Every week I explain why that week’s post will be short. Usually it’s because my photography business is keeping me too busy. Not this week. I am actually caught up on all my photo editing. Why? Because I haven’t had any photo sessions for over a week. Why? Because I have Shingles!! After watching countless commercials urging people of a certain age to get the vaccine, I now know what all the fuss is about. I have never experienced such pain in my life! It’s relentless. Pain 24/7. For days and days. Right now the deep muscle/bone pain as sort of faded and it’s left the blistering pain of the skin. I described it today to my husband. You know when you’re little and you fall off your bike and scrape your knee? That raw burning, don’t touch it, pain. That’s what it feels like. Except it doesn’t go away or get better. Oh, it will eventually. I’m told it is usually 3-5 weeks. But for right now, I walk around holding my shirts away from my back and my stomach. Sleep is almost out of the question. So, here are a few garden pics. Taken in the hopes of distracting myself from the pain. It wasn’t successful!