I took this shot in August while floating Oregon’s Deschutes River with fellow writer Chris Santella. When we stopped for lunch Santella put his final touch on our sandwiches, fresh blackberries from a nearby vine. After lunch I walked over to the bush and ate more handfuls of those wonderful berries. Then we headed for the river and hooked a couple steelhead. Good times fly fishing for Oregons’ Deschutes River steelhead.