|RURAL ONTARIO'S EARLY MORNING PASTEL COLORS|
With a moving cloud cover and light drizzle in the air, our day's beginning Jeep meanderings led us out of the Park heading east. Turning north on Stirlings Line I glanced in my rearview mirror and saw a momentary splash of sunshine far behind us. Stopping, I quickly hopped out of the Jeep and took this post's first and last photos. Seconds later the Sun was gone again. Minutes before that on Bayfield River Road I had spotted the furry face cow guys in a recently harvested cornfield. (Highland Cattle)
THESE CUTE FURRY FACE GUYS LIVE JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM US
|'HEY MR. CAMERAMAN HOW'S THIS FOR MY PROFILE SHOT'|
Managing a short walk in the marsh dodging around through rain sprinkles I couldn't help but think how fortunate I am having first developed a photography interest many years ago. How lucky I am in these latter years that that interest has stuck with me for so long and has ended up giving me this wonderful hobby. If it were not for photography (and the Pheebs) there probably would not be any morning Jeep rides and for sure there would be no blog. My reward for this photo hobby of mine is simply being able to freely share these many photos of mine with so many people each day. I don't know what other things I would be enjoyably filling much of my day's with but whatever it might have been I don't think it would have given me the enjoyment and rewards photography has. Yes, I am truly a lucky fellow to have something to creatively focus on each day as my eyes continuously scan for the beauty I see in so many things.
IN THE MARSH IT IS EASY TO SEE HOW FAST OUR COLORFUL TREES ARE LOSING THEIR LEAVES IN A FEW WEEKS THERE WILL HARDLY BE A COLORED LEAF TO BE SEEN ANYWHERE
Morning's rain steadily increased so we headed for home. More rain followed and continued for much of the afternoon. Aside from feeding the birds, I stayed inside out of the cold 38F wetness for the rest of the day. There was no afternoon walk for Pheebs and I so I resumed my familiar daily pattern of reading and snoozing. Sunshine predicted for Wednesday.
MORNING'S MOODY SKY REFLECTED IN WHISTLER POND
Maybe only temporary but at least for now, I have managed to sidetrack myself away from the looming possible disaster approaching in American politics and all the worldwide pandemic issues. Through my Kindle reader, I have re-immersed myself in a subject I have had a long time interest in. A subject that as of late has once again rapidly been gaining strength in the non-fiction true believability realm. UFO's and Extraterrestrials. Fascinating stuff and as evidence continues to grow I am convinced more than ever of its validity. For now anyway, I have replaced much of my upsetting cable news channel watching with page-turning educational reading time. And I am feeling a snap better about things because of it:))
IN THE 30 SECOND SUNSPLASH WE HAD THIS MORNING I WAS ALSO ABLE TO GET A FEW QUICK PICS OF A NEARBY FARM JUST A WEEK AGO I TOOK A PHOTO FROM THIS SAME SPOT AND THAT MAPLE TREE WAS COVERED IN BEAUTIFUL YELLOW AUTUMN LEAVES
|WHILE TAKING THIS PHOTO FROM THE JEEP I NOTICED SOMETHING IN THE WATER TO THE RIGHT|
|HOLY SMOKES ITS A RARE 40 FOOT HURON COUNTY SWAMP PYTHON!!!!|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A guy is going on an ocean cruise, and he tells his doctor that he's worry about getting seasick. The doctor suggests, ''Eat two pounds of stewed tomatoes before you leave the dock.'' The guy replies, ''Would that keep me from getting sick, Doc?'' The doctor says, ''No, but it'll look real pretty in the water.''
- If con is the opposite of pro...Does that mean Congress is the opposite of progress?
- Doctor, doctor, I keep thinking I'm a snail.
Don't worry, we'll soon have you out of your shell.
You really should NOT give up your blood pressure medication There’s really not much of a side effect from those . Especially if you’ve been taking them for years.. But the other meds you could look up online... under Side effects for X medication You’re probably fine most of them have the same side effectsReplyDelete
I rarely agree with Mr Ed but in this instance please listen to him and the rest of us.Consult your doctor.Delete
Thanks that’s really a vote of confidence I love you tooDelete
"Hugs and sugars"Delete
I rarely comment but I agree with Mister Ed....do not give up your blood pressure meds. Maybe the others with the advice of your doctor. As far as the USA is concerned I have decided it is time for "What ever will be will be" With early voting and mail in the candidates are speaking to the wind. Looking forward to Nov 3rd and hoping for a new and brighter outlook!ReplyDelete
I agree....Definately, don't suddenly stop taking the blood pressure pills without medical advice,,,,We want to continue enjoying your photographs 🙂ReplyDelete
I agree with the others about stopping your blood pressure meds and I will add to the your diabetic meds. Please reconsider and start back on these. Has your pharmacist ever done a check of all your meds to see if any of them can conflict with another one and/or side affects.ReplyDelete
Loved the photos of the furry face cows and yes, so happy your have your hobby that you so willingly share with all of us.
Seems to me like we are ALL winners because of your interest in photography! Please do take your blood pressure meds. The political cloud hangs heavy over all of us. Hard to imagine how it will end. Scary. Better to put it out of our minds, but very difficult to do that. Was fun to see Opal and Earl on this blog. I check on them every morning. Thank you, Al.ReplyDelete
It's not safe to go cold turkey on all your meds. Your doctor needs to get involved.ReplyDelete
Despite the season's loss of leaf colour, you've outdone yourself, Al! Gorgeous creativity! Opal and Earl are great character studies. I find myself less tired on sunny days. Appreciate your writing and photography talent every day. As always, thankyou for sharing.ReplyDelete
Al, if you get back to the USA one of these days go to Roswell, NM there is an Alien Museum there and it contains the largest library chock full of REAL evidence collected from all over the world, witness accounts, news stories, books to support UFO's.ReplyDelete
My daughter lives in Roswell NM; and, if you do visit you would be lucky enough to get a picture of yourself and one of the many "aliens" located around town. They have definitely taken up residence there.Delete
Al, you should NEVER just stop taking your meds without consulting with your doctor. I've tried to go off my blood pressure ones and the result was that I was so dizzy I couldn't walk! Fortunately it is the only one I take. As to the election, I'm going to COSTCO today or tomorrow to stock up on food and other items in case some supporters of a certain candidate (our president) decide to start rioting.ReplyDelete
A good read would be better than cable news any day! And I'm equally glad you took up photography all those years ago.ReplyDelete
I live in the USA, but we are familiar with your area.ReplyDelete
I love you pictures as always. I'm in the Southwest for the winter, but your pictures warm me.
Maybe TMI, but here goes:ReplyDelete
With your computer, you can find out about your meds and what meds conflict. Some blood pressure meds should be tapered off (not flat out stopped)--see stroke, clots, etc. Look up which diabetic meds you are taking and what they prevent; there are different pills for different purposes. Eventually, insulin will be necessary because the pills will lose their effect. Are you checking your sugar a few times a day? Don't depend on your doc to notice that it's time to switch; if your legs start looking skinny (muscle loss), watch that A1c as it's probably time for insulin. You might be anemic with kidney dysfunction starting; that's what this disease AND some of the meds do. Blood pressure directly affects the kidneys.
I have lived with someone for 52 years with all that going on and he refused to look into any of it until he was about 45 and retired from the service. Over years, we learned about the insidious effects of this because we dogged the docs until they paid attention. We learned that Metformin and Actos were toxic for him, he was developing kidney failure, and is now on hemodialysis 3x a week.
Not because a doc told us, but we recently saw a diagnosis of diabetes 3 in his record along with mention of a severely atrophic pancreas, reinforcing our suspicion that he had pancreatic damage from pesticides as a kid doing field work and that he had diabetic damage occurring from the time of his early teens. He then served 20 years active duty as a military officer, and no one told him he was diabetic, but he certainly had to have been because even I knew something was wrong when I met the then 27-year-old him, but we were not yet savvy about the science of medicine. Did we know what diabetes was, that diabetes leads to low testosterone which leads to anemia? No. Only an eventual referral to a hematologist revealed the anemia/testosterone association.
It takes a village to deal with this, not just a doc or two. Stopping your meds without knowing how they work and what they do or don't do will not be to your advantage. Start with the computer.
Sorry this is so long, but my point is that you have more wrong than you know and you can make a huge difference in the quality of your life by being proactive and part of the solution. My husband has outlived four of his six siblings (three younger) by being proactive. With no family history of diabetes, they all were deniers for many years, but he became proactive when he was diagnosed and they did not.
Thanks for that info and advice Terry. Much appreciated and yes I have been keeping an eye on my diabetes numbers. So far so good. This aging stuff sure isn't easy. All the best to you and thanks for your comment.Delete