Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Where o where have I been?

A little here, there and everywhere.  It started Thursday in the hospital, my honey had surgery to repair some nerve damage in his back.  You know, that in and out surgery they do in one day.  It's amazing what they do in a "day" these days.  He's got a one inch little incision, glued and taped.  He thinks there is some improvement but it will take some healing time to tell for sure.  He's pretty confined to home for a few weeks until the doctor okays him to drive.

We had the most beautiful weather over the weekend, it even continued over into Monday.  Made it into the 80's Sunday and Monday.  A far cry from the rainy spring we have had so far.  But I'm not complaining.  It was great to have the chance to soak in some rays.

I did get in a couple of good walks over the weekend. 

I know these are weeds but even a dandelion can be pretty.   Right now they are so bright yellow, and these along the walking trail were pretty big and hardy. 

The park along my walk has some test gardens.  Each garden square lot is a different variety, there's a rain garden, a native plants garden, and the picture on the right is from the grass substitute garden.  I really liked the mix with the almost purple ground cover, and the green succulents.  Since we replaced a big section of our front yard with ground covers a couple of years ago I thought  this would work really well to fill in some of the areas that haven't filled in yet. 

I also found some treasures in my back yard.   Of course with the nice weather comes yard work.  Tucked under a bush I found some dried up hydrangea blossoms.  

I tried several different backgrounds to capture the skeleton like pedals.  They are almost as beautiful dried up as they are when they are in full bloom.  Just different.

Today, we are back to our overcast weather, it's suppose to rain.  But we had a beautiful reprieve, it will be back.  Besides it is easier going to my day job when the sunny spring weather outside isn't calling my name. 

Today I will finish catching up at work for the two days I missed last week. 

Thursday evening after returning home from the hospital I had a quick chance to check my email.  I had a note from one of the local weekly newspapers telling me I would be the featured artist in there "I Made This" column.  So if you are in the Portland area Thursday be sure to pick up a Willamette Week.    Look for my postcard doodle.  Just a little excitement for a long worrisome day. 

Well, I think that catches me up for today.  Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Thanks for visiting.




Corrine at said...

Oh hope recovery is good, any kind of surgery is always traumatic. Congrats on being featured in the newspaper, how exciting! xox

lee said...

congrats on your news about being published, and hope your hubby feels better soon

Nadia ( said...

Hopefully, you husband is on the mend! Loved your flower photos! The test garden sounds fabulous!

I hopped over here after your lovely comment on my blog. I think it is so nice that you visited the WOYWWers today to say hi. That is so sweet!

Thank you for helping me find you too!

Happy WOYWW!

Shoshi said...

Hope your hubby is soon fully recovered. I love all your beautiful pictures! Really pretty. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog about my knitting - regarding the design, I've just started the design on the yoke which is similar to the hem, only more of it, and the sleeves will be all patterned if I've got enough, or if not, they'll have a plain bit in the middle! (Shoshi's motto: Make it up as you go along!!)


Judy Hartman said...

Hope your husband finds great relief with healing, Cyndee. I love those delicate hydrangea blossoms and congratulations for being recognized in the paper!!
Take care.

Barbara said...

Praying for a complete and quick-as-possible healing for your husband! Mine needs to have surgery on a nerve but keeps putting it off because he can't stand the idea of post-surgery forced rest. Congratulations on your recognition, too. That's awesome! I'm glad you had a good week - love those dried hydrangea blossoms!

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, I hope your sweetie is feeling better every day.

Those hydrangea blossoms... how amazing. I've never seen anything like it.
Thanks for sharing!

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