Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Friday, September 9, 2016

Long Lost Summer, Making My Way Back~

It has been quite the down Summer in many ways and yet, here we are almost to Autumn and I am feeling positive and optimistic for the first time in many months.  The fall back in January, then the knee surgery in May, a total failure, 5 weeks of rehab...and it failed as well.  The pain has been a very honest 10 more often than not and it has depleted me of any energy to do much more than get from one day to the next.  
The photo program that I have been using since 2007 Google Picasa, went out of use in May, and I did not realize it until 2 weeks ago.  I am so not real tech savvy, but decided on a Corel came without the user guide and so I am making my way through the process, very slowly.  So much to learn.
Then came our new puppy Svetka... this beautiful miracle, a bundle of fur and sweetness, wildness, and a huge need for me to get better.  My daughter and her husband flew in for a surprise visit to help lift my spirits!  Ashleigh was able to make contact with a friend who knew of a really excellent Physiotherapy office and I have been being treated there.  After only 5 treatments so far, I can tell a promising difference. 

The Dr. ran very late. My appointment at 3:30 turned out to be after 5:00 and my daughter just kept smiling and kept us both laughing.  Below she pretends that we have been held captive at the Dr's office...silly girl~

Well, at this point I've got to take matters into my own hands. Literally...It's my knee Ashleigh lol, not my shoulder ;)

Svetka is 15 weeks old today and at weighs 33.7 pounds and is amazingly precious, even when she is a little bit
My husband has completed the beautiful fence that he designed for our yard to keep the dogs safer and other creatures out better than in the past.  
While out on a country ride with the three dogs last weekend, I came upon the 10 point buck and got some pretty amazing snaps as he jumped and easily cleared the four board fence.  He was magnificent.  I also got the snap shares of the Red-Tailed Hawks while taking country rides.  I have not been able to return to my walks for months and so these drives have come to represent even more to me.
No vacation again this year...we have the new puppy, I have to get better, and we have many things to try and catch up on before the colder season sets in.  One of the things that I recently did was to attempt some mowing on the back side of the creek.  My wonderful neighbor went back over the paths with her riding mower and it made for a great place to walk the dogs there, and not a single snake here all this season, that is a first!  Because of my life changing events, this was the first season since 1996 that I could not keep up with the Hawks that brought me here, but they have been very actively flying over Tingsgrove and I am still hoping they return here one day for nesting once again.
Hoping that you all are doing well...I have missed being part of the blogging family~

Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slideshow presentation after                                                                you have read the narratives~

I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
Saturday's Critter

Anni at: 
I'd Rather Be Birdin'
 Linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'

Stewart for:

10 point White-tailed Deer~

Taken through a moving car's windscreen, two Red-Tailed Hawks~

Svetka is now 15 weeks old ;)   LOVE her so much~

Freshly mowed paths on our Tingsgrove~

Red -Tailed Hawk hunting from the roadside bales~