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2018-04-15 Recovery Day 405

Today almost started the same as the last three days, with no stomach issues nor any dizziness, except for my blood pressure that was a bit high. What was different was the tightness of my back, specially the muscles around my shoulder blades. After a good breakfast I rested a bit for my back to loosen up before going for my morning walk. In summary, today was a A-OK day.

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2018-04-11 Recovery Day 401

Today was another good day. Like yesterday the day started with no stomach issues, but instead was rather dizzy. Taking my dizziness medication fixed that problem before I had to leave for my treatment at the local cancer center. After a short rest and taking my regular morning medication, Dean dropped me of at the local cancer center. Today is my all-day treatment day. Therefore there is not much to report.

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Mist Caught In The Spider Web – Project 365

After watering the flowers and misting our cacti, I notices the mist that was caught within the spider web. Because of the dark shade I started the with ISO 1000 for first two photos. However, the exposure values were rather slow, so the last two were taken with ISO 2000. BTW, I used my Tamron 90mm lens again, which I start to like more and more. Continue reading »

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More Flowers Blooming – Project 365

These photos were taken in our backyard. The first set of four are our white violets, not sure of the exact correct name. The second set is of our Jasmine Vine, which for the last 20 years has provided us with joy during this time of the year. Continue reading »

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Lilies (Lilium) – Project 365

Our Lilium (members of which are true lilies) have decided to bloom as well. Like yesterday I used the Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens. I selected a wide open aperture, F/2.8, to blur the background. BTW, Lilies are a group of flowering plants which are important in culture and literature in much of the world. Most species are native to the temperate northern hemisphere, though their range extends into the northern subtropics. Enjoy! Continue reading »

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Foxgloves (Digitalis) – Project 365

Today I decided to take some closeups of our blooming foxgloves (Digitalis) before they are done. TO do so I switched to the Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens. I selected a wide open aperture, F/2.8, to blur the background. BTW, the scientific name means “finger-like” and refers to the ease with which a flower of Digitalis purpurea can be fitted over a human fingertip. Enjoy! Continue reading »

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Cistanthe grandiflora (Jazz Time) – Project 365

Cistanthe grandiflora (formerly Calandrinia grandiflora, also called Jazz Time) is just coming into bloom in our garden. Cistanthe is a succulent native to Chile. It forms grayish green mounds of fleshy leaves, which measure one to three feet wide, as well as two inch wide pinkish purple flowers. The Cistanthe has delicate two to three foot tall stems that rise about the foliage where the bright flowers are produced. In spring and fall, Cistanthes produce a large number of flowers. They are tough plants and are able to tolerate difficult environments with lots of sun and little water, just perfect for having colors in the garden during our drought.

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