I got some wonderful news last week. The topical chemo I have been using on my lip has apparently done its thing and the bad-guy cells are a thing of the past. That isn't to say the lip doesn't hurt like crazy as it recovers. It feels as though I burned it to bits. But this will pass. I am relieved and grateful.
So, on the way home from the appointment I drove by the ditch and what should I see! Yes, Harry was there in full force.
But he also had a friend! I will call her Ellie the Egret.
She was quite lovely, stately. And hungry.
She was stalking as well as Harry (they were both doing well in the fishing department).
Then the quick dive...
...and lunch! (Or maybe it was brunch. It was an early appointment!)
It was great fun watching her, so white, so clean looking.
And the sun reflecting on the water couldn't have made for better photo ops.
But don't take her grace for weakness. I think she could hold her own.
Meanwhile, it was a peaceable kingdom day -- ducks, egrets, herons, all happy together. And in their own spaces.
I have to admit, it felt like a good omen.
And it was nice to see a new girl in town. (Or so I shall call her!)
Especially when I saw this a few minutes later. Sneak previews.
One other thing -- I enjoy reading Anne Clare's "The Naptime Author." She posted a lovely poem about the heron on her blog the other day with a beautiful watercolor. So rather than quoting it here, I'll send you to HER POST so you can enjoy her heron too.
Sharing this week with: Eileen at Saturday's Creatures / Let's Keep in Touch
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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Harry and Ellie
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Wonderful photos, they are such majestic birds. Glad to hear about your lip, congrats! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie
Hello, Wonderful series of photos and captures of Ellie and Harry. It looks like a great spot to watch the birds. I am so happy to hear your good news and that your lip is healing. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.
I love these water birds and one of your photos looks like one of mine today! WONDERFUL to hear your lip is healing. Hope it feels better soon! Happy weekend!
Great pictures. Harry is beautiful.
So glad your treatment is done.
Glad to hear the good news about your lip. You've got a beautiful face with lovely features , and it has to stay that way.
Hurrah! That is good news about the lip. You must be ecstatic. And great photos of Harry and his new friend Ellie too. You do get some super photos! Have a very good weekend. Hugs-Erika
I'm always amazed that white birds can stay so white out in the wild. Beautiful photographs of beautiful birds.
I'm so happy to hear that your treatment on your lip worked. I didn't even know they have a topical chemo. You must be so relieved!
That's great news about your lip! Mac won't let the herons fish out back, he says the fish are his and he doesn't share.
Wonderful news about the lip and now to let it heal up. Gorgeous photos and I love the reflections you captured also. I keep waiting for some Fall temps but not yet!
First of congratulations on the good news that your lip is healed, and you will soon be able to resume full scale smackers with Rick. I cannot think of a more celebratory event following such a welcome report than to spend some time with herons and egrets. This really is just what the doctor ordered.
This is the best news, Jeanie. I am doing my happy dance. Nice to meet Ellie, too.
That is good news!
Such pretty birds!
Jeanie, I am happy you received good news about your lip. Take care. I looked at all the water fowl shots and smiled, because Diane at Lavender Dreamer show egrets today also.:) Blessings, xoxo, Susie
Wrapping you in prayer for lips that soon savor the sweet stuff of life all the more....more smiling and tasting and laughing and kissing and saying all the things your heart holds. Love and healing to your lips!
Hoping the burn is soon soothed. Gosh I hate that for you.
Love your storytelling heart - your photos and accompanying thoughts are storybook wonderful. Gifted imagination, yours:)
Thanks and looking forward to those magical changes as they come here, too. First leaves to turn give me joy!
Happy you are cancer free! Gorgeous photos. Love that red leaf...fall is around the corner!
So glad the topical chemo worked, but sorry you lip is hurting.
The reflection pix are so great. I love ditch days.
Such wonderful and amazing good news about your lip. Also, it was good to see a new girl at the ditch. Those photos were glorious and the ones with reflections are magical. Such beauty all around and I am truly ready for autumn, too.
So nice to watch a peaceful scene on the water and get some great photos to remember it by. I'm so happy about your 'all clear' from the doctor. That is good news indeed :-)
Thanks for the mention, and I'm so glad to hear that the chemo you've been taking has done it's job! Your pictures are gorgeous- thanks for sharing them.
Wonderful news about the treatment! Yay!
I love birds of all kinds. What a lovely visit you had with Harry, Ellie and friends. A fabulous way to spend the day. :)
Love the visit with Harry and Ellie:) And I'm SO relieved to hear about your lip. Lets celebrate!
I am liking your “good news” day!
Great that med is working . . .
Now hoping no more pain, too.
Romance you think . . . with Harry and Ellie . . .
Isn’t it wonderful to have a really good day . . .
I sure think so!
You must be so relieved about your "lip news". I'm happy for you!! Those are wonderful pictures of the water birds. I love watching animals. -Jenn
I'm so glad to hear the news about your lip and I hope it heals very quickly for you and any pain or discomfort/burning will be just a distant memory for you. Love the pretty bird pictures.....just love the pretty white ones! They stand out so well, don't they? How is your weekend going/ Hopefully a real nice one.
Oh, I'm so happy for you! A big strong hug.
I love seeing the birds!
Fabulous news about your lip, that must be such a relief. I love the feel-good nature of this post all round, nature is such a wonderful reminder of all that is good in this world isn't it?
Have a brill week!
Hooray for your good news!
I have seen herons in our park several times, but never an egret. Something to look forward to. :-)
Thank GOD your lip is healed! No more chemo, onward and upward! And look at these two signs of summer....off they go, into the future of next summer. Oh Jeanie, happy Sunday to you!
That's fantastic news about your lip!
Nice way to celebrate too... The visit to the ditch sounds like it was wonderful.
Good news about the lip. Lovely photos of Ellie.
How beautiful! Mother Nature's creatures are so fascinating!
Good Afternoon Dear Jeanie!
I am so sorry to hear about your lip, but I am thankful that you are on the mend! Cancer free is such a wonderful statement and feeling too. As you know I have been there too. So, when we leave the surgery, chemo and other treatments behind it feels good!
Sending love and hugs,
Jeanie, I am so glad you got a great report! Harry and Ellie have a great photographer, beautiful photos! Have a wonderful week!
What good news about your lip! Cancer is a bad deal and I love to hear the success stories! As for your wonderful photography it looks like the fowls all landed a great fishing hole.
Have a great week
I always enjoy seeing your photos of Harry. I think it is great he has a friend to spend time with him there. So hope your lip is getting some relief from the burning side effects of the treatment. Take care Jeanie.
Great photos of your visitors! So glad to hear your lip doesn't require any further or more extensive treatment!
OMG - get well very soon!
This darn thing I lost both my parents to.
Great pics of the birds, there´s always an UP! :-)
Dear Harry and Ellie; so special to see them. Come on lip and heal, my friend has places to go and people to see.
Glad to hear about your lip but I hate that you are going through that again! I was hoping the last round you had would be your last!!
Love the photos of Harry and Ellie, though! So beautiful! Especially that reflection photo!
Great news that the lip doesn't require any more chemo treatment. Hope the soreness eases quickly.
Hope your foot is healing also.
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