Still Thankful

I was convinced that no force on earth was strong enough to keep me from my camera or my blog.  I was wrong.

A stomach flu knocked me down the past couple of days.  With literally no strength to even pick up a book, I watched hours of daytime television…and then primetime television as I faded in and out of consciousness.  That being said, I was not out taking any new photos or thinking of anything interesting or inspiring to write about.  However, keeping with my spirit of thankfulness, I am grateful to have survived the flu and for neighbors like Andy who brought me soup and saltines.  

This picture was taken on a photo walk a couple of weeks ago.  The familiar Northwest rain may give way to some snow this weekend.  Instead of water droplets, I could maybe getting some pictures of snowflakes…



14 comments on “Still Thankful”
  1. cigi says:

    Beautiful shot. Glad you’re feeling better!

  2. Having stomach flu is really miserable. Are you all better now? I am glad to hear that you had people to take care of you while you were sick.

    I am really enjoying your “Thankful Series”. Although I don’t know any of the people you talk about, your love for your family and friends is inspiring. And of course, the photos are as wonderful as usual.

    1. I am 100% recovered…but now, unfortunately, I’ve passed the bug on to the good neighbor who brought me the saltines and chicken soup….

      1. Well, you know what you’ll be doing this week . . . Trust you got the soup and crackers ready!

  3. Love the DoF and colours, great shot!

    1. Thanks, David! Imagine what I could do with a great macro lens…

  4. Maria says:

    Jolene, I am sorry to hear you are under the weather, please rest and take are of you. What a beautiful picture of the raindrops on the leaf. It was raining here in Southern California (something rare for us) so we are enjoying it today. I look forward to seeing some beautiful pictures of snow… Maria

    1. Thanks, Maria. That’s very sweet. I am feeling A LOT better. It’s a bad day for sure when you can’t pick up a camera.

  5. Heather says:

    That’s a great thing to be grateful for–I’m hoping for some snow pictures, too. 🙂
    What a pretty shot.

    1. Thanks, Heather. Maybe some new PhotoTherapy work with the snow? 🙂

  6. Sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather! I’m glad you’re back…and with such a beautiful shot! This is a fantastic close up!!

    1. I appreciate the compliment! I do my best without a macro lens.

  7. Cipher says:

    Great shot. Hope you’re feeling better. I’m hoping for snow as well.

    1. Thanks, I plan on avoiding any and illnesses for the rest of my life after that one!

      I should disclaim – I don’t want to drive in the snow, but I do want some good snow photos!

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