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Downtown Pensacola; Tuesday Night

Dinner at V. Paul’s Italian restaurant. It was a delightful dining experience. I had an Absolut Cucumber Martini, the best Martini I’ve ever had, Vicki had the Limoncello Thyme Martini, which she declared “delicious.” For the entre’ I had Linguini Alle Vongole with mussels, pretty good but not spectacular; Vicki had Spaghetti & Meatballs. She said it was good, but gave her leftovers to the homeless guy sitting on the sidewalk. We shared a bottle of Reisling with dinner, which made everything blend very nicely.

The restaurant’s soft light, quiet atmosphere and marvelous service made the evening one to remember. Prices were reasonable/moderate. We will be back.

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Art, Nature, photography, Poetry, rivers

Trout Fishing

Photograph of the Muskegon River near Newyago, Michigan.

This is a photo of the Muskegon River, a couple miles upstream from Newaygo, Michigan. It was a favorite place to fish mostly because of its proximity to my home. This post is for my good friend, fly-fisherman, and poet, Bob Dahl, https://bob-dahl.com/

I know that feeling of great satisfaction while fly-fishing!

I’ve spent many days on trout streams catching absolutely nothing

After a long day it felt as if I had been there only minutes.

I would get lost in the craft of fly-casting,

in the nature of trees and water

wading against the unrelenting force of the river.

Those days were the most memorable – and successful – of my life.

It wasn’t so much about catching fish

as getting lost in the nothingness of myself.

 

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Art, Comment, Digital Image, Nature, photography, trees

End of the Season

Photograph of a Maple Tree in December with only a few leaves left hanging on skeletal branches.

This sunset photo looking skyward at a lone tree is a bit of a cliché, but still, filled with symbolism for the end of the year 2020. We can all hope for a sunrise on a New Year promising an end to the pandemic, a burgeoning economy, healthcare for everyone and reasonably priced education that every student can afford without sustaining overwhelmingly burdensome debt.

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