Monday, October 22, 2012

Before the Rain!

All Nature wears one universal grin.
                 Henry Fielding


The wind is so powerful it blows off my hat and I chase it across the lawn. I unhook the chain on the gate to the barnyard and the gate is yanked out of my hands and smashes loudly against the post. This wind will be bringing the rain so I have to do this. I will not let a little wind stop me now.

As many of you know I have not been able to walk back to the bush for quite a while I have driven to it and wandered through it but have not walked down the long lane and over the hill. The Fibro was trying to keep me here in the house and I was not going to let it. This wind and the predicted rain would be knocking off most of those beautiful leaves that I can see from my window. There will not be this much colourful beauty again till next fall.


Well with the new meds easing up the pain a little I decided I would try it. Here I sit half way let me correct that, one quarter of the way back on the lane way sitting on top of our old bush hog. A bush hog I must say is still waiting for that part to be fixed. I am pretty sure at this point we are better off making sure the snow blower is working. I look back to the house then turn to stare at those trees of colour. I pick myself up and head to the bush I am going to do this no matter what.

I trudge slowly but determined. One foot in front of the other. Concentrate on your steps I tell myself. I think of the vacuum cleaner sitting in the middle of my living room floor waiting, the one I abandoned when I looked out that window and seen that beautiful sun bouncing off of those trees so far away and I wondered which was more important. I have to do this. One step at a time.


I pass the scrap pile and take my time exploring the rusty metal and machinery sitting useless and dismantled, of no use now if only for spare parts and photo ops. I am not going to be sitting waiting till I rust. I continue. There is that familiar burning and tingling pain running down my leg but that is a minor inconvenience at this time as I head through the gate, half way there. I continue to focus on those trees.


I stop to photograph the trees on the lane and marvel at how something so beautiful could have survived the worst drought we have endured since the 1930’s, the stunning leaves of gold cover me and lie beneath my feet. I feel secure and at peace wrapped in the arms of Mother Nature. This was so worth it. I watch the leaves swirling around floating higher and higher dancing in the wind. This is truly where healing takes place. I make my way through the trees to find my rock on the ridge. I see that a big branch off of a very old Sugar Maple above my spot has snapped off and is now resting on my rock. I sit on the branch and look over MY world.


I made it but I must admit I was thinking for only one second that it would have been nice to be able to call a taxi home. In the mean time I am going to sit and absorb all Mother Nature has, as long as I have to; there is nowhere I would rather be.

Later.

36 comments:

  1. I'm glad the new meds are helping, and you were able to get out a bit. I hope there is much more of that to come :-)

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  2. I'm sorry you are not feeling well my friend. Perhaps the lovely views will help you to feel better, plus your new meds. xo

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  3. I so wish you didn't have the pain, my friend. I'm glad you felt that you could get back to your beloved bush. Your pictures are beautiful!

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  4. Well you made it with great determination - so proud of you :)
    The photos of those leaves are lovely..you captured them well.
    It's good that your medication if working....you take care my dear friend from afar - love M xoxoxo

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  5. You made it!! Good for you. When you have to pay a price in pain you really appreciate it when you accomplish something.

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  6. I'm so glad you made the trek...looks like it was worth it!! I hope the new meds help you even more, so that you can continue doing what makes you so happy! :)

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  7. Now that is the friend I love and admire. Nothing can keep you down for very long, so glad you got to the woods and had time to sit on your rock.
    One day at a time, one step at a time.

    Love You, BA

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  8. It was definitely worth it! Good for you for persevering on your quest!

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  9. Aw...you are your Nanny's Grandaughter...hugs!

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  10. Good for you for enjoying what is outside and in nature in your life, no matter what!

    ((HUGS))

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  11. Wrapped in the peace of Mother Nature....There are few better moments, yes?
    Take Care.

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  12. i am glad you made it back there - and even if the rains beat you back to the house, i know they wouldn't dampen your spirit. :)

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  13. Nature is smiling at you.

    A broad smile.

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  14. So beautiful! I'm glad you were able to walk to the woods and see the lovely trees. You are an inspiration!

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  15. I am glad you were able to get out for awhile and enjoy the bush!

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  16. So glad to hear the new meds are helping ease the pain. I had to smile when you were talking about the bush hog. When I was little my granddad said we were going to town to buy a bush hog. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered it wasn't a hog at all, but a big piece of farm equipment! Love your photos and I hope you continue feeling better. :)

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  17. Oh Buttons, thank you for this post. We had a walk through our bush with some relatives yesterday. I went to bed with an ice pack...
    Today is a NEW day and we will persevere!

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  18. I applaud you for walking through the pain..from someone who has lived with back pain most of her life ..I know it takes determination to rise above the pain...and some days just aren't easy...Your a Hero:)

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  19. You are such a trooper Buttons. How BEAUTIFUL!

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  20. Good for you! And thank you for taking us along through the gorgeous photos. You were determined and let Mother Nature give you energy.

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  21. It's like climbing a mountain, every, single, day! Love your stories b, I hope the medication helps!

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  22. Slow and steady, Buttons! The best way to really see and appreciate what Mother Nature gives us for free. But you, my friend, already are wise in knowing that. I just wish you didn't have to hurt along the way. Hope your new medicine will help a lot in easing your pain. Hugs:)

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  23. I'm so glad you were able to get back into the bush and that the new meds are helping you Buttons.

    You spent your spoons on what was important to you and I applaud your choice. You know I'm rooting for you!

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  24. I'm glad you made the trek and that it brought you some peace, even if it did cause you pain. Your pictures are lovely! :)

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  25. SOOOOoooo... definitely worth it! WOW! That golden photo is amazing!

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  26. It's good to hear that your new meds are helping with your pain and well done in making that trek and getting these beautiful pictures.
    Keep feeling better :)

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  27. hope you're feeling better. You are so lucky to have those views so close to home.

    Gill

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  28. I'm so glad the new medication is helping you. You NEED to get to the bush as often as you can as it is so good for your spirit!

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  29. Congratulations!! But I think you still might want to drive back to the bush, so you have more energy while you are there...
    And I happen to think the best place for a vacuum cleaner is the middle of the floor - makes people think they have disturbed your work!!

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  30. Glad the meds are helping and you are out and about a bit.

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  31. Oh I am so sorry your walk took such a toll, but am so pleased you had the opportunity to take such beautiful photos and soak up some sun!

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  32. So happy to hear you didn't let that pain get you down. I don't know if I could have been that strong. My hats off to you. I have to say I just love to read your blog. Your writing is amazing.

    Hugs~

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  33. We all love Mother Nature, right? Beautiful Photographs.

    My Monday post was a bit late due to circumstances we couldn't begin to control. see it? I just want to LOL.

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  34. What gorgeous autumnal scenes!

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  35. You are wonderfully determined, Miss Buttons! I am glad you are feeling better; you are right: one step at a time. The vacuuming will always be there, but the beauty of nature and the way it speaks to your soul is something that must not be taken for granted and delayed. Good job :)

    Hugs,
    Mandi

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