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A Pair of Apples

A Pair of Apples
Left on my tree for the birds to eat.

This is just quick post to let you know why I haven't been about for a while - basically I've been in hospital with acute appendicitis. I've had my appendix removed and I'm home now with a supply of antibiotics and painkillers. I won't be posting again for a while because sitting hunched over a computer screen is quite painful.

I hope everyone is well. Take care:-)

Diane Putnam, Marco F. Delminho, Bernard Walbyx, * Didier 85 * and 22 other people have particularly liked this photo

29 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Awesome close-up'; lovely soft colours and beautiful details Keith.
6 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club has added
Wishing you all the best Keith.
6 months ago.
 Frans Schols
Frans Schols club
Hallo,Keith,hopelijk ben jij gauw van de pijn af van de blindedarm operatie.
Vriendelijke groeten.............
6 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
I was wondering about you Keith. Goodness me....you never know what's going to happen next! I hope you soon recover. Good to see you back, even for a short time. Take care my friend!
6 months ago.
 Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den… club
bon rendu
6 months ago.
Proxar club
nice one!
6 months ago.
Annemarie club
ohhhh keith I am sorry

hope you recover fully soooooon!
thanks for letting us know!
6 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Really sorry to read this Keith. My best wishes for a speedy recovery. Take care, and rest up.
See you soon ;-)
6 months ago. Edited 6 months ago.
Jean club
Beautiful close up and the birds will be grateful. So sorry to hear you've been in hospital. At least the appendix is out and you are on the road to recovery. We'll miss your photos but don't sit at the computer. You need to cosset yourself for a bit and get better. You're the person who needs to take care.
6 months ago.
Ajophotog club
Hey matey you made it home, I will pop round in the week but will give you a few days to rest up first ;) Nice shot of your gonads btw ;)
6 months ago.
MaggsMep has replied to Ajophotog club
Last sentence priceless; but you're not supposed to make him laugh :)))
6 months ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
Hi Keith. Sorry to hear you have been, and are, under the weather. OUCH!
Have missed you, but have also been a bit MIA with all the bushfire dramas down under and near here.
I hope you make a speedy recovery. Cosset yourself well...
Diana xxxx
6 months ago.
HappySnapper club
Sorry to here this news Keith, hope it all heals very quickly and you are back on your feet again.
6 months ago.
neira-Dan club
très beau ce bokeh !
6 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
A fine capture here Kieth. -
I though you had been a bit quite - poor thing!

I too had my appendix removed after the same acute appendicitis in my late teens and so I know exactly what you are going through. Take care and see you again soon.

Regards, Herb
6 months ago.
Rob club
Recover well and soon mate!
6 months ago.
Bad luck Keith. Welcome to the Unappendixed Club and rest assured there is life post op. it just doesn't seem like it at first.
Take it easy and have a speedy recovery.

Great image, love the bokeh and the water drops - I nearly spat my coffee over the computer when I read the gonads comment!!!
6 months ago.
trester88 club
Lieber Keith, ich habe deine Anwesenheit vermisst. Aber nun weiß ich den Grund, und ich hoffe, dass es dir soweit gut geht. Ich wünsche dir eine gute Genesung! Nimm dir eine Auszeit. Liebe Grüße, Wilhelm

Ich lagere meine Apfelernte im Keller. Einige Äpfel beginnen mit der Zeit zu faulen. Die werfe ich dann für die Vögel auf den Rasen. Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob Amseln oder Elstern die Äpfel im Baum erreichen können.
6 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
super mooie bokeh hier
6 months ago. Edited 6 months ago.
Berny club
Have a wonderful weekend, Keith!
Great close up!
6 months ago.
 Aschi "Freestone"
Aschi "Freestone" club
hello Keith take your time and let everything heal well, I wish you a nice relaxing weekend and
good enjoyment
6 months ago.
 Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor club
It's a beautiful portrait of two apples. The birds will appreciate them. Meanwhile, get well soon.
6 months ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
All the best, Keith. Looking forward to your return.
6 months ago.
 Ed Synchro
Ed Synchro club
Great photo as usual Keith. Sorry to hear that you have been unwell. I hope you make a speedy recovery. Take care.
6 months ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
OH KEITH!! I am so sorry to hear that you had your appendix removed! Appendicitis is absolutely EXCRUCIATING and I'm so horribly sorry that this happened to you! :( I am also so very sorry that I have not even been by to say hello and so I am only just now learning of your emergency. I feel so bad that you had to go through that horrible pain...my older brother got appendicitis when he was about 17 or 18 and I was there when it first started to bother him and then, as the hours past, descended into indescribable pain--thank goodness he was brought to the emergency room before it burst. I'll never forget the agony he was in...being very empathic, I was beside myself wanting to make him feel better but he was so miserable--oh Keith, I'm so sorry that happened to you!! :( :( :(

I almost feel like it's wrong to appreciate your picture but it's absolutely GORGEOUS in every way. The droplets, the details, the omg BOKEH...it's all just outstanding! You are a wonder.

I have been away from ipernity or very distracted for a while now, as you know, and though I'm finally finding my way back into my usual happy self, it's been a bumpy road emotionally. It's hard--impossible--to be creative and sharing when feeling like that. And then I've been doing lots of other things too. And I've MEANT to visit--I'd be walking up and down the road for my exercise, see something cool and think of you...and then when I'd get inside, I'd forget to go see your stream...so I am feeling pretty guilty--though I know you don't hate me for it, but still. :(

Anyway...many hugs from afar and hoping you're feeling better soon!!
6 months ago. Edited 6 months ago.
 Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft club
Oh dear Keith, I had noticed you were missing but had not investigated it until now. After all we are all allowed to go missing from here now and then with or without a good excuse. Boy did you have a good excuse. I do hope you really are on the mend and I look forward to seeing some views of the waterfront and those surprise shots of the urban landscape that you seem to be a master at finding. Best Wishes Colin.
6 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Thank you all for all your kind comments following my abrupt disappearance from IP. I didn't expect my recovery to take so long.............I guess it's probably my age :-(

However.................I am well on the mend now and hope to be posting more often. I am still restricted a bit in that I'm not allowed to lift anything remotely heavy and I'm not allowed to do anything strenuous for another four weeks or so. My car is still off the road as well so I won't be able to travel far anyway!

My wife is supervising me closely :-))
6 months ago. Edited 6 months ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
I love this! Oops, I didn't know about your appendix, either! Well, good riddance to it, but the recovery is a complete nuisance.
6 months ago. Edited 6 months ago.
Keith Burton club has replied to Diane Putnam club
Thanks Diane. Yep, definitely good riddance..........no one seems to know what the appendix does anyway..!!

I'm feeling pretty good now, but the recovery took a lot longer than I expected, I went out for a short walk yesterday but my wife is watching me like a hawk to make sure I behave and follow the doctor's orders :-))
6 months ago.

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