It’s time to reflect. I started this photo blog about a year ago as the result of battling brain cancer. I post a new shot every Monday, while Thursday is a photo from my photo library. When I launched this blog, I was still very weak, my speech was garbled, and I was starting to drive again. I was seeing my oncologist every other month but there was not a neuro-oncologist in the entire state of New Mexico. I needed on-going care. We decided to move to Boston for better treatment options. I was strong enough to move in May.
That’s when we found out that I needed a stem cell transplant. In July-August that was done. It’s supposed to give me 10+ years. It took my immunity to zero and I was unable to leave the house for 90 days. It zapped me and I am still battling fatigue. I may be tired for a year!
During the course of my fight against cancer, I have had to relearn how to walk, read, feed myself, etc. So my photography skills were affected as well. I had to buy a new camera that was simple – Nikon D900. It is lighter and easier to use. It’s become my go-to camera – with just enough power to shoot distant shots as well as clear close ups. I’ve always been attracted to landscapes, nature, and flowers. The camera is great for this.
Without any lens changes, I can shoot while traveling, quick and effortlessly. Over the last year, I’ve visited South America, New England, England, and Jersey, with a trip to Ohio for Thanksgiving. Because we are trying to buy a home, our trip plans are up in the air for now.
For more casual photos --- often showcasing my love of food, travel and Maui (our dog) – you can also see my Instragram feed.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -- Eleanor Roosevelt
The opening shot on the main page is always taken during the previous month.