Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mimosa blooms

I have really been enjoying this mimosa tree that is blooming in the woods behind my house. It's kind of far away though, so I decided to zoom in on some of the pretty pink blossoms with my camera. This particular shot shows blooms that have already wilted underneath some that are in full bloom with a few future blooms just above them. I know this is an considered an invasive plant, but I still love it.

Update on the healing progress of my leg fracture: I'm walking pretty well, but my physical therapist still has me pushing my walker along in front of me until I get more steady on my feet and also to avoid any more falls. The exercises he is having me do take up a good portion of my day, but I am determined to keep at it until I am at full speed again since I have some fun plans for the summer with my kids and grandkids.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Theme Day: Laugh!

I had to go back about six years to find this photo of my two oldest grandkids for this month's theme day. I'm not sure what was so funny at the time, but it sure got a big laugh which is this month's theme. Visit the City Daily Photo Theme Day gallery here to see other participants' interpretations of the theme.

Update on my broken leg recovery: I'm walking around pretty well, but I still need my walker for balance and I'm a little scared of falling down again. I start physical therapy tomorrow, so I hope they can help me gain my confidence back and start walking on my own. I started driving my car again last week and it felt fantastic!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Looking up

I took this photo a couple of months ago at the park near my house while watching my youngest grandson playing on the playground. This is the same park I usually walk around for exercise, but with my fractured leg I obviously haven't been able to do it for awhile. My doctor gave me the OK to start putting weight on it this week and I have been practicing walking with my walker just in my house. Hopefully I'll be walking at the park again soon, but in the meantime I start physical therapy on May 1st and will keep practicing around the house. Things are definitely looking up!

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Taking a break

This duck was keeping one eye on me as I zoomed in to take its picture while it was resting under a cypress tree near a local pond. You can see the tree's cypress knees popping up out of the ground all around the duck. These knees are usually seen around cypress trees growing in swampy areas and their function is not known. Some theories are that they may help aerate the trees roots, create a barrier to catch sediment and reduce erosion, or help stabilize the tree in soft, muddy soil.

Update on my broken leg: It's been a little over 5 weeks since my injury and I'm still not walking. I go back to the doctor next week and hopefully will get a good report. I'm definitely getting tired of not being able to drive my car and spending most of my time in the house!

Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


I saw this old Wurlitzer Jukebox sitting across from our table in the same diner in San Francisco where I found the old radios I posted about last week here.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sunset at the beach

I took these photos of my daughter and two oldest grandkids as they were watching the sun go down over the ocean at Stinson Beach in California, which is just north of San Francisco, while we were on vacation about 3 months ago.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Antique radios

These old radios were sitting next to our table while we were eating at a 1950's style diner on our vacation when we were in San Francisco a few months ago. The one in the first picture looks very similar to a radio my grandfather had sitting on his kitchen counter when I was a kid. My grandkids didn't even know what they were until I told them!

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

April Theme Day: One Color

Another photo from my archives, this was taken last summer when my daughter and I visited Wilanów Palace in Warsaw, Poland. One of Poland's official national monuments, the Palace was built in the 17th century for King John III Sobieski, whose statue is seen in this picture.

The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo community and this month's theme is "One Color". To see other interpretations of the theme, be sure to visit the CDP Theme Day gallery here.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Cat therapy

Since falling and fracturing a bone in my right leg three weeks ago, I have been home a lot and sitting in my wheelchair. I try to keep my leg elevated as much as possible to reduce swelling. Whenever I have it propped up like this, my sweet kitty Cecelia curls up next to it and usually takes a nap. I have to admit it is quite comforting!

Linking to Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Glass House

I'm still not able to get out and take pictures, so here is a photo I found in my archives from last summer. This one was also not taken in Tallahassee, but in Lake Nona, which is south of Orlando, Florida and near where my daughter lives. The "Glass House" is a beautiful piece of installation art by Tom Fruin, a Brooklyn-based artist. You can read more about this stunning work here.

Update: My fractured leg seems to be healing nicely, but I'm still using a walker and wheelchair to get around since I cannot put any weight on it until my doctor says it is safe to do so. I go back to see him in three weeks, so hopefully I will get more good news then.

I'm linking this post to SkyWatch Friday.