Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer colors

Just back from spending a few days in the Adirondacks.  I did manage to get out one morning for a little fishing.  The past couple weeks have seen a lot of rainfall in the Adirondacks.  The lakes and streams are running at levels usually seen in late spring when the snow pack starts rapidly melting.  All the rain is keep the forest very damp and the mosquito population booming.

Adirondacks = water + moss covered boulders

Despite the high water levels, the brook trout were still eager to take the lime royal wulff.  It was fun watching the brook trout rise out of the depths as if they were on a search and destroy mission.  I did fish the Ausable bomber a bit, but the bright chartreuse band on the royal wulff seemed draw more attention in the  tannin stained higher than normal flows.

classic Adirondack pocket water running through rugged country

I find the wealth of color in God's amazing creation to be fascinating.  Here are just some of the many colors to be seen in the Adirondacks this time of year...Enjoy

 the white and red of partridge berry 

a beautifully colored Adirondack brook trout

the lavender of wild basil


some brightly color mushrooms

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful post....wish I could get a chance this year to get up to the Adirondacks.

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  2. Mark - that yellow mushroom looks pretty crazy and what a beautiful setting.

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  3. LQN - I saw quite a few brightly colored mushrooms this past week. When I saw the "blaze orange" ones I thought it was nature's way of saying "Danger if eaten"

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  4. Mark
    Beautiful streams and outstanding colors on the brooks. They will soon start their fall colors. Those moss rocks can be dangerous, stay safe when navigating some of those streams. thanks for sharing

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    1. Every season has it's beauty, I'm learning to appreciate what each has to offer. The moss covered rocks are generally dry and have good footing, the ones still damp from recent higher flows that are slick

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  5. Very nice. Beautiful fish and stream. I need to go to the Adirondacks.

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  6. The brookies are starting to color up.
    A-OK

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    1. Alan - fish from this stream have always been dark with very red/orange bellies sometimes even a mix of orange and cherry red. Must be the hemlock roots along the stream that introduce a lot of tannin into the water

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