Strangely Happy

Once upon a time

I held onto a dream

Of second chances

Waiting through the months of struggle

Never broken

The greys suddenly embraced the light

Colors of the changing season lured my eyes

The body felt lighter

Gratitude filled my soul

Now I can whistle a tune

Sing to the rhythm of autumn

Share my blessings



***Hip replacement surgery on Sept. 8 was successful and the body is slowly healing.

These photos were taken off my balcony early October. One day I’ll be able to touch a leaf personally and smell nature up close.

Now only the yellows are entrancing the eye. Soon winter will wrap its cold finger around the landscape.

Quality of life has improved and my step is lighter.

I am strangely happy.

About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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29 Responses to Strangely Happy

  1. sgeoil says:

    I am so happy for you! These are lovely photos.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you so much, Heather. I’m on the journey to find myself with a new perspective and a sense of overwhelming gratitude. Hope you have a great day.

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for spreading your joy, Olga.

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  3. VJ Knutson says:

    So glad to hear your surgery went well, Olga. You must be feeling some relief to have that over with. Beautiful photos. Your words really capture the mood.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, V.J. Pleased to hear from you again. Yes, I was more than a bit apprehensive about the whole process. The unknown can be very scary. I had a great surgeon though. Hope things are getting resolved with you and Ric. May this day bring you joy.

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  4. Leya says:

    Happy it worked out well for you! I can see it feels like a new life! Beautifully presented.

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  5. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    That’s wonderful news Olga! Your photographs are beautiful as always and we wish you a smooth and speedy recovery 🤗💖🙏 xxx

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  6. I hope you heal up gently and as quickly as possible, so you can get out there in nature again. I love your poem, it really speaks to me

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  7. memadtwo says:

    Excellent news! (K)

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  8. oneletterup says:

    Fantastic news! Lovely photos that tell a story along with your poem. Healing from surgery can take time, but there’s hope at the end of recovery. So glad it is working out for you.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Andrea. Yes, I’m full of hope and following my physio program. This Spring may find me photographing nature the way I use to. I may even hug a tree. Ha ha! Hope all is well with you.

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      • oneletterup says:

        You’re welcome! I look forward to your nature photos when you’re ready to get out there again. I’m hanging in there waiting for “normal” to return in some form.

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        • Olga says:

          “Normal” can take many forms. I’m getting closer to my personal “normal”. Hoping you find the “normal” you are waiting for. I think the world will eventually find a “new normal”, but there are always unknowns. I’m excited for the future possibilities to renew my passion for nature photography.


  9. AKwafrigeria says:

    Great writer🥰

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