Outdoor Photo Journal

Cloud Bashful

July 13, 2010

I’m starting to have a thing for the combination of sunsets and clouds. As I spent the last couple of weeks up in the Mountains, each evening I would get excited to see if the day would end in a hushed blue to black tone or go out with a bold stroke of Mother Natures artistic [...]

Read the full article →

The $500 Morel Mushroom

June 15, 2010

Ok, so this morel mushroom didn’t exactly cost $5oo dollars, but might as well have! When I look at this single picture I took over the weekend, I see the sum total and only proof of my positive experiences and my sad losses. The math goes like this; Several bags of Morel mushrooms picked x A lot of [...]

Read the full article →

Fishing, Intimate-(ly)

June 3, 2010

When you are fishing and the general rumor floating upstream is, “In So & So hole, they are catching 5 salmon every 5 minutes” and you let curiosity get the better of you, there’s a good chance  you’ll find yourself toying with a situation that looks a lot like temporary fishing insanity. Especially on Memorial Day Weekend. I gave it [...]

Read the full article →

Not Quite An Armchair Angler

May 25, 2010

I just looked at my calender, computed some simple math and it hit me why I feel so far behind on just about everything reality based. In the last 19 days, I’ve been off fishing for 13 of them….. I’m not sure how much of my personality really comes out in this blog, but one thing I don’t do well is stationary [...]

Read the full article →

5 Days Of Fishing…..

May 18, 2010

I just got home a few hours ago from 5 days of fishing and camping. I’m beat up, bruised, my fingers are all sliced up, and I’m dead ass tired. I’m also impossibly behind on all things correspondence, Internet and mowing the grass BUT~ I’m still grinning like a fool. So what’s the reason for my unlikely smile in [...]

Read the full article →

River (and Blog) Slacker

May 4, 2010

There’s something to be said for alittle slacker time. Sometimes when I’ve been out on the river all day and the fish have snuggled in for their version of an afternoon siesta, I’ll seek out a nice shady spot that harbors the least amount of ants and let the sound of water lull me off into a nap. [...]

Read the full article →

The Dark Side of Nature

April 15, 2010

Recently I shared a sunset picture I captured on camera that made me weak in the knees. This picture has the same ability but on a totally different level. The sunset I watched from a leisure place in the distance. When I took this picture I was up close and personal with a storm front that quickly came [...]

Read the full article →

Easter Palette Mother Nature Style

April 4, 2010

A sunrise or sunset isn’t extraordinary enough to inspire people to go outside everyday and witness each new statement the sun and the sky co-designs for us. Fact is, both instances happen once a day, every day, of every year and it’s awe is lost in the predictable repetition. Yet, sometimes when I’m outside and I am paying attention, the visual lauguage of nature takes [...]

Read the full article →

My Outdoor Sidekick Had a Birthday

March 31, 2010

Yesterday my daughter Kaitlyn, aka Z Outdoor Sidekick, turned 15 years old…. ‘Scuse me while I choke and sputter a bit over that number. I figure I’m approaching the cut off zone. Not the one that gets me out of the legal noose of parental responsibility (18), but the one that decides whether the kid will need a [...]

Read the full article →

Photo Journal: Via Cheap Camera and nearly Dead Battery

March 27, 2010

What does someone who lacks photography skills, carries a cheap 100 dollar point and shoot camera, typically eeks out 1 or 2 photos before her camera battery dies and doesn’t have photo editing software do with the photos she does manage to capture? Well…..start a photo journal section on her fly fishing blog of course. I see [...]

Read the full article →