Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

August 2019 Arts and Crafts Thread

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • August 2019 Arts and Crafts Thread

    because, after all, it IS August now....

    some more from wheat country!

    Nick and his little brother came out to meet me at the end of the road, because some of the fields were not passable in my 2WD pickup. Nick started working the harvest at age 10; now at 14 he drives the John Deere tractor that carries wheat from the combine over to the big semis that carry wheat to the grain elevator. His little brother is learning the family business literally at big brother's feet. Dad, mom and grandpa are all out in the field, running other equipment.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	20190730-untitled shoot-7956.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	3.58 MB
ID:	12223


    The view from inside the combine.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	20190730-untitled shoot-9835.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	4.67 MB
ID:	12224


    before the Snake River dams were built, Mike's grandfather mostly farmed orchards down along the river. When the dams covered the orchards up, they started farming wheat.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	20190730-untitled shoot-9956.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	3.80 MB
ID:	12225


    When the flatland farmers from Kansas and Missouri see photos like this, they are fascinated by both the technology and the terrain. It's been interesting to read the Facebook comments from all the farmers on these photos.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	20190730-untitled shoot-9712.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	4.29 MB
ID:	12226

  • #2
    Fun images Scott.

    I was on the computer outside tonight trying to get this rofous hummingbird to accept me close to the agastache cana it has been feeding on for a week or more. It finally did, but the sun was getting pretty low. Will try again earlier tomorrow. Love these little critters.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Rufous1s.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	287.0 KB
ID:	12236


    Click image for larger version

Name:	Rufous2s.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	314.7 KB
ID:	12235

    Comment


    • #3
      Another submittal for the "Pollinators" show.

      Sweat Bee on Datura, acrylic on canvas.


      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_6071.JPG
Views:	3
Size:	478.9 KB
ID:	12239


      Bill
      http://caddisman.deviantart.com/gallery/

      Comment


      • #4
        love that second hummingbird shot, Patrick!

        A thunderstorm passed about 20 mi north of town last night. I caught up to it hoping to catch it coming across rattlesnake mountain, but it had fizzled out by the time it reached me. On the other hand, it made for a nice sunset....


        Click image for larger version

Name:	20190807-untitled shoot-1842.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	2.12 MB
ID:	12261

        Click image for larger version

Name:	20190807-untitled shoot-1995.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	2.50 MB
ID:	12262

        Comment


        • #5
          Thanks Scott. Really like the colors in the 2nd one of yours.

          Had some nice skies as our storms pushed through tonight. Plus some visitors.

          Click image for larger version

Name:	HazySunset2s.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	254.5 KB
ID:	12266


          Click image for larger version

Name:	HazySunset5s.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	240.7 KB
ID:	12265


          Click image for larger version

Name:	SunsetFromDeckS.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	309.0 KB
ID:	12268


          Click image for larger version

Name:	Fawns2s.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	468.3 KB
ID:	12267




          Comment


          • #6
            You guys are sure good at this. Here's a thunder boomer that attcked me the other day.

            Click image for larger version

Name:	DavisThunder.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	129.7 KB
ID:	12272




            The Catchin' Ninny

            Comment


            • Patrick
              Patrick commented
              Editing a comment
              I recognize that spot

            • dragginfly
              dragginfly commented
              Editing a comment
              wish I did (recognize that spot).

            • Crawbugger
              Crawbugger commented
              Editing a comment
              I know that spot as well.

          • #7
            Click image for larger version

Name:	Nocktosh.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	232.1 KB
ID:	12304

            "Nocktosh"
            22" X 28"



            https://www.washingtonflyfishing.com.../137006/page-2
            Last edited by Skipper; 08-16-2019, 10:05 AM.

            Comment


            • #8
              Nice painting Skip. What does the title mean?
              aka Scott Richmond

              Comment


              • mcswny
                mcswny commented
                Editing a comment
                I could be blowing smoke out of my ass, but I think it might be a native name for the Yakima?

              • Skipper
                Skipper commented
                Editing a comment
                mcswny, you are correct! native name for the Yakima...and I believe it either is a current reservoir name or was suggested as its name...

            • #9
              Gonna stretch my welcome a bit and post a combination A&C/Fishing trip photo, and hope that the inclusion of some fish in the photos makes it OK to post more than I usually do....

              Shortly after 9/11/2001, a mutual friend introduced me to a curmudgeonly fly fisherman who just happened to also work where I did. He suggested we go fishing together -- we did, and the partnership of Scott and Vern was established. We fished together, mostly on the Yakima, pretty much weekly from February through November every year for the next 12 years, until Vern moved to the west side after retirement, and my own early retirement forced me to spend more time running my photo business.

              But we still go fishing together now and then, and a highlight for both of us is a week spent in the care of the guides from Headhunters, in Craig, MT -- fishing various portions of the 40+ miles stretch of the Missouri River that lies between Holter Dam and Cascade.

              Here's some pics from this year's trip, which we did in August this year instead of our customary June.

              More to follow on the next post since I can only post 5 at a time.

              This is the Missouri in all it's splendor, just above the Wolf Creek Bridge.I love the countryside here, and we had great weather -- low 80's/upper 70's, minimal wind -- for 2 of the 4 days, and only somewhat worse weather the other two.

              Click image for larger version

Name:	20190815-untitled shoot-4719.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	409.7 KB
ID:	12328



              My view from the back of the drift boat. Braden Lewis was our guide -- smart young man, knew where the fish were and how to get them, and just as important, could talk about a lot of subjects other than fishing -- if you're going to spend 4 days in a boat with a guy, that's an important trait.
              Click image for larger version

Name:	20190814-untitled shoot-4315.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	552.2 KB
ID:	12329



              The main dry fly action was centered around these buggers -- Tricos. With two, let's say, well-worn, fishermen it might be a challenge to see them on the water.
              Click image for larger version

Name:	20190814-untitled shoot-4212.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	326.2 KB
ID:	12330



              This is the form that the fish cared about, though -- rarely ate the duns, nearly always the spinners, which sometimes floated past in large clusters, sometimes just onesies.
              Click image for larger version

Name:	20190815-untitled shoot-4731.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	369.9 KB
ID:	12331



              rises were mostly pretty subtle....
              Click image for larger version

Name:	20190815-untitled shoot-4788.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	442.1 KB
ID:	12332

              Comment


              • #10
                (continued...)


                Yours truly (2019 edition) with my best fish of the trip, at least size-wise.
                Click image for larger version

Name:	20190815-untitled shoot-4705.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	491.6 KB
ID:	12334



                Glamor shot.
                Click image for larger version

Name:	20190814-untitled shoot-4276.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	447.8 KB
ID:	12335


                Usually we catch quite a few browns. This trip we didn't see as many but Vern did catch this guy on a hopper fished very tight to the bank.

                Click image for larger version

Name:	20190814-untitled shoot-4350.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	484.3 KB
ID:	12336



                We were not alone. On one stretch of river, an adult eagle sat perched on a cliff overlooking the river. As soon as we got within a few hundred yards, we could tell he was watching. When we hooked a fish, he wasted no time going in flight and trying to intercept our fish when they'd jump or come close to the surface. At least it made for some fun photos.
                Click image for larger version

Name:	20190812-untitled shoot-3031-2.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	368.4 KB
ID:	12337



                I finished up fishing Thursday afternoon, and spent the next day and a half driving home via the "scenic route" -- up Hwy 287 to Choteau, on to Going-to-the-Sun Road, then wandering home This was my parting shot of the Missouri.

                Til next year.
                Click image for larger version

Name:	20190815-untitled shoot-5000-Pano.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	415.8 KB
ID:	12338

                Comment


                • #11
                  Scott,

                  Has to be the best combination of an A&C post, and trip report ever!

                  (That eagle shot is intense)!

                  Bill
                  http://caddisman.deviantart.com/gallery/

                  Comment


                  • #12
                    Eagle pic is fantastic. Such an awesome place. My son is 17 and we went the summer before he was born. It has been a long time since we were in that part of the world. Our last trip was a very dry, low snowpack year and all the flies I tied for a usual mid July trip were useless. All tricos. So tiny. Landing the strong rainbows was really hard on the tricos for us. Thanks a lot for capturing the place. You have a great eye.

                    PS. In that stretch I sent a speed record for middle age guy running in waders when a skunk crashed through the bushes right next to where I was wading.

                    Comment


                    • #13
                      Originally posted by jd77 View Post

                      PS. In that stretch I sent a speed record for middle age guy running in waders when a skunk crashed through the bushes right next to where I was wading.
                      lol, I'm always amazed by the amount and diversity of wildlife I see there -- or hear about. So far, in a half-dozen visits, I've yet to see a skunk, but I did smell one.

                      coyotes, elk, deer, bear, beaver....and soooooo many raptors!

                      Comment


                      • #14
                        Originally posted by Caddisman View Post


                        (That eagle shot is intense)!

                        Bill
                        the eagle put on quite a show.


                        Click image for larger version

Name:	20190812-untitled shoot-2859.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	1.72 MB
ID:	12346



                        Click image for larger version

Name:	20190812-untitled shoot-2891.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	2.45 MB
ID:	12345

                        Click image for larger version

Name:	20190812-untitled shoot-2876.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	2.47 MB
ID:	12344

                        Click image for larger version

Name:	20190812-untitled shoot-2862.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	2.51 MB
ID:	12343

                        Comment


                        • #15
                          The look in his eye is just amazing - great shots (as always) Scott, sounds like a great trip.

                          cheers

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X