Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Gray Day On The Boardwalk


After lunch on Monday, Sophie and I headed down to the boardwalk.
The skies didn't look promising, except for rain, but we went anyway.

Ron has not been feeling well the past few days, so he stayed at home.
We met with his cardiologist yesterday and she is trying to 'figure things out'.


So, it was Sophie and I, and we had the place to ourselves
 except for a couple of maintenance workers getting things ready for the summer.


The dark clouds started to do what they do best......rain! But only a sprinkle.


We walked on down the boardwalk onto the trail beyond.
Soph was really good as you can see she stayed where she was and didn't venture
into the parking/roadway area as I took this photo of her.


I looked towards the west and saw all those gray clouds heading our way.


And to the south the clouds were thickening up all around us.


To be honest, I love days like this because the colours around me 
were not being washed out by harsh sunshine.
Overcast days make for some interesting light and allow any colour to pop!


As we headed down the trail I heard a school bus.
School was out.
Time for us to head home too.





20 comments:

  1. Your photo-paintings are beautiful (and I love the new banner "oil painting"). So sorry Ron is having a bad spell. Looking forward to blue skies and sunshine for all three of you (even if overcast CAN make for better photos)!

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    1. Thanks Mitchell! That 'banner-header' was a photo of mine that a fellow blogger, Vicki from '2 Bags Full', did for me on her iphone "waterlogue' app! Isn't it great?!
      Our cardiologist called late last evening to say that Ron's blood test was perfect and she thought it was a medication (beta-blocker) that was causing his symptoms. So no more beta-blocker!!! Good news, now we can try to get back to our routine.

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  2. Superb photos, love those skies. Ron, all very heartfelt ( sorry, no pun or pain intended) wishes for you to feel better than 100% soon, and the cardio=man to set things right again .Jim, you and Sophie, a great day out, and that orange bus, no-one would have the slightest excuse of saying " Sorry I'm late, didn't see the bus coming"!!! Cheers and hugs to all, Jean.

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    1. Hey Jean, good to see you. Thanks, the skies/clouds were beautiful that day.
      Ron knows it will take time to 'find his way' with all this heart stuff coming at him. But good news is that our cardiologist stopped one of his meds, thinking it was this one in particular that was causing all the tiredness and weakness. She is a real sweetheart of a human being and we are lucky to both have her as our doctor. So, onward and upward we go!!

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  3. Hi Jim! Onward and Upward! I'm reading every word about Ron over and over and sending him positive energy! All of you ~ even Ms SD because she is such a comfort. As for your gorgeous skies in today's post ~ awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much Louise! Ron has had a much better day today!! That medication must be very strong indeed but he doesn't have to worry about that anymore!! Bye bye beta-blocker, bye bye!!

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  4. That's something on my bucket list
    Save a school bus full of kids

    ( the school bus must be yellow)

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    1. Yes John, a walk at your boardwalk would be great! And don't forget to take some photos please! It is a beautiful area.
      Yes all our school buses in most of Canada are this colour yellow/gold.

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  5. I read your reply to Mitchell - so glad Ron's bloodwork is good. Hang in there, Jim. I know how hard and scary it is when our spouses are ailing. Hugs to you both.

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    1. Thanks Terry. Ron is feeling better now that a medication has been stopped.
      It is scary indeed as you know.
      Hugs back!

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  6. Yes, hugs to you both. My husband is seriously ill too, a chronic illness that has raised its ugly head. Of course he doesn't want me to write about him on my blog, so I have to respect that. I have come to care so much about you and Ron, I hope the doctor will find out what's going on.

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    1. Inger, I hope your husband feels better soon and things settle down for him.
      Our cardiologist thinks it may be a BP medication called a beta-blocker so she has discontinued it. And yesterday was the best day Ron had in two months. And today is starting off better for him as well. So that is all good!
      have a wonderful day and thank you.

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  7. Beautiful shots, Jim. I hope Ron is feeling better and his doctor gets things sorted out.

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    1. The doctor has gotten back to us Pat and she stopped one of his meds and it appears to be working for him. Thanks.

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  8. I hope Ron starts to feel better very soon and the cardiologist figures it out, it can be an agonising wait waiting to hear back from health professionals. I agree with you about overcast days and colour, I do love the Summer but grey clouds combined with the colours we see at this time of the year can make some excellent photographs!
    Take care both of you

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    1. Thanks Hayley-Estzi. The cardiologist has stopped one of his meds and it appears to be working!! Ron is much more himself now.....smiling/laughing, alert and busy in the garden.
      Hope this day finds you hopeful, happy and comfortable.

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  9. I hope Ron is back out on the trail real soon with camera in hand! Enjoy the sun-shiny day today!

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    1. He will be! Thanks.
      Wasn't it a great day!!

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