Category Archives: Birds

Sitting in the sun and paying too much for cappuccino….again

March 30, 2017 is an anniversary for me. It is exactly one year since I began chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of pelvic cancer. The day does need a special commemoration and it began with “brunch” at Grancaffè Quadri in … Continue reading

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I stayed in Monday to rest my weary feet so there are no pictures from the lovely day. No matter what WordPress insists, in Italy (not Seattle) this is already Tuesday March 14th at nearly 7 am. I did have … Continue reading

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Yes, I was brave! I did it! I found my courage and ignored my feet (the neuropathy issue) and took the Hilton Shuttle (which is a fairly short walk from my apartment) to San Marco Giardinetti. The most daunting part … Continue reading

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Along a Woodland Path

Yesterday, being a Thursday, was my best day of the week thanks to the steroids they give me as a part of my chemo anti-side effects cocktail on Wednesday. It was a gloriously beautiful day here just south of Seattle, … Continue reading

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Spring has arrived…

And along with spring my first chemo treatment.  My photo illustrations will be some of the spring views from my patio at my apartment. Wednesday March 30th was a very long day. It was my first chemo so took longer … Continue reading

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A new journey begins….

Way back in January of this year I was planning a post with pictures of the humming birds that visit the feeder on my patio. Well, you know what they say about making plans….life happens while you are making other … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

We have had a rather mild winter in the Pacific Northwest this year. While much of the United States deals with sub zero temps and snow measured in feet not inches we have had above average temperatures. I’m not complaining. … Continue reading

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