Saturday...we drove two hours out to Currant Creek for a bit of fishing.
The trout had had a long winter and were ready to bite.
Nice big fish, caught on dry fly, then released to fight another day.
The snow was all gone, earlier than we have seen before, and the leaves on the trees were so tiny they looked like confetti when views through to the sunlight.
The river flow was moderate.
This year's snowfall was not as deep as usual and the river flow was gentler because of that.
Upstream another fisherman was enjoying being with his dog.
And his dog was clearly enjoying being with him.
Usually I can pick faces out of the rock.
My imagination must have been on the fritz as I couldn't really see any faces in this view.
Bernie in the lower center left side.
He actually caught two fish that I saw.
Maybe more while I was wandering about?
I should ask.
A sandhill crane was walking through this area, but ducked into the brushy area before I could get a picture of him.
He told me he had already brushed most of them off before he had hopped into the car.
Kind of gave me the creeps.
Then we went to Switzerland.
When I look back at pictures of our trip to Switzerland I am astonished at how often Swiss scenery looks exactly like Utah scenery.
This is Currant Reservoir.
There is a campground on the other side of the lake.
I am hoping we can come here camping in summer when it is a tad bit warmer.
We had a discussion about pontoon boats and how fun it would be to own one for this lake.
Of course where would we store it?
And how often would we really use it?
Questions like those are such a buzz kill.
The spring yellow aspen mimic the fall golden colors on the hillside.
Just a bit more yellow-ish than gold though.
There is a road that leads to an area known as Red Cliffs.
This time we decided to take that drive too.
The cliffs are seen if one faces away from the lake.
The road was rutted but do-able with our all wheel drive.
The trouble with aspen: It is almost impossible to stop taking pictures of them.
(Scenes like this make me want to learn how to use lens filters. The sky and lake were blue but the distance washed them out.)
I know for a fact that in two weeks these trees will be a deep green instead of the spring yellow green.
Still...pretty this way too!
I was on the look out for birds. Apparently this robin was dispatched to keep me happy: I can say I did see ONE bird!