As most of you know, I suffered a fairly major infection last week and was put on some fierce antibiotics. I was okay until the fifth day, when my right leg and arm starting acting up. My doctor took me off the drug last Monday, but I’m still experiencing pain and discomfort. This side effect seems to be hanging in there, which displeases me more than you can imagine.
I did, however, take a couple of short walks today, and I continue to drink lots of fluids. One of the fluids today was scotch. My first alcohol in eight days! Tasted good. 🙂 Also helped with the pain. Heh.
I have spoken with my doctor’s office a second time, and it was mutually agree I wait until Monday before making an appointment. With luck, I won’t need one.
Gator news: It seems a couple with a kid in the park at the end of the canal were seen hand-feeding our ‘gator. Not only is this against the law, it’s stupid as hell. It teaches these dangerous creatures humans are a source of food, and instead of moving away from us, they approach. Residents are keeping a close eye on the situation. If people feel threatened, we’ll call and have him moved elsewhere. Someone spotted a ‘gator baby, but I haven’t been lucky enough to see it yet.
Saw this terrific palm tree in someone’s yard during a walk.
One of the Muscovy ducks that frequent our canal. The red growth on their faces is ugly as hell. They are not native to Florida. Someone brought them here, and they have proliferated. This one has a stripe of red down the back of his neck. I’d never noticed that before.
Ibises hunting for food as the sun went down. I like the light on the heads of the two to the left.
My favorite anhinga, sitting on the dead tree. ALL the birds love this perch.
A tricolor heron stretching. Also perched on the dead tree. Gorgeous color, eh?
Have a terrific weekend!