It seems we’ve survived the Blizzard of 2016, Snowzilla as it’s been dubbed on social media this week. I was fortunate not to have to step out into it at all. I’m not a cold weather person at all. I wanted to go out and take pictures as the snow fell and then when when the sun came out again and it was so bright and shiny. But I just couldn’t make myself go out there if I didn’t really have to. Guess I’m a warm weather photographer. A warm weather person, really. As someone told me on Facebook today:
“You can take the girl out of Panama, but you can’t take Panama out of the girl.”
Today as I find myself surrounded by piles of snow I’m thinking that just over a month from now, I will be sweating instead of shivering. Not from working out (which I hope to return to before then), but because of the incredible heat and humidity that will greet me as soon as I step out of the Tocumen International Airport in Panama. Do you see a haze in the picture below? It’s not a filter or special effect. This is the first picture I took on my last trip to Panama, and my camera lens had just gone from an air-conditioned room to the warmth of my father’s back deck.
Tomorrow I head back to work after spending most of the week working from home, avoiding driving while Doug was out of town in case a dizzy spell came along. But I’m feeling optimistic about this situation as well because the tests I went through last week found the reason for my anemia and it is something fairly common and treatable, and when I meet with my doctor again and she performs another test we can discuss the options.
So all things considered, there’s no reason to see my glass as anything but half full. 🙂
And one extra bonus reason for feeling positive about life: there’s the beautiful sound of a guitar in my house this weekend.