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Happy Fence Friday
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Tugman State Park

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Happy Fence Friday from Tugman State Park! (+5 insets!)

Happy Fence Friday from Tugman State Park! (+5 insets!)
(+5 insets!)

Safe Dental Visits During Covid?! YES!!!
Steve and I have been wanting to go to the dentist now for ages! Both of us have needed work done--from normal cleaning to extreme procedures--but everything's transpired against us! The financial burden was the biggest problem but a while back we got a new medical plan which has made it feasible to schedule appointments. But at the same time…COVID became a thing. Just thinking about the issues of dentistry, germs, proximity, potential spreading…Steve and I threw our hands in the air and put it off. For a whole year!

Did You Know a Pistachio Shell Can Become a Tiny Bear Trap?
One day I was eating pistachio nuts, shelling them and munching happily. I used my teeth to crack open a shell as I often do, but this time the shell slipped and closed like a bear trap…right on my lower frenulum just in front of my front teeth (a frenulum or frenum is the little stretchy connection between your gum and lip, above and below. Also under your tongue…and there's another one too, look it up!) The odds of this accident happening were ridiculously low but there I stood, looking in the bathroom mirror, unable to get the mini bear trap off my frenulum. I finally succeeded but in so doing, caused a bad injury which really hurt! However, I also knew that mouth sores heal really fast and I figured this would heal quickly too. To be sure, I searched the internet and learned that injuries of this sort are common in little kids who often fall on their faces, etc. Poor little guys! Poor me! :D

I kept an eye on it. Time passed. Days…weeks, nearly a month, and it still hadn't healed! I was worried about Covid but I was worried about my mouth too. Looking into dental safety procedures, I learned that they are really careful. I was surprised and encouraged by this, and when Steve called to ask about coming in, our dentist staff explained everything they do. We were convinced it would be fine and with that…we made an appointment to check out my injury.

Our Dentist is Totally Safe!
We went to my appointment and the safeguards were awesome. Only one person in the waiting area, required masks and hand washing, sanitizer, temperature check and checklist of where I'd been and so forth…and when I was called back to my room, everything was perfectly clean--even the places where the staff touched were replaceable tapes to keep everything sanitary. The dentist looked at my injury and as I suspected, told me that I just need to be patient. Sometimes those injuries take longer to heal but it wasn't infected. I just needed to wait. *sigh* Ok…but you know what? The very best thing happened: we learned that it would ok to go to the dentist!!

Teeth Cleaning and Dental Work!
Both Steve and I set up appointments for teeth cleaning, checkups, filling replacements and much more. It's been really super. Today I am sitting here with a very puffy face because I got a badly-needed gum graft for a terribly receded gum. Day two and I'm doing well, so delighted to have the procedure done! And Steve's had work done with more scheduled to come. We've been to two different offices--dentist and periodontist--and in each case, they've been fastidiously clean and careful. What a relief to finally get our teeth cared for, hooray!!

Go To The Dentist…It's Safe!
If you've been like us, you've been putting off your dental visits because of Covid worries. However, if our dentist is any indication of how the majority of dental offices are handling safety, there is nothing to worry about! Naturally, everyone is different. Call beforehand and grill your dental office on what their procedures are for sanitizing and caring for patients, and for staff safety too. Use normal care--touch nothing if you can help it, etc. You owe it to your mouth! Go to the dentist! :)

Today's Picture
It's Happy Fence Friday and I'm sharing a picture of one of the lovely little bridges I crossed each morning on my daily Tugman walk around the edge of Eel Lake. There are four bridges in all on this short hike--what a surprise that such a lot of effort was made for this minor trail, but I sure loved being able to walk along without hopping over streams or miring in muddy slop. The trail makers did a bang-up job and I appreciated the heck out of this gorgeous path every day!

I'm including five more pictures of a few sights on this trail--I have so many to add! Today I'm including another trail picture with a tree's branches sweeping over the trail; a pictures of one of the trees along the way which has a fascinating, toe-like trunk; a wonderful image of water at the shore with beautiful rippled and a water plant; a tiny trio of velvety-looking mushrooms I found; and finally, some colorful leaves that caught my eye.

Thank You!
I really appreciate all of your visits, comments and favorites! Also, I apologize for not stopping by recently, there's been so much going on! But you'll be seeing me today, yay! Please stay safe and once again…the dentist is SAFE to visit! Take care of your chompers, they will appreciate it, and you'll be so much happier! :)

Explored on 2/13/29; highest placement #4.

Erhard Bernstein, Helena Ferreira, Rainer Blankermann, Jenny McIntyre and 41 other people have particularly liked this photo

41 comments - The latest ones
uwschu club
HFF Janet, sonniges Wochenende
3 months ago.
HFF Janet
3 months ago.
Christa1004 club
A perfect contribution for today. The leaves on the last PiP are really intriguing. HFF Janet.
3 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Impeccable comme toujours avec ces ravissantes notes.
HFF. et excellente fin de semaine.
3 months ago.
PascalL club
belle série, bon we
3 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
3 months ago.
cammino club
A forest that looks very close to nature, with mighty trees and other interesting creatures. It was certainly very beautiful there. HFF, Janet!
3 months ago.
 Mariagrazia Gaggero
Mariagrazia Gaggero club
3 months ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Bonitas fotografías de naturaleza. HFF, Janet.
3 months ago.
beapixa club
HFF, Janat!
3 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Stunning light and shadows - and the bench stands out beautifully in the sunshine! I love all the PiPs too.......my fave is the 5th one, the little plant in the water - outstanding!

An interesting narrative too.............

HFF to you Janet. I hope you have a great weekend........stay safe!
3 months ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
an excellent series, lovely light on the main picture, HFF!
3 months ago.
FotoArt club
HFF und ein liebenswertes Valentins-Wochenende.
3 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
HFF-Janet de pips zijn byzonder vooral die aardappels en de duizendpoot LOL Houd je Goed en blijf Gezond!
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Looks beautiful there ! HFF and a very nice weekend, Janet !
3 months ago.
J.Garcia club
Wonderful images, Janet!
Many thanks and i wish you a HFF, too!
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Xata club
Lovely place and series, HFF Janet
3 months ago.
 Petar Bojić
Petar Bojić club
HFF and good weekend
3 months ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
HFF and hace a nivel weekend.
3 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A lovely mix of light and shade Janet, I went to the dentist for a check up last year a strange experience with the dentist in full protective gear, she wasn't allowed to clean them, it was get you in and out as quickly as possible
3 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
deliziosa location piena di spunti fotografici molto ben documentati !
3 months ago.
trester88 club
Sicher eine schöne Gegend für Wanderungen. Beeindruckende Serie, Janet!
HFF und ein schönes Wochenende! Bleib gesund!
3 months ago.
 Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure club
Thanks for sharing these, Janet. It looks like the tree in the first PiP suffered some bad weather. I'll be going to the dentist on Monday. I won't be afraid. ;-0
3 months ago.
vero club
un lieu romantique et plein de charme, de toute beauté Janet je vous à tous les deux souhaite une excellente soirée Bisous merçi pour toutes les précisions, relatives au Dentiste,HFF Bon weekend
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
 Eva Lewitus
Eva Lewitus club
Dentists!!! I also had to go... I lost a molar. I had the same experience as you... They take incredible care of themselves and of their patients. I am going there for over 60 years now. I´ve been in the good care of the father, the son, and now even a grandson.
I love the light on the bridge... and thanks for all the PIPs.
3 months ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Fascinating park to enjoy hiking! HFF and keep safe, Janet!
3 months ago.
Annemarie club
the red/green leaves in the inset: Fantastic
all beautiful
3 months ago.
Annemarie club
happy weekend:)
3 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding series! HFF! Stay well!

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3 months ago.
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A wonderful series full of poetry in every detail. Simply beautiful, Janet!
Your appeal for dental visits hopefully encourages many people. :)
Have an enjoyable weekend and stay well!
3 months ago.
tiabunna club
A beautiful little bridge and a lovely series of images from your walk, Janet. Interesting you should write about dentists, I went along for my routine periodontal just this week. HFF and best wishes for the weekend.
3 months ago.
Erika+Manfred club
Belated HFF - wish you a perfect weekend, stay safe
3 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
Belated HFF!
3 months ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
Belated HFF Janet! Lovely to see this thick robe of greenery! The insets and details are lovely.
Keep safe and well....
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
stopmaster club
Thank you for sharing on Waldwege Group.
3 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
3 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
wonderful light. have a great week.
3 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautifully framed with gorgeous light.
A VERY belated HFF
3 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Wow - how do you manage to make a visit to the dentist sound so much fun or at least exciting and daring? I haven't been to the dentist for a year neither, but they were only open for emergencies, whereas now I see you can start booking appointments again.

This is a lovely little bridge with gorgeous surroundings. The bark is amazing on those two tree trunks.
3 months ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Lovely scene and shot!
3 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful series!
HFF and have a nice weekend, Janet!
3 months ago.

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