MT. RAINER, WASHINGTON STATE, USA by YELLOWJACKET

MT. RAINER, WASHINGTON STATE, USA by 


TOOK THIS SHOT OF THE MOUNTAIN ABOUT A WEEK AGO. STEPPED OUT OF THE CAR AND ALMOST FROZE. THE TEMP WAS IN THE LOW 30’S HERE AT THE 5400 FOOT LEVEL!!! I WENT FOR THE COAT FIRST THING, CAMERA SECOND. AFTER ABOUT 30 OR 45 MINUTES OF SHOOTING I DEVELOPED SOME PAIN IN MY RIGHT EYE AND THE FRIEND WHO WAS DRIVING AND ALSO A PHOTO NUT SUGGESTED THAT WE SHOULD LEAVE. MY EYE LOOKED AS IF IT HAD RUPTURED AND BLOOD WAS RUNNING DOWN MY FACE. WE FLAGED DOWN A PASSING PARK RANGER WHO HAD A FIRST AID KIT. SHE CALLED FOR AN AID CAR WHICH WE MET DOWN HILL IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES. MORE FIRST AID WAS GIVEN AND THE REST OF THE TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL WAS WITH AN EMT IN THE AMBULANCE. THESE EMT’S ARE GREAT FOLK AND WERE VERY COMFORTING. AT THE HOSPITAL I WENT INTO SURGERY FOR REMOVAL OF A TUMOR ON THE INSIDE LOWER EYE LID THAT I WAS UNAWARE OF. FOR SOME REASON AT ELEVATION IT HAD RUPTURED. I HAVE BEEN TAKING LIFE A BIT EASY OF LATE (UNDER PROTEST) SINCE I FEEL GOOD NOW AND OUT OF PAIN. I WILL HEAR ABOUT THE BIOPSY SOMETIME THIS WEEK OR NEXT SO A FEW PRAYERS WOULD BE HELPFUL.


Comments

  • Jodi Webb
    Jodi Webbover 6 years ago

    That’s awful to hear about your eye. I hope you are feeling better soon, and the results come back with a positive light.
    I am going to be in Seattle in April and have been promised a day trip down to Mt Rainer so seeing this has just excited me even more! I can’t wait.
    This is a gorgeous photo. Beautiful colours.

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    Beautiful picture, glorious imagery and colours and wonderful reflections, just a beautiful clear shot, Sorry about the eye, I have put you on my healing list. Gel well soon hugsxxx

  • Claire  Farley
    Claire Farleyover 6 years ago

    Beautiful stunning image YJ ! So sorry to hear about your eye. It musta have been rathering frightening. Hope all goes well for you.

  • Maximus
    Maximusover 6 years ago

    Dear Paul, if it isn’t one thing it’s another. Mate I will most defineately talk to my boss on your behalf. My brother,Greg, rang last night to tell me he has cancer… bugger is a good word. Paul this image is just wonderful, though you can keep the cold… we had 85 F in Sydney a few days back… :)

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 6 years ago

    Gorgeous scene YJ.

  • Sue  Fellows
    Sue Fellowsover 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning capture , YJ……………My very best wishes to you……. I do hope all goes well…. :-))

  • spotsnospots
    spotsnospotsover 6 years ago

    This is an incredibly gorgeous shot! The blue sky is fabulous, especially reflecting in the lake. I have said a prayer for you and have high hopes that everything will be alright. Trust in Him…..

  • Mark Bowden
    Mark Bowdenover 6 years ago

    Sorry to hear about your eye trouble, but the photo is fabulous.

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 6 years ago
    OMG …YJ..What a thing to happen!!! My thoughts are most definately with you!! Look after yourself!!! And…its a gorgeous image!!! *-)
  • Jadon
    Jadonover 6 years ago

    Mate, I’ve just asked the Boss to put His healing touch on you and surround you with His peace and comfort, so sorry to hear about your eye mate.
    Postcard shot mate, I think it’s great YJ..

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