Monday, May 2, 2016

It Sure Feels Good

Yesterday I was finally able to get out of the house after a week of being home bound. After coming home Monday last I was struck with an awful sickness. I was not even able to stay awake for a few hours. There was pain in my muscles as well as a thirst that I could not satisfy. I felt this way for three days. Finally Friday I felt alive. I enjoyed my first cup of coffee, and had some toast and spent sometime outdoors on the deck. Come Sunday morning I had said to Jeanette I'm going fishing...she said it's raining and than she agreed it would do me good. And it sure did.

Like I said it was raining some when I got to the stream. Fishing in a soft rain can be so restful, and a bite on the fly is not even a requirement in the measurement of how wonderful a day it would be.


Wild flowers are blooming by the hour, and with the raindrops settling on them enhances the scene.


The day never did brighten, instead the rain looked like thousands of rising trout.


Several of my friends stopped by as if to say welcome back.



31 comments:

  1. Glad to see you out and about again Alan! Your absence was noticed. Wishing you continued good health!

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    1. Mark Wittman
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      Mark it sure felt good to be back.

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  2. Good to see you again!! I know the brook trout missed you also!! Good to see you are out and about!!! Stay well my friend!!!

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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete I usually stay on the cautious good side. I don't know what the hell happened. Glad it's over.

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  3. Alan
    I wondered what happen to you, glad to know you are on the mend. When one gets our age little ailments can pop up at times that are unexplainable. Sometimes they persist and sometimes they linger, those are the ones that need a doctor's attention.
    The beautiful stream and the colorful brook trout was the perfect medication to get you back on your feet. Glad to see back, we would all miss you if you had a mishap, stay safe!!!

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill another day of poor feelings and I would have to see my Doc. I like it better when we know what is the issue. Feel good now buddy.

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  4. I am glad you are feeling better, Alan. I was wondering how you were being you had not posted for a while. Regards, Sam

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam I'm fine now and back to the field and stream.

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  5. My wife got something similar a week ago. Even with a flu shot, you can still get the flu. Sounds like that's what you had.

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    1. Mark Kautz-Shoreman
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      Mark my wife thinks it was a touch of the flu, if there is such a thing. Happy it's over.

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  6. Hope you are seeing a physician regularly. Take care of yourself.

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    1. Christopher Seep
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      Christopher I get checked by the Doc twice a year. The last time was a week before I took ill.

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  7. Glad to see you are back Alan - I was getting worried about you.

    Take good care,

    Ed Pirie
    West Topsham, Vermont

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    1. Edward Pirie
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      Ed I'm feeling great and thanks for your concern.

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  8. Glad you are feeling better!

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    1. RM Lytle
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      Rowan feeling great, now back to the stream.

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  9. good to see you posting and fishing again
    George @ the flee & float

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    1. George
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      George it feels so good to be back.

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    2. I know how you feel a few weeks ago I ended up in hospital with severe chest infection and was off the river for 2 weeks, it felt like an eternity.
      Best regards
      George @ the flee & float

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  10. Soft spring rains, wild brookies and marsh mallows are all you needed,

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    1. thedeadfisher
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      John I enjoyed the first two, and now for the marshmallows.

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  11. I'm glad to hear you are back on your feet Alan. If you have any home remedies, let me know. I think I'm on day 3

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard you have my sympathy...it's not a good feeling.
      I drank plenty of cold water.
      Get well.

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  12. "The day never did brighten, instead the rain looked like thousands of rising trout." Something only a fisherman would appreciate, but I love the mental image that this brings. Glad to hear you are getting better and were able to spend some time out on the water. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

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    1. David Knapp
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      David it's good to be able to do so. You really do miss playing.

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  13. Very nice. Love fishing in the light rain. Cleanses your soul.

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    1. Michael Agneta
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      Mike it sure does.

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  14. Is it possible your illness was caused by a tick bite?

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    1. danny
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      Danny it's quite possible. I have from time to time pulled them off after time in the field. But my gut feeling is it was some sort of virus-flu bug.

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  15. I hope you're still feeling good, Alan. Prayers sent for a full recovery and fishing time in your near future. Regards, Sam

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam thank you, they're appreciated. I am doing well, and plan on keeping it that way.

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