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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by UserABC2021, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Fbg 6.9

    Fibromyalgia has eased somewhat, still taking and doing everything I know to try and sort it.
    Itchiness is still raging. My arms and legs are the worst. The sun appears to aggravate it. I am bare armed and bare legged in this hot weather, and I am not particularly in the sun, only just going out a few minutes to dead head some Buddliea flowers (so it keeps flowering for the butterflies who appear to be late this year), or to the garage and potting shed, or sitting on my swing in the shade. Antihistamine and lots of creams and sun creams, but it still itches badly. I will look online for some alternative remedies later.

    Popeye is okay although he was wobbly on his legs late afternoon, but then so was I by the end of the day. Two oldies...

    I do literally get hundreds of sparrows in my garden every day at the moment. When one flock of sparrows leaves, another flock is waiting on my garage roof for their turn and they swoop in. And so this goes on throughout the day...

    The sparrows are beginning to 'tolerate'/get used to me. They don't fly away now when I stick my phone camera out of the window to get a closer shot. They carry on feeding. Also when I am sitting on my thatched swing outside, I can stand up from it with phone camera in my hand and take photos. But if I step closer to them they don't fly off, but fly into the nearest bush and rustle the small branches and leaves next to me, and then fly right in front of my face to the bush opposite and rustle those branches and leaves. They are doing this behind me and in front of me as I am walking round the garden, or when I am dead heading the Buddleia. At first it was an eerie sensation like I was in one of those horror movies where the bushes rustle next to the person and they never see anyone or any thing. I got more comfortable with that sensation. I will try again later today. I would just like to get right up close to them so I can take a photo with my phone camera.

    Many years ago I was in Hereford with J. It was in the cathedral grounds, no one was near me. I was eating a sandwich, then a little sparrow landed on my hand and I fed it breadcrumbs from my sandwich. So while J was looking inside the cathedral at the architecture, I was communing with nature....

    Anyway, here is a composite photo of sparrows, and a bumblebee, and a Holly Blue butterfly. I was taking the photo of the Holly Blue butterfly right into the sun. And I could see nothing, and I got nothing. Then I tried an experiment, I turned the phone into portrait mode, and aimed even through the butterfly was too far away. I got three shots and this was the best one.

    Have a good day.

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  2. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks @geefull

    Sunday lunch sounds great.

    Painting can be therapeutic and calming, and your paintings are that. Love this single tree in the landscape.
     
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  3. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks @dunelm

    There is a beautiful children's illustrated story book in the Nicky Nonks explanations...

    Love this morning's artwork, and that one red poppy in the field...
     
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  4. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks @ianpspurs
    Fibro is easing today...
    And I absolutely hate the M25....
     
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  5. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Have a great day woodworking @alf_Josiah
     
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    Memories of forty years ago!
    Nice to walk up there in an evening when I lived temporarily at Great Ayton.
    D.
     
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  7. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    What an amazing lady you are. Such a wonderful compilation despite the vicissitudes of fibro on top of everything else life has thrown at you.
     
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  8. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you very much @ianpspurs for the compliments.
    It is the only thing you/I can do, just soldier on yet not in a dogged kind of way, but to set my mind on a task (I took about a hundred photos for this, deleted most, chose the best), and my main task was learning how to do better close ups with my phone camera. Completely absorbing into something helps turn the tables on whatever it was.

    I hope you had a good day.
     
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  9. geefull

    geefull Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    good evening all :)

    4.2 today

    a grey day which turned sunny so we enjoyed a village walk :)

    Hope your day is treating you kindly :)

    @dunelm - a lovely little pastoral scene, I especially like the texture in the foreground and that sweeping tree branch :) beach play sounds fun :joyful:

    @gennepher - we have quite a flock of sparrows visiting our 'garden' too, it's nice isn't it :)
    We've had to start feeding in two phases though because the juvenile European starlings are more quarrelsome and chase the small birds off if we put the fat balls and the seed out at the same time :sorry: We put seed out first so the small birds get a good chance to eat ;)
    Nice montage and a lovely blue butterfly, don't think I've ever seen one that colour here.

    art bit - painted on Fabriano studio paper

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    5.8 for me have a good day everyone
     
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  11. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morening Ladies and Gentlemen and all who are awake at this early start to the day.

    A straight 6 this morning on that scheming meter.

    Sorry to report my neck is taking its time to recover, but it has given me the opportunity to work on my grandchildrens shields, when finished I shall endeavour to post a few pictures. As the saying goes as one door closes another opens. You just have to be in the frame of mind to find the door.

    Here in Tilehurst Towers we have a plumber coming round today to move a radiator and hopefully solve a couple of other problems, he has done work here before and won't be phased by the skeleton part buried in the front garden or the plastic scythe hanging by the front door, these little things are my deterrents to cold callers and political canvassers.

    Sorry fellow posters, painters and gamers, but it's time for my first koffy of the day. Stay well, stay safe and stay apart.
     
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  12. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    4.3 this morning. Yesterday actually went really well and am not too tired today. Will catch up with posts after the dog walk.
     
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  13. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Sorry your neck is still misbehaving @alf_Josiah
    Sending some magic fairy dust wishes for you...
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    I did see some fantastic fairies, but wasn't sure if Mrs J would approve...

    I agree, you have to find another door sometimes. It is no good bemoaning the previous door is not open for the moment...

    My front door has ivy growing over it and ivy over the handle. This spooks and confuses callers who have no idea how I get in and out of the bungalow....
    This time of year I sit on the bench in the front garden to watch the myriads of butterflies landing on the Buddliea flowers. And if a caller is knocking at the door, I say 'Hi', but they can't see me. They look around frantically, and if they are holding a parcel I will emerge out of the bushes, but that still startles them a bit. If it looks a cold caller, I call again 'Hiii' in a slightly longer tone of voice and they scarper quickly...
    And I go back to my reading or watching butterflies...

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    Take care of that neck Alf...
     
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  14. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks @geefull
    I don't think I have seen so many sparrows at one time, or even in one day in my garden. But then I have never tried feeding them before. This is the first time I have fed the birds believing in the past there was enough aphids and bugs in my overgrown garden for them.
    I have a holly bush in my garden, and I think the Holly Blue breeds on that. I get them every year.

    Thank you for the beautiful peaceful seascape...perfect for paddling...
     
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  15. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thank you @gennepher and yes, those Ninky Nonks are a heap of fun
     
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  16. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Good morning everyone from a propellers in a clear blue sky here in the dark and dangerous north
    The wonder wheel shook off it’s mortal coil during the night and has now been consigned to the recycling bin of doom. I may attach a clone in a while - no rush but it’s on the list of things best forgotten.

    Birthdays today, my mum won first prize in the raffle so best click that link on social media that informs you of such events - better still, a card - virtual and more virtuous but not too far along the virtue scale to give her a heart attach if, for the first time ever, an actual card in an actual envelope dropped into her actual letter box - still, a zoom call later - I will wear a hat, probably a red one that doesn’t suit me and doesn’t go. And read her a poem by John Cooper Clark. Probably Haiku - mustn’t spin it out too much.
    To-con-vey one’s mood
    In sev-en-teen syll-able-s
    Is ve-ry dif-fic

    So, just a birthday card today, black with red splodges. Hope everyones aches and pangs are less of a nuisance today than they were jesterday. Late, but still time for koffy.


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  17. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Another fab selection of photo’s - hope that this current Fibromyalgia episode calms very soon for you.
     
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    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thank you so much @geefull - I must take our grandchildren over to the splendid beach that featured in your painting today.
     
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  19. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    An absolutely wonderful gorgeous birthday card for your mum @dunelm

    And Happy Birthday to your mum from me and his Lordship >^..^<
     
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  20. alf_Josiah

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    Many many thanks, reading your post makes me think we both have a wicked sense of humour .
     
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