Thursday, July 28, 2022
Working with Flowers
Sometimes it just happens. I was sorting again through my flower images and stopped when I got to these. I wanted to try something new and different. Original images first...
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
There is a fellow down the road who is a very avid fisherman. I see him all the time loading his kayak or canoe into the lake from the dam. The property from which he departs does not have beach front so he launches off at "my" end of the lake. I see him often. He is a silent fellow and pleasant to watch. A catch and release guy who just has a 'go-to' place for a serene environment, I guess. This morning I took pictures and then just could not decide which image I liked best so here are four for viewing.
Monday, July 25, 2022
I seem to be forever finding new techniques to create and change my flower photos. Experimenting is fun, no matter what the results are. Sometimes I like the finished picture, sometimes they are too much to take in and too colorful, bold and wild. So what? It's just an enjoyable hobby for me.
Friday, July 22, 2022
I KNOW I shouldn't be sitting for long stretches because of my leg situation, BUT......
I took the first picture in SC several years ago. I was looking through old images and it jumped out! So............
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Back to Thimbleberries
Surprise! My granddaughter had this shipped to me and what a surprise gift! I didn't know it was available! Just today I took pictures of the 3 cuttings I made last week from the large bushes here and now I shall have a taste!
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Just call Me Happy
It's a wonderful sight to see my daughter able to get in and out of the lake much easier for her swim. 80° at noon here. Nice day. Happy me!
Monday, July 18, 2022
Something New - Good
|image above from Bass Pro (no shipping!)|
Sunday, July 17, 2022
First the sewer situation, then the full day of crowded surroundings and stress, now the third occurrence that is the most difficult! Guess that I'm being a crybaby and wanting sympathy. No, that is not it. IT is that when things in life go awry, I have difficulty with getting them set right.
I sure hope the antibiotics will start doing their job and it will all go away! The lab result of the swabs taken should determine the true cause of this painful cellulitis.
I am SOOOOO lucky to have such a good friend nearby that I could call on when I needed help. In fact, I have several and love them all!
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Jumping Through Hoops
Well that is what it feels like! But oh what a ton of hoops you have to go through to just get a date for one of two cataract surgeries! They did all the tests here at home when I went for eyeglass lens updates. Then it was determined I had cataracts and an appointment was made for me at the place where the surgery is actually done. It's about 45 miles away and my daughter did the driving. The place was completely full of people waiting for their appointments. My wait at first was 45 minutes. Then all the tests were done again! Then I saw the surgeon and then I had to get paperwork to bring home to fill out and also get a regular doc appointment to be cleared for the surgery. They also called in medicines for me to use after the surgery and they are not generic so the cost will be high. It was good to have my daughter, who has had 5 back surgeries already and is scheduled for hip replacement in September, with me. We both motivate with canes. We left at 8:45am and returned home at 2:30pm. It took all the strength I had to go through it plus there was a lot of walking and I was totally wiped out! She was, as well. So far the surgery will be at the end of August and that means at least a 2-3 hour wait for my daughter who will not be allowed to accompany me inside the facility.
If I didn't need my eyes for reading and computer work, I probably wouldn't even bother. I DO NOT like being in a facility with tons of others waiting and in my area even though we all had to wear masks. When you challenge yourself, it means that you're alive, not just existing!