Photograph by Steve Barnett

Saturday, 4 May 2013

One Month Ago

One month ago today we had a look at a new bit of land that was beginning to appear.  It looked like this...

That little group of Fleur de Lys (Flag Iris) shoots is even healthier now...
And the land being created under and around them is growing nicely too...

Henry found today somewhat mixed.  His pal took him fishing, which he loves... but... his pal also kept stopping the fishing and then doing that strange thing where he fiddles about with a three legged device and peers through the thing he puts on top of it.  This is very boring and the only thing he can do is either sit "patiently waiting" or wander off for a few yards and see what he can find.  (Just one ball today.)
Henry patiently waiting...  You will be able to see the photograph that was exposed, while he waited, in couple of days or so as it has yet to be developed.
The fish were very co-operative today and because this lovely section of the Derbyshire Wye flows through flat land, it winds and twists enough for the angler to be able to find places where the wind is a help rather than a hindrance.  Just as well because it didn't half blow a lot!  It felt like All Fools' Day usually feels, all of Nature seems to be conspiring to make us think that it still is......One Month Ago!
Regular Rod


  1. Colors of spring really do lift the mind and soul.

  2. I'm thinking we have missed the hawthorne, or rather they have missed the season. I wonder if those frosts did for them? Our local invert expert believes the mayfly are becoming one year nymphs, and what you call bracketing isnt taking place. It's a worry.

    1. Hawthorn(e) Flies have been through frosts far worse than any we had this last winter. I cannot believe they have simply died. The year is at least a month behind, so maybe species that are temperature dependent and not day length dependent will simply show up late? Thing is are Hawthorne appearances triggered by temperature or by day length or something else? Bracketing has to have been responsible for the increase of those mayflies maturing in only a year instead of two or even more years. The bracketing is what lets some flies survive better under new conditions.

  3. Great blog, I've added a link to it on mine and will be following from now on