I decided some time back to try to turn my endless medical related appointments into photo ops as much as possible. Today I thought I might get some snow shots when I went to my oral surgeon consultation at the Duke out patient clinic. Instead it had changed to rain which was just as well since it started as sleet and then freezing rain. I'd love a pretty snow but I can do without the ice. It ended up being a rainy, foggy day. I took a picture of Baker House where the oral surgeon's office was. Not a great shot but a reasonably attractive building.
I'm going to loose a back tooth which makes me feel ancient but I was thrilled that the lesion is gone so no biopsy needed. The biopsy part of the referral was what I was most concerned about. I assumed that the issues in my mouth would be benign but there is always that little voice in the back of my head that I have to keep telling to shut up. Fortunately I didn't even have to go through waiting around to get back biopsy results since the tongue lesion was gone. I guess that's the advantage to having it take so long to get the consultation. One issue was resolved before I ever saw the doctor. The other issue will just involve getting a tooth yanked out next month. The doc said it should be easy because the abscess has made it loose.I am continuing to take the same shots of different birds as they sip water on my deck. I wish that I could get better at bird photography. The problem is if I don't take them fast, they sense me at the windows and disperse. These shots were of the birds getting water off the ice bath a few days ago. In spite of it being a solid block of ice, they lined up and kept at it.
I've learned to wait until they finish before I get the ice out and put in liquid water. When I interrupt the birds to give them fresh water in liquid form, I've noticed they don't come back for a while. You'd think they'd realize what I'm doing after a while, and return for water that's easy to sip. It doesn't work like that. They'll take their turn at the ice and sometimes there will be a half dozen different kind of birds on the deck. However, if I bother them to get the ice out, they scatter and don't return until later. I guess they don't mind ice for their morning drink. Still, I try to make sure to give them fresh water as soon as I can do so without interrupting them.