No, this isn’t “Art by an Owl” where they give an actual feathered owl a paintbrush and have it paint a flower like those elephants in Thailand do. This is art by a person named Owl.
I recently put forth an idea to an up-and-coming young artist that goes by the name of “Owl.” I’m very interested in the different ways people paint fish and trout and Owl has a unique approach that definitely brings a surprisingly unconventional and exciting perspective to these fish. When I asked him if he would be interested in an “art swap,” I wasn’t sure what he would say, because, well, I’m no Owl Jones, but to my surprise he agreed!
I’ve been slowly working through my project called “Painting Through Prosek.” I’ve been painting my acrylic way through Prosek’s book “Trout: An Illustrated History.” I tried extra hard on the brook trout and thought Owl might like this.
I just finished Bill Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods.” I’m sure many of you have read it or heard of it. It is an account of Mr. Bryson’s time spent hiking the Appalachian Trail. It is an easy and funny read. Most importantly, he takes the reader along with him. By the end of the book, I felt I was right there, feeling the same bitter sweet thoughts that the satisfyingly difficult journey was over.
I also was reminded of the simple truth that time spent in the outdoors brings appreciation for the outdoors.
If you are looking for a good book this summer or would like to learn a little more about the Appalachian Trail and haven’t read Bryson’s book, I highly recommend you do. You won’t be sorry.
|The Gear Room|
|Wall of suggested hikes.|
|I like the new gopros.|
|Hammocks and bags.|
|I have a thing for pataganoia shoes. The thing is, I like them.|
|Great items on clearance.|
|Plenty of trail running gear.|
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Scenes from a Florida Vacation from My Leaky Waders on Vimeo.
Just a mash up of video from our vacation to the Florida Keys. We flew down, rented a car, and camped at Curry Hammock State Park. The central location gave us ample opportunity to explore the keys from top to bottom.
Music: “Obvious Bicycle” by Vampire Weekend