For those of you who follow our blog, there were no posts last week on Sunday, August 23 or Wednesday, August 26. . . as you know, we typically post every Wednesday and Sunday and we will now resume our normal schedule.
The reason for no posts: We were afield in the Rocky Mountain wilderness and had no internet service.
Last week, Trish and I celebrated her birthday doing what we do every year on our birthdays: Fishing.
I've read that the good Lord does not count the days you spend fishing against your time here on earth.
If that's truly the case, both Trish and I will be around a long, long time because we both love to fish!
We spent a glorious week in the Rocky Mountain high country in search of brookies [Brook Trout]
and browns [Brown Trout] in the remote backcountry beaver ponds that we both know so well.
Below, are pictures of Trish on the morning of her birthday. We ate the three small browns for breakfast,
the big one for dinner, and released the rest. It's hard to believe that a trout the size of the big brown shown
Happy 71st birthday, Trish!
Below, is an original watercolor-tinted etching of a Brown Trout.