Welcome to Winter! I feel like I can finally say that with the incoming snow storm this weekend and the ice that has finally thickened enough for the real ice fishing to begin.
The speed of the news is ever increasing. On the national scene and in the newsroom at The River Reporter.
January 13, 2019
During a hard freeze on Sunday morning, a trickle of water in a ditch had congealed into these squiggles and curliques—like bizarre fossils from a vanished sea.
And I wondered if even NASA’s powerful computers—loaded with equations and numbers—had the power to analyze it.
January 8, 2019
Driving through Carbondale on Route 6, about 4 p.m., there was an amazing rainbow. I pulled over and managed to irritate a few drivers to get a few pictures.
All the way to Moosic Mountain and down to Waymart were other rainbows.
How sad so many drivers speed by, rushing home in time for the "real" TV news.
Glasses were raised as the Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. The occasion was the opening of the new 200-seat hall at the Catskill Mountains Resort.
“You must be so delighted to have a wedding hall in the Town of Highland,” I gushed to Cathy Daboul, one of the chamber’s movers and shakers.
“Yes,” she said. “There’s The MountainView Manor in Glen Spey, and now we have something.”
Ok. I give up. I keep thinking the ice is going to form up any day and I’ll be out ice fishing with wild abandon. Or at least with as much abandon as one can have in a largely sedentary sport… Anyway, while I continue to wait for ice on the local waters, I figured I’d step back and review a lure from the good old sunshiny days of summer.
MILANVILLE, PA — A few tiny "pixie cup" lichens, with a red barberry in the mix.
MILANVILLE, PA — This little partridge berry turned up as December snow melted from a mossy bank near Calkins Creek.
With leaves tinier than a fingernail, it’s become a perfect Christmas wreath for small creatures.
As we flip into the New Year, my thoughts go to community and the perception of the world in opposition to itself.
Happy New Year everyone! And with the New Year comes fishing license renewals for all you PA fishermen. New York fellas are ok, gotta love that year-to-date license. But for all of us it’s time to start fresh, start our counts over, reset our personal best stats and pretend we don’t already have five fish in the freezer. (Or 20…)