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  • Scott Butner
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    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.

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    The view from inside the combine.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • Canuck from KS
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    Great shots, this is certainly a bucket list for me

  • Patrick
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    Spent two weeks in Italy with the family - great trip. Some favorite pics

    Vernazza
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    Skyway Monte Bianco cable car
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    The entry to the Colosseum looked like it was ready to host an event. Couldn't believe how good it looked. We did a night time tour - highly recommended.
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    Gotta include the most impressive piece of art I have ever seen in person. Amazing.
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  • dragginfly
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    So- were you standing in the stream taking a photo?

  • Scott Butner
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    Went up into the Blue Mountains near Tollgate last night to photograph the stars. I had spotted this tree on a fishing trip earlier this summer, decided it would make a good foreground for a night sky shot.

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  • Doublebluff
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    That is a great looking rebuild. I'd use it a lot! Well done.

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    then into the garage. Click image for larger version

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  • Scott Butner
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    a few scenes from our Fair/rodeo this week

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  • Scott Butner
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    Originally posted by dragginfly View Post
    Scott- thanks for posting the Missouri photos. Love that area- have seen Sheep and Moose within sight of that bridge. Did they improve that ramp? They were working on it last fall......
    not sure that I saw any visible signs of improvement -- it always seemed like one of the best launches on the river anyway, with concrete ties to provide traction, handy outhouses, etc. Though we only stopped there for a brief pit stop and had launched upriver at the dam.

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  • DonT
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    Thanks! Yeah a lot of memories tied up in that rod. My buddy who taught me the big D is gone now so a lot of the memories are pretty meaningful. FWIW, I'm also 66!
    Skip, congratulations, what a great story.

  • Caddisman
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    Some paintings for the upcoming "Pollinators" show at OSU.
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    Should be a beautiful, and interesting exhibit.

    Bill

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  • Skipper
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    I am 66...I am getting married again...next up the screenplay...royalties man!...I always have done my best art when I was in love....Only I call it lub...that upper echelon beyond ...love , LOVE then lub...as in lub-lub lub-lub lub-lub...the beating of my heart...Holy Crapment! I am in LUB! I have not cried for a couple hours...

  • dragginfly
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    I read the two above experiences in reverse order. On the flyrod one, I thought that restoration of a relationship like that not only brings back memories, but revives some hope. Fits for both.


    Scott- thanks for posting the Missouri photos. Love that area- have seen Sheep and Moose within sight of that bridge. Did they improve that ramp? They were working on it last fall......
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  • Scott Butner
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    Great story, Skip. the things movies (and lifetimes) are made of.

    And, Don, Having built just one fly rod in my life, you've got my respect. Nice work!

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  • DonT
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    Well, I can't draw or paint to save my life although I wish I could and I have never been much of a photographer but here is a craft... My first good fly rod was a Sage RPL I built up from a blank about 25 years ago. I had built a couple spinning rods with some improvised equipment before that so I was able to wrap it OK although in a somewhat overkill fashion as you can see below. The rod is a two piece 8 foot 5wt. Why I bought a two piece 8 footer instead of a 4 piece nine footer is lost in the mists of time, whatever logic I was using escapes me now, but that rod caught a awful lot of fish. About 10 or more years ago I put it on the shelf and have since upgraded a couple times ( marketing apparently works....). Since I've been fooling around with bamboo I now have some actual wrapping equipment and a fair amount more of an idea of what t do. Last month I pulled out the old rod and was looking at it and thought to myself, "I bet I can rebuild this' so off I went. See below for before and after. I fished the rod for a couple hours and three or four fish this weekend. It is a sweet rod and really a pleasure to handle and cast but it just does not have the backbone of a modern 5 wt. for wind or long casts.
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    However I'll still pull it out now every once in a while when it fits the bill.

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