Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fall Watercolors

A brilliant day on Wilson Creek. The fishin' wasn't much to write home about but the early fall watercolors were. So don your magical polarized lenses, click each shot for a larger image, and enjoy nature's liquid artwork.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Autumn has finally gotten a foothold and this year’s long, scorching summer has begun its slide into recent memory. Good riddance. With the transition in season comes a transition in my angling focus, from chasing warm-water bass to stalking cold-water trout. The ceremonial pivot point occurred this week with the breakdown of my stout bass rod and transfer of its reel to a willowy trout whip for a day on the Smith.

Monday, October 18, 2010


I’m devastated. I’ve been rejected.

One of my favorite magazines, Wildlife in North Carolina, has just dealt me a humbling blow. Annually, they hold a photography contest and invite readers to submit photos taken around our beautiful state. Winning shots in several categories - including birds, plants, wildlife behavior, wild places and outdoor recreation – have been selected and will be printed in the January edition.

I submitted a half-dozen. None will appear in January.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Even the old folks never knew
Why they call it like they do
I was wondering since the age of two
Down on Copperline

Copper head, copper beech
Copper kettles sitting side by each
Copper coil, cup o'georgia peach
Down on Copperline

Half a mile down to Morgan Creek
Leaning heavy on the end of the week
Hercules and a hog-nosed snake
Down on copperline
We were down on copperline

Copperline - James Taylor (1991)