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No Ball Games

By NDODS    
An image captured on the beach at AllHallows which is on the Peninsula.

It's a little bit of a nothing image, which sums up hoe I feel at the moment. Yesterday did not go as expected. I popped around to the Doctors in order to prevent further nagging from my beloved Kizmet, "sorry Julie". As you know I have been suffering from a really bad chest, which the doctor diagnosed as Bronchitis, well it has not really cleared up. Sp I thought another course of anti-biotics would shift the little bugger, but no. The Doctor bless him sent me and James down to Medway Hospital, whereupon I was seen by various doctors, plugged into more machines than a McLaren Racing Car, only to be told that I had "wait for it"...................................................... 'reflux disease'. "What the?" ..... So after 11 hours I was finally discharged with even more pills, and told that I would be having more tests etc etc in the very near future, and then I should return to a specialist Consultants Clinic in eight blooming weeks time.

Well, life goes on I suppose.

As for the blooming discarded tennis ball, that sums my day up rather nicely, "I am sure you can work the rest out for yourselves"

Thank you for all your great comments and words of encouragement following yesterdays upload. A special mention going to EAS (Ann) and Gypsyman (Eric) for their most welcomed User Awards.

I never even got a chance to glance at you're undoubtedly great images yesterday, so I shall take this opportunity to apologise whole heartedly.

Although I am meant to be resting up, I shall try wherever possible to have a look and comment today.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead, I shall be resting whilst Julie prepares my bits and bobs for my week away in respite.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Humour and fun Shadowily Saturday without the shadows

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 7:53AM
love the comp nathan brilliant detail belting colours a real cracker nice one Wink

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2 Mar 2013 7:56AM
Well spotted and captured Nathan, excellent composition,
2 Mar 2013 7:58AM
Your image is very evocative and well composed - I hope you feel better soon. Tests are not much fun are they! A
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Mar 2013 8:06AM
Sorry to hear that it wasn't a good day for you yesterday, Nathan, do hope things will brighten up for your week away. I think some poor dog is missing his beach plaything right now Smile Carol
Lovely simple image Nathan
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 8:10AM
Great comp and dof Nathan - this story has a happy ending - I'm sure a dog will come along and claim the ball for himself giving him many happy hours of fun! Take Care.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 8:28AM
Look after yourself Nathan!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
2 Mar 2013 8:31AM
Sorry to hear your going through all those tests, Nathan. Hope you soon get better with those pills. I love this super shot!
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 8:32AM
Far from being a 'nothing image' I think this one is a really well observed and captured, thought provoking image with great use of dof.

If it is any consolation, I have lived with reflux for over 30 years.
kel55 6 8 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 8:44AM
like this image
RLF Plus
8 18 4 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 8:49AM
Get well soon.
Seen something like this beforeWink
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
2 Mar 2013 8:50AM
A fine piece of to the `meaning of life'...I would translate it as a call for it to be picked up and thrown (either for the dog to chase and retrieve - or for you to follow wherever it takes you!).

Have a good weekend (if that's possible) Smile
mossy 5 46 1 England
2 Mar 2013 8:58AM
Nicely seen Nathan, i would have passed this by.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
2 Mar 2013 9:00AM
Sorry yesterday wasn't so good, Nathan. Can't have been remotely like fun but at least you now know the problem and something can be done to keep it under control. I can see that tennis ball being so very tempting and what a wonderful colour it now is! All my best wishes.

2 Mar 2013 9:30AM
To end with only, had a great entertaining story I hope.
It's all for the best Nathan I know when I go they look and they find but it is for the best, better to be plugged in than not, lol. You are right it does sum up how you are feeling and balls bounce back look forward to seeing the return . take care my friend .

platzy 5 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 9:55AM
Great contrasting colours and shapes, superb work mate.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 10:09AM
An ace image even though the tests have set you on another path.
Your troubles should make most of us glad to be well.
Hope you'll have a better week ahead.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 10:16AM
Interesting image Nathan. sorry to hear about your continued illness.

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 10:28AM
And onwards each day goes really is a sod at times
and all I can hope is that is starts to ease up on you!
a lovely POV here, and with the faded B/G
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 10:33AM
Excellent shot Nathan, well spotted and captured, hope things improve for you soon my friend, take care

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
2 Mar 2013 10:40AM
A lesson in DOF Nathan, excellent my friend.


2 Mar 2013 10:41AM
The game is not over, Nathan, it's just a forced break...
Good luck and patience to you!
Regards Valery
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 10:45AM
Great take
bill33 Plus
7 36 1 Scotland
2 Mar 2013 10:48AM
Very well spotted and captured Nathan, sorry to hear you are not 100% but look on the bright side, things can only get better, hope you are feeling a bit better today, take it easy, Bill.
dudler Plus
14 707 1354 England
2 Mar 2013 10:50AM
This is a rather fine shot, I reckon - making something creative from nearly nothing. It's visually good - and it conveys a real feeling of gloom and despondency.

So - I hope channelling it into the picture may relieve some of the feelings, at least a little.
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 10:54AM
A Brill' capture Nathan, love it, sorry to hear about your ill health, keep your chin up mate, hope you are better soon.
Best regards, Alf.
2 Mar 2013 11:15AM
Sad little image - a lost ball! Sums up my week too!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 11:24AM
My hubs has a problem cough Nathan which he never manages to get on top of, he sees the Dr and has tablets for reflux, they seem to call everything a disease now! I know you are strong of mind and will not give up, the waiting I find frustrating - following my fitting of the ECG monitor I have to wait 10 daysSad

The colorful ball makes this picture, the strong colour and pebbles are a bonus
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 11:34AM
A simple but very effective image well presented.
Sorry to hear the ill health is still persisting but best wishes for recovery
2 Mar 2013 11:44AM
always good to see something different Nathan like the pov and dof yes reflux is a real pain have had it for the last 10 years anyway have a good week away and very best wishes to Julie

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
2 Mar 2013 11:51AM
Eish ! It never rains but it pours Nathan !! I agree with you that this must stop now !! I like your image although I think you are very far from being discarded Smile Enjoy the week away !
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
2 Mar 2013 12:03PM
If the tennis ball had been photographed on the court it would just be a ball shot, however this discarded ball covered in seaweed in between the pebbles is well spotted and captured. I like it... Life seems to be throwing you curved balls. I am sure with the start of spring life will look brighter and your health will improve. Look after yourselfGrinGrin
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
2 Mar 2013 12:35PM
A fine example of art reflecting life or therapy thru your medium of choice Grin Hang on in there bud because before you know it your balls will be bouncing higher than a hoose !SmileSmileSmile

Herge88 11 40 4 England
2 Mar 2013 1:09PM
Great dof really brings the detail and colour of the ball out here.

Best Matt
milky 14 Wales
2 Mar 2013 2:32PM
Nice capture Nathan---MilkyWink
2 Mar 2013 2:52PM
Glad to make this double 30 Nathan. What a superb job you've made of such a simple image, both thought provoking and creative. Hope you get even more off your Chest VERY soon.

John Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Mar 2013 2:59PM
Well spotted image of this neglected ball Smile
Hope you soon get that chest sorted, Nathan - I know from experience that bronchitis can be a bugger to shake off Sad
Take care, mate Wink
Trev Smile
2 Mar 2013 3:05PM
Simply but effective image Nathan
Phantom7 12 29 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 4:27PM
Not feeling to dapper myself,so I think you are correct in the photograph.
xwang 9 56 8
2 Mar 2013 5:15PM
That's superb, Nathan. Wonderful colour and detail...very well done.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 5:22PM
Keep your chin up Nathan, life can be alot of balls sometimes.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
2 Mar 2013 5:38PM
You have to be kidding!! That ball was on the line!!! This place is the pits!!! That ball was IN

Wonder what his blood pressure was at such moments? An inspired player, if somewhat of a rebel, but that makes the game more colourful.

Hope all goes well for you, Nathan.

2 Mar 2013 7:28PM
Well spotted and captured
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 7:34PM
Hope things improve for you soon. A great capture in its simplicity Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
2 Mar 2013 7:51PM
Hope that you will soon be better Nathen,take care and do rest and stop worying about voing and comenting.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 7:59PM
A strong image Nathan, things sometimes are sent to try us ,keep strong , take care,

Ali SmileSmile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 9:02PM
I like this for its simplicity, Nathan, and the story it conjures up in the mind, who does it belong to? Is some dog somewhere pining for it? Is it waiting for its owner to return? Who will play with it next? and so on.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 9:05PM
I hope you get well soon and then will be up in the air like the ball.
2 Mar 2013 9:37PM
The Split in the ball trully Cuts the foreground from the background. All the very best for you on your respite. Eric.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
2 Mar 2013 9:46PM
Not tennis Wink Nathan. Love your eye for detail.
3 Mar 2013 12:41AM
A neat find. Like the contrasting colour of the ball.

RobinF 11 83 1 England
3 Mar 2013 7:37AM

Quote:Far from being a 'nothing image' I think this one is a really well observed and captured, thought provoking image with great use of dof.
- I'm with Lynne!

Sorry to hear about the acid reflux condition. My wife too is a sufferer with this and has had to take pills for years now, so I know what an unpleasant problem it is. Keep your chin up my friend.
Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery,

basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
3 Mar 2013 2:19PM
Nice detail & beautiful capture....

PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2013 8:46AM
Oh you are going through it . never heard of that one but hope the pills help to cure it and that your ball bounces well! Paul
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
8 Mar 2013 3:58PM
There is something nostalgic about a toy of any kind being left behind, and probably missed, or maybe this one was just discarded because it was of no worth any more.

Reflux disease is no fun, but can be caused by various medications. I'd look to that before taking proton pump inhibitors which also inhibit correct digestion - itself able to cause mal-absorption and other problems. Been there, and done this one Nathan.


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