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Feeling overwhelmed and not productive from being ill I’ve been suffering a serious bout of chronic depression. At the moment I am living on a clear liquid diet from an undiagnosed, or more-so a painful nonworking stomach which originally was thought to just be an ulcer. My weeks have been filled with frequent doctor or hospital visits. I am a horrible patient and though I needed to lose a bit of weight, okay, … quite a bit, I’m changing clothing sizes faster than we can keep up which is becoming a bit unnerving.

Today I got off my backside this afternoon, determined I won’t let everything I enjoy fall to the wayside anymore. Getting dressed I grabbed my camera and out the door I went. It wasn’t any big walk but it was enough to just lift my grey cloud a bit. I walked up the road and stopped on top of an old train bridge to snap a few photos I thought I’d share. I haven’t used my camera in a long while so I need to get back in the swing of it again. I was a bit taken back at how autumn-like the local landscape still appeared. One shot is heading into the town, another away.

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Below is my little “sit and think” spot beside the bridge. When we had a dog and I used to walk her, we would stop and take a break and I would sit on the old weathered pillars as we watched trains come and go below us. Funny how something so simple can have such memories attached to them.

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Last but not least, my heart lifted looking up and seeing the first baby green leaves sprouting from the trees. A promise of warmer weather and hopefully better health with it!

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