Friday, May 08, 2015

The Waiting Game

Yesterday, we picked daughter up bright and early to drive her to an appointment in the city. It turned out that the procedure on her eye took several hours.

The waiting was pleasant. The weather was wonderful, and for a long time we sat under the shade of a glorious willow at the end of the parking lot.

Before the long sit, we walked in the park next to the office, which included an area called Poet's Walk. I am still in thrall over the burst of greens after a long, monochromatic winter.



There were dogs running loose, two of which you can see in the distance beyond Sue. They were very unobtrusive dogs, so we didn't mind their presence at all.


Thinking, very erroneously, that the wait would not be long, we soon went to the willow tree in the parking lot, so we would be ready when Shauna was done. Luckily, we had two roll-up chairs in the trunk, and  I took several shots from them during the two-hour wait.


Above: a dangling branch.

Below: just point the camera up and shoot. I closed the aperture to get a bit of a burst effect on the sun peeking over the branches.


Lots of folk came and went while we sat. I thought his lady was interesting in her garb with the cell in one hand and the cig in the other. I decided to convert it to mono althoguh there was nothing wrong with the colour version.


Shauna eventually emerged with a somewhat blackened eye, and we found a Denny's where we had a wonderful, if late, breakfast. We don't have too many Denny's in Canada. A few decades ago, when we lived in Sarnia, we would cross the border to Port Huron and enjoy the Denny's there. My goto was the French Slam, so I ordered it again and enjoyed it thoroughly. It was a darn sight pricier than back then, but it was good.

10 comments:

Tabor said...

Finally you are getting spring. I am so glad that you had time to enjoy it.

Linda Kay said...

Sometimes we are just forced to slow down and sit for a while to appreciate what is around us, John. That lady with the car must be very short, or her car is very tall! Beautiful early spring pictures.

TexWisGirl said...

hope your daughter is okay. love the new green. :)

Mage said...

Such beautiful, clear greens in this spring. Our spring is so very brown this year. I like the black and white version of the strange lady and her chevy. Her hand and mouth look as if she had been eating chocolate.

How is the eye btw?

blogoratti said...

These are lovely photos!

troutbirder said...

"in thrall to the green", I like that description of spring effect upon us northern latitude people. Hope you daughter is recovering nicely, AC....

EG CameraGirl said...

Spring green is such a delightful colour!

Mary Gilmour said...

I came away from a Denny's once with food poisoning.
:-{
You are as good parents as you are grandparents! Most of the waiting I have done is for the older generation, not the offspring. Although I did pick up the YD once after a surgery on her thumb. She had walked in to the hospital.
Some nice scene shots there.

Regenia said...

I hope all is going well with the eye! Wonderful pictures, like always.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Wishing Shauna a full recovery and nice that you were able to get in some photos and spend time outdooes while waiting.