It is at this time of the year that I have to be extra careful when rounding the last curve into my neighborhood. I must have my window visors down and my sun glasses on. If not and if I am in late afternoon traffic when the sun’s rays sneak in right under the visors…I literally can’t see a foot in front of me until I stop to turn in.
It is a split-second scary feeling driving without any sense of visual direction right in front of you. I have never had a wreck but I have endured thoughts of plowing right into a car or truck around the bend. As much as I love late fall….the sun’s rays can be really challenging while driving.
While out with Vickie touring the neighborhoods yesterday….I saw this beautiful red Japanese Maple. It looked like a scene out of Moses and the burning bush. The sun’s rays were forming a halo effect around the tree. Breath-taking. So I grabbed my IPhone and clicked the photo.
When I went to enlarge and examine the photo more closely…two prisms of light were instantly seen on either side and then upon even closer inspection…another prism of light was falling in the middle….all the colors of a rainbow dispersed through the passage of the prism. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Violet. Look again closely!
While taking the picture all I saw was the hovering angel-like halo of white above the tree and then suddenly there was another reality that could only be captured through a photo. Wow! So many mysteries await us in nature and technology.
It makes me happy when I can see how Mother Nature and Technology can work together to make life even more beautiful. For once something I did made such an enhancement to the stationary beauty of fall tree. It felt like…magic...was in the air!
I went to see my primary doctor yesterday (she worked me in as soon as I called) to see if she could expedite and speed up the recovery from this cough and congestion “stuff” I have had for over two weeks. My wonderful doctor immediately put me on an antibiotic 10 day plan and special prescription cough medicine along with my Flo-nase. I feel like a warrior armed for battle.
This “crud” for lack of a better word (my doctor calls it bronchitis) makes its appearance every year just about the same time…even the Ya’s are remembering I am always hacking through Jackson’s birthday each year.
Having just started yesterday on these medications…I am already feeling better with some antibiotics in me to help jump start my immune system. My white knight, Dr. Montoya, to the rescue again! Now bring on Thanksgiving!
I told Vickie I had to keep lighting the photo lenses so everyone could find ‘Miss Maggie’ in her arms. Maggie and I both needed to walk and since we have joined Miss “Outdoor Neighbor Athlete of the Year” (Vickie) both Maggie and I are actually picking up the pace and practically prancing around on our daily walks. Let’s hear it for us gals who have ‘ripened’ but never “rotted.”
So until tomorrow: (My favorite Thanksgiving quote)
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh