achieving the amazing
I’m finally able to catch a few moments to post and visit a few blogs today. Although I haven’t been able to respond to each of your comments, I continue to appreciate all your kind words, encouragement, visits and likes. Thank you.
We hit more bumps in the road recently with my mother’s health, and her cancer chemotherapy treatments had to be postponed two times in a row now. In addition, there is more cancer growth, another metastasized spot detected from an MRI scan taken a little over a week ago, more procedures, and radiation. We continue to hope that we will receive some bit of good news in the near future, instead of worsening news. These still remain scary, hectic, and gut wrenching times.
Here is the fourth image in my hummingbird photomanipulation series I did last year. This is a female broad-tailed hummingbird. An image of the male broad-tailed hummingbird was posted here. Hummingbirds in general are quite amazing, and their dense, cuplike nests have been described as “amazing architectural creations that protect and nurture some of the most delicate birds.” Hummingbird nests are built by the female, entirely by the female bird, spending several hours a day for up to a week collecting materials to build the nest. Also, the females raise the chicks – single parenting. The male hummingbirds are not involved in raising the young after the act of copulation is complete.
I continue to dedicate this hummingbird series to my mother. My mother, who became divorced and a single parent when I was too young to remember, raised, supported and nurtured me, AND worked full time and multiple jobs to provide for me. She has overcome many hardships over the years, and is one of the most compassionate, sincere and generous people I know. She is also one of the most AMAZING and beautiful people I know!
I’m including two Japanese words to represent “amazing”
素晴らしい (すばらしい), which is read subarashi
(superb; fantastic; marvelous; wonderful; terrific; amazing; great)
凄い (すごい), which is read sugoi
(amazing – of strength; great – of skills; wonderful; terrific;)