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Thursday, April 23, 2015

fragile and delicate





The first daffodils from my garden are a delight to see.  I cut the blooms on Saturday evening and they opened up on Monday.  Their delicate blooms on fragile stems remain sturdy in the pitcher.  


Outside they are awaiting for some warm sunshine to open them up.





Yesterday was a beautiful spring day ~ sunny and warm ~ after a day of heavy rains. 
Today it has been raining off and on and it's a cold 6C.




It looks like we might wake up to snow on the ground on Friday morning.
Or, so the forecasters say.
I hope not.
They are also calling for showers and cool weather through next Tuesday.  The rivers are flooding their banks so we don't need extra rain.



Some blog friends in Ontario have been getting snow the past couple of days....actual snow on the ground, trees and spring blooms.  Not. Nice.



Speaking of fragile and delicate.....you will recall that I shared about me falling on my derriere on Good Friday and how sore I was for a couple weeks afterward.  Well, for the past 2 weeks the  problem with my right shoulder has gotten worse.  It is painful to drive (steer) the car, lift a water jug, full tea kettle, sweep, rake, dry my hair, and many other chores.  It is also keeping me awake the last two nights after about 4 hours of sleep when I have to get up and sit in a chair to sleep.  {Yawn} So, I called my doctor this morning and will see her on May 8.  Yep.  In two more weeks.  We'll see what happens then.  So much for gardening season.  ;(

Fragile and delicate.....daffodils, china teacups, bird eggs and me.

I hope you all have a great day and a very nice weekend. 

Blessings,
Pamela





35 comments:

  1. oh, dear. sorry for the continued pain! love the daffies, though. hope you don't flood out!

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  2. So this is a new thing...the shoulder pain? My elbows are still sore from shoveling and now I'm complicating things with raking. Ouchie! Thank goodness for Tylenol and frozen gel paks and coconut oil. Hope that you get some relief soon!

    Your photographs have such lovely composition. Do you Instagram?

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  3. wow, sorry to hear you are still in pain. i must say i sympathize ... i have had a few mishaps lately. have a few bruise and can say i understand totally. no fun. i love your daffys ... wondered what you were speaking of when i saw your post name. i hope you are on the mend. we have had such cold temps lately. it is so spring in that the sunshine is gorgeous but the temps are nuts. we had rain several days ago. so that was needed but i wish for warmer but not humid temps. guess that is not too much to ask? i hope??! have a great Thursday. take care. ( :

    have i ever asked what your favorite tea is? i am looking for something new to try. i found a new one lately Tazo Earl Grey. and it is just delicious. hoping to find it in my area stores. we will see??!

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  4. Pretty photos! I love Spring flowers especially daffodils. We woke to snow this morning, not quite covering the ground but certainly not Spring-llike.

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  5. Lucky you to have daffodils already!! Nice. But unlucky you to have such a problem with your shoulder. I have had that myself and it is not pleasant. I hope you figure this out quickly Pamela. I will be thinking of you.

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  6. If you're not applying heat to the sore spot, I suggest doing so.

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  7. I have a shoulder that acts up when it rains, for some unknown reason. Your daffies are so pretty and they are delicate flowers. I never bring them in. We had some hail recently that stripped some of them off.

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  8. Pamela I sure hope you can make it til your dr. appt. It says like you're in a lot of pain. Love your daffys and the egg shells. So adorable. Go slowly and move very little as possible. Carol

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  9. Ooooo...so sorry to hear things are getting worse instead of better. All the best with that...as you wait.

    You do so well at 'playing with your camera'!!!

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  10. Golly! Is there anything cheerier than daffodils and robins eggs? You need it dearie! I hope you get some relief from the shoulder pain soon. I have had something similar in the past. Not good to fall. Take care.

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  11. I hope your shoulder heals up on it's own by then. Take it easy and try not to use it. I have violas blooming in my flower bed that look a lot like the flowers in your banner. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  12. We had snow and it was windy and cold all day. The snow didn't stick around which was the only good thing about it. Mt daffodils, in north facing garden, are just budding. I might cut some for inside to cheer things up.

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  13. I'm sorry to hear about your shoulder. Two weeks is a long time to wait for an appointment!
    The daffodils are lovely, as are the broken robin's eggs. Beautiful photo compositions and colours. I do hope the snow stays away!

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  14. Beautiful shots - so sorry about your pain - hope it improves.

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  15. Oh no! So sorry about your shoulder and your pain. I do hope things get better quick. How sweet those daffodils are. I'm sure thy brighten things up and give you hope for more Spring blooms soon!

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  16. Oh my . . . way too long to wait . . .
    Call her again and scream a bit . . .
    So much fragile in our world and day . . .
    We must remember . . .
    Thank you for the beautiful daffodils, china and eggs, thoughts.
    I hope your pain eases and you find out soon what happened with your shoulder.

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  17. Pam we are delicate things and having to wait is annoying, yet the gardening will be there so do what they tell you. Injuries take time...:)JP

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  18. Very pretty pictures. All fragile, indeed. Some time ago I tripped on a crack in the pavement in a parking lot, lost my balance and fell. While I did not fall on my arm, my arm hurt horribly for a very long time and still bothers me. I joked, say I hurt it grabbing at air trying to stay up righjt. I am now too old and too big to take any more falls. I hope your shoulder heals.

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  19. Wonderful photos, Pam!
    I'm very sorry to hear about your shoulder. I have some experiences of pains like that. Two weeks is a long time to wait for an appointment. Try to give rest to the shoulder when ever possible.
    Happy weekend!

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  20. Oh my take care of that shoulder and don't over do it or push it you may have pinched a nerve ! Try making a make shift sling to rest it as you are moving about and sitting to get the pressure off of it ! Hope you get some sleep and relief from it soon ! Lovely photos . your dafs are farther along then mine mine haven't even got a bud on them yet and they have been above ground for 2 weeks ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day and weekend and take care !

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  21. Yes, my daffs are literally freezing their little heads off out there this morning. I was at a garden club meeting last night and the speaker had us all geared up to visit a garden centre today and we woke up to a winter wonderland. I might go anyway, surely it will get warm again? LOL
    Hope your injury isn't too serious Pam, I did the same with my knee when something gave while in Ireland last June. Finally, next Thursday I'll have the repair operation but I've been limping ever since because I thought it would clear up on its own. We are becoming fragile with time, aren't we!

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  22. I like the juxtaposition of the fragile daffodil and the ornate but solid spoons reflecting the yellow flower.

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  23. Your daffodils are so sweet, Pam. I love them, so cheery and delicate. I know all about falling and I hope you get healed up quickly. I fell two years ago and it's been a succession of physio and pain meds off and on ever since. Take care of yourself. I have shared some memories of my life in NB if you would like to take a peek. Feeling very nostalgic these days. I will pray for you, my friend, and I hope you get well soon.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  24. Pamela, so sorry to hear that you've gotten worse! Going about your regular routine sounds like it's been quite challenging. I hope you are better soon, and best of luck with your doctor's appointment.

    Your new daffodils are very pretty, indeed, and yes, they are delicate and fragile, just like all of us, at some time or another. Thanks for the sweet pics!

    Happy weekend!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  25. Oh I'm sorry about your shoulder. It is annoying when you want to get some things done but can't -- forced rest, sort of. I hope it's nothing too serious. Meanwhile your daffodils are so cheery.

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  26. So sorry to hear about the shoulder giving you grief. Reminds me of an episode of frozen shoulder I had some years ago. May seems like a long time to wait when you're in pain. I hope you can get relief and be ready for your gardening. Wish I had thought of cutting my daffodils last week. This week we've had snow and cold. They look a bit discouraged.

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  27. Hi Pam! I'm so sorry about your shoulder and I know it's hard when you can't sleep from the pain. Pray your doctor can help you soon.
    Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

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  28. I'm sorry about your shoulder. It's too bad you can't see your doctor sooner, but I know how that is. In the meantime, I hope those beautiful daffodils cheer you. I was wandering around our yard and saw that two had bloomed right next to the house. The others are too timid at this point. It's cold here.

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  29. It's lovely to see that your daffodils are up already. What a beautiful change from all that snow. Hope it will blow off in another direction. You deserve a break !

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  30. Oh Pamela, sure sorry about your shoulder. I hope the Dr. can set you straight soon.
    I can hardly believe that daffodils are bloomed already there. And the blue robin? eggs
    are so precious and delicate.
    I saw my 1st Robin today-a good sign. The weather man is predicting nice weather all of next week for here.
    After last weeks return to winter I am more than ready.
    Blessings and have a good weekend!

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  31. awww Pam - so sorry about your shoulder. Hope you're able to take it easy while you're waiting to get in to see the doctor.

    Your daffodils are so cheery!

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  32. Ohhhhhhhh no, I'm sorry your shoulder has been hurt. hope its nothing real bad and you are gardening quickly.

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  33. These are wonderful! I love the colour of Robin's eggs blue~

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