Thursday, 21 January 2010

Walk to the Park

Photos copyright: Maggie May

Last Tuesday, exactly one week since chemo 2, I started to really pick up energy and I decided to go to a nearby park. It involved a few hills that I tackled quite easily. It seemed strange that I was out when I would normally be at the After School Club. There were no children anywhere. In fact there were very few people out and about.
There was a sharp coldness to the afternoon and a strong breeze, yet the sun was shining in spite of that.
Just being outside in those conditions made me feel alive again. I could feel the health coming back to my body.
Everything seemed good.
I felt better.
I was better.
I had taken my camera with me as I wanted to snap something really unusual. A beautiful bird, or maybe if I was really lucky, some other wild creature that wasn't often seen.
Unfortunately the only thing that seemed alive, apart from me, was this large crow. Oh well....... perhaps next time.








36 comments:

gaelikaa said...

You know the crow has his own beauty. It's all in how we see him. You have such talent, I wish I could have taken a shot like that. You have such skill in taking pictures. Yes, you are better, you are right. I always remember you Maggie!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

A walk in the blustery wind, is good for the soul....glad l could join you...you were not alone...

imbeingheldhostage said...

I know that feeling... I'm geared up to shoot the photo I'd be happy to stare at for the rest of my life and...nothing. I'm so glad you were feeling energetic and up to the walk!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Cracking little post. Life is good. Good luck.

Guineapigmum said...

It's good to be alive, isn't it!

The Green Stone Woman said...

I'm glad yo got out an about an felt so good, Maggie. Too bad there were no beautiful creatures to share the feeling with.

Mickle in NZ said...

Hooray - no snow or ice. So happy for you that you got to head out, camera ever ready. I'm still working on that one!

Super care and many loving huggles,

Michelle and the sleeping purrball (they're so lovely when they're asleep!)

VioletSky said...

and the world was all yours!

Frau said...

Glad you are feeling more like yourself...I hope you continue to feel better and have the sun shine on you.

Suburbia said...

Actually I really like crows. They are very intelligent birds and can look quite spectacular in the sun!

So glad you got out and 'felt alive', the best feeling in the world.

Sx

jinksy said...

Think you and the crow were the only two brave enough to face the cold!

She Writes said...

I am starting to correct myself on "I felt" and saying I was. It is a good distiction. I am glad better is mmore than a feeling!

Valleys Mam said...

nice to see you commenting too Maggie
Good to hear your out and about

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Lovely to be out in the open air Maggie. Hope the weather stays kind for you - no more snow. I like crows too, and rooks. Their caw makes me laugh, they sound so depressed and I'm sure they can't be. A x

aims said...

Hooray! What wonderful news Maggie!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

A lovely walk is so refreshing and I guess any bird's better than none!!

CJ xx

Nessa said...

I am glad you felt good in the park. i find crows fascinating.

Mimi said...

Funny crow you got there Maggie. He looks as though he's about to catch something with his tail too.
Delighted to see you're on the "up"!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Great news Maggie - bet you'd leave me standing right now LOL ~ Eddie

PS I think all our followers have gone for a walk as well - just blank boxes on our side bars right now.

Ayak said...

It's great to hear you are feeling better Maggie...long may it continue.

Much love
Linda xx

RNSANE said...

Such a joy to hear you sounding so much better and to see greenery with snow on the ground. Mr Crow seems to be enjoying his outing as well...maybe he found a thawed out worm to munch on. I'm glad you are doing well in spite of chemo whirling through your body doing what is important for you!

Blessings and love from the lovely, but wet, San Francisco!

Debbie Drews said...

Glad you are feeling so much better, Mum. Was very moving how the cold weather actually made you feel alive. You never know, maybe next time you won't have to go far to encounter a more beautiful creature. Maybe one will come to your back garden. Just make sure you have the camera ready! Love Debs!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I'm so happy you are feeling good. I pray things keep going well. I agree that you are a great photographer. I always enjoy your pics.

Rose said...

Glad to hearing you are feeling better, Maggie. A walk in the park is just the thing to feel better and to appreciate just being alive. I think crows are actually very fascinating--great shot! And so good to see the green grass again!

lakeviewer said...

Good to see you up and about. Get strong.

Teacher's Pet said...

So good to know the feeling that came over you as you were out and about in the park, Maggie. Magnificnet that you felt that liveliness and health returning to your body. It just makes chills stand up on my arms...I'm so thrilled about it, my friend.
I'm glad you had your camera...and that you took photos to share with us. I can't be there with you....but love being there with you through your words and photos. And you know that we are always together in Spirit. Continued peace and good feeling for you...may they wash over you like the breeze did last Tuesday!
Love to you from Jackie

diney said...

lovely post - I've just popped in and will come back!

Suldog said...

Hey, crows are OK, so long as they're not cawing and being all noisy. They have a lovely purplish-shine if you look closely.

Glad to hear you had an enjoyable day, and that you felt good. That;s the best part of this. Prayers continue!

Working Mum said...

What a lovely happy post. So glad you are feeling better. I'm sure some fresh air and sunlight would do us all good at this time of year, but especially for you. Roll on Spring!

Jo said...

Oh, gosh, Maggie, you are one tough crow. :-) And I mean that in a good way -- crows are fabulous.

I often think about you and wonder how you're doing.

Jeni said...

Crows -those scornful birds -but the "caw-caw" of their voices today, as I could imagine hearing them through your post, were singing such beautiful music. How great it is to hear you say that you felt so good! Your system, your attitude, your spunkiness is definitely kicking into gear, full speed ahead!
Best post I've read in a long, long time now!

SandyCarlson said...

Those ol' chatterboxes can be good company. At least they're willing to do the talking....Stay well, friend.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Maggie, Great to hear you're feeling good! Keep up the good work!

Happy weekend.
xo

Wendy said...

I'm glad you're feeling better - must have been the fresh air! Nice to see green grass in your park.

Hilary said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Crows are very intelligent birds and they know a good person when they see one. I'm glad for your enjoyable outing and improved health.

Nishant said...

l could join you...you were not alone...

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