May 12, 2009

Cicada Hatch

We made our spring trek to Jones Hole Creek this week. The 8 miles round trip from the fish hatchery to the Green River is always a great hike.
Steve glowed like a kid in a candy store when he saw cicadas on practically every branch along the stream.
He slapped together his 4 piece travel rod, tied on a dry fly that looked cicada-ish, and commenced to fishing -- or rather hunting, as he prefers to call it, since he does his best to stalk the fish.
The trout were in a feeding frenzy with so many full meal deals falling into the water. Steve must have caught (and released) close to twenty.

Can you see a trout in the air clear stream?

Here's the biggest catch of the day, a 19 inch rainbow. Steve looks pleased, doesn't he?
I don't fish, so I took the photos, scouted out flora and fauna, and enjoy the scenery.
Wildflowers were blooming:

primrose,

bluebells,

stream violets,

and yellow peas.
We walked right by a deer, who kindly stood still long enough for me to aim the camera.Neither horses nor dog can accompany us on this outing, but such a lovely place deserves a visit at least once a season.

23 comments:

  1. The final photo really draws me in. But all your photos do. I miss the sound of the cicadas. That's a distinctive sound of summer from many years ago where I grew up in Maryland.

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  2. Thanks for the photo of the cicada - I had an involved conversation about them last night, trying to work out if we have them in the UK. Now having see one, I'm pretty sure we don't. Ramble over, looks like a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon. And I'm glad spring has finally sprung for you.

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  3. Glad to see you made it this spring!

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  4. What a nice looking trout and beautiful spring flowers. You visit the nicest places.

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  5. 20 fish! I bet he was glowing! What a marvelous day!Did you get to hear the cicada chirping when dusk fell? I miss that sound!

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  6. Thanks for the tour again and in such wonderful weather! Great shots, which gives a good account of your country. Thanks for your visit to my blog!

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  7. It must be an eldorado for the fisherman - and anyone else as well.

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  8. I bet your husband had fun with those trout...nice photos

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  9. Beeeeautiful! Love that walk. :)

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  10. How beautiful. My son took a several weeks tour of your beautiful state after graudation and brought home some beautiful photos. I love the cicadas. The stream is wonderful. I think I could smell the fresh air as I journied through your bigger than life photos. Thanks for sharing.
    It is a shame the animals did not get to visit with you.

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  11. I like the arrangement you and Steve have: he fishes, you take photos. ;-)

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  12. What an amazing area. Everything's so vast - love the last photo and especially your header. Stunning.

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  13. What a wonderful walk. I'm with you it is much more fun to wonder around taking photos than to fish but Steve looked like he had fun.

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  14. Wow, trout on cicadas--how cool is that? But why no fishing dog?

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  15. I love hiking; our family camped and hiked a lot when I was a kid. Good times!

    This looks like such a great location for a hike. What an awesome rainbow trout he caught!!

    When I moved to KS last summer, there were quite a few cicadas around here -- the shells and live ones alike. The cats liked to play with them -- several times I caught Fluff batting one around in the driveway. They make a rather loud whirring sound when a cat does this to them. Poor cicadas!

    Great pictures as always. Makes me wish I got to go on that hike! :)

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  16. Janie thank you for this person hike up the creek. It is so beautiful and hiking is such a wonderful activity. You see so much. The colour and composition of your photos are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
    Smiles

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  17. You took us on another great trip today. Photos were wonderful, just like being there. Thanks for sharing them.

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  18. Beautiful photographs. What a great place to relax, wander, and fish!

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  19. I can't believe how clear that water is. Steve evidently had a great day fishing (or hunting) but you captured some great pictures. It looks as if you've found a little bit of heaven on earth.

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  20. Great trip! Lovely trout :)) Looks yummie :))

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  21. What a beautiful set of shots! Those flowers are gorgeous. Just wondering about the trout...catch and release or did you fry him up? It was a great catch---I love to fish!

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  22. Amazing, fantastic, love the fishing pictures.

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