When I got back from my honeymoon sitting on my doormat was a rather nice surprise, a DVD entitled Trout Grass. Written and narrated by David James Duncan. Featuring Glen Brackett, Hoagy Carmichael and Thomas McGuane. Shot on location in Southern China and Montana, Trout Grass documents the transformation of bamboo into a split-cane fly rod. It is beautifully shot with some memorable spoken words. Basically, it is the journey that every bamboo rod takes from being a strong bit of grass cut down to being on a river catching a fish.
I think even if you do not use a bamboo rod you will still enjoy this lovely journey, story and cinematography.
You can buy it through the Trout Grass web site, it costs 29.95 dollers. I will give a shout when it comes out on Amazon !
You might remmember when i was in the bad books about moaning about my wedding cake. To get my moneys worth here is a picture of it….
My wedding cake
Obviously without the writing !
A collapsable fly rod? comments ?
Hiya, back from honeymoon. Thought I would give you all some desktop backgrounds as presents
Just click on the pictures untill you get to the largest size….right click and then save image or set as desktop background. If you need help just mail me or leave a messege!
So I am getting married on Saturday. Who would have thought the whole thing would come around so quick. My kilt is picked, my speech is partially written, the presents are flooding through (I am amazed at how generous people are) and I am leaving for Paris on Sunday. With a bit of luck there will be no cars left for the rioters anyway.
Every morning on my way to work I take a little detour and walk up to a bridge that goes over a railway track. I can see in the distance some wasteland and the Clyde flowing past. I canâ€™t help stopping and having a thought about the water from the Kelvin that is flowing into the Clyde and all the salmon that are running up it. It really does look nice; I may take a picture of it tomorrow.
You see the pretty nice thing about having control over your own blog software is that you can make it make posts just about whenever you want. So for example almost the very second I am getting married (saying I do if you will) this post will appear on this blogâ€¦pretty nifty eh?
You can imagine a little nervousness, I will be worrying about my speech for laterâ€¦.I mean SHOULD I make that cocaine joke or will no one get it, hell why not its our big day ïŠ
I will post some photos when I get back from Paris, romancing through the streets is on the cards !