Friday, August 12, 2011

Dogs, Writing, and the Moose in the Willows.

A link to my guest post on Andilit:

"Morning seems to rise not from the sky, but from the ground. Light comes up from below, and within. Perhaps it’s the evergreen limbs that canopy my view. Or the hesitance with which in the morning, I look up..."

17 comments:

  1. This one had me smiling the whole time. for some reason, it was very relatable...ha! :-)

    Well done...again!

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  2. I've been reading a good book recently , by one of flyfishing literatures most respected authors. He's quite literate as a writer and takes me on adventures to many places I've never been and may never go. That being said..he's got nothing on you and your excellent way of weaving stories which take us all to somewhere we'd rather be. Keep it up......Jeff

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  3. I can relate to that too. There was at time where I heard a big cat roaring in the distance. I couldn't tell if it was lost hurt or rabid. I couldn't even see it I could only hear it. I didn't know if it was a bob cat or a mtn lion. Both were frequent where I was fishing. I was maybe 14 at the time and I read and heard many stories of mtn lions attacking children and smaller adults. It bothered me enough to leave but I loved it at the same time and wish I caught a glimpse of what exactly was making that sound.

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  4. Moose, Mountain Lions? All I see is the occasional badger :-)

    Erin, true writers lay themselves bare. You allow us into your inner world which, might I just say, is a beautiful place. I look forward to the next instalment.

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  5. Hi Erin, I really like that fly you are currently tying. Can you tell me the body and dubbing material you have used? Thanks. Martin

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  6. The long ignored Catholic boy in me has a lot to say about that one paragraph. But it can wait.

    My daughter once asked if I believed in God. I told her to watch what I do and see how I behave and you tell me.

    Years later after fishing with her in one of my favorite spots she said... God lives in the places you find to fish, doesn't he.

    If you want Him to.

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  7. Sanders - Many thanks, my friend...it's always an encouragement to know, and I am now smiling. Thanks. :)

    Jeff - Well now I sit, at a loss for words. 'Thank you' isn't quite cutting it...

    Kev - "It bothered me enough to leave but I loved it at the same time"...so frustrating, yet so beautiful. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

    Doug - I'm so glad you did...thanks!

    Dave - Badger! Oh, their gruff goodness. :) Thank you for your thoughts, and as always I find them to be a wonderful encouragement.

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  8. Martin - Thanks, and it caught many brook trout yesterday! The body is just thread (first blue, UNI-thread, 6/0, and then a dark brown "camel", UNI-thread 6/0), then wrapped with small silver wire. The dubbing is Poul Jorgensen dubbing (Wapsi Fly, Inc.) in "electric blue," the hackle is of brown partridge, and I used a #12 Skalka Czech Nymph hook. I got the idea from looking at all your spiders...many thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Ken G. - I am very interested to hear what your long ignored Catholic boy has to say. My long ignored protestant girl always has a head-full. I love what you told your daughter, and I love her observations. I agree...and sometimes I want Him to. And sometimes, not...

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  10. "chill of an August canyon morning" - the idea of that seems impossible to me down here in Georgia's summer oven. Wonderful read Erin. Always look forward to new posts from you.

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  11. Very nice... very nice, indeed.

    Chris

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  12. Ty - Thanks! My mother who lives in Nebraska, has been out this weekend visiting me in the canyon. I warned her, 'we don't have humidity here' and to pack a sweatshirt or fleece for mornings and evenings. I think she had a hard time believing me. ;)

    Chris - Thank you much!

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  13. I found your blog from another fly fishing blog and it is wonderful. I am no writer, but a fly fisher, tier, and potter. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity and ability.

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  14. jswilson - And I am very glad you found it, and enjoyed! Thank you so much for the kind words...hope you stop by again!

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  15. God is what you experience as joy,wonder and a thrill tinged with fear. This cannot be bottled and sold or even shaped by mankind's words.

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  16. Hart - I can say Amen to that...one of the few things...

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