Friday, April 26, 2013
Quiet Beauty In Nature Plus A Green Weenie
Passing this giant palm while hiking I noticed that the nights rain had done it a favor of washing away all the yellow pine pollen from its surface and left a bright green color behind. With the sun behind the core of the frond the pure greens lit up the forest floor. This example of simple beauty and texture in nature is amazing to me. I challenge you to take a moment and stop thinking in terms of this as just another palm frond and instead look at the geometrical pattern of lines and color. If you look deep enough you will be just as astonished as I was.
My little boy - whose hand is holding the little green guy - was also extremely excited to discover this insect. He was also very interested in all the fine details which goes to prove that as humans our desire to learn about the world around us starts from a very young age. It is up to us as parents to nurture that interest in order to raise children that can grow into intelligent grown ups. A bit off topic but its my blog so here it goes: Don't count of others to raise your kids and educate them. Just like you shouldn't expect the government to supply all your wants and desires. Its your life and your kids, if you don't take an active part in their development then they wont grow up to be very productive in life.
Now that you had your dose of common sense for the day I'll continue. After holding this for a minute my boy put two and two together and said, "Will fish eat this?" That's my boy!
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Clear Cure Goo products before but if you haven't then you are missing out. This stuff is the catch all for any epoxy or sealant you need. From coating the back of a #20 nymph to crafting the head of a #1-0 tarpon streamer this stuff works! This company is run by a couple of Great Guys I have actually had the privileged of meeting and this un-solicited endorsement is a long time coming. If you haven't used it before, do yourself and your fly tying a favor and click over, buy a starter set, and give them a shot. You won't be disappointed. You might also want to check out their blog HERE.
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