Friday, October 10, 2014

Mighty Miracles

When this post goes live, my aunt will be going through surgery to relieve intense pain from the trigeminal nerve located in the brain. She has been living with this awful disease (formerly known as Suicide Disease) for years. Diagnosed at various times for a myriad of other disorders, we now suspect the root of it all is Trigeminal Neuralgia. It's been very debilitating for her, so I'm praying the procedure is a success.

Here are more shots of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird from our local arboretum. Hope you all have a delightful weekend. I'll catch up with you all very soon.





Do small things with great love.
Mother Teresa

36 comments:

diane b said...

Sorry to hear about your aunt's illness. I hope the surgery is a success and she recovers well. Your hummingbird photos are amazing. What s/speed did you use?

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Beautiful! I do hope your aunt receives relief and has a speedy recovery. I had never heard of this problem before.

bas van Es said...

Super om dit snelle vogeltje te nemen valt niet mee.

rainfield61 said...

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is having a special but beautiful crown in the first picture.

Irma said...

Hi Gail,
Sorry to hear about your aunt, I hope the surgery will go well.
I absolutely love this hummingbird.
Very well done, great sharp and beautiful colors.
Best regards, Irma

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

beautiful shots

prayers for your aunt.

Bethany Carson said...

Praying all goes well in your aunt's surgery and she soon feels better. Gorgeous hummingbird shots!

TexWisGirl said...

i hope your aunt's surgery will be a success and her recovery will go smoothly, too. bless her for all she's been through already.

thanks for the small, beautiful things. :)

DeniseinVA said...

I'll be thinking of your Aunt Gail, sending a lot of hope and prayers for a successful outcome to this debilitating disease. She must have gone through so much poor sweet lady.

I bet your photos of this exquisite hummingbird will cheer her. You are a true artist Gail, you bring everyone a lot of joy with your photographs.

Evelyn S. said...

I, too, hope that your aunt finds relief in a successful surgery! As for this hummingbird...she is so alive...so vibrant.

Michelle said...

I hope your Aunt finds relief in this procedure.

June Caedmon said...

Praying for a successful surgery, and recovery, Gail.

Pantherka said...

It's very beautiful ...
Aunt, I wish luck.
I wish you a nice weekend.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I trust that the surgery went well and was successful. The pictures are gorgeous.

Chris Rohrer said...

Good luck to your Aunt and good luck to the hummingbird as she makes her way back during migration.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous shots of the hummers.. Sending my prayers for your Aunt, I hope she recovers quickly. Happy weekend!

Felicia said...

she is so beautiful and so are your images of her.

Praying your aunt gets relief and healing.

Brian King said...

I hope everything goes smoothly for your aunt and she makes a quick recovery!

Beautiful photos!

bailey-road.com said...

Wishing all the best for your aunt and her recovery.
These hummingbird photos are delightful!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So sorry to hear about your Aunt and what she has been going through. God Bless and pray that the surgery goes well.
Lovely Hummingbird shots!!

Indrani said...

Hope the operation was a success and she is doing well now. Great captures, so perfect in every way.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hope your aunt recovers fully and the surgery is a success!
Of course your hummingbirds are extraordinary Gail.

nookworm said...

Positive thoughts for your aunt's recovery after surgery. That is a serious condition. The detail in your last hummingbird photo is really magnificent!

Barb Brookbank said...

Oh, that sounds like a terrible illness that your aunt has ... I hope here surgery is a success ... Your hummingbird captures are nothing short of incredible!

Shug said...

Hoping all was good with the surgery. Hope your aunt is able to get the relief she so desperately needs. Beautiful pictures.... Have a wonderful Sat.

Barb said...

What a horrible sounding ailment. I surely hope her surgery is a success. Your Hummer photos are gorgeous.

maryaustria said...

These are so fantastic photos! Absolutely amazing!
All my best wishes for your aunt and her recovery!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my dear -- it is probably too late to tell you I am sending your Aunt all the good thoughts I can muster for successful surgery. I will send them for a good and successful recovery.

Your hummingbird photos are amazing. As always. So beautiful.

LC said...

I hope your aunt came through her surgery well and with relief from such debilitating pain. This comes with prayer for her and all you who love her. It also comes with a thank you for another glimpse of the world of hummers.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous photos! I hope your aunt's surgery goes well.

Hilary said...

It sounds like your aunt has been through a terrible time. I hope all has gone well for her. Please keep us posted.

Your hummingbird photos are the absolute finest I've ever seen. You amaze me.

troutbirder said...

Best wishes for a successful recovery for you Aunt. And how I love your hummingbirds shots!

Marie said...

Such amazing shots of the hummingbirds! Beautiful!

That's awful about your aunt putting up with pain for so long without knowing what was causing it! It sounds like such a horrible disease! I hope her surgery goes well, and she has some relief!

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope your aunt has a full recovery!

Helma said...

WOW .... I really see green with envy at this beautiful birds. In the Netherlands there are no hummingbirds so I geneit double these amazing pictures. So beautiful, so bright and so sharp. Really a very big compliment.

Very sad and sad to read your aunt. I hope and pray that she has endured the operation well and that they may be redeemed. Soon all her pains Good luck for your aunt and also to you.

orchid Miyako said...

Oh My; great photos of hummingbird, LOVE the color contrast of the bird and the flower♪

I DO hope your aunt's surgery goes well and ease her pain! My late mother's youngest sister had lung cancer surgery this year. I am happy she survived the disease. She is the one helped me a lot mentally when I was losing my parents and brother. Prayers for your aunt from me too.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*