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Cor blimey, what a last few weeks. The following will hopefully explain my absence.
It started with me playing with my router, I was rounding over the edges of some wood when I hit a knot and it kicked back, thinking nothing of it I went to carry on, it was at this point I noticed the end of my finger wasn't the same as it used to be. I won't go into details, I will just say they thought I might have to have the end of my finger removed, luckily it has healed well and quickly, oh and is still complete.
I was then doing some planting in the garden and after finishing up I came in to find that even though I had been wrapped up I was colder than I thought and couldn't get warm. I decided to have a warm bath, dress in some warm clothes and get the heating on. I enjoyed the bath which warmed me through nicely, however upon exiting the bath I slipped, twisted and put my back out to the point that I could barely move. I managed to get myself together and onto the settee where I ended up staying for about four or five days.
I hadn't been up on feet long and my back was still twinging when we received a fax, it was Gill's Dad telling us her Mum was really unwell, we immediately rushed up to their house and phoned an ambulance upon arrival. She was rushed to hospital and was admitted for a weeks stay. They were able to stabilise her and ran about a million tests, she has been allowed home now, but has to return for more tests etc.
While all this is going on my Mum and Dad were moving back to Devon from Durham where they have been living for about a year.
The furniture was due to arrive on the Monday morning. Late on the Sunday night the phone went and it was my Dad informing me my Mum had been rushed to hospital really unwell and they were running a whole batch of tests.
Finally, two days later I got the call that my Mum had been allowed home with instructions to take it easy, thank goodness.
We began to wonder what else was going to happen, everything was crossed.
It didn't take long before I had to undo the knots I had crossed myself into. A fax arrived with the words come quick scribbled on it. We rushed to Gill's Mum and Dads to find Mum very poorly, not an emergency, it appears she had picked up the Norovirus whilst in hospital. Having got her comfortable and off to bed we returned home, shattered.
The following morning we arrived to find her feeling tired, but much better. Dad however now had the virus, what a horrible thing it is. It only seems to last a day or so and then subsides leaving the victim tired and washed out.
We returned home later that day, that evening Gill started with the symptoms of the virus, sure enough she had picked it up. Needless to say it has gone through the whole family and I am the last to get it. I am at present on the settee, tired out and feeling like a wrung out cloth. It is horrible.
Anyway, hopefully that will be the end, touch wood.

I hope you like today upload, any comments as always welcome.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Feb 2011 - 5:32 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
Title:Waves of Gold
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:14 May 2012 - 2:33 PM
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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 3:03 PM

What a tale of woe for you here Andy,
and hope things improve for you.
Kinda puts things in perspective when all I have to moan about is the dreadful weather here !!
A calming shot here though.
Mick.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41022 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 3:22 PM

In the words of D:Ream, Things Can Only Get Better, Andy. Excellent golden yellow abstract of a flower.

Dave

phedro
phedro  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 3:26 PM

crikey, think you deserve a big glass of something calming - lets hope they dont do something silly like set a minimum price on alcohol...

really nice abstract.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 3:43 PM

What a very beautiful, calming image after all that.
The precise little tip of the left hand petal seems to be looking at us.
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 3:44 PM

A really lovely, calming abstract. I hope things calm down for you from now on.
Tea is a good idea. But you already knew that.
Regards
Bill

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 3:48 PM

Hope everything gets better and better for you after all that you had to go through! I love the colour and such abstracts, great play of light and shadow and curves. Smile

franken
franken e2 Member 113027 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 4:15 PM

Impressive macro.

Ken

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54169 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 4:53 PM

Excellent shallow dof and gorgeous colour. Just my kind of flower image.
Chris

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 5:09 PM

Very impressive focus-- this is a marvelous image--- so carefully focused, colors are superb!

DalesLass
DalesLass e2 Member 22002 forum postsDalesLass vcard United Kingdom
14 May 2012 - 5:44 PM

Poor you, that really is a tail of catastrophes! On a happier note, it's a lovley image!

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 8:10 PM

I not sure what to say...
Very nice effect...
Not got time to read ifo today..
Looks like flower petals...
Nice controled image...

Dave

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 5:02 PM

norovirus SadSadSadSad Hospitals are such breeding grounds.............

Hopefully everything has now passed well and you are feeling better........

Really like the blaze of yellow and selective focus here.

Anne

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