just another purple hellebore  by quietpurplehaze

just another purple hellebore

Today my photo has only a tenuous connection with my text - only that Ray loves gardening!!

Feeling so grateful to the NHS:

Ray felt ill Friday morning and, via a phone call to 111 on Saturday and a swift return call from a doctor to us, we attended an early appointment offered at Winchester Hospital.

As a result of the examinations, including an ECG, Ray was taken to the Cardiology Unit at Basingstoke Hospital where he had a pacemaker fitted and returned home yesterday (Tues) evening by taxi courtesy of the hospital.

All this something of a shock but such excellent treatment - and Ray was also impressed with the hospital food!

I was so fortunate that our friends, Ellie and David in Suffolk, not forgetting Hattie the labradoodle, dropped everything and drove down to support us.

Looking forward to a quiet time now.
Oh my word, what a stressful time for you Hazel. So glad Ray is ok and back home, a new man! You never know what's round the corner. Take care of each other. Lovely photo, by the way!
January 16th, 2019  
Oh wow Hazel, what a shock for you all but an excellent result all round! People grumble about the NHS but our family have always had extra prompt treatment & brilliant attention.
So glad to hear Ray is at home & recovering....it certainly makes you thankful for good health. Take it easy & go slowly towards a healthy Spring & more outings together. Your flower too!
January 16th, 2019  
I do like this POV and your square composition.
January 16th, 2019  
Oh my goodness, that was a sudden shock for you all! Glad Ray got such good treatment. My experience of the NHS varies from completely appalling to absolutely amazing. I am glad it was the latter for him. Hope you two get to have a bit of a rest and recharge now. Pretty helleborus.
January 16th, 2019  
Beautiful image! My goodness Hazel what a shock for you both! So pleased Ray is home again and on the road to recovery! Look after yourself too! I think the NHS comes up trumps in an emergency!
January 16th, 2019  
Pleased to hear you received great care and swift treatment from our wonderful NHS. I hope Ray has a speedy recovery and is ready to play tennis in the summer again thinking of you both. Lovely purple hellebore Hazel and a great capture.
January 16th, 2019  
Oh that must have been a shock for the both of you. So glad to hear that Ray is doing well and that the hospital could help him immediately.
Great macro of the hellebore.
January 16th, 2019  
Hugs to Ray and you XX

What a beautiful photo too
January 16th, 2019  
Lovely photo Hazel, I'm glad that Ray was looked after so well. I hope that you both get some quiet time to rest and relax :)
January 16th, 2019  
bep
Beautiful photo, Hazel.
Glad your husband is home again.
January 16th, 2019  
Hope your husband is OK Hazel. Lovely flower shot.
January 16th, 2019  
Beautiful shot. I hope your husband will be okay, Hazel, and it's so good he is home again.
January 16th, 2019  
That must have been a bit of a shock. Hope Ray makes a speedy recovery. Pretty shot
January 16th, 2019  
Beautiful, mine are still in bud...Fav
January 16th, 2019  
Lovely capture, details
January 16th, 2019  
Gorgeous detail, composition and colour Hazel, what a terrible time it must have been really hope things are more settled for you both now:)
January 16th, 2019  
Oh my how stressful for you all. Good to hear Ray is now on the mend. How lovely that you were able to have such wonderful support from your friends.
January 16th, 2019  
Saw this on your fb this morning and commented then . Hope Ray makes a speedy recovery and you both will have some quiet time - also Neil ! Take care ! x
January 16th, 2019  
Haze, that is excellent pre and post care for Ray, hope he is OK and you are too . Nice Hellebore btw
January 16th, 2019  
Impressive treatment...
January 16th, 2019  
Beautiful purple capture :)
January 17th, 2019  
So glad Ray is doing better! This is a gorgous photo!
January 17th, 2019  
So glad things went well despite the emergency. Lovely close up.
January 17th, 2019  
I am a bit behind Hazel so picking up from your gerbera photo I have read about Ray’s escapade. I am so pleased he is now recovering well following some swift treatment. You both must take care and look after yourselves so you are both able to enjoy the spring which is not too far around the corner with all your lovely outings which provide us with such beautiful photos on 365.
January 17th, 2019  
Lovely...
January 17th, 2019  
Beautiful photo!
Nice to hear of positive NHS experience, they seem to be quite rare!
January 17th, 2019  
Great pov and colour.
January 18th, 2019  
A lovely flower beautiful captured.
January 21st, 2019  
A beautiful flower! What a stressful time for you and glad your husband is good and that you had friends come to your support!
January 22nd, 2019  
@gardenfolk

It all seems to be sorting out now, thanks.
January 22nd, 2019  
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