Friday, April 24, 2009

Grey Gardens


{"Little" Edith}



{Mother and daughter Bovier Beale}


I recently watched the HBO film Grey Gardens starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. It was a wonderful film. It is based on a documentary film of the same name that was made in 1975. This film is about the mother daughter duo of "Little" Edith Bouvier Beale and "Big" Edith Bouvier Beale. The story is so amazing and intriguing. I cannot wait to see the 1975 documentary.

If you are not familiar with this story I highly recommend you spend a little time today informing yourself about this dynamic duo. Then, make sure to see both films.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spring Break in the Windy City

I went to Chicago in March for my spring break. We traveled by train on the Amtrack's Emire Builder. I had a fabulous time walking the busy streets and taking in the sights at the Museum of Science and Industry and the Museum of Natural History. My parents and I went to the Lincoln Park Zoo which is beautiful and completely free! I just love to spend a long weekend in Chicago but could never live in this city. I'll take sounds of Spring Peepers and acre upon acre of trees over the city sights any day.


{I found a vegetarian Chicago dog!!!}


{The Jensen's}



{Orchid}



{Meerkats at the Lincoln Park Zoo}



{The Conservatory}



{Me and the Bean}

Friday, April 10, 2009

It was a day for Brown Trouts

Luke and I had yet another wonderful day spent fly fishing. We both caught some beautiful Brown Trout. Thanks to my guide, I left the moving waters of the river armed with a few catches and a few more insights and tips into the world of fly fishing....


{My Browns}

{Luke's Brown}


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Must see videos...

Here are some videos that I must see as soon as possible: Red Gold and Eastern Rises.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Phat Fish Video

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Blue skies over the Namekagon

The weather forecaster predicted temperatures in the low thirties and the possibility of snow flurries. Boy was he wrong.

Luke and I fished the Namekagon River with nothing but sunny, blue skies overhead. There was a slight breeze in the air but this did not detract from a wonderful day spent casting nymphs into the cold and clear waters of the river.

Luke and I walked up river in search of browns. It was only when we returned to a run which was within sight of the car that Luke caught a beauty of a brown. I should also mention that it was on his first drift through that he caught the brown. She was a beauty, that's for sure...