Thursday, May 20, 2010

SkyWatch ~ Lazarus Rises Again

Life so unexpectedly, occasionally whips up unavoidable storm

I seem to have developed a habit of knocking on the pearly gates.
Had I been a Victorian heroine of old, I would simply have fainted
at the sight of blood and that would have been that.

Your's truly though, when faced with a spurting vein, grabbed
anything for a pad, strapped it with an elastic bandage and, since
there was no-one else around, drove myself into the nearest hospital.

Exactly a month later, with nasty germs colonizing my man-made
as well as other heat valves, I have just today been given home
detention with daily anti-biotic infusions by a visiting nurse for at
least three more weeks.

To all of my staunch friends and followers who have sent me love and
support, you cannot imagine how much your caring has meant to me
and how much your healing thoughts have helped to bring me back
again. I carry you all in my heart and only wish I could give you all
individual hugs.

Below is proof that every cloud has a silver lining!

Life is so fragile, live it as though there were no tomorrow!


  1. Hi Arija,
    che belle queste foto... e che bella la frase :
    " Life is so fragile, live it as though there were no tomorrow !"
    Hai perfettamente ragione.
    Un abbraccio d'amore :-)

  2. Oh Arija;) I pray too for your complete healing. Bless you my friend. Jo

  3. Arija,

    I am so glad you are home, even with limitations. (boy do I know those!)
    You have been on my prayer list since Ces let me know you were not well.
    TAke care and heal.


  4. Dearest Arija, so glad you are still with us! So glad that you are home. I pray for you by my pomegrante tree, which makes me think of you for some reason. Love and hugs from across the sea, Kathie

  5. Yes! A silver lining behind every cloud, in fact not just a lining but the big Sun itself!

    Arija, seeing your name as my notifier soothingly chimed a bell to tell me that a message came , is the most beautiful gift I have today.

    I am so happy to see you again. Bella and I have been mentioning your name almost everyday in prayers and conversation. She dedicated a post to you, the one before the current one I think, in case you have enough energy to see. I knew something was up, I just felt it. So today I am energized by the joy I feel for your return. I love you. Tsup!

  6. It is so good to hear from you again.Please get lots of rest and regain your strength.

  7. Oh, my, what a close call, Arija. So glad you are the tough cookie you are and didn't take after those Victorian forebears. Glad to hear you're home and on the mend. Extra big hugs. xx

  8. Oh Arija,
    I am thrilled that you are back,
    with silver linings as poetically captured as ever!
    A thousand good wishes and a big hug,

  9. I am so glad to hear you are doing better. Life is indeed so fragile. Your beautiful posts and images have been missed and it's good to see you back!

  10. So wonderful to see you back, Arija! Do take care of yourself and heal quickly! Love your perfect photo of a silver lining and beautiful words to match. You're in my thoughts and prayers!


  11. Glad to see back at Garden Delights!

    Me, too, I pray for your fast and complete healing.

    Take care.

  12. Arija, so glad you're back home and following a path to health. You are one strong woman. Yes there is a silver lining. Please take care.

  13. So very happy to see your return. I kept coming by, and you weren't home!! Wishing you well, and enjoying a lovely day! Welcome back. You have been missed.

  14. I'm so pleased that you are on the mend. You've been in my thoughts. You are one tough lady.

  15. OH, hallelujah, hallelujah! I was so excited to see you again and am relieved beyond words. Thank goodness. I can exhale again. Welcome home, dearheart. You have been greatly missed, and I can hear the world smiling once again.


  16. I am so happy to hear that you are doing better and are well enough to be at home. Your photos today are perfect illustration for the unpredictability of life, with all its storms and yet always a silver lining if we take the time to look. Take care and let your body heal.

  17. Hope all is well with you. Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing. Take good care of yourself.

  18. Dear Arija, may God give you good healing and health and joy for life ... Love kri

  19. Good to see you up and on the mend, with a delightful photo of the sky no less. Hope you are making a speedy recovery.

  20. Dear Arija, as long as you are knocking and not entering those pearly gates yet, we shall be happy. Glad to see you on here and your images certainly are heavenly. Blessings Arija~

  21. Dramatic! Beautiful!

  22. Oh boy, I am so sorry to read of your recent illness, but so very pleased to know you are on the mend. My sincerest wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

  23. If my first comment came through - just ignore this one. My computer was acting funny so I'm not sure if it went thru.
    I wanted to wish you a speedy recovery and my hopes for your good health - I'm so sorry to hear of your health issues - do take care!

  24. wow! I love your photos. Very interesting cloud shots.

  25. India's heart must be full of joy
    err impressed with the driving
    to hospital
    Glad to hear you are recovering

  26. I am sorry you are not well, I wish you a quick recovery. Wonderful photos, the colors is just gorgeous!

  27. Oh, my gosh! I'm sorry that I didn't know about your very serious problem before now! Please know that you are now in my prayers and I hope that your healing will go well. I'm thankful that you are home now. Hugs from here.

  28. My dear Arija, I was so worried about you, and am so glad to hear you are on the mend. It's so good to having you posting again, and I love that saying about living as though there was no tomorrow! Something we all should think about!
    Take care and speedy healing.

  29. I am so sorry to hear about what you've been going through. I'm glad you are doing better and will be sending out good thoughts for a full recovery.

    The skies you shot are absolutely stunning.

    Take good care of yourself, Carver

  30. So glad you are more or less alright. I had been watching India's blog to get an incling of what might have happened.I wish we had rain but perhaps that is coming too to help your garden.

  31. Hallo Aria,

    nun es ist gut dich wieder hier zu sehen.Jetzt habe ich ein frohes Pfingsten.
    Alles Gute für dich und liebe Grüsse


  32. I have been looking and looking for info about you. I have been reading India's blog..I was so worried. I am happy that you are recovering and I wish you a full one dear Arija..Love.. Michelle

  33. Guten Tag Arija, thank you for your visit. I wish you a speedy recovery. The pearly gates are still far far away!
    There is still so much to do and enjoy! You are so right with your quote, when we were young we were invincible. The pictures of the clouds are very beautiful and the good thing is, behind is always a blue sky...and a silver lining. I wish you all the best from my heart
    und herzliche Gruesse. T.

  34. Dear Arija, I am so glad you are back home and healing! And thank you for reminding me to live life to the fullest!! Sending you all my love! Silke

  35. arija, i add my drelief and elight that you are back home.

    i'll bet your garden has breathed an earthbound sigh of relief.



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