Dear Friends and those that missed me :)
Just wanted to say a brief Hi and an apoligy for not being on RB for such a long time, but I have been in Hospital for the last 5 months and only just got home. Also wanted to say a special Thank you to one RB friend who has been so supported whilst I was in Hospital and I love them to bits. You know who you are and I happily post your name here, if you snet me a Bubblemail to say it is OK.
Fate through me another curve ball and I was diagnosed in May with a cancer on the Spine and spinal cord, which has left me disabled and I can not walk or even master the stairs. Meaning I am locked in my Apartment. When people talk about the beautiful weather, sounds and smells of Summer, all I have is to go to my window and the memory of summers past.
I am still getting Chemo therapy, probably to the end of October/November, and just hope for small remission from this apparent aggressive cancer.
I find it hard, not to stroll through the forests and listen to the sounds and enjoy the smells. Listening to the clicking of my camera, with a fast heart beat when I thought I caught something special. Although as all you wildlife photographers know, is not an easy task getting a great shot every time, unless you own and live in your own wildlife reserve.
My life has been turned upside down, but I will let this “nasty thing” get the better of me, but maybe posting some older shoots of everything not just wildlife on RB, that I think hs the quality worthy of RB publication, will make the withdrawal from photography initially not so difficult
Maybe, just Maybe I will get another little chance in life to be able to take up photography of wildlife again and just get a few more shots out. Enjoy the smell of the New Forest in Hampshire, UK. Maybe even being able to travel as far as Constable country or Slimbridge in/ near Gloucestershire, but that is stretching it a bit…lol Well a girl can dream right? lol
I may not be able to answer any comments you may make on my work, or answer and bubblemail at hyper speed, but I will come on-line when pain management allows me too.
I love you all and thank you from the depth of my heart for all you support whilst I have been on RB and all your wonderful comments which I deeply cherished.
My heart is with all of you
Just a letter to my RB friends now and in the future