A time given to heal

Almost 2 years ago, I had a 20+ year old injury catch up with me. Motorcycle accident, damaged disc in lower back. Over 20 yrs it calcified, and finally collapsed. I was lucky in a way. It could have landed me in a wheelchair, but as the fortunes had it a partial disc removal, and an implant have kept me on my feet. It’s been a long hard recovery. From assistance to walk from room to room, to heavily leaning on a cane, seemingly endless hours of rehab, to a slow unassisted walk, to walking almost normally with only the slightest of limps (if you didn’t know it, you wouldn’t notice it)

At first, the renewed serious interest in photography was way to prevent me from going stir crazy. Prior to the collapse I had been taking my old Kodak digital camera out and about. A friend saw some of my images, and suggested I post them at several stock photo sales sites. I did so, only to have some of them rejected for being ‘too artistic’. Redbubble was a helluva find, as artistic photographs are what I love doing.

I had also adapted a webcam for astrophotography and had gotten some wonderful images of Mars during it’s ‘close’ flyby.

I had just gotten a DSI (Deep Space Imager) when the above mentioned hiccup happened in my life. I think I have gotten to the wellness point that I can start muscling my telescope back outside and reacquaint myself with the hardware and telescope. Looking for camera mount for my Pentax as the lens itself fits into the eyepiece. Need a shelf or mount to prevent damage to it.

I do have to plan ahead, and pace myself. And I have to be careful to not overdo.

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  • Jenny Dean
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