Friday, December 26, 2014

Sunflower Art In The Depths Of Winter

I had the distinct displeasure of spending my Christmas Eve at the hospital after taking a misstep on a staircase while heading for home, ramming my leg into the edge of a step, and uttering a few choice bad words. Sufficed to say, there'll be some bruises, the leg's stiff and sore, and I'm really not a fan of painkillers. 

Something more cheerful: this mural of a sunflower is painted on a house up the street from my home. I have shown different angles of the art from before, but it's welcome to revisit it again.


49 comments:

  1. Wishing & Intending for you to feel great soon!


    I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works." - Oscar Wilde


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  2. So sorry to hear this, William. :( I don't like painkillers either. I hope you heal quickly, I had a couple of falls myself in the last month and was badly bruised as well, and these falls were inside, not even on ice or anything. Take good care of yourself.

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  3. Oh No !
    Sorry to hear about the fall but happy to know your sorta' OK.
    Too much winter fun for you to miss.
    Adore the lovely Sunflower.

    I hope you had a better Christmas.

    cheers, gayle
    The Square Dogs

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  4. How bad luck when you fell on the stairs. The hospital is not the most nicest place, especially at Christmas time. I wish a speedy recovery. But I know from experience that all the pain will last a long time before you can again walk properly.

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  5. I'm sorry that happened to you. They are things that can happen to anyone. Do not worry, because it is a normal thing.
    I hope your recovery soon.

    Tomás.

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  6. Words like, "Bah! Humbug!" perhaps? :-) Hope the healing goes well.

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  7. That is bad luck with Christmas, hope you will recover soon, Wish you all the best and keep going.

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  8. Sorry to hear this, William, I hope you heal quickly.
    Best wishes from South Tyrol !

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  9. I'm so sorry you injured your leg. I don't like painkiller, either. I hope you heal quickly.
    The sunflower art is beautiful. Sunflower is one of my favorite flowers. That sure gives me cheerful and colorful feeling :-)

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  10. I do hope you are up and dancing real soon. With that snow you definitely need to be out tossing a few snowballs around.

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  11. OH NO! I hope you heal quickly, William!

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  12. I hope you feel better soon, William. Perhaps the sight of that wonderful blooming sunflower will give you a boost.

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  13. So sorry you took a misstep, William. Those always make me feel so klutzy and dumb. Hope you will be literally back on your feet soon.

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  14. Not a good thing. Sorry to hear. I hope you feel better soon my friend.

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  15. You clearly need a lot of egg nog. Doctor's orders.

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  16. that's beautiful. so sorry for your accident! take it easy!

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  17. Oh no! I'm sorry, are you going to sue the stairs? Seriously, nothing broken so hopefully your recovery will be speedy.

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  18. well, i did leave a comment but i guess google has another plan. : (

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    1. just said ... hope you feel better, sorry for the hospital stay. do you celebrate Boxing Day? is that a Canadian thing? ( :

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  19. So sorry to hear about your fall. I'm glad there were no broken bones. I'm with you on the painkillers. They usually make me feel worse so I never take them.

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  20. Sorry to hear of your badly timed accident. It's good there was no broken bones though.

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  21. Sorry for your accident, I hope you will feel better soon...

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  22. That's a bummer for Christmas Eve. I hope you recover quickly. As well as being bright and colorful for winter, they used some of the original brick in a very unique way.

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  23. @Cloudia: the odd thing is that I've had scrapes as a climber too, but this one came across harder!

    @Linda: yesterday I was sitting near where it happened, and the staircase seemed to be mocking me.

    @Parsnip: I'll be back in fine form in a few days.

    @Orvokki: it's no place to be in at Christmas, for sure.

    @Tomas: plenty of rest, and until then, I'll take public transit instead of my usual walking.

    @Jen: it helps when I'm sitting and can put the leg up. Then I don't really notice it.

    @Revrunner: stronger words than that!

    @Marianne: thanks.

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Tamago: it's quite a contrast to winter weather.


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  24. @Mo: I'd have to learn how to dance first!

    @EG: the sooner the better.

    @Jan: it certainly does.

    @Pat: I certainly felt like a klutz!

    @Luis: it's the fogged mind that bothers me, which is a side effect of the meds.

    @Stuart: I'll substitute eggnog for chocolate.

    @Tex: I shall try!

    @Ciel: I'll probably scowl at those stairs every time I'm near them!

    @Beth: yes, Boxing Day is a holiday, though not for retail workers, who'll be waist deep in crowds by now.

    @Sharon: in this case, they're needed.

    @Judy: very badly timed!

    @VP: I hope so!

    @Red: they certainly did.

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  25. It's definitely cheerful!
    Hope Santa was good to you this year! I'm sure you deserved it. :)

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  26. Oh no!! Just settle back and relax and get well!
    That sunflower is gorgeous.

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  27. I hate when that kind of thing happens. At least you weren't seriously injured! Not too merry a Christmas though!

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  28. Beautiful sunflower!

    How's the leg today?

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  29. Time to slow down for a bit! Love the mural.

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  30. Sorry to hear that! Hope you will get well soon.

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  31. @Halcyon: Santa didn't much care for my writing his eulogy!

    @Birdman: it's certainly a more cheerful image!

    @Jackie: it's such a well done mural.

    @Lowell: I've had worse, at least there's that... broken ribs were far more bothersome.

    @Norma: stiff and sore, but I slept well. I expect that's one benefit of the meds.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Marleen: in a few days I should be back in fighting form. For now, I'm pausing in mid sentence trying to think of what to say when speaking to others.

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  32. best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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  33. Yes, the trick is ice and elevation. I'm so sorry to hear that happened...and part of the annoyance must surely be the indignation of a dumb misstep. At least that would be my reaction. I hope you can quickly leave the pain killers behind.
    That said, beautiful sunflower! It would be nice to have something this nice near home.

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  34. I love that brick art William. Wouldn't mind painting that on our wall if we had one.

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  35. Oh my , I hope your feeling better soon that sucks ! Rest up my friend and try to have a good weekend !

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  36. Ouch, I am not a fan of painkillers either. I use Arnica cream and that works wonders.

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  37. So sorry about your misfortune. The flower painting is soothing for us. I hope it gives you a bit of calm, too.

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  38. Beautiful image! Sorry to hear that you suffered an injury.

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  39. Ouch that sounds mega painful William, thankgoodness you didn't break it. Love the happy sunflower mural :)

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  40. The sunflower certainly does offer some cheer and you certainly need it after your mishap! Glad it wasn't worse!

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  41. How terrible. I had another friend who took hubby to the ER. His was back issues.
    I home you heal quickly! The older we get, you know... :-)

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  42. I had to read back to see what happened. Poor you. Not a fun way to spend the holidays. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  43. Oh my good golly. I'm sorry to read this, as I'm just catching up now. Good gosh, hope you're feeling better.

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  44. Ouch, get well soon. I imagine it is very easy to do. Have some brandy egg nog for me.

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