Category Archives: The Story

Through The Glass: Ongoing Treatments

“Do you know where you’re going to?

Do you like the life the world is showing you?

Where are you going to?

Do you know?”

Mahogany (1975 film)

This is my favorite song quote from the 1975 Diana Ross film Mahogany. It says a lot about my current situation.

As you can see I’m still using a walker. And as it turns out, I will soon be having surgery on my right knee; a total knee replacement. Hopefully my recent fall on my left knee will not require additional surgery.

Sorry that I missed my August posting, I’ve been very distracted due to my continuing health issues. I also have an update on my vision. I am now legally blind, but with my husband’s help I am able to continue to blog. The proton beam radiation treatment for my tumor has damaged my optic nerves, leaving partial degraded vision in the right side and no vision in the left. As you can guess, this has made photography challenging, but not impossible. I persevere! I have even heard of blind photographers. I will have to investigate their work.

Expect to see an update in a couple of weeks.

The Gap Band: A Tulsa Heritage

Most People outside of RAP don’t know the connection.  The GAP Band members were born, raised and started their Music career in Tulsa. 

The band is an acronym based on the streets of Greenwood, Archer, and Pine in the historic Greenwood neighborhood of the Wilson brothers’ hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Celebrate the Music. Remember the loss and play some GAP Today.

Front Door Gift from my Neighbors

While I was at the Mayo Clinic last Fall, some of my neighbors decided that I needed a more accessible Front Entrance:

At first I thought how wonderful my neighbors are! But I felt that perhaps my mom-in-law and my neighbor from across the street (whose husband designed and organized the Project) might need it more that me, But with recent snows that we had I learned to appreciate my hsnd rsils. Sometimes other people know what you need before you recognize what you need!

THE SAGUAROS PART II

First, my banner image which is Digital IR. And an alternate view that I decided not to use:

Tell me if you agree with my choice………..

Above, two camera angles of the same Cacti…….

And an interesting rock formation……with a Saguaro, of course.

A Door Near Cathedral Rocks, Arizona

The Old Mill House at the Crescent Moon Ranch Park in Arizona, more famous for the Cathedral Red Rocks.

If you look closely you can see the door, especially in the larger image.

SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK: IR

Continuing my IR studies, I’m including here my Nikon-1 images here. The Nikon-1 has bee converted to a full spectrum camera and I ‘selected’ the IR spectral range using a filter. First some striking Joshua Trees:

Next Week we’ll actually look at some of the Saguaros………..

COMO DOORS

Sharin sone B&W images fron a stormy dat in Sith Park, Yes there is a real Sotyh Park, but it’s the name of a valley noy a town.

There IS a Ghost Town (not totally deserted) named Como. It used to be a major hub of the Rail Road, Well start with the Old School House, now the Civic Center:

And also the local Church, I believe it is Methodist. Around here that’s always a good guess:

You can see to the left the home of one of the current residents, Most of the inhabitant live in older cottages from the RR days. Visit the links below for more ty[ical views of Como and the Annual Festival.

COMO IN COLOR

https://myvintagecamerasblog.com/2020/10/08/como-doors/

http://myvintagecameras.blogspot.com/search?q=COMO

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