Thursday, November 29, 2012

SkyWatch & Nature Notes - A horror day

I suppose we must occasionally have days like these . . .

A stormy sky and golden light on the paddock
what's wrong with that?

For one thing, the temperature was hovering around 100F,
the winds were fast furious and had a mind of their own 
and the whole state had a blanket total fire ban.

In this virtual oven, I had to drive for an hour to my specialist's 
rooms. When I got there, with the scar standing in the searing heat, 
I cleverly looked my keys in it.

Having membership in the Royal Automobile Association,
it only took an hour and a half for them to come and break into my car.

Meanwhile, the verdict at my physicians was not a good one.
My heart had markedly deteriorated in the last six weeks since 
I saw him.

After this disappointment, the long hot drive home.

Just when you think things are starting to look up,
life throws a spanner into the works.

*  *  *

Hope you are all having a much nicer time!


  1. Oh Dear One, not a good day, and yet we can rejoice that you made it safely home. My heartfelt thought are lifting you up. Loving you my friend, and friend to so many more. Hugs and more hugs~

  2. Dear Arija,
    you have been under so much stress lately, I hope you are getting relieve from someone, soon, so you can take rest up and get better.
    Thinking of you, with warmest greetings and a big hug,

  3. Stormy sky and golden light is a wonderful combination.

  4. My heart feels as gray as that sky hearing your news. May life become brighter as they are on your plains. Take care my dear.

  5. Oh dear Arija! I am keeping you in my daily prayers. Tsup!

  6. Definitely not a good day, Arija! I am so sorry and I'll be holding good thoughts for you!! Hope you can stay out of the heat as much as possible! Take care, my friend!!

  7. You need to start up the rungs again Arija. You've done it before and you'll do it again. I'll think of you here in CO. Hugs to you.

  8. This is not the news anyone wants to hear. You are in my prays.Hugs to you.

  9. I am so sorry. I'll be sending out good thoughts for you. The photograph is a stunner but the weather sounds awful.

  10. OMG, I am so sorry! I just put a reply in your comment somewhere (think it's Barb's) where i saw you say about your condition. My very positive good thoughts and prayers go your way. Just stay positive and in good cheers, that will be okay. I can imagine how difficult it is in your country where no one is staying with you, helping you, unlike here where we can pay someone do our domestic chores and help us throughout our lives. God bless and take care.

  11. Oh, dear one. What a horrid, horrid day. I will send a kiss to the moon tonight and hope that she delivers it to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo

  12. Oh Arija...I feel you are a kindred spirit to me in this being some of the worst of times. I wish we could get you a new heart but what heart could ever replace the wonderful heart that you have always had. Please let it stay working as we all want you here... love..Michelle

  13. My heart goes out to you, Good thoughts coming your way.

  14. Not a good day for you Arija ... I'm sure you were thinking " is there anything else that can possibly go wrong" Locked keys in a car in that heat plus the long wait must have been very stressfull. You have captured the golden light beautifully.

  15. I am so so sorry. Just when you think it cannot get any worse - it does. Is there anything which could help or is your specialist just giving you bad news about which you can do nothing? I am sending many, many good wishes your way. This has been such a hard year, and I do hope that 2013 is better.

  16. The light looks good - but the rest of the day less so.

    Hope things lighten up for you.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

  17. Wonderful shot of that dark sky and the golden light under it.
    I'm sorry to hear about your health problems. Wishing all the best for you.

  18. I am so sorry for your news. What a stressful day. Someone posted this recently and I thought it so lovely.

    I wish you enough sun
    to keep your attitude bright.
    I wish you enough rain
    to appreciate the sun more.
    I wish you enough happiness
    to keep your spirit alive.
    I wish you enough pain
    so that the smallest joys in life
    appear much bigger.
    I wish you enough gain
    to satisfy your wanting.
    I wish you enough loss
    to appreciate all you possess.
    I wish you enough hellos
    to get you through the final goodbye.
    --By Bob Perks

  19. Hi Arija, not a good week for you and I am so sorry you are having to deal with such serious health issues. Wishing you all the best and sending a big hug.

  20. so sorry to read this news Arija... I will hold you in MY heart with blessings for healing.

  21. Joining with others here Arija to send much warmth and care your way.
    How disappointing to receive such news, and yet such strength in the support that comes your way here.
    Along with holding my husband in my heart as he has his aortic valve replacement this Tuesday, you will be there also in my thoughts - you have been so supportive of this procedure.
    A tough day for you with the locked car keys, heat, appointment and drive home. You managed. Well done. Those hot days are a challenge for anybody without such stress factors thrown in.

  22. oh sorry...what a day. hang in there and only DO good things for yourself.

  23. I'm so sorry to hear the bad news, on top of a nasty hot day. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, along with a big hug.

  24. Oh crud I'm so sorry about the whole thing (I'm so late reading this, I'm sure the weather has moderated somewhat, or at least I hope so.. But I am sad about the Dr's verdict. Hang in there, keep us posted.


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