Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"It's just a flesh wound." - The Black Knight

I was hoping to be posting sooner, but I've been feeling run down. A physical therapy session a couple of times a week and exercises at home have made my shoulder a large, stiff, aching lump; on a good day it feels like a grizzly is gnawing on it. I'm getting a bit stronger, but it is going slow; I still can't work a stick in my vehicle, so I'm stuck at home a lot. Thank you for all the good wishes; they have been appreciated.

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My brother, who just retired a few months ago, picked me up Thursday and we spent part of the day up in some of the local canyons where some of the leaves are just starting to turn.

Hillside in American Fork Canyon



Down above Cascade Springs in American Fork Canyon



A conifer in which all the branches died and/or were broken off; it is sprouting new ones all over the trunk




I saw these on a maple; they look like wild hops.



Closeup of hop vine


Acorn on a Gambel oak


Ever present wild flowers















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We've been having grass fires here in the Salt Lake Valley, and the air is suffering. So far no one has been injured or killed, but some houses have been lost. My best wishes to those unfortunate people.

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Looks like Rahm Emanuel is trying to decide whether to leave the president to run for mayor of Chicago. I think he should do it.
Chicago is used to having corrupt, pompous bullies in local government, so he should fit right in.
Obama should be able to replace him easily; there are plenty of crooks and tax evaders available for him to draw from.

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Looking at the list I notice two by Clapton. Oh well, how can you have too much Clapton?


"It's In The Way That You Use It" by Eric Clapton
"Stardust" by Artie Shaw
"Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones
"Edge of a Broken Heart" by Vixen
"Mirage" by Pentangle
"She's My Girl" by The Turtles
"Love Me Two Times" by The Doors
"Come A Little Bit Closer" by Jay And The Americans
"Layla (unplugged)" by Eric Clapton
"A Summer Song" by Chad & Jeremy

A classic from older days



I like the electric version, but this one is my favorite



It's getting that time of year, and these guys always sounded good

8 comments:

Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

PT sucks, but you have it to do. Sounds as though you're getting there.

We're all thinking of you!

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh its so nice to see a new post from you. Glad you were able to get out of the house with your brother. These photos are wonderful!

PS; my favorite song on that list is "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones

Mike W. said...

Tis' but a scratch. Get well soon Bob!

James Higham said...

Hope some sort of mobility comes back to you, Bob. Hang in there.

terri said...

Layla! Who doesn't love Layla?

Beautiful pictures. Sure is pretty in the fall around there!

Hope you're feeling better soon.

LeeAnn said...

I'm glad you're mending. :)

DirtCrashr said...

Layla reminds me of In Memory of Elizabeth Reed *ah*... Glad to hear you're up and about, at the least. I bought a pickup with an auto-trans because I knew if I pranged myself in a dirtbike get-off I'd never be able to drive home - besides most come that way - and it happened when I popped a couple ribs. I always figured it would be a leg injury.

minimedic said...

Ouchie. Hope that shoulder gets better sooner rather than later!