16th of November

by on November 17th, 2015

James and the Giant Peach… Had a great show down in Verbena AL where it’s all just peachy.. would love to get back when the fruit is in season, but did have some wicked peach cobbler from my host Ola.
A field of cotton just about to be harvested. It is an amazing plant, which used to be picked entirely by hand. The pods are really tough and could cut your fingers to ribbons.
A fresh bale of cotton, soon to be socks!

15th of November

by on November 15th, 2015

My praline pecan upside-down apple pie, which was lovingly baked by Marcella in Homewood AL has become a wonderful highlight of my November tours. It is to die for and I display worryingly Gollumesque protectiveness towards it – my precious! It has to be turned upside down whilst still scalding hot in a operation that would shame the Great British Bake off judges. Oh and I also did a great concert at the Wren’s Nest.
Nice ass…I’ll get my coat…My hostess Dorlea in Northern Alabama has a menagerie of animals that her husband Glen looks after.These guys are very friendly.
This turkey is thinking very carefully about its Thanksgiving invitation..
This bird is literally a walking flytying shop, the translucent green herl in the tail is much prized in many different patterns.

12th of November

by on November 12th, 2015

“Why are there so many songs about rainbows?” A classic White River ‘bow.
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“My kinda town..” Right fishing break over, back to work…

10th of November

by on November 10th, 2015

Phew, it’s been quite a slog over the last week as I wake up in Northern Arkansas, with a couple of days off to do a spot of trout fishing. Trish in Las Cruces snapped this picture of me outside the building in Old Mesilla where justice finally caught up with Billy the Kid.
Unfortunately no snaps of Texas ( as I was too busy driving!) but it was looking greener than I’d ever seen it after all the rain.
I had a couple of hours yesterday at the majestic White River in The Ozark Mountains. I caught a bunch of rainbow trout and one stonking brown trout as it was getting dark.

3rd of November

by on November 3rd, 2015

Meep! Meep! The Wiley Coyote is going to require a serious investment in Acme products to take down this roadrunner which commands a view over Las Cruces, New Mexico.