Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Taking a Short Break (I Hope!)
I am so glad I got out early on that frosty Monday morning this week, to join my friends at Mud Pond and along the beautiful Hudson (see my previous post). What a sweet morning it was, presenting all the joys a splendid autumn morning in this part of the country can offer: brilliant sunshine, bright blue skies, frost spangled plants, quiet waterways reflecting the gorgeous colors of trees in their autumn foliage, and above all, the joyous companionship of friends who share my passion for nature.
Now I'm going to immerse myself in the memory of this delightful day (and others equally as delightful) as I lie on my couch recovering from the knee surgery I'm scheduled to undergo tomorrow (October 22). This is actually good news. It means my shattered kneecap has healed sufficiently that the wires that once held the pieces together can now be removed, along with the screws the wires were wrapped around. Our hope (my surgeon's and mine) is that this procedure should eventually ease the pain that has been my daily torment since the day I fell on May 31. My surgeon insists that recovery from this operation should be swift and easy. So that's the hope I'm clinging to. Please, dear readers, send a healing wish my way, so that I may soon be back in the woods and out on the waterways, sharing with you all the sweet wonders I encounter in the natural world.