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In praise of the brook.
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Dean L
(AldoLeopold) - F

Locale: Great Lakes
In praise of the brook. on 06/29/2013 14:16:42 MDT Print View

It flows out of a cedar swamp. It is what's below a beaver dam, at the end of a wet bushwhack with silt up your knees. A foot deep and few wide, a little spring creek with green moss and mayflies. Choked with alders and strainers, filled with sculpins, a flowing silver fountain.

That is where you go. And when the sun sparkles low on the water, even if you catch no fish, you've had a good day.