This is my first time on the computer in weeks, because I'm still pretty sick from my accidental and idiotic exposure to toxic quantities of metal dust. At this point, metal dust (and glue!) is embedded in every inch of my skin and it feels like slivers of glass. Pieces are coming out my eyes, ears, mouth, and nose, and today I found out my right cornea has been cut yet again! I'm too scared to think about what is in my lungs (which hurt more every day), or what that will do to me.
I am going to the Environmental Health Center at Cambridge Hospital on Thursday. They are experts at exposure to toxins AND inhalation and skin exposures to metal dusts of all kinds. At least they can tell me how bad it really is, which has to be better than what I've been imagining.
In the meantime, I thought I'd post some pictures taken by my son on his visit to Phoenix, Arizona last October.
These beautiful ducks are Gadwalls. I've never seen one (at least, I've never seen one clearly or up close), but I think they're lovely.
This is a gorgeous shot of two American Wigeons.
Look at this crazy bird! This is an American Coot, and I can't wait to see one with my own eyes. How cool is he?
My son must have been thrilled with this Says Phoebe, since he took about 50 pictures of it. Personally, I'm a bit underwhelmed.
Just some domestic geese, but I like the coloring of the one on the right.