On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Is it summertime?

Steve and I enjoyed a beautiful drive to Ukiah (about 80 miles) through some of the most gorgeous scenery in Wine Country.

On the return trip we stopped in a Sonoma County Regional Park in Healdsburg for a brief picnic near the Russian River. Clumps of lupin were blooming near the banks, as were wild radishes, a few California poppies and wildflowers I couldn't identify.

Back home, I was reading the Sunday newspaper -- one of life's true pleasures, settling in with the paper! -- and heard the attic fan click on for the first time this year. Is it that warm? Could it be true?

Later, out on the deck painting lawn furniture, I neglected to use sunscreen and have a bit of color on my face. I know there is rain in the forecast tomorrow night, but today it was summertime!

1 comment:

  1. sounds like summertime to me! It's lovely and sunny here in Wales but still to cold. Both kids wore hats and jackets outside today.


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