Friday, 24 August 2007

HS:MS - Stone


A hard solid mineral.


As soon as I saw this prompt this morning I knew what I was going to do. It is a bit of a cheat as it is not actually in my space today but hay ho. I took this when we on holiday in Canada it is an "Inukshuk", they were originally used by the Inuit people of Canada as landmarks to help them herd the reindeer and provide companionship in their vast and lonely land. This one was taken on an Island near to Parry Sound on Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. It was actually grown man size and as you can see it is dry stacked, they are lots of them all over the place near there.

We have just had some good news. Our friend may be able to come home from the hospital for the weekend tomorrow before returning on Monday or Tuesday. They have removed a tumor from his brain but we still don't know what it is and what further treatment he may need. The Dr does suspect that it is a low grade tumor but we will just have to wait and see. Pete and I are going to go and visit him tonight which we are quite looking forward to as it will be lovely to see him and have a chat.
Rach
x

15 comments:

Terrie said...

Good news for your friends DH. I love that stone picture, funny cos it looks tiny! Very pretty photo.

Diana said...

But what a great photo! Lve it. Di X

Lin (Briar Patch) said...

Great news about your friend.

Love the 'man' statue and thank you for the story surrounding it.

Star Clatte said...

what a beautiful scene is laid out there... another great photo!

pretty-pink-cards said...

good news...
and great photo... was staring at it for ages..
caroline x

Looby said...

what a great pic!

LisaBabe said...

That stone man is so cool.

Nat said...

Fab photo and story behind their history! xxx

Caz said...

oh wow, i love that! Great photo

Sue Nicholson said...

Great news! The Drs must feel confident he is stable to let him come home. So pleased for you all :)

Love the statue. It means so much more when you understand the story behind it :)

Sue

Hazel said...

What an interesting photo. Keeping your friend in my thoughts - glad to hear he might soon be home - hope the results are good.

Diana said...

hey Rach when you gonna get that self portrait up there ??? We can do it love Di X

Angela said...

Ahh, it looks like a little stone man. Great picture for the prompt :-)

Vanda said...

Ooo that's fantastic, what a great photo and I love the story behind it :O)

SuzyB said...

Oh thats fab! And good news about your friend x