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May 20, 2011

Columbine-Macro Flowers Saturday 55

Welcome back to Macro Flowers Saturday!

Long time no see, hope you have a large collection of beautiful flower photos.

Yes, you are at the right blog; I added two more words to the blog title mostly for technical reasons but also to add more interest to the content. I took many wildflower photos lately and some of them are prettier than many garden flower.

Here is the Columbine-Aquilegia vulgaris!
Are you saying that it's a garden flowers? I thought so too but I take photos everywhere and I discovered that the most beautiful Columbines are found in wastelands and neglected backyards (see the last photo).

In folklore, carrying a nosegay of it was said to arouse the affections of a loved one.

I don't want to bore you with my stories but for those who have some questions, here is how thing are going with me:
After four month of antibiotics I've suspended my treatment for Lyme disease, to rebuild my immune system and cure the damages of the drug.
One of the med's side effects is high photo sensibility, so I'm not allowed to stay in the sun, not for even a few minutes. I have (had) healthy pigments and I didn't believe my skin could be affected, until one day I got home with a nasty skin burn, guess where? - on the backside of my ears as my hair is very short.

Last Thursday we had an overcast day, so I went to the botanical garden to stay on the fresh air for a few hours and take some photos. Two days later I found another tick on my leg, in the shower. I can't describe what I was feeling when I realized that yes, this is another thick bite. Probably I brought it home on my clothes. I took it off and put it in a jar and guess what; the little beast escaped from the jar. I even took a few macros of it but they don't fit into this page here.
Now the tick is here, somewhere in the house and I'm expecting the third tick bite. There were large groups of school children visiting the gardens, I hope not everyone got such a souvenir to take home.
Next day I rushed to the doctor and she put me back to 10 days more antibiotics, like it would make any difference after the earlier 120 days treatment.

After all this I decided to live my life as normally as I can and that includes restarting MFS too.
Crying all they long won't be at any help.


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22 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Maia, I am so sorry that you found another tick. There must be some type of process to rid it from your house. You cannot afford to get another bite. I am happy however that you are feeling better and I hope it continues.

On another note I am thrilled Macro Flowers Saturday is back. I have missed it and you so much. I'll get working on a post.

Your shots here are gorgeous.

January said...

Welcome Back! I hope you're feeling okay now..:)

Anki said...

I am glad you are back. Your Aquilegia are lovely.

Anki said...

Ps. The smal tick also loves me with intense, I have had borrelia 2 times.

Anki said...

You ask me about treatment. I was lucky,came quickly to the doctor and got antibiotics. Anki

Lui said...

Oh Maia, I am so glad you are back! I actually failed to post flowers weekly until you do ;-)

Maia, is there a way we can protect ourselves from these ticks?

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

They look as fragile as they are - great ambiance!

Jama said...

I'm glad Macro Flowers is back again, miss it so much! I hope you'll feel much better soon and on the road to recovery.

SweetMemoirs said...

thanks for bringing this meme back Maia! all the best to you and MFS! take care! i've always loved your macro flower shots, awesome!

SquirrelQueen said...

Welcome back!
The columbine is gorgeous, I love your first macro shot.
I'm sorry to hear you got another tick bite. As I remember ticks don't live very long so maybe the escaped one is already dead.
Get well soon.

The Gardener said...

Glad to have you back! The new name added freshness to your meme.

Those are lovely blooms. Thanks!

Sara Chapman said...

Thank you for letting us know what's been going on. This is tough but I am sure you will recover fully, it just takes time. You are right that focusing on positive things will help you heal. Pretty flowers are just the thing!

My columbines are just in bud. I'm looking forward to their blooms.

Carletta said...

Glad to be joining the meme!
My Mom introduced me to Columbines last summer. I love them.
Your images are beautiful!
I wish a corner of my yard looked like your last shot. :)

Carletta@Round The Bend

maiaT said...

Thank you all, old and new friends, for your lovely comments, encouraging and good wishes.
I just woke up, reading these words is a wonderful way to begin the day.

Anki, thank you!

Lui, no there is no protection against ticks, not that I'm aware.

A beautiful weekend to you all!

Leontien said...

hello hello!
I found you true, the road to here and i love your blog! great pics and yes i'm intrested in your story!

If you have time i would love for you to come over and and look at my blog.

Thanks!
Leontien

Cecilia Artista said...

You found some very beautiful columbines! Lovely flower!
Great macro shots!

My garden haven said...

Dear Maia, so glad you are feeling better...welcome back. Missed you.
Rosie,mygardenhaven

Linnea said...

Your wildflower shots are very pretty. I'd love to see those flowers around here in the San Fran Bay Area...it's mostly just poppies right now!

I hope you feel better soon. It's horrible how one little tick can change someone's life and bring on such bad medical problems. You sound like you are staying positive though! All the best.

Leovi said...

Some beautiful photos with excellent detail of the beauty of flowers.

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful pictures of the Akleja! Thats true that there is so many beautiful flowers growing wild. Have a nice sunday :)

Míriam Luiza said...

Oi Maia!Que bom que voc~e está melhor! Continue a se cuidar direitinho, e tudo voltará ao normal. Suas fotos são lindas!

Kim, USA said...

Hi Maia, thank you for the visit. There's a part in our property where they can hide or lay eggs, and I think he/she is not afraid to come close to the house Thanksgiving is a long way, ^_^ Happy weekend. Will join next week! ^_^

Kim

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