Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Lazy Wednesday

Yesterday on my afternoon bike ride, I fell off the bike and landed on my right shoulder. This morning I could hardly move my arm. Driving to work was out of the question, so I called in sick and now I have one of those rare days when I have nothing to do but stay inside (under heavy medication) and read blogs. I though of going to the garden and pull weeds with my left arm; but the weather outside is hot, muggy and rainy.
Before the rain, I managed to take some pictures.


Peacock Ginger are back for the summer


Rain Lilies before the rain

PS – If you are asking how did you fell off the bike? This is what happened, a FOOLISH 57-year-old man trying to recapture a long-long ago youth, biking in a place where he shouldn’t have. I have a mountain bike, and as you know there are no mountains nor hills in South Florida, but there are construction sites with very high piles of dirt. I tried to conquer one; I made it to the top but didn’t make it to the bottom, not on my bike anyway. So that’s the story, I feel very foolish and I thank god it wasn’t worst. Calling my wife to pick me, and my broken bike up, was as painful as the fall.

12 comments:

keewee said...

Rusty please forgive my chuckle. I too (you may have read my post) fell off a rented bicycle while in Holland. Dang that hurts and I can tell you this 60+ year old woman has hung up her two wheels for good.My Hubby said I was lucky not to have broken something other than my camera *chuckle* I now think I am wiser,like you, about trying to recapture our youth.
Hope you mend quickly as I did, although I still have a few yellow bruises left to show for my crash.

Antique ART Garden said...

Be careful out there !! I know a guy that dislocated his shoulder from a bike accident..TWICE ! I know this is very hard to deal with just when it is so nice to ride. See if you can walk around your neighborhood instead, walking is good bone-building exercise. Sorry again, Gina

Darla said...

Love that ginger! I know poor dear Rusty, that you didn't mean to make a funny here, but you did...feel better soon.

Floridagirl said...

Oh, sounds painful. Hope you recover quickly (and completely). Have to admit that sounded like fun, though I certainly wouldn't dare. Love your peacock gingers! Mine have returned as well. As for the rain lilies, I guess I should head over to the north side of the house and check to see if they're blooming. We have had a couple of rainfalls here.

Cheryl said...

Sorry Rusty but I can't stop smiling......so funny.
I am, of course, glad that you are not badly hurt.

Love the ginger......

Susan said...

Sorry to hear about your biking accident. Hope you're on your feet (or should I say bike) again real soon. How nice to have rain and a day off. Hope you enjoyed catching up on all the great blogs. That peacock ginger is a great plant with such a cute little dainty flower.

sanddune said...

Quite funny especially the part about calling your wife hurting more than the fall. I empathize with you. Hope your shoulder and your pride heals quickly. By the way pretty good left handed pictures :-]

Gail said...

Ouch! I hope it's just a bruised shoulder and not anything more~ The ginger is a great looking plant~nice foliage....gail

Sue said...

Love the pictures! I sometimes wish I lived in South Fl but Tampa is close enough I guess...execpt when it get's in the 20's!! LOL

Ami said...

Rusty: Sorry to hear your fall, wish you a speedy recovery! I am not a person who is into the sports or work-out area, so I guess it also reduces my chance to get hurt, only I will see the difference when I get older by not working out. Or maybe I can consider gardening as "work out" and "exercise"? :)

Love your peacock gingers and the rain lilies! By reading other gardeners' blogs, it just made me wanting so many more plants :)

Kimberly said...

Rusty, your gingers are beautiful! Bummer about the bike accident...funny though! Sorry, I can't help myself! Anyway, I wish you a speedy recovery!

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