Sunday, October 07, 2007
This is October Up North?
My friend J, fishing this past Friday. Notice the change of color in the trees. The shurbs are particularly nice. Because we had such a dry summer, I don't think the leaves will be outstanding this fall, but it's always nice to see color in the trees.
The trees are turn colors and leaves are already beginning to accumulate on the ground. The calendar says it’s October, but tonight, after taking out the trash, I laid in my hammock for ten minutes listening to the sounds of the night. I was wearing a t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops, not normally the attire for October in these latitudes. But it’s been warm lately, highs in the mid to upper 80s with lots of humidity. The AC is still running. Is it global warming or is hell boiling over? Whatever it is, I don’t like it. I didn’t move up here to sweat in October… but enough ranting.
Life isn’t slowing down any. Work is still going crazy, but it’s all good. I did get a chance to take off Friday for some bass fishing. We were using rubber (plastic worms) and had a blast. Of the 10 or so bass I caught, only one was below the legal limit. My nicest was this 19 inch bass caught on an ultra-light rod with 4 pound test line. What this picture doesn’t show is that I’m wearing TEVAS. I didn’t worry about wearing boots or waiters (okay Ed, I meant waders) and even stuck my feet in the water. It's that warm.
I should have held the fish closer to the camera so that it would look even larger!
After tomorrow, my schedule lightens up just a bit and I hope to get some more stories posted. It’s also supposed to cool off a bit—about 15 degrees or so on Tuesday—but still rather warm for October. Take care and thanks for stopping by and listening to my ranting and bragging... I appreciate you all.