Silver Seed

One afternoon last week I went fishing.  It was a beautiful afternoon.  I had lots of other things to do, but thought I’d go for a little while and see if I could catch anything.

I had my ipod on, shuffling through tunes.  I always seem to play the music too loud.  I was enjoying it, but it was drowning out anything nature was trying to tell me.

So I didn’t hear the storm blowing in.

Casting and reeling, listening to the music, and daydreaming, I became aware that lots of leaves were floating down on me.  Looking around, I noticed the trees swaying and shedding leaves, under a gray sky that was just beginning to spit rain.

Looking up, I saw poplar leaves dancing in the wind.

Dolly Parton was singing After the Gold Rush.

It was a stunningly beautiful combination.

And right about then a fish took my bait.

Love Wins

4 comments on “Silver Seed

  1. That is a heartbreakingly beautiful song. I hadn’t heard it in a while. I sometimes listen to Neil Young’s version, too. You’ve captured a wonderful moment perfectly. A heartbreakingly beautiful post. 🙂


    • Bill says:

      Thanks Teresa. Of course I love the Neil Young original. He is a genius. But it was the Trio version that was playing when this happened. It seemed to make a perfect soundtrack.


  2. shoreacres says:

    I’ve never heard the song. It’s lovely. As these things happen, I came here from the blog of a fellow who lives in Montana and who had posted about the Supreme Court’s refusal to review the Clinton Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

    Sometimes love does win.

    (What kind of fish?)


    • Bill says:

      Nice. I was unaware of the issue or the ruling.
      It was a largemouth bass. A beauty. It’s in the freezer now and will let me have a nice taste of summer sometime this winter.
      And love always wins. Sometimes it just takes a while. 🙂


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