Special Places # 36

Some Words from the Author


Dear Friends,

I wish that you forgive me for not replying your comments from last Friday on, because I was operated of my right eye that makes it difficult lto use the the computer since  I can not stand the light that causes tremendous pain to my eye. I should start by explaining how this started…two years ago I was making preparatives to be operated of a case of starting cataracts in both my eyes, the the eye specialist told me that I had Pterhygium “ Surfer Syndrome” which is that people that spend a lot of time under UV light, beach, fishing, outdoors, etc. Right after I was operated of both eyes, The eye specialist was reluctant to operate the cataracts. Then the lockdown started for Covid-19. However, my vision was decreasing and having difficulty to read text and I noticed the lack on intensity of colors. So, I was reccomended another eye specialist by a friend as a second opinion. This doctor found that my corneas have the curvatures warped that would make it impossible to correct with any glasses, therefore, the cataracts are not the cause but corneas.The operation is to reshape the corneas and have normal measures.Once the corneas are corrected and healed,Then, the cataracts will be removed and interocular lens inserted, this will correct my eye sight.

Thank you for your understanding.  H.J.

Ships and Boats


Photo Gallery



1 – Top Left: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an American military and maritime history museum in New York City with a collection of museum ships. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street, along the Hudson River, in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan. The museum showcases the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the cruise missile submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane, and the Space Shuttle Enterprise. On the lower deck there is also a reproduction of a World War I biplane.

2 – Top Right – Upper Row: Catamaran anchored in front of Nassau, The Bahamas.

3 – Top Right – Lower Row: Fishing boats at pier, ready to depart asea in Provincetown, MA.

4 – Bottom Left – Upper Row: Motor Boats docked at marina in Pensacola Gulf Breeze, Florida.

5 – Bottom Left – Lower Row: Ocean Liner docked at New York Harbor, Hudson River. NYC.

6 – Bottom Right: Shuttle boat at Hoboken Pier in New Jersey.


© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

36 thoughts on “Special Places # 36

  1. Hi HJ. ] am sorry to hear of your eyesight problems and wish you a good outcome from your surgery! Swnding healing vibes your way. You have done a remarkable job of keeping your blogging active during your challenges. My own left eye surgery is this coming Wednesday – it is my second, the first was a year agio. I have had to rely on my own photo archives to keep active. Good luck and good healing and thank you for all of the beauty you share. Best, Babsje

    • I went to see the eye specialist this morning. She told me that the operation of my right eye was a success. I already have appointment for Sep.16 for the left eye operation. I wish you luck, Babsje for your operation tomorrow. Take care! 🙂

  2. Sad to read about your ongoing eye sufferings HJ, I can empathize having ongoing eye injections and gradually decreasing vision. Praying improvement comes soon and that you and your family stay safe during Covid.

  3. I am so sorry about your eye surgeries, and your difficult situation. My goodness, I don’t know how you’ve managed to keep up your beautiful blog while struggling with this!
    Sending you good thoughts and wishes for a quick recovery.
    Be safe,
    Kindest regards,
    Julie

    • The operation on my left eye was a success and I will be ready for the operation on my left eye to be done on Sep.16. Thank you so much, dear Julie.

  4. I need cataract surgery and a vitrectomy, but have put them off because I’m a coward. Plus, I’m extremely uncomfortable lying on my back. Eye surgery is even more complicated if patient is thrashing around. Wish I had your courage, or maybe the doc can give me an elephant tranquilizer!

    • If you put that in a different angle, I had fears myself, like any other human being. But my fears were of loss of my eyesight. Just imagine not being able to see my family, nor exercise my career of Psychology Therapist, neither Art, Photography, Birds, Nature etc.Am I a coward? Thank you for sharing, David. 🙂

  5. Dear HJ, I am sorry you have had so many problems with your eyes. Our eyes and vision, so precious. But I am glad you found solutions, have a plan, and are having your corneas corrected. You are brave. I really like the boat photos, and wish you the best in your healing process.

    • It is so nice of you to wish me the best in the process of my operations to correct my corneas. Sep. 16, I will be operated on my left eye. Not a walk in the park… Thanks so much, my dear friend. 🙂

  6. Oh HJ! I am so sorry you have had such trouble with your eyes. I am glad your right eye is healing well and best of luck for the operation on your left eye. I will be thinking of you 🙂

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