All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

Monday, August 24, 2009

somethings fishy

Give me a rod of the split bamboo,
a rainy day and a fly or two,
a mountain stream where the eddies play,
and mists hang low o'er the winding way,

Give me a haunt by the furling brook,
A hidden spot in a mossy nook,
No sound save hum of the drowsy bee,
or lone bird's tap on the hollow tree.

The world may roll with it's busy throng,
And phantom scenes on it's way along,
It's stocks may rise, or it's stocks may fall,
Ah! What care I for it's baubles all?

I cast my fly o'er the troubled rill,
Luring the beauties by magic skill,
With mind at rest and a heart at ease,
And drink delight at the balmy breeze.

A lusty trout to my glad surprise,
Speckled and bright on the crest arise,
Then splash and plunge in a dazzling whirl,
Hope springs anew as the wavelets curl.

Gracefully swinging from left to right,
Action so gentle- motion so slight,.
Tempting, enticing, on craft intent,
Till yielding tip by the game is bent

Drawing in slowly, then letting go
Under the ripples where mosses grow
Doubting my fortune, lost in a dream,
Blessing the land of forest and stream.
~Mrs. Eunice B Lamberton
One of the best things about living in Utah is the beautiful Cottonwood Canyons :) We spent the weekend keeping cool in Big Cottonwood Canyon hiking, climbing and fishing! The boys have found a new favorite and I think they could go everyday. Jackson could fish all day and be very content. He loves reeling in his catch to see what and how big it is. He caught a Cut Throat Trout and thought that was pretty and cool. Landon loves to help reel in the line, go exploring and chase off the curious squirrels. Ayden loves to cast his line and reel in the fish but doesn't want to get to close or touch them. The best part is the fresh trout dinner that follows a fun day at the lake......YUMMY!!

1 comment:

The Olsons said...

Wow, I'm impressed. Nice catch boys! And good work mom for gutting the fish.
Oh and tht vest Ryan, is totally in season now:)