This is what I looked like after Kaiser beat me up last week. Concerned about blurriness in my left eye, I checked in to Ophthalmology. Turns out I have Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion. Untreated it can lead to blindness in the effected eye. Treatment involved a shot in my left eyeball. What fun. I will go back in the month for a followup. Prognosis is good, though may involved periodic shots in the eye on a regular basis. For more information, check it out on Google. Oh boy, ain’t the 80s fun?
Hooray For Luther Burbank
This is a Meyer Lemon Tree in our front yard. Six months ago, I picked a lemon, sliced it in half and put about a dozen seeds between moist paper towels to let them germinate. Only one germinated. I put it in dirt and BINGO!
I talk to it every day, keep it well watered, and give it plenty of light. Look at it now!
Years ago, psychologists found that pets are hugely helpful for elderly living alone. Further research showed that house plants have the same effect. Maybe this little lemon tree will keep me healthy into my 90s. I’ll keep you posted.
Meanwhile, Out in the Garden…
To my amazement, this Cabbage Palm seemed to just explode with these white flowers when the rain stopped.
My photo / Stories Book Has a New Title:
The Bell Tolls for Thee:
A Lifetime of Photography and Stories
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
– John Donne, 1624
Latest photo added to the chapter, “Work.”