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knucklehead
04-21-2010, 10:40 PM
Not yet rattlesnake weather, but fish and flowers go well together.

I believe the flower is a showy orchis. really nice clusters along porters creek trail. the spec below was one of cosby's finest, 1 of the many caught that day.

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm228/knucklehead1979/showyorchisandthesmallspider008.jpg

















http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm228/knucklehead1979/blacksquirrelandhornytoads008.jpg

birdnerd
04-22-2010, 12:35 PM
Beautiful pictures! Love the Macro and great looking Brookie!

Jim Casada
04-22-2010, 08:03 PM
Yes--that's a showy orchis, and I'm delighted that others realize that, as that sage of the sport Arnold Gingrich once wrote, "the fishing is only part of it." This season of rising trout blended with sprng beauties, bloodroot, bluets, showy orchis, jack-in-the-pulpit, trout lilies, trailing arbutus, all the many species of trillium (I think 13 are native to the Park), and so much more is truly a time of wonder. The wise angler pauses and ponders along the trail, enjoying a reawakening world full of loveliness. Thanks for sharing.
Jim Casada
www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com (http://www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com)

spotlight
04-23-2010, 01:12 AM
AWESOME PICTURES!!!......and so true Jim so true one must pause and soak in the beauty all to many times I find myself so caught up in the fishing that I don't notice the beauty that surrounds me. And you left lady slipper off that list one of my personal favs.

These are really good pictures I love the ant on the flower nice macro!