I did go out yesterday afternoon and take photos at Woodward Park. Silly me, I forgot all the steps involved in getting down to the garden and pond area.
So I stood sideways holding onto the railing and moved my left foot down, then my right foot to join it.
This is how I was taught years ago, after I first had the accident, to go down steps. It’s slow going, but easier on a chronically problematic ankle.
Then when I got down to the bottom of all those steps, I realized that there was a circuitous route I could have taken that was just a path. For wheelchairs I suppose.
So that’s how I got back up to the top.
I just got back from running a few early morning errands. I had to pick up two of Charlie’s heart medications. The most expensive one I’m now ordering from Chewys.com.
They never seem to have it in stock, so I enrolled in auto delivery. I save at least $30 getting it there.
Then I stopped at CVS on the way back to get another pair of readers, a pair of sun glasses and a new ice pack. My other ice pack starting leaking. And I use it every single night on my neck and ankle.
Now I’m in for the day I suppose.
Taking photos is in the top 3 of my favorite things to do I suppose. I just lose myself in snapping photo after photo. And I’m not just looking for pretty flowers. I like texture. And layers. I like how one tree looks in front of another.
Shadows, impressions of trees in water, the placement of one thing against something else. I love to photograph anything in nature.
Also I like to go out to the countryside and take photos of barns and farm animals. Haven’t done that in a long time.
I just hold my camera and keep turning and snapping photos one right after another, never knowing really if I captured something good until I get home and download them to this laptop.
Yesterday morning I like to scared myself half to death because I dropped my camera. With my breath held, I picked it up to see if it was still working.
I just bought this one last year. And the one before that I had about 8-9 years. I like Canons. Remember I was saving the other camera when I broke both sides of my ankle in 2012.
It was fine. I took 235 photos at the park yesterday. In about an hours time.
I wanted to go on over to nearby Swan Lake, as I typically do. But I was worn out by that time and went home. It was getting pretty hot too.
So here we are on the cusp of a holiday weekend. I don’t know about you. But I have no plans. Just staying in with the pet babies and trying to keep cool. Summer is upon us.
I once had a big pond with probably at least a dozen koi in it. It came with the house I had at the time. They were gorgeous. I so love to watch these at Woodward Park.
For two days the tornado siren went off. Then yesterday it was a new siren I’d never heard before. It was the flood siren. Lots of place are flooded around here.
Where I live things are fine. Although Nathan said a tree is down and part of it is in the cement so it will be expensive to have someone take it out of there.
I didn’t even know we were going to have storms earlier in the week. But the day before the first storm I luckily had Nathan trim the limbs on the tree overhanging my settee in the corner. So I didn’t have any problems with limbs falling.
As you know we’ve had multiple problems at this complex with mature trees breaking up the cement and going underneath apartments.
The basil Nathan dug out of the cement crack looked pitiful for a few days. But now both mine and his have rallied and look pretty good. I’m sure he will be adding his to his cooking.
I’ll be surprised to see if even more plants come from some freaky place and wind up growing in the crack. They are sure surprise plants.
Nothing real exciting today. I’m tired from my little excursion this morning. Have a nice holiday weekend!
“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”
– Destin Sparks