Friday, 26 August 2016

FRIDAY'S HUNT and WEEKEND REFLECTIONs - Blessingbourne House.

This week for Friday’s Hunt challenge we have the letter I, Favourite shot and Pink and of course also James’ Weekend Reflections.  I think I will start with PINK.  This a a rare water plant that according to Colleen, the owner does not flower in this area however she did not know the name of it.  
Anyone know the ID?  Thanks to Keith it is called Flowering-Rush.



So as promised I said I would tell you the story of how I INJURED my little finger.  You can also see my curled up INDEX finger in this shot below.

The first day my family from Malawi was here I took the children into Ward Park to play on the swings etc. and they were jumping on a piece of equipment that went round and round.  So they whizzed it round then jumped on and so I thought I could do the same.  I know at my age you would think I would have a bit of wit!!!  Anyhow, my little finger hit a steel bar and the pain was excruciating.    I moved the finger and still had full bending movement so my daughter, who like me, is a nurse strapped the 2 fingers together, using the second finger as a splint.   We thought that this is all they would do in hospital. 


 The next day I was taking them away to my old caravan for 3 nights.  The finger was very swollen, very badly bruised and painful and of course it was the hand I use so I very glad the family were here to help.  I carried on and then the following week we went to Blessingbourne House for 4 days, still very swollen and sore and now we were beginning to think it was probably broken, however I was determined that the family were going to have a good time.  We had abandoned the splint by this time.  As all my posts were scheduled in and I was not commenting, I did not need to use the computer much.

Anyhow, when the family left N.Ireland I decided to go to the hospital to discover a piece of bone was off the side of the finger and a small crack was just over the knuckle and the capsule had been damaged.   A splint was made for me which I had to keep on another week, and then exercise it another week and yesterday I saw the consultant and he said, it would take 6 months for the swelling to go down and would be painful for a while.  So there you have it.  

So let's have some calming reflection from the lake at Blessingbourne House now.  Judith and I took the rowing boat out after dinner as the sun was going down and I thought you might like to see these reflections and perhaps have a FAVOURITE.   




I am  linking this post with FRIDAY'S HUNT and WEEKEND REFLECTIONS. 

Many thanks for visiting and also commenting and for a while I will not be commenting as much so that the finger heals more quickly (I hope)

32 comments:

  1. Ouch. Long slow recoveries are frustrating.
    I think I like the final shot best. Such a serene and beautiful end to the day.

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  2. I think we all need these peaceful pictures after reading your story. OUCH!! I guess the only good thing is that you did not need surgery. Does it still hurt? Oh my, I hate to think it will take you this long to recover!

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    1. Yes Ginny, the finger still hurts but not anything like it used to.

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  3. I like the first reflection best. That was quite a break. Like you I would have strapped the two fingers together and expect that to do the trick. Just shows we don't know everything.

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  4. Dearest Margaret; First of all thanks to your post, I found new meme 'Friday's Hunt'♪  Really lovely pink flower♡♡♡ And wonderful reflection with peaceful scene.
    OMG,so sorry for your injury. I remember my excruciating pain when I broke one bone of my right hand when young.

    I felt lucky stopping by to your post today and thank again.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  5. beautiful watery views. so sorry for the chipped bone!

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  6. Hello, Margaret! So sorry to hear about your finger. It is good you decided to have it checked out. I hope your heal quickly. Pretty flowers and reflections. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  7. The things mothers and grandmothers do for their families! You bravely soldiered on for them! Hope it does mend quickly for you - you still managed beautiful photos at Blessingbourne!

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  8. Sorry to hear about your mishap.

    Your pink flower is a beauty. It's called a Flowering-rush

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  9. So sorry about your finger....Sorry it will take SO long for it to finally heal... BUT--you are a trooper. You are NOT going to let anything like that get you down!!! Glad you enjoyed your time with the family.

    Beautiful reflections.

    Hugs
    Betsy

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  10. I pinched my finger in a door this summer. The pain is forgotten. But months later, I still have a blood bruise under the nail.

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  11. Ouch! That finger sounds painful.Hope it all heals well and quickly.I love the reflections and can't pick a favourite.

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  12. Yes, a calming view when one has a throbbing pinky finger > : {

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  13. Phantastic pictures of the sunset!

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  14. OUCH! Take care of it! Beautiful pictures, Margaret.

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  15. Hope your finger gets better soon. The reflection with the boot ist great!

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  16. We just cant resist a play in the park, we should know better Hope the fingers get better soon Margaret.

    peter

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  17. Lovely reflections and a 'hope it heals soon' for your finger!

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  18. Ouch on the finger issue. Hope you heal quickly. - Some very pretty photos here. The lily pads are so cool looking.

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  19. I favor the third but all are beautiful. I also broke my finger, but at the PIP joint and it was not very painful. The splint was all I needed for about 6 weeks and now I cannot even remember which finger was affected.

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  20. Your reflections are great!!! I hope your finger heals soon!

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  21. Oh Gee, Margaret!!! Did your doctor swear at you and say you were too old to be doing things like that? I have two torture machines you might like. They both have hand screws, one pushes your finger down at the knuckle and the other makes the finger close better. Mine never did get to close all the way, I can't pick up small items with it.
    I'm glad you relaxed (??) out on the Blessing house lake. It is sooo pretty there. Did your dog want to chase the egrets back into the water, our Adi did. She (??) is very pretty.
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  22. glad the waterlilies left some room for reflections :)

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  23. Wishing your finger back to health quickly! Lovely photos, and the reflections are truly wonderful!

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  24. Some times it's good to act your age!

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  25. Watch your fingers - sage advice at any age :) The little pink flowers have such a powerful color they stand out beautifully i a sea of green...the pond is so peaceful without a hint of chop so the lily pads sit serenely o the surface...

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  26. Lovely reflections and love the first photos of the pink flowers. Do hope your finger starts to feel better soon - sounds very painful.

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  27. The flowering rush has such a lovely, delicate nature. Your reflections photographs were just beautiful - a very calm and peaceful setting. Do hope that finger continues to recover and that you have full mobility in it! Ouch!

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  28. Oh dear. That is quite the injury. I do hope it recovers well. The flower truly is a beautiful one. Very delicate. How serene the water images are. I can only imagine how nice it is to row there. Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week!

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  29. You are a very stoical soul to take in all that pain before seeing the doctor. Hope the healing goes quickly by....The Flowering Rush reminds me of a geranium flower after it's bloom is done.

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  30. Such pretty, delicate pink flowers. I hope the healing advances quickly so your finger is back in proper service soon. Nice shots from your rowboat.

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