2019-02-06 Living with Cancer – Day 702

Today was again not a good day. For the most part, today was a repeat of the last four days, dealing with stomach cramps, dizziness, sweating and lack of concentration. After getting dressed and making the bed I broke out in sweat. I went downstairs to have breakfast @ 8:30. Shortly after I had strong stomach cramps and some dizziness. They lasted for about 45 minutes. Finally a break???

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2019-02-06- Nature Photography – Succulents – String-of-pearls

Another day without rain, but instead we have very low temperatures, 33F in the morning. Today I selected to take photos of our String-of-pearls, a Succulent.

As before, I used the Auto+, Program, and Aperture Modes for each set with four different f-stops, focal lengths and, two directions. This gives me enough photos to figure out which combination of settings does what and which to use in the future.

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2019-02-01 Living with Cancer – Day 697

Today was a very bad day, normally it is the Saturday and Sunday after Wednesday’s Chemo Day. It started off OK with me taking my stomach and dizziness pills in the early morning. However, after getting up at 08:00 I had some light stomach cramps and encountered some Dizziness. After getting downstairs and having a light breakfast, the dizziness and cramps got strong, in addition I started to sweat. All I could do is rest, which did good since by 09:45 things were back to normal, allowing me to go for my walk with Dean.

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2019-02-01 – Nature Photography – Succulent – Red tipped Echeveria agavoides

Today’s subject were of some succulent in our backyard who’s name I believe is Red tipped Echeveria agavoides

As before, I used the Auto+, Program, and Aperture Modes for each set with four different f-stops and focal lengths. This gives me enough photos to figure out which combination of settings does what and which to use in the future. Today I used two different directions for shooting.

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2019-01-30 Living with Cancer – Day 695

Today was a good day since it is Chemo Day I got up @ 07:15, health-wise I encountered:
• A shoulder that was a bit tight this morning.
• A bit of dizziness but major stomach cramps.
• Sweat, as I prepared breakfast

I did not have much time before my chemo session, I had breakfast, took my morning medication and, got ready for my Chemo Day.

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2019-01-30 – Nature Photography – Succulent – Aeonium (tree houseleek)

Today’s subject was the Aeonium (tree houseleek) on our patio in the backyard. The Aeonium is part of the Crassulaceae family of Succulent. As before, I used the Auto+, Program, and Aperture Modes for each set with four different f-stops and focal lengths. This gives me enough photos to figure out which combination of settings does what and which to use in the future. Today I used two different directions for shooting.

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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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