Thursday, October 01, 2020

Deptford Pink - Sit Spot #613 - Why the finished blog is late


Deptford Pink
I had not seen one for 14 days until today.
Today there were 3 on a path where I walk everyday.

October 1, 2020 11:45 a.m.

Sit 613  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+14° (+12°) sw 20-30 kph  59% humidity 


Downy Woodpecker,

Blue Jays,


Tall Goldenrod blooming nearby,


Calico Aster blooming nearby,

Arrow-leaved Aster blooming nearby,

Daisy Fleabane blooming nearby,

Extras :

1:00 a.m. Insect calls,

7:00 a.m.- (Traffic noises),

Along the trails -


Insect calls,

Blue Jays,


Little low flying beige moths,

Crickets hopping,

Garter Snake,

Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder - 

Blue Jays,



Mourning Doves,


Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Grey Squirrel.

Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail

(Blogs have been unfinished for a couple of days. This is the catch up and a bit of an explanation:

I had a very high blood pressure reading this morning on my blood pressure machine and ended up in a bit of a panic mode which put my blood pressure even higher to the point where the blood pressure machine would not work.

Convinced that I was dying I went to lay down in the bed as I did not, and do not, want to go to a hospital to die. Not sure why I panicked so much, but I did.

After lying in bed for an hour or so, I decided I was not going to die immediately but wanted to text good-bye to a few people just in case. The one I chose the first was a nurse friend who just retired from working at the local ICU in the hospital.

Long story short: she calmed me down and convinced me to phone my doctor. Fleur-Ange did the initial phone call as I do not use the phone under normal circumstances. I ended up talking on the phone to my doctor and he advised me to take double meds for a few days, be much less active and relax. I am trying. It appears that death is not quite as soon coming as I expected.

Background for some of my panic, I am 77 and my brother died at 50, my father's brother at 63, and my father at 69 all from heart attacks. I figure I am on extra time already.)

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