Fishing continues to be seasonally abnormal. Warm temperatures and a lack of precipitation means area stillwaters are already getting low and warm. This does not bode well for the summer fishing but a chance of rain both today and this next weekend will provide a welcome reprieve. In fact, next weekend should usher in much cooler temperatures at least in the short term.
I have a break from teaching this week with the last break before summer starts this Tuesday. The Smokies are in my plans, hopefully for a couple of nights. I may hit up a local lake or pond one evening this week, but if the past few days are any indication, it might be worth my time to find somewhere else to fish.
As the local fishing continues to be challenging, I find myself spending more time with the camera. The other evening I got the bright idea to try and shoot the evening sky along with the first stars and planets to make themselves visible. One thing led to another, and soon I was getting some pretty intriguing pictures.