Sunday, 6 September 2015

With all the bad news we've been getting...

I decided to post a good story.

Firstly, on a tour to Clayton, after a visit to Dr. Jenn, our Naturopath (appointment #45 for healthcare!), we spotted a snapping turtle on the highway. Hubby pulled over. With his bad back, he is unable to bend, so he stayed safely in the car!

There are good people in the world.
Snapping turtle in 2014
On Wolfe Grove Rd., I was standing on this busy road, with trucks dragging boats on trailers, 4 x 4's zipping by, and around us. I tried to move the snapper with the floor mat. He wasn't biting. Well, he was, but not hanging on! He stunk badly, with moss on his shell, and had blood dripping from his mouth. He was more concerned with me, than going on his way. I was about to give up, when a man my age stopped, popped on his work gloves, grabbed the turtle and gently laid him in the direction in which I'd seen the turtle was going on the other side of the road, and off he went. (The pick-up  truck said Cavanagh Construction.)

The silly thing was going from the lake side, to the swamp side, the property owner said. She was about to come out with a shovel for me! The gentleman got the job done, however!

She further told me that she had to change her veggie and flower beds to raised platforms, as the snappers kept getting into them and tossing the veggies around. One came up the three steps on her back deck! They are often nudging them across the road.

Back to our trip...

Dr. Jenn

Hubby had some refills from his naturopath, as well as new things for some sores. We had our first consult a year ago, and she had him tested for food intolerances. This has greatly improved his well-being. We know he cannot have eggs, yeast or dairy products. His stomach issues are so much better.
She is rotating his anti-cancer, immunity boosting meds, as well. His cancer is on hold. This is good! 
Extensive report

Remember my old photo donations?

I'd forgotten one photo, which had fallen out of the envelope. After seeing Dr. Jenn, we went to the museum. Our photos are nicely mounted and I handed over the last one! I'm so glad they have a good place. They are marvellous examples of old photos for the museum. The first, a tin type, is rare of this size.
 After we came out of the museum, a Monarch butterfly followed us along the road! I took that as a sign that my mother was pleased! She adored her sister who died when mom was a baby. I didn't get a good photo, but you can see the orange of the Monarch on the shoulder on the bottom of the photo!

Then, in Appleton, you can see two neighbours agreeing to disagree!

10 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
It took me a moment or two to recognise that those are not 'for sale' signs! &*> Sounds like you had a pretty good day all round.... do you know - I don't think I have seen one butterfly here this year? sad but true. YAM xx

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I love the sharing of the herbs in the last post. I'm getting fed up with election signs, some candidates have them posted every few feet along the road. Luckily in our area there are hardly any. I think the candidates have forgotten all about us.Good to hear the cancer is on hold, hope this continues. We had a snapper on the road in front of our house a couple of years ago and along came a good person who moved it to the grass and then the neighbour and friend took it to the water area. Goodness knows how it got onto the road without getting damaged.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I'm glad that the turtle got safely off the road and that the cancer is on hold.

Red said...

Last photo! That's what it's all about.we can express our different views and continue. We don't have to beat the crap out of somebody trying to get them to conform. I spent much of my career trying to get people to look at different points of view and evaluate them.

Christine said...

glad the turtle was set on his way! Great museum contribution too.

Christine said...

Glad the turtle is on his way! Lovely contribution to the museum too!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The turtle rescue should bring lots of good Karma your way!!! Little bits of happiness and joy here!

Rose said...

Interesting as always...I don't have a lot to say but I do enjoy seeing...

William Kendall said...

I've helped snappers across the road. They're quite quick when they want to be!

Powell River Books said...

That is so great when people take the time to help. - Margy