It’s National Walk Your Dog Day..

Well not actually.  That’s February 22nd.  So Dookie advises me that it’s ok if we celebrate National Walk Your Human Day…dw1

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Photo tip of the week..

How to photograph the Cedar Waxwing..

  1.  Bring a Chair
  2. Bring a camera
  3. Take pictures.  These birds love to be photographed.  They are fascinated by us..

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One upon a recent time, the government built a wall…

And they built it in an obviously romantic spot..  In the Catskills, looking to the northwest over the valley that holds Rondout Creek.  There’s a steep drop on one side of the edge and a road that crosses the Shawangunks on the other.  Before the wall was built, there was just a guardrail.  Temptation to be close to the edge must have been great.  It was a good place to become engaged so Carol and me did.  It was a beautifully dark but brilliant night.

The need to organize the activities on this spot overwhelmed someone so they built some parking spaces and a wall next to them to help us all enjoy the scenery more efficiently I suppose.

The wall has been there over a year and it’s proved to be a great place to document love as well as other important topics.  It seems the Sharpie is the tool of the love-art trade.  Crismar, Nicky, Nieto, the Vape Trade, Nina, Yadira and others appreciate the governments efforts and can’t wait for the next big wall on the borders of our great nation.

Build it and they will come….

 

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Boy fishing..

What is really important? National elections? International relations? Paying taxes?  Uninformed opinions?  How about the sheer beauty of the feel of the face of mother nature as she patiently allows you to feel her face and share her air. This young man shows us how it’s done.  He was fishing with an older woman and a man who appeared to be a dentist based on the DDS on his license plate.  The woman and the dentist appeared to be expert fishers.  The boy too.

In this sport, style counts. Not in what you wear though.  The style happens through your forward steps to meet nature.  The force of the rod, the curve of the line, the beautifully tied fly landing on the water as gently as its natural counterpart.  Pure grace in action.

So what is really important?  I think the dentist office was closed on this Friday first day of trout season.  A day off rarely gets better than this.20160401_6610

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