the river by month:
Photos & text © Wm Abrams - protected by copyright
See copyright information HERE for details
photos taken with LUMIX DMC-TZ1 and ZS10
with DC Vario Elmarit LEICA lens
Winter slams the door early.
October 30th snow
October 29th snow
Watching my back - a "double-tagged" Bear
And then Irene
gage "maxes out" at 12,000 cfs
AUGUST 27-28 - HURRICANE IRENE
bleached bones bake in the August heat, just before the deluge
chaos - White Flies!
looking for trouble:
Heron takes a break
a big turtle reminds me that only waders protect my ankles.
The Housatonic Valley is finally green!
I would not have noticed him at all if he hadn't bobbed up and down
Blue slag from the Iron Furnace litters the bank
vines hang tightly on to suvive countless floods
birds come to the river to feast.
garter snakes emerge on a hot day
Stoneflies bringing the fish up on a warm day
the water is back up, finally
Great Blue - looking bluer in the dusk
Low cool water - Spinners - Fishing into the dark.
Does it get any better?
- Stuart Abrams photos
sun-bleached crayfish pieces litter the bank
Osprey feeding well in the hot weather
An Egret! (am I in Florida?)
Unimpressed with the Great Blue:
the competition is bold today
at the Housy, always expect unexpected spectators
on the menu
low water this week
fish in the refuge
The White Flies are early:
big fat Housy Rainbow!
and a smaller one
Trio of fish hunters -
Bring on the rise!
..and off to smaller water - PCB free - might as well take one home for the pan!
watching for a rise -
good think they aren't carnivores
spinners in the air!
my Hendrickson CDC spent wing patterns - and up one size, in summer it doubles for Isonychia
Harry returns long enough to land a few decent fish
off to Sweden for a bit of Grayling
Yes, Hexes hatch in Connecticut! (4th of July)
Hexagenia Limbata Connecticus
strange plant - anyone with an ID?
an army stampedes up the rock
egg laying brings old worn turtles out into the air:
Heavy rain brings the Housy over the banks..
..and over the big rock at the corner pool!
waiting for the Hendrickson spinner fall - life is good
the Orioles are back:
with May arrives the REAL Housatonic Alder
from the rainforest jungle
to cool foggy mornings.
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