I took a hike yesterday and on the way out I sprained my right
ankle. I'll be limping around on crutches for several days and have to
do a follow up visit to the doctor next week. It was actually an awesome
day. The weather was great and I had a great time up to the point where
I hurt myself (klutziness strikes again). Unfortunately I was 2 miles
in the woods when it happened and no one else was around so I had no
choice but to walk out on it with help from a large stick. What would
normally take me 30-40 minutes took over 2½ hours and then I drove home
80 miles before going to the ER. By then it was badly swollen but the x-rays showed nothing broken. That was a bit of luck. I just have to stay off it for a while,
ice it a couple of times a day, etc. I got some good mushroom/fungus
photos though. The one above is the best of the bunch. I used my G11. This group was growing on the side of a tree along the trail.
If I'm to be pigeon-holed as anything I'd have to say "I'm a photographer". I didn't make my living that way (retired from a civil service job in the Dept. of Labor) but photography is the thing I have done the longest (53 years and counting) and most passionately. My degree is in fine art ceramics and I continue to have an interest in art and crafts. On a political scale I'm in the same neighborhood with Mahatma Gandhi according to politicalcompass.org but mostly politics annoy me. It seems to be about pushing your views on others. I wish we could find a way to live without politics. I am a student of religion but not a church-goer. I like being out in nature either hiking or in my canoe.
About the photos: They are all copyrighted. If you click them (most of them anyway) you will open a window with a larger version. If you want to capture it and use it on your computer desktop, that's okay but any other use, posting to other websites, etc. without express permission from me is prohibited. If you wish to share them with others, please give them the URL so that they can look at them here.