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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Cranberry Bog Harvesting

 Hi all. Before I go into the cranberry bog photographs, I'll take a moment to update you on the progress of my injuries. It's been 46 days (but who's counting) since the accident. I went to have x rays taken at the orthopedic Dr this week and I'm healing well. I finally got the ok to do some weight bearing in the air cast walking boot that I'm in. I will start going out for PT this week which I'm happy about. The Dr said it will be two more months before I'll be able to drive and resume normal activities. I'm trying to be positive and reminding myself I should be healed just in time for Spring......a time for new beginnings!

I haven't picked up my camera since November 28th.......a very long time for me. It's strange to say, but I actually haven't even had the urge to take any photos. Normally my shutter finger would be very itchy to get out there shooting. I'm sure once I'm able to be mobile I'll be itching to get back out with my camera. For now, I'm just healing, reading, watching tv and making plans for when I'm healed and can safely see all of my friends and loved ones. Speaking of that, I do have some good news to share. Although I'm out on a medical leave of absence from work, I was able to go in to the hospital in my wheel chair to get both of the covid vaccines. I just got the second one this week. With my medical history and being high risk, it is a HUGE weight lifted off of my shoulders and I'm so thankful that I have been vaccinated. 

Now on to some New England photography! I actually have some photos that I took this past Fall that never made it to the blog so I'm going to start sharing them. In mid October I was invited to go to one of the local cranberry bogs here on the South Shore of MA to take photos of the cranberry harvest. We have many cranberry bogs in this area, and it's always a treat to see the bogs being harvested each Fall.


This is a family owned bog and there were three generations at work the day I visited. These cranberries went to the Ocean Spray Company by the way!




This was a moment I was happy to capture. I could feel his joy to soak up some sun and it felt as though he was very happy and thankful to be working his families bog. 




The truck to load and transport the cranberries wasn't available on this day so the cranberries were hauled away the next day. It was a spectacular Autumn day and I'm happy to be bringing you a taste of Fall here in my neck of the woods

Stay safe and healthy my friends. xxoo




6 comments:

  1. Good to hear that you're progressing, Carol, and great news that you've been vaccinated. Here's hoping that the next update finds you even farther along on the road to a full recovery.

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    1. Thanks so very much Kerry. I appreciate it. I hope you are staying well and safe.

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  2. Carol, So happy to hear you are healing well. Two months does sound like a long time, but it will pass by quickly, and you'll be doing the PT during that time. As you said, it will be Spring! Great news that you were vaccinated!
    Your photos are gorgeous as they always are!

    Peggie S

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    1. Hi Peggie, Thanks so very much for stopping to comment. I really appreciate it and love to hear from you. I hope you are well and staying safe and hope to see you in the not too distant future.

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  3. Dear Carol, ~ Glad to hear you have adjusted your life to facilitate the healing you need. We want you back in the 'photo saddle' as soon as you feel ready. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying your bog photos with running commentary; nothing says 'fall' any better than watching the cranberry pickers at work!

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    1. Thanks so very much Cynthia. I'm so happy to have brought the cranberry pickers photos for you to enjoy. I hope you're doing well and staying safe.

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