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Lucky Bell, Lucky Day


Lucky Bells on a shopping street in Seoul, South Korea, in May.

Today is Friday the 13th, my birthday!
In 63 years, this will make my 10th Friday-the-13th birthday.
I have never had an unlucky Friday-the-13th birthday!

Today I have surgery to remove a "bucket-handle" meniscus tear in my left knee.
I feel lucky with my Lucky Bell! 


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Lucky Bell, Lucky Day


Lucky Bells on a shopping street in Seoul, South Korea, in May.

Today is Friday the 13th, my birthday!
In 63 years, this will make my 10th Friday-the-13th birthday.
I have never had an unlucky Friday-the-13th birthday!

Today I have surgery to remove a "bucket-handle" meniscus tear in my left knee.
I feel lucky with my Lucky Bell! 


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (46)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 13 Jun 2008, 01:40
These bells are great. Love the colors...and especially love the reflective ornament in the middle. Nice!!!

And - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope it's special. It'll definitely be lucky!
Ginnie Hart: I feel so very lucky, Marcie, even without this Lucky Bell. grin I am one lucky person, period. Thank you.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 13 Jun 2008, 02:20
Happy birthday Ginnie remember to start walking and lots of movement of that knee,or you will get a stiff joint.Advice from somebody who has been on both sides of the knife.
Ginnie Hart: Your advice is well-taken, dear Vintage! My problem may be in over-doing it, so I will make sure I find out from the doctor what I CAN'T do before my stitches come out. I know me. I will not let anything hold me down. smile Thanks.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 13 Jun 2008, 02:35
Happy birthday, Ginnie. It's a lovely lucky photo and I hope your recovery goes smoothly.
Ginnie Hart: Your birthday wishes and recovery thoughts mean a lot, Larry. Thank you kindly.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 13 Jun 2008, 02:59
Happy Birthday and I hope the surgery goes well. I love these bells and your image is exceptional.
Ginnie Hart: I feel very celebrated today, Sherri. Thank you for your part!
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • 13 Jun 2008, 04:22
happy b-day, dear. wish you well with the surgery. Hope one day you'll play soccer again. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I will definitely play soccer again, dear VZ. grin Watch me. Thank you, kind sir.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Jun 2008, 04:49
Love the image, Ginnie.
Happy birthday. Hope the surgery doesn't keep you away from your camera.
Ginnie Hart: You know me, Ray. I'm just as bad as you! grin Thank you!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jun 2008, 04:58
Van harte gefeliciteerd met jouw verjaardag, Happy Birthday Ginnie.
These Bells are ontzettend mooi, they look like they have also the most beautiful sound to give, great processing here, great framing too, I think you came short of eyes in that magnificent Palace you visited.
Heel veel sterkte with your surgery.....I already know what the doctor will prescribe just like Vintage said....'fly to Holland asap and go on picture hunts with somebody who lives there and walk, walk and walk and you will be a happy camper in no time'winksmiletongue
Ginnie Hart: Ontzettend bedankt, lieve Astrid, voor jouw verjaardags groeten. You know that nothing will hold me down. If anything, I will have to make sure I don't over-do it too soon. In a week's time I will be back in AMS to walk, walk, walk again with someone who will help me get back to full strength. And I will indeed be a happy camper. smile
Happy birthday Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, dear Chris! smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 13 Jun 2008, 07:34
Fantastic bells Ginnie and wishing you a fantastic birthday despite the op.
Ginnie Hart: With all these birthday greetings, I already feel recovered, Aussie...before the operation! smile
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope all goes well with the operation....did anyone buy you a jumper for your birthdaytongue Love the picture the sepia tone works a treat
Ginnie Hart: HA! You sure gave me a laugh, Bill, trying to figure that one out! The day's not over yet, of course, so who knows if a jumper is yet in the forecast. I 'spect yours is all I'll get, but it's enough. Thank you kindly.
  • FLOOG
  • Peacefully viewing life
  • 13 Jun 2008, 07:43
Happy birthday Ginnie, and I wish you success with the Op, and as little discomfort as possible.

I think this is a wonderful photograph. The subject matter, lighting and perspective are superb.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Paul. Thank you so much. The surgery isn't until 1p my time here in Atlanta, which is 5 hours from now. But I expect it to go off without any hitch.
Happy Birthday, good luck with the op and I like your tonewink
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, dear Nigel.
Happy birthday Ginnie. I love the tones here.
I hope the surgery goes well and that you'll recover soonest.
Ginnie Hart: That means a lot to me, Richard. Thank you kindly.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent
  • 13 Jun 2008, 08:20
The bells will ring for you today Ginniesmile
Good luck with the surgery, but I know you wont need it.wink
Love the processing and the framing.

I would like to see the person who tried to hold you downgrin I have never seen a woman on the go as much as you so walking will be a joy to youwink

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, lieve Tracy. It would take a lot to hold me down. In no time at all I'll be taking those long walks with you! Thank you, lieve vriend.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 13 Jun 2008, 09:41
Happy Birthday Ginnie! The bells are awesome, the colors you've managed to get there are spectacular. Your birthday is 2 days before mine! Wish the best of luck to you on your surgery. I'll be looking forward to more photos!
Ginnie Hart: Another Gemini! I should have known. So Happy Birthday to you, too, Brian. Thank you much for your own best wishes.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jun 2008, 09:49
Happy Birthday Ginnie - I see you are a Gemini like Blackdog - it's his birthday tomorrow too. Love the tones and the selective focus on the photograph.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ingrid, and as you know, Gemini rule! grin Happy birthday to Mike! Thanks for the wishes and for the heads-up.
  • dafredo
  • France
  • 13 Jun 2008, 10:20
Hi Ginnie, beautiful one !!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Frederic.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 13 Jun 2008, 10:24
The very best of luck today, Ginnie, hope it goes swimmingly for you.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I expect nothing but the best! smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jun 2008, 10:26
love the sepia tone
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chantal.
  • padraig
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jun 2008, 11:35
I like the bells, nice capture. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, its my cousins birthday today also and he's just finished safely a six month tour in Basra, Iraq, So I agree, friday 13th isn't all bad! Good luck with your knee I hope all goes well and you recover quickly.
Ginnie Hart: I'm so glad your cousin also has had a good Friday the 13th, Padraig. Thank you for your nice wishes!
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 13 Jun 2008, 11:43
Happy birthday Ginnie!Have a good day smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Zohre.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 13 Jun 2008, 11:53
Nice one Ginnie, great DOF!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Happy, Happy Birthday and regarding the surgery, I hope you can remember the day. Those drugs to make you forget sure work on me.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I guess they make them for a reason, Mary. But after awhile, I usually like to "feel the pain" (I'm weird, I know) so that I know I'm healing. But then, I'm a redhead and have a higher tolerance for it. smile Thanks for your kind thoughts and wishes.
Ha Ginnie I've just worked out that I'm just a few weeks younger than you smile richard.

By the way bad luck has nothing to to do with certain days, ladders, black cats and the numerous other things that are used to suggest the notion. You bring/make your own luck and ... well I need say no more. Make sure you blow all the candles out in one blow.
richard
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree with you about bad luck, Richard. I think that's why I never had any bad Friday-the-13ths. I am always intentional about a positive approach to life, every day. I think you attract what you "intend."

So, we are partners in age! I like that. smile Thank you, kind sir.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Jun 2008, 13:22
Ginnie, I would like to touch one bell after the other in order to strike up a beautiful song for you: "Happy birthday...', whatever you are wishing for yourself and your dears, it may get fulfilled... Today I think of you with the best wishes that the surgery goes well! (And I can imagine your knee-situation)
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, lieve Philine! I can hear the music of your bells and am enthralled. Thank you.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 13 Jun 2008, 13:23
Happy birthday and all the best, Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: I love it, Carsten. Thank you.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Jun 2008, 13:33
Hope your knee mends ok Ginnie, and the bells work their magic for you. A happy Birthday as well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Les. I expect a "perfect" recovery and will do my best to make it happen.
  • Wilma
  • United States
  • 13 Jun 2008, 14:36
Happy Birthday! What a bummer that you are having surgery on your birthday!
See you soon!
Ginnie Hart: WOW! WILMA! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. You have totally made my day! smile If the surgery makes my knee better, I'll be a happy camper. My first surgery on it was 34 years ago, before Mark was born, so it was bound to happen again. It's better than a knee replacement, I assume.
Happy Birthday Ginnie, caught up with me until July! Hope all goes well with knee. Nice picture by the way, love the toning. have a restful weekend. Brian.
Ginnie Hart: The surgery is now done, Brian, and I am back home. So now the recovery will happen and before I know, I'll be back to normal with a better knee...for all those photo hunts to come. Thanks. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 13 Jun 2008, 15:57
This is very nice! Good DOF and great tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. The lucky bells worked because I am now back home after surgery and will now be on the mend. smile
C'est tellement criant de vérité que l'on entend sonner les cloches !
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Ceanothe. Thank you. smile
Hey, Ginnie - here's ringing your 'lucky' bell and hoping the surgery goes well. Have a great weekend.

Ding! Ding! smile
Ginnie Hart: You rang my bell and it worked, Alex! smile The surgery was done before it was scheduled to start because the doctor came early. It took only 1/2 hour. I have had no pain to speak of and was able to climb up and down the stairs the minute I got home. I'm a happy camper. smile Thank you so much.
Many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, happy returns Ginnie XXXXX Chris

Fine picture too smile
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, Chris. Thank you. (I think you stopped before you got to 63, however. grin )
A magnificent detail. Crop very good. But what I more like shining bleaching maintaining a very homogeneous general tone!
Ginnie Hart: I've been in a toning-down mode lately, José Angel. smile Thanks.
Opss! Just a moment! What I am reading! It is your birthday! Wow!
"Happy, happy in your day, small friend God bless you, who reigns La Paz in your day and which you are very happy! "

P.D.: What is in inverted commas is the literal translation of a song that is sung in some places of Spain to congratulate the years! You must add music: D

FELIZ, FELIZ EN TU DIA, AMIGUITA QUE DIOS TE BENDIGA, QUE REINE LA PAZ EN TU DÍA Y QUE SEAS MUY FELIZ!!!
Ginnie Hart: I love it, José Angel. You were one of two people who actually sang to me on my birthday! My sister from Chicago also sang. grin Muchas gracias.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 14 Jun 2008, 04:32
Another surreal shot - thanks, and happy birthday, Alix and Brian
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Alix and Brian. I had a good, "normal" day. smile
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINNIE AND GOOD LUCK WITH THE SURGERY, My darling friend I miss you dearly and really can't wait to see you again! Was looking through our amsterdam shots and miss you dearly. Please keep in touch!!!
Ginnie Hart: LADY! How good to see you back! The surgery was done before it was scheduled to start because the doctor came early. It took only 1/2 hour. I have had no pain to speak of and was able to climb up and down the stairs the minute I got home. I'm a happy camper. It made for a very nice birthday (even though Donica is in China right now!). Thank you so much for stopping by again.
Oh by the way, love the image, it makes me so want to start blogging again!
Ginnie Hart: Just do it, Lady! Just do it. smile
Happy Birthday and hopefully many more to come. Take it slow after your surgery too. Your picture here is beautiful. The way you framed and composed this shot is what makes this one so lovely. The tones and DOF are perfect, really a great job on this image. South Korea, you really do get around Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I am being forced to go slowly, John, because of the pain. UGH. But I assume it will only get easier with each passing day. Thank you for your kind comment, in every way. I am very lucky to get around as much as I do!
  • Daniel
  • Australia
  • 15 Jun 2008, 01:12
Lovely polished shot andnice narrative. Hope you had another lucky Friday 13thsmile
Ginnie Hart: It was indeed lucky, Daniel, in that the surgery was successful. No pain on THAT day...but I sure do have it now. sad Oh well. To be expected. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.
Happy birthday smile

I love the sound of bells hanging out in the wind. Very nice tones of colour in this pic
Ginnie Hart: I love that sound, too, Aksel. The music of the spheres!
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 15 Jun 2008, 14:09
Happy Birthday Ginnie smile
I hope you feel lucky everyday.
Have a good surgery, I know It's nothing for you. wink
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Arash, I DO feel lucky every day, in spite of the pain. Very lucky. Thanks!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Jun 2008, 17:14
What a date for a surgery - on your birthday. Can't say happy birthday, because it hardly will be. Congratulations will still be in order - so congratulations. My guess is 36 years old smile

I hope the surgery went well and you won't be out of circulation too long.

Great picture, like selective colours but on gold i.s.o. b&w.
Ginnie Hart: On Friday I was on top of the world with no pain whatsoever, Louis. But it hit me like a ton of bricks after 26 hours, when the anesthesia wore off. UGH. Oh well. I keep saying, "this, too, shall pass." Thanks for your concern. Every day should get better and better!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal (lisbon)
  • 17 Jun 2008, 21:47
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINNIE!!! (sorry for the delay...too much work in the end of the school term) Let me send you a big candle-kiss for you to blow and make a wish smilegrin
(It was funny to discover that your birthday is a dau before mine smile I blew the candles on the 14th smile)
I hope that your surgery goes well and that you have a fast recover!

If your bells are as magic as they are wonderful, than everything will be alright!
Ginnie Hart: I should have known we were fellow Gemini, Lina! Sure makes sense to me. So, what year were YOU born?? How many candles?? smile

The surgery has been harder than I expected but that's probably because I over-did it the first 26 hours when I felt no pain! Now I'm making up for that. But "this too shall pass," so each day is getting better. Thank you for your birthday AND recovery wishes! Happy Birthday to you, too!!
Awesome shot. Writing this comment was difficult coz I didn't want to stop staring at this and scroll down to write smile
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Thomas!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINNIE.
The health blessing from the Lord always was with you.
Godbless you, Ginnie.
Regards From Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Bram. Thank you.

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