Missing some things…


 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello to anyone still following me.

It’s been a while (again) since I posted.

A health issue has curtailed my ability to take photographs and also to type. For a year I have been battling horrid pain in my dominant hand and it has finally been determined that I have a severe case of tendonitis. Initially, a cortisone injection into the hand was successful in reducing the inflammation which was the major cause of the pain. That was in March and it lasted till October, when the pain became severe again. 2 subsequent injections have failed, and I am now set to see an orthopedic specialist in the new year.

This experience has shown what it is like for people who lose the use of something. We take so much for granted.

For now, I’ll browse others’ posts and see what you are up to in your lives.

I wish all a happy holiday and a peaceful 2019.

Evoking memories…by sound


I happened to be out driving today and had the radio on.  I searched for a new station not normally listened to.  Living near the sea, I’ve noticed that there are a few beach themed ones. So I listened to whatever came on, and first song on was an old favourite, Summer Breeze, by Seals and Crofts.  Anyone around my age (I’m 60) would likely remember this one — they released it around 1972 I believe. So I’m driving along, with memories popping in to my head…of the years that I surfed.  My best friend’s father taught us the finer points and we took it from there.  We were never going to survive as professional surfers, but it sure was a nice time spent with other surfies over a few years.

Here’s a shot I took recently.  It was at the start of September, which is the start of spring in Australia.  I doubt I’d be able to balance on a board now, so instead I watch and photograph.

Surf's Up!

…and if you’re interested, here’s an early video of Seals and Croft playing the song live.