Monday, September 30, 2013

Postcard day

Today was like a postcard. An early morning sprinkle escorted cooler weather through Empire, but after lunch the clouds moved off to the east, and for a time the sun drifted lonely through the sky.
As I sat on the back deck thinking about life and what not, a horsetail cloud inched its way across the sky.
I pulled my iPhone from my pocket, selected the Hipstamatic photo app and shot this photograph.
This last day of September was a productive one for me. I had a lot of things to do, but I'd made a list earlier as I sipped coffee on the couch.
Then things just clicked and I ticked through my list like a machine.
One of the items on the list was to come up with a topic for my column this week so I wouldn't waste time on Wednesday when I normally write it.
As it turns out, Jilda gave me a great idea about Why I like October. When she left for work after lunch, I sat on the screen porch and wrote the column.
I'm so happy with myself that I'm going fishing in the morning. I'll wear my "Fish Fear Me" T-shirts for good luck.

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  1. It was postcard perfect here today, too, Rick. I got tons done yesterday afternoon and today. LOVE days like that. Have fun fishing- Diana

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    1. It was a remarkable day. Today wasn't bad either.

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  2. Hook a bunch of good eating trout. You deserve it!

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    1. I hooked the biggest trout I've ever hooked, but when I got him close enough to pull out of the water, he broke the line.
      That just means I'll have to go back and try to get him again :)

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  3. As always, I enjoyed spending the afternoon with you!!

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    1. Thanks fishducky. Did we have pie with our coffee :)

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  4. That is awesome Rick... enjoy that fishing... have a great day relaxing :)

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    1. Thanks Launna, it was another great day today.

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  5. Beautiful image! And how was the fishing?

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    1. Thanks Karen. Any day on the water is a good day. I didn't catch anything but I hooked a huge trout that broke my 3 1/2 pound test line before I got him in :( It was still a lot of fun.

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  6. Love this photo Rick. We now begin the wonderful month of October :)

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    1. I saw your FB comment about hair. I had to smile. Mine went south long ago :)

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  7. catch one for me!
    The only fish i found from canada yesterday was smelts and salmon so this is what I bought. I love smelts anyway and fried sweet potato.

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    1. I've never heard of a smelt. I'll have to look that up.

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  8. Dear Fish Fear Me, aka as Rick, if I were writing about why October is my favorite month, I'd mention the crispness of the leaves and the sound of them breaking apart as I walk on them or the sound of water squishing out of them after a rain has fallen on a mat of leaves. I'd mention skies that are apricot right before sunset and the feeling in the air that an era of the year has ended and now we are going into deep winter. Peace.

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    1. Thanks Dee, I should have let you be a guest columnist for my column this week :)

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  9. Now that's what I call productive. Sorry that the big fish got away. lol. I think that the fish could read your T-shirt.
    Lovely photo.
    JB

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