My Sunday Morning

I went to the German Bridge area of Dewey Lake this morning – the fairly remote headwaters of the Lake.  The temperature was cool, in the mid-forties, but the fog was already lifting off the water when I arrived.  Also, despite some recent rain, the water level was still low with lots of sandy banks and deltas in the creeks.  Still, I saw some interesting sights.

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Double Yellow Lines
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The Morning Catch
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A Poignant Find
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Along the Bank
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Life is Good

It’s been quite a two weeks for me.  I was trying to work on Monday morning, April 4, when I was overcome with severe stomach pain, a cold sweat, a wave of nausea, and a certainty that I was going to pass out.  A 911 call, an ambulance ride to a local ER, followed by two more days in the hospital during which even the whites of my eyes turned yellow before returning to normal color, and I was released.  Something caused my liver and gallbladder to go haywire, but they have never figured out what triggered it.  My gastroenterologist thinks it was a viral infection.  But I’m on the mend it seems, with the only lasting symptom at this point being a lack of stamina and some elevated liver enzymes that are finally nearing normal levels.   It was on the way back from a doctor’s appointment on a sunny Spring morning that it all hit me.  It was a beautiful day, I felt good, was in no pain, have a wonderful, loving family.  Hey, Life is Good!

Our Dogwood
Henri dragged my boot from my closet to the kitchen.

I stopped by Lexington Cemetery – thankfully just for a visit.

Yellow Tulip




Yesterday, Ann and I took Henri to Lexington.  We met up with Jordan and Oriana for  a picnic.  It was a perfect day for a picnic!


For a longer, deeper, more meaningful feel good story, I highly recommend you read my wife’s latest blog entry – just click here to go to it.

Introducing Henri

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Henri was supposed to arrive by plane in Lexington (Kentucky) around 1:30 pm on Friday.  He didn’t show.  It took Delta more than an hour to find him and phone us after we reported him missing.  Seems Henri missed his connecting flight in Atlanta!  Actually, we were told later, there wasn’t room for him on the flight because of luggage.  We didn’t get him until 8 pm.  “Bobby” with Delta in Atlanta, told us that the had taken him out of his crate and  cleaned and fed him and given him water.  Apparently that was right as he has showed no ill effects.  Which is better than Ann, who seems to have caught a flu to go with the stress.  Anyhow, he loves to chew on metal and so I distracted him with my watch long enough to take these pictures before he jumped over and licked the lens!

Henri Chews My Watch

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