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

Jukebox


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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bat house


I have posted pictures of this bat house before. I'm not sure the bats use it, because in all of the years it has been there, I have never seen any bats going in or out of it. Maybe I just haven't been there at the right time! It is located near a retention pond behind a local mall.

Update on me: The cat scan I had last week on my fractured leg came back good, so now I'm just taking it easy and trying to heal. I go back to my doctor next week for more X-rays. My almost 10 year old granddaughter is staying with me this week and she has been such a big help. I will hate to see her go back home next week!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Looking around


A couple of geese surveying the area near a retention pond behind the mall.

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