I had a nice long three-day weekend and didn’t perform any photography to speak of. It was a beautiful weekend also, weather-wise. But the reason I didn’t get to shoot anything is because I was in pain all weekend. I don’t know what happened and can’t remember any event that triggered it but my right hip, knees, lower back, chest, and left shoulder all were stiff and sore for the past three days. Not always all at once, sometimes the emphasis was on one area or another but the hip area seemed most constant. I could stand in one spot with no pain, even stand on one leg, but walking movements and certain contortions like trying to get in and out of the car sent pain surging at times. I remained mobile (but slow and careful) and was able to take care of normal things like run errands and such, but I tried not to do anything unnecessary.
I do feel slightly better today but I am trying to avoid seeking medical help until I know it’s something that is not going away. It’s not that I can’t go to a doctor, I have insurance and money, but most medical visits end up with an endless tour of a visit here and a visit there, take this test, take that test, $, $$, $$$ – with the end result usually being that I’m fine.
So, I’ll hold off for a while and see what happens. In the mean time, since I didn’t take any new pics and in order to stay up to date, I’ll post this study of a water fountain. I took these last weekend and wasn’t going to post them but that’s all I have that is fairly current and I didn’t want to show any more flowers. :-)