in the arsehole of diogenes

NEO-HERACLITUS_____________Qweir Notions in the arsehole of Diogenes: weBlog of a septuagenarian Binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Thursday, 21 April 2016

A Miracle

Yesterday - the first glorious Spring day this year - I got full sight back
after hi-tech YAG-laser treatment
in a very fine new "Wellbeing Centre" in Belfast.
A miracle! I now have better vision than at any time
since the Autumn of 2013, when I was diagnosed
as requiring cataract operations.
It has taken two-and-a-half years for the procedure to complete.

On my way back I took a 'shadow-selfie' at my mother's grave...

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(where also are buried my grandmother - who was a midwife -
my grandfather, a head teacher of the village school,
an uncle who died as a baby
and another unidentified child).
From there I went on to my badger-sanctuary (0.4 ha)
where I photographed my Pseudopanax ferox 
(a New Zealand rarity)
here seen behind tree-pæony and quince tree...

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and, from the other side, framed by a rare variety of Photinia.

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As you can see, I like tangles of plants, impenetrable wilderness
(of which there is so little left upon the Earth).
Badgers like the elder-trees (Sambucus nigra) for their summer fruitfulness.

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