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Hope all my followers had a very Happy Thanksgiving. i worked 12 hours in the ER and astonishingly, one of the least busy holidays I have worked in the past 20 years. Luckily, every day bears so much for me to be thankful so I can celebrate on non-traditional days. For my family, our celebratory meal will be tomorrow. This evening i begin the preparatory steps. I've already steamed two small pumpkins and scooped them out. I've mixed in the ingredients needed for pumpkin pie. The cornbread for the dressing is baking. I'll soon boil eggs, make a cake, make... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
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Cooler temperatures now move across the area along the upper coast of Texas. Along with these nicer days come flocks of birds. I am by no means a professional birder but I do enjoy seeing new birds. But unlike many birders, it is not enough for me to just gaze upon them. I strive to photograph the birds I see, especially those that I see for the first time. On a recent adventure along a walking path I glanced up to see a flock or 40 or more American white pelicans. They looked like so many model planes swooping to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Liars. Cheats. Thiefs. I loathe such people. Those who stand face-to-face with you and lie. When they get caught they spin another lie. It's as easy as breathing to such people. Those who cheat the system with their lies. Those that take the world around them for granted and rather than work like the rest of us fake the severity of their condition to try to get someone to sign off that they are disabled. That lie to their own family to suck the life out of the rest of their world. To have someone support you, all the while... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Wow! Just read Agnes' "petite power". I've always liked being short. It always seemed that the guys preferred towering over the smaller females. I guess we were less intimidating. Now, while nearing 60, so much of that seems trivial. But I, too, am 5'2" and find that I am on eye level, or barely above, that of so much in life that I enjoy. i was once told that I was so short that I had to reach up to pick potatoes. Of course, the guy that said this was 6'2". We were in college together and he once asked... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Wow! Can't remember when I last blogged....have been very busy with family this past three weeks. Had one daughter and family down from norht central Oklahoma, worked a couple days then headed to central Oklahoma to see another daughter and her family. While I am active at work, walking one end of the ER to the other, but it is a lot different than walking through the Oklahoma City Zoo in 100 degree weather or attempting to climb Gloss Mountain. Trust me, if you take beta blockers like I do, outdoor activity in the summer should be limited to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Well, it has been some time since I blogged. Living with fibromyalgia has made it almost unbearable to do the typing after either a day in the ER or a day of lifting and playing with my grandson. My worklife is at times almost unbearable due to the pain that nearly cripples me by the time I've completed six hours of my twelve hour shift. I find myself longing for vacations, three day weekends or any other time that takes me off of the tile floors in the emergency department. I dread having to hunt the length of the ER... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Foals, who doesn't love them!!!! While out looking for bluebonnets this spring I took almost as many pictures of foal as I did of flowers. I only wish the foal were mine. My dream...someday...to own a parcel of land and have horses, as well as other animals for my grandchildren to enjoy. Lynn
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Humidity like a thick brie, feels heavy onb my skin. A breeze stirs, yet it is like stirring pudding as it stiffens in the pan. Sticky, warm against my skin. It's as if it cannot past my nare to oxygenate my body. A mere two days ago our himidity was rarely low with cool soothing breezes, but now is our typical spring. I've spent two days this week trying to weed my backyard. To prepare it for mowing, I sit and painstakingly pull the weeds. Bag them into biodegradeable lawn bags. Having completed twenty four hours of weeding this past... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
I've always loved spring. It has always symbolized new beginnings. This year has me thinking that maybe I will love fall more this year. The cold winter seems to have cracked long dormant weed seeds. The backyard has been so overgrown with weeds and I have worked all day trying to get some of it pulled. Now that half of the backyard looks naked. Bringing me to fall, by then the yard would have been under control, being mowed about everyi 5 days and leaves on the maple would begin to turn red. Then again, I don't see the colorful... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Josef, now 16 months old, is spending the night. His dad has been out of work about 6 weeks and thus has been his main caregiver. He had to fly to Ohio for a training session and won't be home until Saturday so I will be taking care of him the next two days. He usually gives his mommy a run for her money when she gets home in the evening and doesn't go to bed until 10:30 or 11 pm; tonight we stopped for dinner and he fell to sleep on the way home. Luckily I was able to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Thanks to those who have recently begun to follow some of my blogging, and I apologize for no recent entries. My husband and I had a very hectic and somewhat un-nerving past month. Our 9th anniversary was 3/20 and we began a vacation only that by the time we reached the first destination of our trip to get the call everyone dreads...that someone near and dear has taken a turn for the worse. In our case, it was his mother. We had gone to Oklahoma so that I could see my 8 grandchildren that live there. Now we have travelled... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
My mother-in-law passed away this morning bringing a wave of sadness over the family. Yet we all know she is no longer suffering and is better off than many of those here on earth. She had resideed in a nursing home for the past 2 years where she had originally been sent for 7 weeks of physical therapy after a hospital stay. We had just been told that she had early Alzheimer's disease. But with the rapid progression I wonder if there had been signs that we missed. She refused her therapy and most days refused to get out of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Our anniversary adventure. .. Our ninth anniversary has arrived. We arise early and pack the van. We are heading north. North to Oklahoma to see more of the grand children. Small droplets of water begin to light upon the windshield. Soon it is pouring. Big black clouds block the sky. We drive on through the rain. Soon off to the east the sky lightens and glows a warm pink against the darkness of the clouds. The rain soon stops and we stop for breakfast. Back on the road the path before us appears so dreary. Clouds everywhere. Light gray, medium... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Getting ready to begin a vacation. We are heading out for Oklahoma on Saturday morning and as luck would have it, it is going to snow. I look forward to going to see the grand children and go on hikes or to areas that they have never explored. Not so sure that we will do much hiking in snow. Forget that it is going to be a high of 38 on Saturday. And we will be leaving behind glorious sunshine. and warmth! Guess we will go to the movies and maybe the hotel my hubby has booked will have a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Josef sits on the ground. His eyes glisten. He is so curious. I can see the changes on his face as he strokes the amber grass, long dead from natures chill. He then turns and picks up a dried oak leaf. He holds it before him, twisting it to-and-fro, watching the changes of the light upon its surface. He discovers a lush green patch of clover and crawls over and rubs his hands through it. Each day for him is a new adventure. A new experience. The wonder of the world shows upon his young face. Taking photos of him,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Prettiest weekend in 4 months....ah, boo!!! Might have know it would occur on my weekend to work. Only good news is that I will be on vacation next weekend and visiting my other grand- children in Oklahoma. Hopefully I will get to photograph flowering trees on the trip and will be watching for other migrating birds that skip right past my backyard to get to northern territory. I love spring. For me it represents the renewal of life. The budding of leaves. The sighting of the first butterfly, the first bluebird, the blooms on my azaleas. i am hoping to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Wow, get to be off next two days and both are supposed to be beautiful weather. I am going to enjoy them because my next day off will be Monday after enduring the change in time on Sunday. I am getting too old to handle this kind of change in my life. I am so ready for retirement when I can go to sleep when I want to and sleep in as late as I care to. When days of beauty can be enjoyed to the fullest. I want to sit on my porch, overlooking the pond/small lake and see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Signs of spring Spring has arrived in my neighbordhood. My redbud tree and Bradford pear trees are budded out and blooming. A bee makes lazy circles around a pear blossom. Birds are singing more loudly than usual all the while chasing one another tree to tree. Male grackles are puffed up and dancing to attract a mate. She on the other hand was not in the mood and kept pecking at him until he leaves. Flowers are dotting the yard, mostly weeds, but flowers none the less. The brilliant yellow of a broccoli plant that has sprouted from brid food,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
I love the new technology of getting in touch with old friends. Recently got in touch with someone on MyLife whom was a dear friend, and superb lover, after 20 years. To be able to reconnect with him was such a bright spot in my day. He was in my A&P class. WOW! The image of him sautering into the classroom that first day is etched within my memory. Who hasn't had that kind of encounter, male or female, who didn't feel the sexuality of someone who just walks past. I never told him that it was lust at first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Wings of gossamer, delicately flutter before me. Colorful. Appearing briefly and then floating ever upward. Beautiful. Flying flower to flower, supping on nectar. Several tribes of Indian believed that if you had a wish you wanted to come true you could catch a butterfly, whisper your secret and reliease it and it would carry the wish skyward and it would come true. The version of the story of butterflies that stayed with me over the years though was if a butterfly lands on you it is someone you knew in life, who now in death comes to check on you.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
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Since I was about 13 years old and saw a bald eagle circling overhead I have been amazed at the beauty of these beautiful birds. They are truly majestic. I've seen them several times in the zoo, but to see them in the wild is always a special treat. There is a pair of nesting eagles about a 45 minute drive from home and this one landed close enough to the road that even someone with a simple 35mm camera could have gotten fair shots. For myself, and many of the other photographers along the roadside the 500 mm zoom... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Thought the oriole had moved on with her migration north as the oranges showed little sign of being eaten. I had seen cardinals eating them the morning I put them out.. And maybe she had, maybe the bird this morning was another oriole. At any rate, I was glad to look out and she the bright yellow breast next to the orange. it still leaves me hope that a male oriole will soon arrive. L C McCarty Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Reading this sparked a memory, but it has long been buried as I remember a kiss in an elevator, the passion yet I don't remember who it was that gave me that sensual kiss. Guess it was a love not meant to be. Well written. Thanks for the memory, Lynn
My camera is the extension of me. It makes me look closer at my surroundings, see things others miss. I love the ability to capture the world around me in film, with pastels, or my digital camera. I often wish I'd pursued a career that allowed me to spend my time behind my lens. I love to capture the glint of light in the eye of a bird; the sparkle of dewdrops on a spider's web, how the web resembles a string of tiny pearls; the halo around a cat's head sitting between me and the sunlight. I can sit... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog
Like little faces bowed in prayer, the violets are in full bloom across my yard. They look so solemn, so frail and remind me of a card I once received that contained the "Legend of the Violet." The legend is that when Jesus walked through the gardens that they were so close to the ground and didn't think he would notice them. They were humbled when he did and bowed at his presence. For me they are a welcoming sign of spring. I try every year to gather up the stray plants and transplant them in the areas I want... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at LC McCarty's blog