Tuesday, 4 April 2017

My silly knee; Balderson, Clayton, Tatlock

Sunday, April 2nd, was a sunny day. We decided to take a bit of a drive. I'm still having issues with my injury.

People have been so sympathetic with my silly knee.

Thank you! It wasn't much of a bruise, from falling on the ice, but quite sore.

I've been icing it, I've been to physio and she stretched and massaged it. She told me I hurt the rectis femoris, which goes from the thigh down the leg to work the knee cap. 
July 15, 2011
I haven't done anything to the bones. Thankfully. She was very thorough, checking my range of motion, watched me walk, and do leg lifts, measuring my motion with a giant protractor. The math teacher in me found it quite interesting.

I knew I'd been favouring my left leg.  Since that time, my right foot has been inflamed by my tenosynovitis. did it in 2011 to my right foot, where the sheath around the tendon in the upper foot swells and becomes painful. I have to learn my lesson, and slow down when the pain comes. Then: foot up, ice it, and take it easy. Hence, a nice drive.

Meantime, back to our trip. First to Balderson for some cheese. 
These two were patiently waiting. The one seemed older, and, perhaps, blind.

Then we hit the road.

This area has several gravel pits.

It's maple syrup season. There was many cars parked here at this sugar shack.
Then, the red bluebird boxes!

I'd heard that there were River Otters and Trumpeter Swans in Clayton. That was stop #2.
None of the above, but rushing water and Canada Geese. I love the deep blue water!

Several deer feeding by the side of the road.

Then up to Tatlock Rd., and home. The rivers are flowing freely. I love seeing this farm as we come around the corner. Nestled into the hills, with the cool barns.
The blue skies were most welcome. We have a couple of rainy days ahead.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, I hope your knee is feeling better. I love the cute pups in the car. Great shots of the geese and the deer. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Anvilcloud said...

Tatlock Road and home. You are south of Perth, right? Just trying to get it straight in me 'ead. Not prying.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Sorry to hear the old injuries are lingering - or ought that to be 'malingering'?! A country drive is always worth while though &*> YAM xx

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Today is a rainy day, so no outings for us. Looks like you had a good day for your drive. I find old bones seems to take a bit longer to heal.

Cloudia said...

May your knee be free! <3

Nancy J said...

Elevating your leg in a summer dress??? Love that last photo, a house, settled there, sheltered by a slope behind, a clear roadway in front. perfect haven in the winter.

William Kendall said...

Of course the dogs must take to the front seats while waiting for their humans!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Always enjoy sharing your adventures.... We love roadtrips, daytrips, and staying home too... it's all fun. Except for bad knees and other stuff ... but we deal with it. Just like you.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hope your knee recovers speedily! Lovely series of photos, it's interesting that the bluebird boxes are red.... is there a reason for that?

Cat Lover said...

What a lovely day. Hope your knee continues to improve!

Powell River Books said...

I slipped on the icy dock at the marina last winter. My butt survived the impact, but I also landed on my left elbow. I was afraid I might have cracked the bone, but an xray a month later determined it was a muscle issue. It still hurts sometimes at night if I sleep the wrong way. Healing sure takes a long time doesn't it. - Margy