The day before we returned home from Ohio, Mom invited me to go exploring in the Fallsville area again in what I think (and hope) is becoming a tradition. A winter storm had glazed southern Ohio in ice, and then partially covered its masterpiece with a light frosting of snow. What more excuse did we need to traipse by the falls, just to see what we could see. Nevermind that I had well over a 102-degree fever. Everyone goes hiking in the snow and ice with a high fever and flu, right?
Much to our surprise, there was quite a bit of water flowing over the falls. We’ve visited several times recently, and each time there has been but the barest trickle. Imagine my chagrin. I foolishly left all my new fun photography Christmas presents behind at the house, because I just knew I wouldn’t need them. I hate it when I know I am right and then turn out to be completely wrong 😦 You will just have to imagine the clarity that would come from the use of a tripod, as well as that awesome milky spray of water if I had been able to stabilize the camera and then leave the shutter open. Next time. Surely I will cart all my toys out. Surely I have learned my lesson.
I am happy to report that I will be ringing in the new year with a normal body temperature. I know I’ve got some loved ones who can’t say the same, and having just survived through this unfun influenza, my thoughts and hopes are with them.
From the bottom (or top…wherever the best part is actually located) of my heart, I wish you all a terrific 2013. May your year be full of happiness, love, and good lessons learned. As Carol would say, I wish you enough. Thank you for reading, commenting, participating, supporting, and generally being awesome.