Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sick & The Sunrise...

I haven't been well the last couple of days. Nothing specific, just an annoying malaise that I'm more than ready to see leave. I try to get outside for even the shortest of walks every day. Cabin fever sets in if I don't. I was having another one of my sleepless nights (exacerbated by the 'feeling crappy' deal), and was feeling the need to step outside for a few minutes to get some air. True, I could go out on the screened in porch for air, but it's not the same as getting out and roaming a bit. A short foray into the cool morning was a must.

I looked up what time sunrise was for today. 6:24 am. I had about 45 minutes to prepare which I sadly needed. My energy level was (is) quite low, so I was moving a bit slow. I put my 'sneaks' on, and waited. Around 6:19, I headed down to the marsh.

I snapped a number of pictures of the cloud covered horizon line, the variant shades of orange creating a mock oil painting in the sky. The textures and sweeping layers mimicked the deft strokes of a brush. Really spectacular.

I was able to snap several pictures before I reached the point of in Savannah we have swarms of sand gnats and mosquitoes that thrive this time of year. For the first couple of minutes by the marsh, I went unnoticed. Once the little buggers learned of my warm blooded presence, they homed in on me. I endured it as long as I could, waiting for the orange sun to pop up over the clouds. It got to be a bit much, plus I was fading fast. What little energy I had when I went out was pretty much exhausted. The sun would just have to be missed.

Even as I write this post, I feel the onset of deeper illness. I tend to have my "off" days on a regular basis due to my thyroid disease and RA, but this is different. I'm hoping against the flu, but one never knows. It's been a while since I've been seriously sick...I'm hoping my number isn't about to be called...


  1. i hope you are feeling better today...sending you love and healing energy.

  2. Thanks, Adriana. I'm still trying to shake it. I'm in the phase of feeling like I'm about to get extremely sick...for going on 6 days now. I wish I WOULD just go ahead and get sick, so I could get it over with! :)