Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fly Fishing Artist

Ode to Michael Brewster

All days in and near water.
Met Master Fly Fisher Man eighteen years past. 
This famous fly tier and angler became a teacher.
Create Ginger Quill, Gold ribbed hare's ear 
and pale morning dun of string. 
He taught casting, conservancy and cooking.  
Lessons share different by students:
forever one in nature;
become conservationists;
catch and release; 
or saute salmon on open fire.
Rare Apache trout braves the life of an artist.

Michael taught connection with nature.
He showed courage.

Dressing flies: a silly life,
think what you will;
I swim with steel head.
Grateful to use my gills.

Thank You Michael Brewster
Rest in Peace. 
September 27, 2016 
copyright Caroline Gerardo for words, images and video

Monday, September 26, 2016

Little Lakes Poem and Videos

Little Lakes Fly Fishing

Slabs of Kimberlite press ribbon of quartz.
Ultramafic rock lines bridge over Little Lakes.
Volcanic eruptions formed hidden diamonds, as
lovers under covers, puppy streams between
dogs like water get into fissures.

Tie flies before Rock Creek hike.
Mosquito Flats creates feed for trout. 
Every minute of climb a new pool:
Marsh Lake, Heart Lake, Box and Long Lakes
Early Explorer sans poetic imagination rule.
Climb faster than Big Horn sheep - jewels are yours.
Ruby and Gem Lake side trips deliver glacier schools
Swim with Paiutes and tourists but for
heaven's sake don't scare the fish.

Puppy swimming back in Little Lakes

examine for Golden Trout

Caroline Gerardo September 2016 copyrights 
for poem, video and photographs are mine.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

NoDAPL Send Message

Can't afford travel to Cannonball North Dakota?
Mail empty water bottles to
Energy Transfer Partners LLC's attorney.
Please remove recycle label, or
send bottles that cannot be recycled for

1735 Market Street Suite LLPhiladelphiaPA 19103 -7583

Energy Transfer Partners
attorney: Debbie Anne Cordero Carlos

Want to drive on Highway 1806
towards the protests? 
Cars are re-routed
to keep the crowds down.

Consider this a message in a bottle.

Call:   Jack Dalrymple

Dear Governor WE SEE And Hold You Responsible

Office of Governor
State of North Dakota
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0100
701.328.2200: phone