To see the world in a grain of sand

and heaven in a wild flower ~William Blake

i’d be inclined to say that sand and heaven don’t exist but i’ve had enough sand in my swim trunks to know that its not some novel concept. i could go on to say that i’ve had heaven in my swimming trunks too but there’s no rash to prove it, besides, that’s a really boring topic that distracts from this lovely wild yellow Iris that lives its beautiful life on the banks of river Clyde, Scotland.
it didn’t get anywhere near my swim trunks but i still think its heaven.

Fly Tying- a CDC Yellow May Dun

by Davie McPhail

Big-bird-NEW

the Yellow May or, Heptagenia sulphurea is the Big Bird of the aquatic insect world. not so much i guess in the big sense, but it has weird globular eyes, its yellow all over, can be seen from kilometres away, is undoubtedly the easiest ephemeroptera species to recognise and everyone loves it, specially hungry trouts !
here’s how to make a really nice one so you too can be in the Cool-Yellow crowd , enjoy !