BAD BODY, UGLY GARDEN

FOTD – September 15 — Garden Flowers

Of all the horrible things my body has done to me during the past 15 or is it now 16? years, this week has been the pits.

Not only did I have an insane and horribly painful three days aches in places I didn’t know could hurt, but I developed a carbuncle in a place no woman should ever have a carbuncle. And not only is it a carbuncle, but it won’t drain, so it will have to be surgically removed (next Monday), stitched up. Before I can use those parts for much of anything for it will be at least a month.

A MONTH? I’m too old to wait a month for my (thanks, Mel Brooks) woo-woo to be functional. I have a 79-year-old husband. Do you know how hard it is to get a guy with those years to put down the baseball scores and read a book on “Sex for Seniors?” It ain’t easy.

Of all the mean-spirited things my aging body has done to me, this has got to be the most demoralizing.

Meanwhile, the leaves are starting to change. Not all the leaves. Aspen. Wild grape leaves turn yellow and there are some weeds that I swear to you must have come from another planet. They don’t look earthly and they are ugly.

I took some pictures today and they came out pretty well, but I feel they are not an appropriate representation of my garden which looks really terrible. Awful. Never seen something that used to be a garden look this bad.



Categories: Anecdote, cee's photo challenge, Flower of the day, Flowers, Photography, roses

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20 replies

  1. I hope you’ll get better quickly. There really are a few (or many) things we wish we didn’t have to have!

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  2. Oh god, you poor thing! I feel for you! I hope you can start feeling better soon!
    xoxo

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  3. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR CARBUNCLE. THESE THINGS ARE SENT TO TRY US. HOPE YOU HEAL FAST. YOUR FLOWERS LOOK BEAUTIFUL. JUST TAKE DEEP BREATHS AND KNOW ALL THIS BAD STUFF WILL PASS.

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  4. Sending wishes for healthier days ahead. Still you managed to click n share some amazing pictures of your garden flowers 🌹 are stunning !

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    • Long lenses allow us to create a tiny piece of beauty where there would otherwise be none. But, yes, those pink roses really are lovely. So are the rhododendrons which are now blooming for a record THIRD time this season. They no longer actually look like same flowers. They are all warped and weird.

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  5. So sorry to hear about your problem, Marilyn… but your garden doesn’t look bad at all, those roses are lovely!

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  6. The roses are looking wonderful so that might be a little compensation. Otherwise wishing you get well soon. you have problems with 79 year old – Imagine having an 82 year old.

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    • Garry has great passion for old movies (OLD movies — even old for our generation) and baseball. He used to have other interests but his long retirement has enabled him to lock on to ⚾ baseball.

      We had some kind of storm last night. Nobody predicted even light rain, but the thunder nearly knocked us out of bed. Wind, downpours, power out, power back, all the devices in the house start to talk to each other (that gets REALLY weird with iPhones and Macs and Kindles — all of which have an “Alexa” built in, really do start to talk to each other. It’s Computeritis gone mad.

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  7. Your comments make me laugh, Marilyn. I am so sorry about your carbuncle and I hope it will be sorted out within that month. I am sure it is painful and unpleasant. Hugs.

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