Here Comes The Sun

Uploaded: September 30, 2015 22:02:08 | Entered: September 30, 2015 22:02:08


It's so good to finally see the sun through the bedroom window at home, rather than through the window of a hospital room...
Those who have followed my saga of sickness throughout the summer know I've been in and out of hospitals. The final diagnosis was " bacterial infection of the brain and spinal column (something like meningitis)".
Many thanks to everyone who sent prayers and positive thoughts my way. I really appreciate your support!

Exif: F Number: 3.7, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 10/10000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 7.79 mm, Model: DMC-FZ70


Debbie Bray September 30, 2015

Mary, so sorry to hear about your illness, gosh, so serious! Hope you have a full recovery, and there's nothing like being at home to get better. This is such a cheery little image, and its nice to see you back here again checking out people's images, and commenting. Thank you for commenting on mine! xx #1638764

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 01, 2015

Hi Dear One. What a wonderful and perfect first post upon returning to us here! I feel the warm sun on these beauties like you are feeling through those windows of home! :D You sure have had your fill of hospitals this year and now that they are behind you my prayers will be for continued healing in the days and months to come and for the power of God and of your body to get better and better. :)))) !!! WELCOME HOME! With much Love, Pom :) #11380157

Michelle Alton October 01, 2015

I can feel the sun and all its energy bringing you back to vibrancy. Wonderful to see you on the mend. All good wishes coming your way for a continued and quick full recovery. #11380168

Ellen Hodges October 01, 2015

Soooo happy to see your post, Mary!! How wonderful to hear that you are home after what must have been a tough stay. You are very brave, Mary! Continued prayers your way. Love the sunny image, also. Gorgeous in every way!! As Laura says, Welcome Home!!!!! #11380180

Terry Cervi level-deluxe October 01, 2015

It is so good to see you back, Mary! It sounds like you had a pretty tough time over the summer, but you prevailed and are on the road to a full recovery. Wishing you all the best and I can't wait to see more of your work. This is a beauty! #11380228

Julianne Bradford October 01, 2015

What a great sunny capture Mary! It's so great thaha that your better! #11380360

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic October 01, 2015

Yippeeeee! So very glad to see these BEAUTIFUL beauties with the warmth and glow form the sun! Praise God you are home and feeling better Mary!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sure you'll agree, "There's no place like home"! Welcome back my friend! :) ♡♡♡♡ #11380370

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 01, 2015

BEAUTIFULLY done Mary, SO glad to hear you are doing better, praise God!! <>< #11380406

Chris Ebben October 01, 2015

Now honestly, who is more pleased you are home, you (& your family) or Danny Boy?!! So good to hear you are on the mend, I know only to well how draining these needed hospital stays are for everyone. Tony & I & Rango are sending you all our good wishes & welcoming you home, keep smiling=^..^= ps: Great choice of the lovely cheerful image. #11380673

John Connolly October 01, 2015

It is really great to hear you are on the road to recovery Mary, and it is always great to be back home again!
I love your beautiful bright floral image, it has brightened up a rather bleak spring morning here! #11380683

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer October 01, 2015

Oh, what a thrill it is to see you post again, Mary.
I cannot even tell you how much.
Here comes the sun is a perfect title for your return to BP and for this beautifully lit and colored image.
Fav'd! #11380690

Mary K. Robison October 01, 2015 1

I can't possibly thank everyone enough who's written, sent prayers, etc., but I'll try, little by little, to check out your photos and comment. Meanwhile, please know how truly grateful I am that you cared enough to write me. #11380743

Teresa Burnett level-classic October 01, 2015

Oh Mary, I'm so happy to see you again...and I'm so glad to hear you are home and on the mend!! This beautiful image must have cheered you as you worked on it!! It is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the light and shadow!! #11380832

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic October 01, 2015

It sounds as though you have had a horrific summer. I am so happy to see you back and to know you are at home and on the mend. This is a beautiful image and I love the title. Wonderful light, color and detail. Take care and don't overdo it. #11380927

frank w. degenhardt October 02, 2015

I have missed you so much dear friend. So sad to hear about what has happened to you, but am glad you are at home now and hopefully on a road to recovery. Your picture here reminds me of the warmth that you have brought so many of us through your kindness on supporting us and showing your talent through you beautiful gallery. So good to see your able to post. Don't know if you know, but your picture here is putting a smile on all our faces. You take care, get well, get strong, know that you are so dearly loved dear friend. #11381262

Val Feldman level-classic October 02, 2015

Ah, Ms's so good to see you back, knowing you are feeling stronger and getting better with each passing day...indeed, "here comes the sun" for you, your family and also for your extended BP family. Your capture of these sunny orange flowers with the beautiful low morning light and so appropriate title tells us exactly the joy you must be feeling and the overwhelming happiness that your "winter" is over...Wishes for a continued and sustaining recovery! #11381281

Mary K. Robison October 02, 2015

Thanks again, everybody, for all the kind words and good wishes you've sent my way. The betterphoto community is such a unique and supportive one! #11381322

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 02, 2015

HI, Mary, I didn't know you were ill ,but thrilled you made it through that difficult ordeal. Read all the comments and not surprised you are so well liked.-add me to the list. Best wishes, my friend.
Gorgeous colors, clarity, detail, lighting & perfect title. Hope to see this again. #11381512

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 03, 2015

A beautiful image Mary - What an ordeal..... Prayers from across the globe have been answered! Welcome back! #11381562

Mary K. Robison October 04, 2015

Thank you, Patrick and Jeff. I appreciate your kind words.

Emile Abbott level-classic October 07, 2015

Welcome home dear friend and glad you are doing better. Great light and color, Mary. #11383379

Mary K. Robison October 08, 2015

Thanks, Emile. #11383463

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 16, 2015

Beautiful finalist, Mary. Congrats! #11386325

Ellen Hodges October 16, 2015

Huge congrats, Mary girl, on this fabulous finalist!!! Best luck next round. Sooo happy to see this!! #11386419

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 16, 2015

Yippeeeeeeeeeee! YOU GOT A FINALIST for this beauty! Big Congratulations to you Mare! :D Maybe we will even see gold? Hope so! :D -Pommers #11386638

frank w. degenhardt October 17, 2015

Congratulations on the Finalist for this beautiful work Mary. Hope your day will just as beautiful. Take care. #11386711

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer October 17, 2015

A finalist on your first entry after coming home. That's what I call celebration!
Congratulations, Mary. I'm so happy to see silver here. #11386777

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 17, 2015

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist, Mary.

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic October 17, 2015

Congratulations Mary! So BEAUTIFUL! #11386950

Emile Abbott level-classic October 17, 2015

Glad to see this with a finalist badge now go for the gold. #11387018

Marijana Fajgl October 17, 2015

Huge congratulations, Mary! I didnĀ“t know that you were ill, I am glad that things are improving. Be brave, take time to smell the flowers and let all the positive energy around you lifts you up. You have my prayers. #11387053

Mary K. Robison October 17, 2015

Thank you, Tammy, Ellen, Pom, Frank, Kiki, Patrick, Laura, Emile, and Marijana. And Congrats on your Finalists as well! #11387209

Teresa Burnett level-classic October 20, 2015

I'm so glad to see this one wearing a Finalist badge, Mary!! Hope to see Gold on it very soon!! #11388296

Mary K. Robison October 21, 2015

Thanks, Teresa! #11388608

Debbie Bray October 23, 2015

Oh Marryyyy!! How very exciting to receive this beautiful First Place win!!! Wow! Huge congratulations, hope this makes your recovery quicker!!! #11389810

Ujjwal Mukherjee October 23, 2015

Huge congratulations on your wonderful winner, Mary!! #11389844

Val Feldman level-classic October 23, 2015

Here Comes the Sun - in the form of a beautiful and well-deserved First Place Win for you! Enjoy the golden glow, Ms Mary! Warmest congrats on your beautiful winner! #11389884

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 23, 2015

Congrats on your wonderful first place winner. #11389909

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 23, 2015

Sooo happy to see you get this well deserved 1st Place Win Mary! #11389945

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 23, 2015

Sooo happy to see you get this well deserved 1st Place Win Mary! #11389946

Emile Abbott level-classic October 23, 2015

Congratulations Mary on First Place Gold Winner. #11390086

Terry Cervi level-deluxe October 23, 2015

Congrats to you, Mary, on this gorgeous 1st Place win!!! #11390170

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer October 23, 2015

You've done it again, Mary!!!
And I couldn't be happier.
HUUGE congratulations, dear friend. #11390229

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 23, 2015

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Mary, VERY well deserved!! <>< #11390273

frank w. degenhardt October 23, 2015

Way to go Mary. What a beautiful look and to see it got you a First Place Win is just so exciting. Beautiful colors, lighting, and details. So happy for you. Congratulations dear friend. #11390300

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic October 23, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS Mary on your First Place Win!!!!!!!!!!!!! You deserve it!!!!! #11390321

Karen E. Gold level-classic October 23, 2015

Congratulations on your beautiful first place winner, Mary. #11390379

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 23, 2015

Congrats on your well-deserved First Place Winner, Mary. #11390395

Annette Carr October 23, 2015

Beautiful winning photo! #11390454

Ellen Hodges October 23, 2015

Huge congrats on this over the top gorgeous winner, Mary!!! Soooo lovely!! #11390469

Gail Sullivan level-classic October 24, 2015 1

It's a beauty, Mary...congrats! #11390556

Mary K. Robison October 24, 2015

Thanks, everybody, for your Congrats on my winning First Place Gold for the first photo I entered after getting home from the hospital.
And thanks to the bp judges for such a nice surprise after midnight tonight. #11390583

Mary K. Robison October 24, 2015

Thanks, everybody, for your Congrats on my winning First Place Gold for the first photo I entered after getting home from the hospital.
And thanks to the bp judges for such a nice surprise after midnight tonight. #11390584

Bojan Bencic level-classic October 24, 2015

Hi Mary. Nice to see you winning again. Congratulations! #11390722

Chris Ebben October 24, 2015

Now we all told you this was a winner, congratulations. What a great way to get back in the swing of photography!! #11390755

Mary K. Robison October 24, 2015

Thank you for your Congrats, Bojan and Chris. #11390763

Ray level-classic October 24, 2015

Congratulations on your beautiful First-Place Winner, Mary! #11390822

Marijana Fajgl October 24, 2015

Huge congratulations, Mary! #11390882

Mary K. Robison October 25, 2015

Thank you, Ray and Marijana! #11390970

Avril Young October 25, 2015

Bet you are now over the moon that it is all over, heavens you sure have been ill...huge congrats on your win..beautiful Mary.. #11390979

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 25, 2015

Congrats, Mary, on your First Place Win for this beautiful image! Best wishes for excellent health in the future! #11391097

Mary L. Olson level-deluxe October 26, 2015

Glad to hear things are better for you. Best wishes and congratulations on your first place winner. #11391770

Mary K. Robison October 27, 2015

Thanks so much, Avril, Debby, and Mary, for your kind wishes and Congratulations. #11391909

Guy D. Biechele level-classic October 27, 2015

Outstanding light and color. A beauty! Congratulations, Mary. #11392108

Mary K. Robison October 28, 2015

Thanks very much, Guy. #11392487

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 28, 2015

OM GOSH! Mary!!!!!!!!!! FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so happy for you and your beautiful image! I bet you are so happy?!?!!!! I wait for the day I win one of these babies! :D Very deserving and beautiful image. Congratulations! :) !!!
-Pommy :D #11392490

Mary K. Robison October 28, 2015 1

Thank you, Pomma-Dora. It was a delightful surprise to get back on-site after a couple of days away, and discover this had happened!
And, someday, my sweet friend, an image of yours will sport a First Place Gold Award. Perhaps for one of your stellar Norway photos?!! : DDD
Mare #11392493

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 28, 2015

Mary, so glad that you are better. Congratulations on your First Place Gold Winner! #11392546

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic October 28, 2015

Congratulations Mary on a beautiful First Place win. #11392805

Nadia Paul October 29, 2015

This is just stunning my friend - congrats! Hope you are continuing to improve xox #11393221

Mary K. Robison October 31, 2015

Thanks for your comments and Congrats, Amanda and Marilyn.
And thank you, Nadia,, for your thoughtful words.Sure wish you'd post some new photos for the rest of us to enjoy and comment on! #11393681

Gord MacEachern November 03, 2015

Congrats on your great big win Mary ,very well deserved !!
Hope you're recovering nicely ! #11394609

Mary K. Robison November 03, 2015

Thanks so much for your Congrats and kind thoughts, Gord! I'm getting a little better at "walking without assistance" every day, so that's good news.
I hope your own health problems become a thing of the past ASAP, and that you'll be posting regularly soon! #11394611

Mary K. Robison November 08, 2015

Thanks, Joanna. #11396393

Rosemary Sampson level-classic December 23, 2015

I love the simplicity and the colors of this photo. #11415445

Mary K. Robison December 24, 2015

Thanks for your comments, Rosemary. #11415774

Sharon Sawyer January 30, 2016

HUGE Congratulations on your First Place Winner Mary. I pray this message reaches you running around your house and soon to be in the gardens photographing flowers in which you do so well. I'm assuming only the weather is holding you back. HUGs #11428948

Mary K. Robison January 31, 2016

Thanks so much for all your friendly words, Sharon! #11428976

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 11, 2016

Mare! Another beauty of yours has risen to the top as BP Celebrates it's 20th year. This image is bringing sunshine and good memories all over again. Of when you first got home from the hospital. What a joy it was so see you post. And now to see more GOLD! Congratulations!! -Pommy :) #11445927

Mary K. Robison March 11, 2016 1

Hey, Pommers! Thanks so much for taking time to send Congrats, especially with the memories of last September. I hope to spot more of yours as the days pass, and give you a thrill or two!. #11445938

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic March 12, 2016

Congratulations Mary on this beautiful image! I have always Loved this one!!! #11446507

Mary K. Robison March 13, 2016

Thanks for your enthusiasm, Laura! I'm really glad you like this one. #11446543

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic March 13, 2016

Congratulations Mary on your all time EP award! #11446667

Mary K. Robison March 14, 2016

Thanks,Amanda! #11447065

Nadia Paul March 25, 2016

So glad to see this beauty with an ATEP Mary - congrats my friend! #11451324

Mary K. Robison March 26, 2016

Thank you, Nadia! #11451807

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