beautiful images of Spring at its best. Glad you guys had a good outing and landed some nice trout--- thanks for sharing

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  7. Bill - glad you enjoy the pictures, I certainly enjoy taking them!

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