The air was warm and in the light of the setting sun, you could see a lot of bugs in the air. I love this time of day when the shadows get longer and everything has a glow about it. As I walked along the stream bank I was reminded that life goes on pretty much as it did yesterday, in disregard of anything that is going on at work or anywhere else for that matter. Being outdoors reminds me to look at the bigger picture of things, things to be really thankful for, things that remain unchanged, things are always true regardless of how I might feel at the moment.
It wasn't long before I saw a brook trout rise in the tail of a small pool. I fished to the setting of the sun with one single dry fly. Back at the car, I removed what remained of the Royal Wulff, took a deep breath of fresh air, and gave thanks for wild places so close to home.