Sunday, April 29, 2012

Checking in

Hello. It’s me.

I hope you had a good weekend.

Mine was fine, although I have done something to my knee and am having trouble with it. I don’t know what I did, only that it hurts, and so much so that I broke down today and took a pain pill rather than just Advil.

Pain pills make me ill sometimes. Today was one of those times, and so I went back to bed.

 

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Before I did though, I sat outside with my knee up, and my camera in hand. At one point, I saw a great blue heron high up above me and I managed to grab this single shot of him. I’m just glad that it came out clear. I don’t see to many herons here on the hill, although my husband says that he sees them flying by all the time.

Watching Birdsong on Masterpiece Theater. It’s a good one.

Hope your week is a good one too, my friends . . .

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35 comments:

Candace said...

Awesome shot for a quick flyby.

Country Girl said...

I was lucky, Candace ~

~ C.G.

beth said...

i hate that your knee is still bothering you.....but if you hadn't been outside with your knee up, you would have missed that spectacular heron.

WAIT.....i take that back. birds are always there. i really wish your knee was pain-free and that you were pain pill free and that you hadn't been outside taking care of yourself.

xoxo

JaneK said...

I'm sorry you're hurt :(

gorgeous shot! truly!

Ellen said...

Awesome picture.

Take care of you knee. Ice helps. I know, I've had three knee surgeries.

missing moments said...

Oh sweetie, sorry to hear about your knee. Hope some tender kindness makes it better. And that shot of the heron ... hell, better than any I'm capturing with so many around me down here in Florida!

candis said...

Oh, oh! Beautiful photo!

I hope your knee feels better soon. xo

cloudia charters said...

Great shots find YOU!
YOU are ready & able.
[even when dis-abled]


do feel better. I thank my knees,
and they seem to mysteriously stop paining me in time.....then I remember to thank them on my daily walk BEFORE they ask for it :-)



Warm Aloha from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

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Cindy said...

So sorry to hear about your knee. I hope it and you feel better soon. The photo is beautiful. I remember the first and really only shot of a blue heron I got. He was sitting still in a bunch of mangroves. Almost perfectly hidden that I almost walked right by. ~Cindy

Daryl Edelstein said...

get thee to the doctor and have that knee looked at .. do you take pain pills with food? you should. fabulous fly by. xoxo

Jill of All Trades said...

Great shot. We have blue herons here (at the cabin), in fact they have a natural rookery, or what's left of it after the horrible ice storm a few years ago.

There are some pain pills, hydrocodone that I can't take at all, with food or without, makes me terribly ill. I just tell the doc that I'm allergic. Makes me absolutely lose all control of my muscles and body and sick! Good luck with the knee. Mine is swelled all the time.

Mary Lou said...

I like the way the heron is calling out "get well soon, my friend!"

Hilary said...

Beautiful capture of one my favourite birds. I hope the knee heals soon. Look after yourself.

Carolynn said...

I love Blue Herons. They're one of my spirit animals. I've never been able to capture a really beautiful image of one. This is amazing. Hope your knee feels better soon!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love your heron shot, just beautiful! So sorry to hear about your knee though, I hope it is feeling better today!

Kat

Kerri said...

Oh . My . Goodness ..... THIS IS FAB!
I LOVE IT!

Very sorry about your knee - hope it's better soon!!

barbara l. hale said...

Great timing on that shot! Turned out wonderfully. Hope the knee heals up completely!

GailO said...

You are incredibly quick with that camera! Fabulous shot on short notice!

Sorry your knee is acting up...have you had it looked at? If you don't remember an injury it could be a sign of Lyme disease...just to make you nervous:) Hope all is better and do take those pills with food! Ice packs are good too...

Bluebird49 said...

Hope ice or heat helps that knee, along with the pain pill. Can't you take the Advil for inflammation along with the pain pill? Don't see what it would hurt, and I think both together would be a good thing, and maybe an ace bandage. (No, I'm not a nurse!) I hope to get some shots of some hummingbirds--they say they're heading our way, and a friend has an eagle's nest on her property--so I really want to get some of an eagle. We'll see though.I don't get outside as much as you.

Anonymous said...

Have you tried Ultram? They seem to work better (or differently) than a lot of the prescription pain meds that make so many people wretched. Yes, it's a prescription too, but just not as many vile side effects. Hope you're feeling better ~ and nice shot!

becky up the hill said...

This is beautiful. I feel so blessed when I see a Heron, but never have I have seen this kind of shot. Good job! Sorry about your knee. Poop.

Anonymous said...

So sorry about your knee, feel better soon.

Helene said...

So so sorry about the knee pain. Hope tomorrow it's better! And a wonderful photo! My in-flight bird shots are always blurred. Guess I need to up my shutter speed. Hmmmm, tried watching Birdsong but just could not get into it. It's probably me...I'm so tired lately, I probably fell asleep early in the show. Again, hope the days ahead are pain free!

Maria_NJ said...

Hi Kate, I hope your knee feels better, I had to have knee surgery a couple of years ago for a torn meniscus, not fun, lets hope it is not that. I wanted to let you know that I finally found a beautiful frame for your wonderful print, it looks lovely in my eating area...thank you again, I love it...m

Nurse Nancy said...

I feel your pain with the knee. Worked in my garden yesterday and paid the price today! I am due for foot surgery when school gets out and then the knee.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Wow!!

Do hope your knee gets better soon and you are able to get plenty of rest.

CJ x

Karen said...

Amazing shot! Good work.... these things don't happen often.

Hope your knee is already feeling better.. pain meds tend to make me sick too :-(

Mental P Mama said...

Ouchie! Feel better. Is Birdsong on Netflix??

Deborah said...

You do get lucky sometimes :-) Wonderful shot! Hope you're feeling better.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

As someone who sees herons on a daily basis let me just say this:

LORD, what a great shot.

Hope your knee is on the mend. Are you still doing the wheat-free thing?

mrs mediocrity said...

it's a fabulous shot of the heron!

so sorry about the knee thing, i hope it's nothing serious. you take it easy now!

Tallinnan Risteilyt said...

I hope you'll get better soon.. it's never nice to be ill. That is a great photo by the way!

Launi said...

Lovely picture. We don't really have those great big birds here in Utah. I do hope your knee feels better soon--knee pain is the worst. :}

Deb Colarossi said...

You . amaze. me.
( and I hope it's not a tear ... just a bad sprain/strain.)

xoxo

Lili said...

Your fly-by heron capture has such a soft and lovely quality to it. xo ~Lili