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.
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!
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………..
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.