Days Of Daze

So much is unclear:
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Another visit to the doctor.  He said three more weeks of this, and I should be well.  He said to triple the dose on the pain medication and said "Buh-bye".

Triple.  Uh, no.  The current dose is quite enough for me.  Though I may be up at 4:00 am because it hurts, some measure of pain seems better than than a drug-induced daze. 
She's sharp and clear:
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Besides, being up so early means I've had time to explore the "golden hour"--the hour just after sunrise--with my camera. 
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The color of the light at that time is as warm as 'Brass Band':
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Even the neighbor's sad weed-trees seem beautiful.
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'Blue Glow' glows:
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Agave augustifolia, the Agave I love to hate, redeems itself:
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Hemerocallis 'Victorian Lace' goes far beyond:
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Magic all round.
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While I was at the worst, the Clematis started another round:
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The roses never quit:
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I haven't checked on the 'Joe Hoak' offsets in a while.  They are looking good:
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 Finally, some tomatoes!
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At the doctor's office, while the assistant was taking the usual vitals, I thought of the garden at the golden hour.  "Wow!" said the assistant.  "Your blood pressure and heart rate are awesome!"
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It's the garden does it.   



  1. That view of 'Blue Glow' alone would be reason to get into the garden early each morning. Wow!

    Hope it doesn't take the full 3 more weeks to recover!

  2. Yes, that's why it's one of my favs.

    I hope so too, 3 weeks is a looong time. Thanks, Alan.

  3. Sorry to hear things still painful. Beautiful photos of beautiful plants, I hope they continue to take your mind off things.

  4. How beautiful! The 'golden hour' is my very favorite time to take pictures in the gardens. Your roses are so incredibly beautiful. Wish we could grow roses like that here but sadly no matter how hard I try I can't get that kind of display here in Zone 5. Those baby agaves are looking pretty wonderful too. I remember when you harvested them. The A. 'Blue Glow' is beautiful in that light and that last rose image is something I'd like to paint. Thanks! Seriously hope you are feeling better soon.

    1. Thanks, Deanne. It is a little better today, so I'm optimistic.

  5. Oh, that 'Blue Glow'! The garden is indeed a solace in so many situations.
    I want you to feel better and have a bit of a Blue Glow yourself, Hoov. And whatever it is you have, I hope it NEVER comes back!

  6. I believe gardening provides healing opportunities in so many ways. When I mentally focus on some particularly peaceful place in my garden, I always feel better. Best wishes for recovery soon!

  7. The 'golden hour' is the best time of day as the light is beautiful and some cool air still lingers.
    Gorgeous flowers you share with us here. I do hope you will be well soon dear Hoover.
    xoxoxo ♡

  8. See that's the magical cure. Up and in the garden early and then relax and think about the beauty you've created all the rest of the day. You'll be welll in no time! (I don't mean to make light of what you're going through, only to emphasize the power of the garden to cure us).

    1. It really does help! And all the side effects are good, not bad.

  9. I hope you feel better soon. Your pictures are just breath taking! Love the dogs and fish.jd

  10. It is golden. I only get to see it once a week, as I leave for work before dawn.

    1. You are a hard working man, Greggo. How do you make time for it all?


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