REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Friday, September 20, 2013

Random Five for Friday, Sept. 20



My Random 5 Friday for the week:

1. My elderly mother is enjoying the foster care at this point.  She and a long-time resident chatter like young girls and sleep well at night.  We had to order a bed alarm because Mother got herself into the wheelchair and was heading to the bathroom when the caregivers heard her.  She "didn't want to disturb anyone."  (She's 93 with two broken bones in her left leg!)

2. My longtime friend from our college years has gone back into chemotherapy because her "cancer markers" are going up. She responded well to chemo two years ago, but it's just waiting for "the other shoe to drop," in my way of thinking.    My local SU demo has had two bouts of cancer and her markers are increasing, as well.  I feel guilty for my health.

3. Just a few more days and our eldest son will be home for a month..."sabbatical" from his work as a chef in Brooklyn.  He actually left the position and will not return to it.  Spain is in his plans for spring.

4. Today, I took two great-nieces on a brief photo walk:  one is 13 and one is 4 1/2.  Both used nice point-and-shoots that belong to me.  The wind cut our time short, so we'll go another day.

5. We had a hard frost two nights ago after weeks of temperatures above 80; in the high mountains, it snowed at 6000 feet. The fog hanging over the river was beautiful to photograph.   It would be nice to have a gradual transition between seasons...but sometimes we feel as if there is no real fall.  We'll see.

13 comments:

aspiritofsimplicity said...

starting your nieces young. I love it! It's been cooler here as well but the past few days have been warm.

Daniel LaFrance said...

First off... lovely and dreamy photo.

Secondly, never feel guilty about being blessed with good health.

Good on you for sharing your photography passion with your nieces.

Sharon said...

Your photo is stunning! Enjoy your time with your son!

bailey-road.com said...

Such a lovely scene.

Julie Farrar said...

Jumping over from the Random 5 links. Your comment about 6000 feet reminded me of a visit to Eugene a few years ago about this time. My husband and I are flatlanders in the Midwest. We asked a friend, a Eugene native, if the weather was good for hiking in the mountains. He said it was good up to 6000 feet. We drove up the mountain, stopping to hike at random spots. Sure enough, at exactly the 6000 ft. elevation sign snow was on the road. We hadn't seen any until that exact spot. Then we had to figure out how to turn our car around on the mountain road. It was a good day.

EG CameraGirl said...

Kudos to you for taking your grand nieces out on a photo walk! Please don't feel guilty that you enjoy good health. :)

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Your mother sounds like a pistol! Glad she is in a place where she is being well cared for. So sorry of your friends with cancer. I know you will enjoy your son's visit!

Nancy said...

Love the blue and gold in your photo today Evelyn. Just beautiful.

And how wonderful to have your son home for a whole month. And Spain? How awesome. :)

Tricia said...

Wow, great shot! Sorry to read about your mother and your friends...like can be so hard sometimes. That's great though that you'll get to spend some time with your son. How long with he be in Spain? I've visited there and absolutely loved it. It's so beautiful.

Lisa Gordon said...

This is a beautiful photograph, Evelyn!
I am glad that your mom is not unhappy about being away, but I am sorry that your friend's cancer markers are up.

Bridget Larsen said...

This meme doesnt stay open for long like others. Glad to hear your mum is comfortable and abit naughty lol. You will enjoy having your son home and spending quality time with him, hope he find a job soon

Michelle said...

That is a beautiful photo. Nice to hear that your mom is okay with her arrangement. Those are tough decisions.

Daryl said...

glad to hear your mom is doing well