What would a blog about the Bend area be without a picture of the Deschutes River! This remarkable river flows through my city on its magical path to the Columbia River. It is a fisherman's paradise holding lots of sassy redside trout for the patient and accomplished angler to lure. Today I walked along its banks and cast an assortment of flies in search of that big one and managed to coax one or two trout to rise to my fly. What a life! What an afternoon of seeing flowers, feeling the gentle soothing breeze and hearing the sound of water sliding by.