Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Sunday Selections #364

Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files.
 
The meme is now continued by River at Drifting through life.  The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River.  Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen. 

 
Like River I usually run with a theme.  Our summer has been hot.  Sometimes brutally hot.  To add insult to injury a little while ago I contracted a lurgy.  A coughing, aching sort of lurgy, complete with pounding head and appallingly sore throat.  I have been running a temperature and have spent much of the last week going from


HOT


  
To COLD (to the extent I was shivering in the shower).




To HOT





To COLD




And back again.   And of the two extremes the wintry one (though all the images were taken in  the summer 0f 2004 at Antarctica) was much the best.
MS likes the heat.  MS thrives in the heat and it doesn't matter whether the heat is external or internal.  Some of its manifestations were familiar, some were new, and none were welcome.

The lurgy is in retreat now.  Most of the time.  My throat is still sore (but no longer bleeding), I am still coughing and still unwell but the temperature has mostly diminished.  For which I am truly grateful.

A summer spent skulking inside away from the heat has meant I have let a few things slip.  Some don't matter (much) and some do require attention.  So I think I will take a leave of absence from the blogosphere for the month of February.   I hope that it treats you kindly, and look forward to catching up when I return.  And March is festival month in my city.  Enlighten and the Balloon Spectacular.  Both must see events on our calendar.



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  1. Oh no I'm so sorry you've been unwell. I hope you get the things done that you need to get done next month. You will be missed.

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  2. EC, I pray February treats you well. Fell better, dear heart...until next time.

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    1. Marie Smith: Thank you. And on your side of the world I hope February is also gentle.

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  3. First I thought: EC is back!!!

    You will do what you have to do. Heat is complicated. I know. Hope you feel better soon, my dear friend, if I may be so blunt as to call you a friend.. ; ))

    Hugs.... cold hugs!! : ))

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    1. Caterina: Of course you can call me a friend. And I am honoured - and grateful for the cold hugs.

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  4. I hope you feel better and will miss your blog.

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  5. Sure hope you feel much better soon. The change from hot to cold is not easy to take. Hope February brings you lots of good vibes.

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  6. Sorry you aren't well. Hope you will be back to normal soon, but taking time off is probably a good idea.

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    1. Elixabeth Varadan, Author: Just at the moment taking time off seems like an essential. Thank you.

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  7. I will miss you. Hope you can attend to all that you need to do.

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    1. Sue in Italia/In the Land of Cancer: Thank you. I hope I can get the essentials done too. Really hope it.

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  8. Sounds like you are on the slow path to recovery.......enjoy your February....don't work too hard and we'll see you when you get back.

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    1. only slightly confused: I hope your recovery is speeding up.

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  9. You can stay in bed under the covers the whole time, if you wish. Come back good. Miss you until then.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: If only under the covers was cool...
      Thank you, and keep on keeping on.

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    2. take a frozen hot water bottle with you under those covers.

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  10. A bleeding anything doesn't seem right . . . I do hope you are truly on the mend now and this is not just another lull in the storm.

    Your pictures show the swings of a fever so, so well. And are beautiful in their own right.

    Take care of your good self, dear friend. I hope your recovery is steady and complete, and that you find the energy (or have some assistance) to get your essentials taken care of. See you in March if all goes well.

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    1. jenny_o: Thank you. It does seem a bit one step forward, two steps back at the moment but I am hoping for a forward trajectory.

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  11. the last icebergs look like people standing up in the water; and the first sunsets are golden

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    1. Linda Starr: I did love icebergs. And can appreciate the beauty of molten skies.

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  12. wow I love your summer photos

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    1. Gosia k: Thank you. I prefer the Antarctica ones.

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  13. Elephant's Child, I wish much good health to you my friend, and a quick recovery soon!

    When I'm feeling under the weather, a couple tablespoons of granulated garlic truly does its job for me!

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    1. Lon Anderson: Thank you. When food is attractive again I will add some garlic.

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  14. I'll miss you!

    Take care of you xo

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  15. Never heard of a lurgy, but what a perfect word. Very onomatoepiac. Sounds like what it is.
    May your tissues be ever-handy and only needed a bit longer.

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    1. Marty Damon: Lurgy (or lurgi) is a wonderful word isn't it? Tissues not needed with this one. Or very rarely.

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  16. Dear EC
    So sorry to hear you haven't been well and have had a tough time. I hope the recuperation does you a power of good and you come back feeling refreshed. In the meantime, I'll miss you!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  17. Hi EC - don't blame you for taking time away - look after yourself and recover as best you can. I gather the weather has been really hot down under ... so get rid of fevers, lurghies, bleeding throats and all - thinking of you and wishing you well - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: I hope to get rid of this unwellness as quickly as possible. Himself has already been coughing for three weeks.

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  18. The good thing about your malady is that you went back a bit for these pictures. They are wonderful. Take care of yourself!

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    1. Bill: Antarctica WAS wonderful. Something I hug to myself on dark days and nights.

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  19. I sure hate that you aren't feeling well, and you will be missed during your absence, but you need to take care of yourself first and foremost, sometimes a break is what it takes to get you back on track. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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  20. I'm sorry to read you've not been feeling well, EC. I hope you're 100% better real soon. The weather hasn't helped, no doubt.

    Take it steady....take care, and don't stress about getting things done. The most important is your health...the rest can wait.

    I hope this week is much kinder to you than last...a hug for Jazz. :)

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    1. Lee: Poor Jazz has been feeling a bit neglected. Neither of us have been well, and we are not as quick to jump to his demands as he would like.

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  21. Hot and cold, the photos are superb EC. I am sorry for you, please take some time we will be waiting.

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  22. Sorry about being so sick you are from one extreme to the other. Glad you are getting better.

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: How I wish that the chilly extreme was real. It is again hot and sticky here today.

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  23. I'm sorry you have been unwell. I hope now that you're on the mend, recovery is swift. Please take good care. Hugs!

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    1. e: Thank you. I am hoping to turn that mythical corner completely very soon.

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  24. EC, i am very sorry you are not feeling well and i will miss you. Prayers for your recovery will be said.

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  25. Take care of yourself and get lots of rest. You must be healthy for the March festivals!!
    The hot sky shots are gorgeous (though filled with heat). It looks like the sky is on fire!

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    1. River Fairchild: Those molten metal skies were spectacular weren't they? And just as hot as they look. And not as hot as I felt. A foretaste of hell?

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  26. Wonderful to see a post from you.
    Do get better soon, wish you well and look forward to your return.
    Love the sunset photos - they sky is beautiful, the ice ones are nice too.

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel: Thank you. Another post later this week about Words for Wednesday, then 'radio silence' for a bit.

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  27. I wasn't sure you'd be here today, I'm glad you made it and glad to hear the lurgy is beating a retreat. I love the hot and cold pictures, I felt like that when I had the flu for the first and only time about four years ago now.
    Enjoy your February holiday.

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    1. River: Thank you. I am getting impatient. I wish the lurgy would make a quicker retreat and stop returning to plague me.

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  28. I’ll miss ya lots. Personally I think with it being Australia Day you’ve been out on the lash too much. Will miss your input and your photographs and look forward to when you get back in March.

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    1. Terry: Australia Day/Invasion Day passed me by. No booze, no lamingtons, no meat pies, no pavlova. Goodness I must have been unwell.

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  29. Pleased to hear you are a bit better. It is 37 degrees here so I really appreciate the Antarctica photos.

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    1. Andrew: I saw that both you and River have horror temperatures. And you have humidity too. Bleah.

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  30. Enjoy your break. I'm glad your cold is better. I hate being sick. And I can feel your pain. Take care. Ann

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    1. Ann Bennett: Thank you. This is a weird lurgy. I have been and still am coughing. But did almost no sneezing.

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  31. Just remember, fall is just around the corner! Hope you feel much better and enjoy the blog break!

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    1. Anne in the kitchen: I am waiting anxiously for Autumn, as I suspect you are for Spring.

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  32. I'm so sorry you've been sick! :( I hate summer colds/flu. Please take all the time you need to take care of yourself! <3

    Marty K

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    1. Marty K: Thank you. It isn't rational but a summer lurgy seems unfair.

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  33. I'm so glad that you're feeling a little better. When i checked this morning there was no post up, so I thought you must still be feeling rotten.
    Enjoy your break and conserve your strength in the heat. (We're having "Aussie weather" at the moment - 30 degrees plus, which is very unusual for here. Hot!)

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    1. Alexia: Thank you. Still not right, but better than I was. I hope your temperatures calm down. Quickly.

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  34. Oh my - so sorry you are unwell. The time off to take care of yourself is what you need, I imagine. Hugs!

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  35. Hoping and wishing you a healing and relaxing Feb. [don't tell anyone, but God willing I am going home to Honolulu for a few days in Feb... Shhh!). Aloha my dear friend. Don't disappear now!

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  36. My goodness EC, to be sick is the worst, and around your birthday had to have made it even worse. I miss your words of wisdom, but even more, I need you to be healthy and ready to share more powerful pics. A bleeding throat doesn't sound good at all. Of course, you know I adore the Antarctica pictures immensely. Sending some healing hugs your way. RO

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    1. RO: Antarctica was heaven. A long held dream whose reality was even better. And huge thanks for the healing hugs.

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  37. --Sue,
    sending you love, hugs, kisses from Minnesota. Wish I lived closer to bring you chocolate chip cookies. xxxxx

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    1. My Inner Chick: Many thanks. Many, many thanks.

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  38. I am so sorry to hear you were so sick. Temperature extremes can be so hard- especially with MS. I am glad you are doing better and hope for more healthy days ahead. I am sure your break will give you some time to catch up and get things done. You will be missed around the blogosphere- but I am glad you are taking the time for yourself.

    Amazing pictures, by the way! WOW! Loved them all. Such extremes. Thanks for sharing.

    Take care of yourself!
    ~Jess

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    1. DMS ~Jess: Temperature extremes aren't a lot of fun. Happy reading, and writing. I will be back.

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  39. So sorry you've been unwell. The month of January has not been kind to me either healthwise but I am finally feeling better. Hope you have a lovely healthy February!

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    1. mshatch: Thank you. Hopefully we have both put our years unwellness behind us. Though mine is lingering longer than I like.

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  40. I will miss you but it's only for a month. I love your posts, and hopefully you will continue to get well. Sending you lots of gentle virtual hugs. :-)

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    1. DJan: Slightly more than a month, because I am starting early, but not a long time at all. Enjoy yourself and keep hiking. Hugs received and returned.

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  41. I was surprised to see you post this because I know you have not been well. Glad to see you will take a month off to re-group. I took off a little more than a month during my cardiac episodes and it did me good but I missed everyone and am glad to be back. You will be also and fit as a fiddle:-)

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    1. Granny Annie: I know I will miss everyone but sometimes life has to come first. And I do hope to be as fit as a fiddle when I return. Or even fitter than that.

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  42. So sorry to hear you're sick. Please take care of yourself and get well soon. You'll be missed during your absence but your well-being comes first and foremost. Get well my friend.

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  43. Same for us in So-Cal. It's gone up 20 degrees in two days from 65 to 85.

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    1. Robert Bennett: I don't cope well with extreme temperature shifts - internal or external. I hope your weather settles.

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  44. Have a great time and look forward to hearing from you in March.

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    1. donna baker: Thank you. I hope your winter is treating you kindly.

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    1. Janie Junebug: Thank you. I am resting. And resting some more.

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler: Looking up so often pays dividends doesn't it?

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  47. I had no idea what a lurgy is (now I do), but your description made it clear to me that I really don't want to catch one. It sounds awful (whereas the images are beautiful!) and I am sorry that you have to deal with this. I wish for you that you will recover soon and feel much better, that the temperatures go back to more normal and bearable ones. Take good care of yourself. I will be thinking of you and look forward to "seeing" you again in March.

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    1. Carola Bartz: Lurgy/lurgi is British/Australian slang for an infectious, unpleasant but not life threatening ailment. I am hoping to move more firmly into recovery mode, and look forward to visiting you in March.

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  48. I know what it is like to be sick in summer it's rare and not much fun, this year is not to good so far.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merlesworld: It isn't rational but it seems so unfair to be coughing in the middle of summer doesn't it? I hope you are over your illness.

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  49. Oh EC, so sorry to read this.. The lurgy and similar bugs are awful, especially in the heat!

    Please take care of yourself and get well soon.

    Rest and recuperate, and look forward to seeing you around the blogosphere in a few weeks time.

    All the best Jan

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  50. take all the time you need and come back refreshed and completely well again

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  51. Nice to have you back again. Stay well.

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    1. Vest: I am only a bit back - and not quite well yet. I hope you are doing much, much better than I am.

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  52. I am so sorry my friend!!! Please take care of yourself! I feel so bad for you! Know that you are loved and many people are sending you Big Healing Hugs!!
    Rest and recuperate!! We will be here, when you get back!
    Miss you lots!
    Big Hugs!

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  53. I wish you could visit Antarctica again. The sights are spectacular. I hope you get well soon. Flu is everywhere in the US right now and healthy people are dropping dead from it, for some reason, maybe that happens every year.

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    1. Strayer: I wish that money/health would allow me to visit Antarctica again too. Every summer. All summer. Flu kills people every year. And sometimes lots of people.

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  54. Oh hon, I'm so sorry to read that your throat was actually bleeding. That sounds horrid and miserable. I'm glad, though, that the heat has subsided. I have another friend with MS. It started acting up badly last week for some reason (it was more chilly than warm). I'm glad you'll be focused on self-care in February. I hope the break will be completely restorative.
    Healing thoughts and care.

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    1. Rawknrobyn: MS plays to its own rules. A sensitivity to heat is common - but not universal. I hope your friend who is also afflicted improves quickly.

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  55. Oh how awful to hear that your throat was actually bleeding...I so feel for you. And the extreme heat must have made it a whole lot worse.😥😥

    But these gorgeous photos...oh wow!!
    I especially like the stunning sunsets...I have never seen any as beautiful as these!!
    WOW again!!

    A Big Hug!

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    1. Ygraine: Thank you. We get some spectacular sunsets (and sunrises) here. And I am grateful.

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  56. As always, stunning photos! (My daughter just signed up to take a photography class.)

    I sure hope your Feb time off sees you feeling 100%.

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    1. Tara: Thank you. A photography class is on my to-do/wish list too.

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  57. You're on the way out, that's good, miserable as you feel. We are fated to live in environments that worsen our conditions you and I, such is the laughter of the Small Gods. Sending love and hugs your way dearie Xx

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  58. I loved the contrasts of your images today. Hot and cold! What poles in weather and feeling you captured.

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    1. cleemckenzie: Thank you. The contrasts are striking aren't they?

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    2. This February in CA. we are having May. Beautiful, but very disturbing when you consider we need bit of rain here. I'm for contrasts: wet and dry ones. :-)

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    3. cleemckenzie: I hope you get your rain. I hope we get some rain.

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  59. Great images, hot is hot and cold is chilling!

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    1. Sharon Quails: Thank you. How I would love to feel some of that chilly Antarctica air again.

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  60. Dear EC, so sorry to learn that your MS is acting up and that you've had this "lurgy." I had to look that word up because I'd never heard it before. So thanks for adding a new--and wonderful--word to my vocabulary!

    I hope that in February you will be gracious to yourself and really listen to your body and just slowly re-enter whatever of life you are missing. I'll miss your posts and your leaving comments on my blog but I so understand the need to "lie low" and take careful of yourself. I do it all the time. Peace now and ever.

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    1. Dee: Summer is always difficult for me, and the lurgy (which is reluctant to leave) is icing on the cake.
      I am looking after myself and learned to step aside through the advice (and practice) that you and others have shown me. Thank you.

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  61. It's my dream to travel to Alaska, so these icebergs make me smile. I'm still sending healing hugs and well wishes your way. I hate that you're under the weather, and you are very much missed, but rest and unplugging is best. Hugs...RO

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  62. Dear friend, I hope you feel better very soon!

    Beautiful photos!

    Lots of hugs.

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  63. Dear Sue, your pictures are, as usual, outstanding, especially those with the orange sky. Please don’t overdo and I hope you will come back to Blogger in good health. Take care, we will all miss you.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: Thank you. I will be back, and am, finally starting to slowly get better.

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  64. It's cold here, really cold, so hot in my mind is great sounding. However, I don't feel that way in the summer. What's worse than unbearable summer heat? Being ill in summer. That's a lot worse than in summer. Get well!

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    1. T Powell Coltrin: It isn't rational, but I feel much the same way about being ill in summer (though I often am). Thank you, and I hope your cold temperatures moderate soon.

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  65. Beautiful pictures, as always. I'm sorry to you're not feeling well and hope you continue to be on the mend. Take care of yourself next month and we'll see you when you get back. Healing vibes headed your way!


    Elsie

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  66. Taking a month off seems like a fine idea. We will miss you, but know you'll be back and better rested. Take care.

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  68. Sorry you're struggling with the heat - hope there is respite soon. Understand the need to take a break - i've done that a few times myself! Looking forward to your return in March!

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  69. wonderful photos of hot and cold - feel better and have a good blog break and see you in March.

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  70. Oh my goodness EC, I hope February temperatures stay cool and that you are soon feeling hale and hearty. I'll miss your images, your wit and wisdom - come back soon!

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    1. Kim: Thank you. Cooler days have been very welcome though the heat is not over yet.

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    2. Thinking of you EC and hope you're going okay

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    3. Kim: Thank you. Still stinking hot. And our cooler is deceased. Sigh. The thoughts and positive wishes from the blogosphere are very welcome though. Very, very welcome.

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  71. Hi human, Sue,

    This pawst of yours certainly displayed some temperature extremes. You sure do get it hot there. I know that some like it hot, I sure do not.

    Lovely photos and some nice, cold memories.

    I hope you're starting to feel much better.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny

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    1. Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!: Thank you and your human. I hope this year is going to be kinder to you both.

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  72. Enjoy your break! Lurgi I have never heard of but sounds like the flu? Glad you are better. Beautiful hot and cold pics

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    1. Kim Standard: My lurgi is a nasty virus rather than a flu, and slow to leave the building. Thank you re the photos.

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  73. I am so sorry you are ill, and I hope it is not the flu! Rest up and feel better soonest!

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    1. Terri: Thank you. Not the flu, just a persistent and nasty virus.

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  74. I am not a fan of the extremes. Moderate is always best for me. And a bleeding throat? Ay carumba! That is awful!! Let's hope viruses decide to flee right along with the extreme hot temps!

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  75. Thinking of you and hoping you're continuing to be on the mend. Those HOT and COLD pictures really seemed to fit the vibe. Owwww and burrrrr.

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  76. Dear Sue, are you okay? You didn't post this past Sunday and so I'm concerned. I hope that all is well and that you are taking a breather from blogging and a rest for yourself. Peace.

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    1. Dee: Thank you. Resting, recuperating and having a blog break. I will be back next month.

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    2. Dear EC, thanks for the reassurance that all is well. I hope you are enjoying your blog break and are also being gracious to yourself as you recuperate. Be as good to yourself as you would be to a good friend or a beloved. Peace.

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  77. Oh dear Sue You're also sore. I hope that disease has already relaxed. There is no good cough and it is not nice to be sick and to cough etc etc.

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  78. I've been thinking about you quite a bit, and wanted to let you know how much you and your witty words are missed. I continue to send healing hugs your way, and look forward to seeing you back next month and feeling much better. HUGE Hugs...RO

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    1. RO: Megathanks. Things are a bit difficult, but I will be fine. And the support I have found in the blogosphere means an immense amount to me.

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  79. I hope you're feeling better, dear lady. The blogosphere misses you. I miss you. Be well.

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  80. Gosh, I feel for you, Child. I wish there was something I could tell you to make you feel better. I'm sending plenty-plenty hugs. xxx

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  81. All I know is that I'd take too hot over too cold any given day.

    Blue
    (Not Scooby Doo)

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    1. Blue Grumpster: We will have to agree to disagree on that one. I have been in melt down mode for the last week and more and am sad, soggy and miserable. Not to mention grumpy.

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  82. I'm so sorry that you haven't been feeling well. I hope February has brought only healing and perfect weather. I loved those images! I'm kind of a cold fan, but after having lived in a house for 1.5 years at an almost constant 65 degrees, I was just done. And then we moved to Florida. LOL!

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  83. I'm glad you are better now. Sad news coming through about Florida, though.

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    1. Love Affair with Food: I am almost human again. And my heart aches for those affected by the latest gun related obscenity. The 18th!!!! school shooting this year I understand.

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  84. So sorry to hear you've been struck down by the dreaded lurgy. I hope you are on the mend and on your feet soon! I just love your sky shots.

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    1. Lady Fi: Thank you. I am on the mend. I finally feel that I am going to live and don't mind...

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  85. So sorry to hear you have been unwell but hope you are improving now, Good idea to take a break from blogging. Take all the time that you need we all wil still be here. All these photographs are fabulous. ope you have a better weekend than last one.

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    1. Margaret Adamson: Thank you. I am improving and am very almost healthy again.

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  86. I'm so sorry to hear that you have been sick. My husband and I just had the flu, so I can appreciate the misery of being knocked flat. Fortunately, I recovered quite quickly - and I hope you have as well. Your photos were a vivid picture of your fever and chills.

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    1. Susan F.: Lovely to see you here again. This has been a slow and painful recovery but I am very nearly there (knock on wood).

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  87. I love these hot and cold photos, mirroring how you are feeling. Hope you're better, EC, and that you catch up with your essential stuff, and look forward to 'seeing' you in March.

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    1. catmint: Thank you. I am finally feeling human again and getting a little stuff done. And missing my friends in the blogosphere.

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