A Good Day For My Mental Health

It feels like my mental health has been quite challenging recently. The paranoid thoughts and feelings have been a struggle, although shifting from intense paranoia, which is terror and panic, down to self obsession, which is accompanied by anxiety, has been a blessing.

Today has been better still. A day of relative comfort, peace and some joy, with a bit of anxiety in the mix.

I followed my morning routine, which includes my embroidery (the butterfly is beggining to pull together), and then I went to St James Park.


The amazing thing is that I have to wear these hideous hospital boots to protect the pressure sores on my feet, and the park was packed, and I was fine.

I took my Olympus OMD EM10 MK iii, with the Mzuiko 60mm f2.8 macro. I’ve come away with 3 photos that I like of a pochard, a red crested pochard, and my favourite was of the female red crested pochard. Very sublime and no red crest. I can’t post those as yet as my computers not up and running.

The wind was blowing petals and other bits of plants and trees, sorry I don’t know the name of these “other bits”. They kept getting stuck in my throat and causing me to cough. Here’s one of the little blighters.


It’s nice to have good days.

Wishing you all peace and joy.

16 Replies to “A Good Day For My Mental Health”

  1. I’m glad things are moving in a healing direction. I wish you peaceful and easy days. The picture from the park makes it look like you had a nice one – barring throat attacking feathers, of course.

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  2. Well done for getting to St James in your moon boots, and I am pleased you have some good photos awaiting upload. I look forward to seeing them. The ‘other bits’ look like fishing flies displayed on top quality tweed ready for the salmon runs ! Sorry they made you cough.

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  3. It does go in cycles, doesn’t it? I’m glad you had a good day without feeling self-conscious even about those boots. I can understand the peace of that! The seeds are so pretty, like the Sun King’s confetti or something. Saint James Park looks beautiful in photos and film. I just saw it again recently in “Good Omens.” ♥.

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      1. It sucks that it’s only on Amazon Prime. We get it through my husband’s company since he needs to order telecom parts for work. I hope you can get the box set. It’s probably the best thing I’ve seen in years. I loved the book, too. ♥.

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