MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: SPRING BEAUTIES EVERYWHERE

Friday, March 20, 2009

SPRING BEAUTIES EVERYWHERE

Judy and I searched for wildflowers Tuesday as we walked the "Old Mac" trail at Frozen Head State Park. Not only did I find a “spring beauty” standing in the middle of the trail going up, I found another along side the trail on the way back to the parking lot! They are bursting out everywhere!

We even found a few more “spring beauties” in the park Wednesday as we went for a walk. We ended up spending most of the time in the playground with Lily once we saw her there with her other granny!

The Bradford Pears and the Japanese Magnolia (also known as the Saucer Magnolia or simply Tulip Tree) were in full bloom, and Lily was bursting out all over the swings, the slide, and the “monkey bars”!

I lifted her up into a couple of trees and carried her up the nearby dock steps, and I paid for it that night. I think I’m going to have to hide from Lily until I completely well!

Speaking of getting well, it’s been 29 days since the accident and I’m finding that my sense of balance is off - way off. I was standing flat-footed last night in the Phillippi Primitive Baptist Church, near Rockwood, TN, as our Princess Productions gang filmed their rehearsal for the upcoming Appalachian Dreams” show in May, and simply fell sideways into the piano! I have no idea why, except that was wearing the same shoes I was wearing when I fell and broke my ribs. They have a tendency to roll with me.

First off, those shoes are history, and second, I’m going to have to be ever vigilant when standing or walking for now on, and there’s no chewing gum while doing either activity!

Absolutely no fun in getting old!

16 comments:

Moannie said...

Somehow I missed the post about your accident. I do hope you are feeling better. As for your lovely pictures, well, that little one is a beauty. Spring is the loveliest season, just when we have almost given up hope of being warm again, out pop the daffodils and crocus, snowdrops and hyacinths, the sky is blue again and the cherry blossoms is back [along with my allergies]

Take care now.

Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

Great shots. Is is official that you did in fact break some ribs. I never did see you blog about the extent of your injuries. Guess it is worth a little pain to pick that little cutie up. Heal well bro.

PRH....... said...

Getting old sucks? Naw, really?

As far as the spring things springing...even the blooms are out in western Ohio, but I gotta believe they will pay before we see April, but I plan on enjoying what we get...had my first High Schoo baseball umpire gig yesterday (scrimmage) and one on for tonight and tomorrow as well.

Mushy said...

Officially...4 ribs broken.

Sarge Charlie said...

I love the mountains in the springtime, do you have Kudzu where you are,

Mushy said...

Oh yes, we're blessed with it here too!

Scott from Oregon said...

It IS fun getting old IF you get a kick out of wetting your trousers and falling over for no reason and walking into a room and forgetting why you walked in there and... and...

As long as you keep your sense of humor about it, it can be hilarious...

Mushy said...

I'm desperately trying Scott!

Becky said...

As always, such pretty photos. I was thinking the same thing about your shoes -- sounds like you might need some new ones and with some ankle support. Have you maybe talked about doing some PT to get your balance back?

Mushy said...

You mean sittin' in front of the computer won't help!?

Sandi McBride said...

Hope those ribs are about healed...don't you hate that they just let 'em heal naturally these days, no taping or anything...sigh...and as for spring beauties, that on the bottom right is about the best in the series!
Sandi

FHB said...

Jesus man. I hope you get that stuff figured out. Lovely shots, and a beautiful kid.

Suldog said...

Mushy:

Have you had your inner ears checked? Maybe that's been the problem all along? I would definitely deep-six those shoes, though.

I can't wait to see a few of those blooms around this way. If I never see snow again, I'll be a happy man. I never thought I'd say that, being a true northerner, but this winter was more than enough to last me the rest of my life :-)

Anna said...

The little girl is so precious!
Anna :)

David Sullivan said...

Winter is still hangin' on up here, but after a weekend in the 50's the snow in my yard might finnaly be completely gone!

Shrinky said...

OMG, four broken ribs? Oh baby, I'd hug you if I wasn't afraid it would hurt too much. You poor, poor thing, I sure hope you are on the mend again soon.

I didn't realise you were back blogging, this is good news indeed hon, welcome back, we've missed 'ya!

Lily is as cute as a button, that's an adorable shot of her up there. Looks like winter is finally behind us at last, isn't it wonderful to see the flowers all bursting forth at last?