This image was taken in 2013, edited in LR and never posted. I love pears both to eat and to photograph and have hundreds of photos of them in my catalog in various arrangements. I had intended to use this image to play with some textures but never got to it. I’m always pleasantly surprised to find some of these long-forgotten images that I had filed away as life sped by.
My siblings and I have more on our plates than three pears these days after our 88 year old father tripped and sustained two bleeds within the brain after face-planting on a concrete sidewalk. (He said it was the hardest concrete he had ever felt!!) Lucky not to have broken his neck nor any bones, he was flown to a trauma center where he is now improving and undergoing inpatient rehabilitation. Short-term memory, balance, weakness and vision difficulties are being addressed by his team of therapists. He was primary caregiver to our 87 year old mom who has memory issues and they still lived independently in their home of 50 years so there are lots of emotionally draining issues to deal with as he recovers and we see the extent of recovery. I am not complaining (nor are my 5 siblings). We are so fortunate and blessed to have him in our lives for so many years. We know that he would be there for us if we were in his situation. It is especially difficult for him since he has had to change his mindset (he is a retired surgeon) and learn how to become a patient…
Just wanted to explain why I’ve had no time to visit and comment on your blogs. I stop by as I get a minute in order to refresh and feed my inner artist. With the impending closure of the EV, I did join the Facebook group but never did spend much time on FB before and even though I found time to post a few images this week, I usually just loiter in the background as a diversion from real life. I do hope to continue occasional posting on my blog but please forgive me if I limit my commenting to a “like”. Whether you comment or not, I do appreciate your visits to my off-again, on-again blog.
Dad would love nothing better than being out in his yard mowing and pulling weeds so as I go about my spring yard work, I’ll be thinking of him and what a privilege it is to be able to do those mundane everyday tasks. Just another reminder to all reading this to enjoy each and every moment since everyday life as you know it can vanish in an instant. Wishing you all well and hope your plates are full of beautiful things.
Oh, how sweet the light of day, And how wonderful to live in the sunshine!
Even if you live a long time, don’t take a single day for granted.
Take delight in each light-filled hour, Remembering that there will also be many dark days.
Ecclesiastes 11:7-8 The Message