As I had my morning cup, I was gazing out the window at the less than desirable winter day. The rain is falling, and its actually quite warm out, well for January. As I sipped my coffee, a pair of cardinals landed on top of my wisteria bush. The male was at the very top dressed in his winter plumage and the female remand nestled down in the bush also dressed in her winter plumage. They sat for a while until the female got restless and flew up to the male wings open as if to say "lets get moving!!" Then they flew off.
I was running low on my willow blend dubbin, so I sat down to blend some up. I do enjoy making dubbin blends as much as tying the flies that use them. The willow blend is what I use for my willow nymph, which is my stonefly nymph for the early browns aka willow stones.