Friday, November 13, 2009

Beware of Roses by Arkansas Patti

Blog Name: The New Sixty
Date:November 11, 2009

Subject: Rose can kill you

I think I had a related problem as yours but mine was caused by touching and caressing cactus. Yes, in my teenage life, my passion was collecting cactus of different variety and everyday, I touched them and caressed them as if they were my lovers. And in those days having lived in a remote area in my country where convenience was out of reach, there was no such thing as garden gloves. I grew up basically gardening with just bare hands.

For all I knew, tiny particles of the cactus that were left undetected in my hands particularly my right hand thumb.

Every night I moaned in pain; excruciating pain. But we could not see the culprit. My thumb looked red and swollen and soon a pus formed.

My mother gathered some herbs and wrapped them in banana leaves and heat it over a live ember. Then re-wrapped it in gauze and applied it as a poultice over my infected thumb.

It eased the pain until it subsided. The result was and is a deformed thumb.

I don't know what infection it was for we were far from the doctor and void of any medical help.

Thank you Ma'am Patti for alerting your experience because in my case, I did feel the pain traveled throughout my body that I just could not explain. If the swelling and the accumulation of the bacteria did not stop, it could surely travel through my heart and probably damaged my central nervous system.

Thankfully my mother was resourceful and she did the best she could in the absence of medical or scientific cure.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

When Darkness Falls by Cher

Blog Name: Cher Sanz Photoblog

Date: November 3, 2009

Subject: Monochrome Photography

I love the glow in the background. That accentuates the monochromatic effect of the photo. Just an honest opinion.

Window Fit for A King or Queen by MARYT/THE TEACH

Blog or Name: Window Views and Doors Too

Date: October 28, 2009

Subject: Meme for windows and doors #28

Such a unique interest that focus on doors and windows. These two important components of the building simple or complex have their order of importance as the parts of our body. Great mental stimulant Mary.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Route Touristique du Champagne - France

Blog Name: Bonjour Luxembourg
Origin: Luxembourg
Date: November 2, 2009

Subject: Tour of France

The buildings possess its own distinct old European cultural heritage in architectural design.

The autumn colour of the trees looks like a pastel palette and the farm is green and serene highlighted by a thin mist.

Pretty sight to behold. A picture of peace and meditation.

Let's Run Through the Jungle by Regina M Pereira

Blog Name: Kilauea Poetry
Origin: Hawaii
Date: November 1, 2009

Subject: Black and White Photography - Jungle

No matter how the future fasts forwards, there is always something to look back and re-appreciate the things of the past. Like the black and white photography. Who says, black and whites are now settling with the dust in a dark archives? Definitely love these pictures. Love that creeping fellow claiming territorial ownership of his leafy kingdom.