I love to see flowers all over the city.
This Monday, I was feeling so good that I thought I was well enough to go out and exercise. Never mind that the week before, I’d tried to do the same thing and only made it as far as 2 blocks, when I was forced to return home in pain. Never mind that my doctor told me that it was too soon to do that and I’ll have to wait 6 to 8 weeks before doing anything like that. Yeah, yeah, I know I’m supposed to listen to the doctor but I was feeling good, I tell you. I was feeling much better than the week before. So I thought it would be okay to go walking and have a chance to take some new photos.
Well, it was a BIG mistake because it turns out that I overdid it. Unlike the first time, I walked a bit further than the two blocks but I still didn’t get far. After a while, I had to turn around and go back home. I was in pain and not feeling so good. It has taken the rest of the week to start to feel better.
Okay, so I’ve learned my lesson — twice. I’m taking it easy, I really am taking it easy.
In the meantime, here is one of the photos I took on my walk, towards Riverside Park, before I had to turn around. I find myself liking this flower more and more. After I posted the purple version of this flower yesterday, I learned from you, dear readers, that it’s called a Coneflower (Echinacea). Thank you. I like to learn new things from y’all.
Out of the three photos, I couldn’t figure out which photo to post. I like them all, so I posted them all. Which one do you like? Do you have a preference?
Have a good Friday!
Ed. Note: Thanks everyone, again, for your concern about my health and recovery. I promise, I’m going to take it easy. I AM taking it easy. Right now I’m watching the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics.
From the archives:
Here’s another flower that I’d like to know the name. Anyone know?
Ed. Note: Thanks, everyone, for confirming that this is a Coneflower. Bonnie points out that officially, the flower is called:
echinacea |Ã‹Å’ekÃ‰â„¢Ã‹Ë†nÃ„Â sh Ã‰â„¢|
a North American coneflower. It is used in herbal medicine, largely for its antibiotic and wound-healing properties. • Genus Echinacea, family Compositae: several species, in particular the purple coneflower.