Tuesday, May 31, 2005


Humblest apologies for this addendum to what I thought was my temporary farewell post last night. I always forget something, however, and last night I forgot to give you the address of my Flickr photos. You have all seen my spring flower photos and most likely never want to see them again, but, just in case you are a glutton for punishment, they are all posted collectively here on Flickr. If you click, you can either view the slideshow (top right in the box) or click the first thumbnail and keep advancing bit hitting NEXT (to the right of the main photo).

We did go on our final bike ride (for the time being) today and managed to pedal our furthest distance yet — 82 klicks (51 miles) this time. It was a great day. After another decent sleep, I felt quite strong today, even pedalling into the wind.

We had lunch at our usual (as of late) spot — Clifflane. The lake was remarkably blue today. That's why this area is nicknamed Bluewater Land. The photos have not been enhanced. This is the way that it looked today and how it frequently appears.

Since we were there just a few days ago, the phlox have emerged in full splendour. They're everywhere we pedal: in ditches, along the trail, and here along the lake bank at Clifflane (first photo).

The next photo is also from Clifflane, but I don't think that I've posted this view of the point previously. It depicts the water colour as well.

Just over a week ago, I went to the doctor after suffering from a three-week headache. The sinus X-rays are in, and I have an infection. In addition to the headache, perhaps the infection, at least partly, explains some of my recent lack of energy. I will pick up the script tomorrow.

Here's the question. The doctor doubts that I need to take the medicine (the headache is in remission), but he is giving me the script because I am going away for three weeks and might need it. Do you think that I should just go ahead and start taking it, or should I wait for a few more days to see how I'm faring?

Finally, I am proud to say that my eldest, Butterfly, has come up with a very neat idea: sending each other postcards. Read about it here, and then check Dale's entry. He is so keen that he has posted his address. I am reluctant to do that, but you can all grab my email address from the sidebar and write to let me know if you want me to send you a postcard from Ottawa. I will try to send all Americans postcards of Mounties unless otherwise instructed. It goes without saying that you'll need to give me your mailing address in order for this to happen. I have just recently said in a blog that you can tell a lot about people through their written words; so, if you feel trust for me coming on, drop me a line with your address, and I will send you a postcard. Then, you'll have my address, and you can send me one from your corner of the world. How's that for a plan?

Phew! I think I'm done, but I thought that last night, and look at the length of this post.

Be well.



Heather said...

Okay, if you can do 82 k when you have a "lack of energy", just what the heck are you capable of when you're energy level is good??? Yeesh!

I love the postcard idea, but I suck at getting stuff in the mail, so, because I don't want to feel forever guilty for not sending cards to the lovely people who send them to me, I think I'll pass.

k8 said...

from medical experience i would say that if you have had the sinus infection for a while and you dont have reaactions i would go ahead and take it as a precautionary measure. i alot of folks have mixed feelings about meds so...thats my 2 cents!

swamp4me said...

I can only speak for myself, but if my sinus headache was in remission and I had the energy to bike 51 miles, I would not take the meds. Sounds as if your body is doing its job battling the infection on its own.

Have a great trip.

Karla said...

I was just thinking the same thing as Heather. I'm mubbling and grumbling about the up and down on the stair to do laundry today!
Geez AC! You make us all look bad!

Dale said...

Glad you're feeling better, AC. Leave the meds until you need them. But keep 'em handy.

Bon Voyage!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are really fit and healthy! Maybe you don't need the medicine? I take as little as possible, but am not a medical person. The postcard idea is fantastic!

Guinevere Meadow said...

Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoy reading about your bike rides and seeing your photos. :) I shall have to take up biking someday.

Darlene said...

Wow, so enjoyed your slide show of spring flowers; you really brought out the life in them. Have to admit I watched them in envy, because my spring flowers, the cultivated ones, that is, including the daffodils and tulips, had great leaves this year, but they never bloomed, and that's so unusual. Something to do with our weather at the time.

My spring wildflowers, however (trillium, ginger root, bloodroot, hepatica, spring beauty, wild geraniums, and anemone) were fabulous. Now the next wave of my seasonal garden is coming in as the earlier blooms go back to sleep.

I take pictures of my flowers sometimes to send to friends, but they never, ever come out as well-focused and true-to-life as yours. Thanks for showing them to us!