Saturday, January 2, 2010

Getting through the Winter

I'm starting my 2010 posts with a look back. It's something I do quite a bit in the winter, when I'm stuck indoors, and the spring seems like it will never actually get here. I spend a lot of time looking over pictures of fish and trips from the past years. I was doing that today, and thought it would make a decent first post of the year.

The photos that follow are all from Athabasca this past August, and none are actually fish. Just pictures from the area. I hope you enjoy them.

And, Happy New Year.

A mayfly from Richards Lake

The "Tackle Box" on the inside of the boat - a rope!

A bad looking moose

The best shore lunch spot in the world

A full moon rises over the bay

The shadow of the float plane on the trees below as we left Richards Lake

Mushrooms at shorelunch

How does ANYTHING grow here?

More lunchtime mushrooms

Berries and Lichens

A weather beaten tree on a shorelunch island


Rebecca said...

I loved the non-fish pictures! One of the best parts about being outdoors is noticing the little delights all around us. Of course, seeing that mayfly brings on a strong sense of, 'must go fly fishing soon' but I consider that a good thing.
P.S. Love the boat tackle box, I haven't seen one like that before. Smart~

Mel said...

Hey, Wolfy, I really enjoyed the photos of your times outdoors. That is a beautiful area. The "Moose" caught me by surprise and gave me a tee hee! I agree with Rebecca, that is a great idea for a tackle box when you need to let lures dry out before putting them away.

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Shoreman said...

Hey Joe. Happy New Year. Even though most of our posts are about fishing, I too like to see the scenery. Try to throw some in my posts so I can share the scenic wonders of Northern California.


Fish Whisperer said...

Very nice non fish pictures. I too am waiting on the weather. It has been blowing for 2 weeks straight.
Tight lines

Anonymous said...

Those are some nice pictures, thanks for sharing.

Happy New Year!

Wolfy said...

Thanks for the comments

Rebecca - I'm pretty sure that's a #6 extended body hexagenia of some type.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Awesome pictures!

Inflatable Bass said...

"Hey Rocky, guess what I am now?"
Great pictures!

Stumbled across your blog...happy to see that you're using your writing skills.
Happy New Year to you and yours.

Zach J said...

Those pictures were awesome; probably liked the mayfly the most. Nice shooting.