Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Home Again.

I've been off the grid for some time as my partner had major surgery over two weeks ago. It's been a very stressful time to say the least. We had to go to the city for the surgery and fortunately I stayed at my daughters house there and she came out here for that time to take care of our cats and chickens. I'm not going to go into a long song and dance about it all only to say that the bottom lobe of the left lung was removed, the surgeon said it looked like cancer but that the area around it looked clean. We won't know the results of it until himself sees the surgeon again in a months time. We are hoping for the best.

I'm finally relaxing some and found that the last few days puttering around the garden has been a kind of healing for me. The weather has been quite good and yesterday afternoon I finally picked up the camera and got some shots of one of my favorite subjects, the Bumble Bee.

The bee balm has done me proud this summer. I have it in various parts of the garden.

A few pictures from around part of the garden.


Dixxe said...

oh my so sorry to hear that--please give him my regards and wishes for a full recovery--I know how stressful dealing with an illness of someone you love can be so Im glad you got a chance to be in your lovly garden. The photos are wonderful, care to share some of that bee balm? Its beautiful!!!
I hope the next visit is all good news!! Until then unwind and enjoy.

Ali said...

It's wonderful to see your garden flourishing, despite your absence. Was the lung disease caught early? Here's to a positive prognosis. Take care of yourself.

The Wessex Reiver said...

Hi Oldcrow, I hope the prognosis and future are good for him indoors - I still chuckle at that photo from a year or so back when he bought a Viking hat. As ever your garden is an inspiration, its calm and relaxing, enjoy that and we'll all keep our fingers crossed. Take care too. Andrew

Cicero Sings said...

I was wondering where you were. Sorry to hear about himself and I too hope that he/you will get good news in a months time.

Nature (and gardens) are very healing to rattled nerves!

ST said...

Hi OC,
I hope the viking heals well.
Best wishes

Janine said...

Hi OC,
Your garden is lovely and truly magical looking. You have inspired me to try bee balm in my garden.
Best wishes for "himself's" speedy recovery.

Jan said...

I feel awful that I didn't know what was going on. I rarely get around to reading the blogs these days. Fingers crossed for you both that all will be ok. xxx