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How I Endured Cancer Treatments

The promise of getting out in the field with my camera at least 2 or 3 "good days" out of every 2-week treatment during 2010 kept me more than just a little sane while surgery, chemo and radiation ravaged my body. The vast majority of these images were taken during that year-long journey to wellness. This is a tribute gallery to the Great Physician who picked up the pieces and completely healed me of Stage 3 Breast Cancer after man's medicine brought me to the brink of death.
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Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Downstream Vista
Downstream Vista
Playing on the Moose
Playing on the Moose
Moose River I
Moose River I
Up the Lazy Moose River
Up the Lazy Moose River
Lyonsdale Tailrace
Lyonsdale Tailrace
Autumn Colors
Autumn Colors
Red-tailed Hawk Portrait
Red-tailed Hawk Portrait
Cheveyo
Cheveyo
Zena's  Stare
Zena's Stare
Sleepy Barn Owl
Sleepy Barn Owl
Cross Spider ~ Araneus diadematus
Cross Spider ~ Araneus diadematus
The Big Gulp
The Big Gulp
Gray Treefrog ~ Hyla versicolor
Gray Treefrog ~ Hyla versicolor
Variable Darners ~ Aeshna interrupta
Variable Darners ~ Aeshna interrupta
Adirondack River Guide I
Adirondack River Guide I
Adirondack River Guide II
Adirondack River Guide II
Secretive Bicknell's Thrush
Secretive Bicknell's Thrush
Hickory Tussock Moth ~ Lophocampa caryae
Hickory Tussock Moth ~ Lophocampa caryae
Clouded Sulphur ~ Colias philodice
Clouded Sulphur ~ Colias philodice
Wandering Glider ~ Pantala flavescens
Wandering Glider ~ Pantala flavescens
Black Saddlebags ~ Tramea lacerata
Black Saddlebags ~ Tramea lacerata
Sympetrum Species
Sympetrum Species
Large Milkweed Bug ~ Oncopeltus fasciatus
Large Milkweed Bug ~ Oncopeltus fasciatus
Tachnid Xanthomelanous
Tachnid Xanthomelanous
Autumn Meadowhawk ~ Sympetrum vicinum
Autumn Meadowhawk ~ Sympetrum vicinum
Coreidae ~ Leaf-footed Bug
Coreidae ~ Leaf-footed Bug
Peck's Skipper
Peck's Skipper
Asterocampa celtis - Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa celtis - Hackberry Emperor
Chinavia hilaris - Green Stink Bug Nymph
Chinavia hilaris - Green Stink Bug Nymph
Sitting Osprey
Sitting Osprey
Dorocordulia libera - Racket-tailed Emerald
Dorocordulia libera - Racket-tailed Emerald
Snowy Beak
Snowy Beak
Bald Eagle Juvenile in Flight
Bald Eagle Juvenile in Flight
Catch of the Day
Catch of the Day
Juvenile Bald Eagle
Juvenile Bald Eagle
Taking Flight
Taking Flight
Adult Bald Eagle
Adult Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Thorny Browse
Thorny Browse
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Slate-colored Junco
Slate-colored Junco
More Than He Can Chew
More Than He Can Chew
Passing of the Fish
Passing of the Fish
Feeding the Eagle
Feeding the Eagle
Cheese
Cheese
Eurasian Lynx Takes Catnap
Eurasian Lynx Takes Catnap
Waking Wolf
Waking Wolf
Upside Down Tundra
Upside Down Tundra
Tundra  Swan Juvenile
Tundra Swan Juvenile
Sleeping Beauty ~ Tundra Swan
Sleeping Beauty ~ Tundra Swan
Sleepy Wood Ducks
Sleepy Wood Ducks
Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Duck
Common Goldeneye Drake
Common Goldeneye Drake
Common Goldeneye Hen
Common Goldeneye Hen
Common Redpoll Male
Common Redpoll Male
Hoary Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Common Merganser Take Off
Common Merganser Take Off
Male Hairy Woodpecker
Male Hairy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker Female
Downy Woodpecker Female
Blue Jay
Blue Jay
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Male Northern Cardinal
Male Northern Cardinal
Female Northern Cardinal
Female Northern Cardinal
Life Sighting Harlequin Drake
Life Sighting Harlequin Drake
Cooper's Hawk Eating Squirrel
Cooper's Hawk Eating Squirrel
Cooper's Hawk on Kill
Cooper's Hawk on Kill
Cooper's Hawk Hen
Cooper's Hawk Hen
Male Northern Cardinal
Male Northern Cardinal
Female Northern Cardinal
Female Northern Cardinal
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Gray Squirrel
Gray Squirrel
Male Common Redpoll
Male Common Redpoll
Female Common Redpoll
Female Common Redpoll
Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker Male
Red-bellied Woodpecker Male
Slate-colored Junco
Slate-colored Junco
Autumn Near Conquest
Autumn Near Conquest
Setting His Sights!
Setting His Sights!
American Pipit
American Pipit
Sacket's Harbor
Sacket's Harbor
Acronicta impressa - Impressed Dagger Moth - Hodges#9261
Acronicta impressa - Impressed Dagger Moth - Hodges#9261
Fishing Pals ~ Emmett & Jackson
Fishing Pals ~ Emmett & Jackson
Cupido comyntas - Eastern Tailed-Blue
Cupido comyntas - Eastern Tailed-Blue
Moody Dock in the Morning
Moody Dock in the Morning
Emerging from the Fog ~ Tupper Lake
Emerging from the Fog ~ Tupper Lake
A Moody Doe
A Moody Doe
Family Affair
Family Affair
Common Merganser Hen
Common Merganser Hen
American Black Duck
American Black Duck
Got My Eye On You!
Got My Eye On You!
Orange Sulphur ~ Colias eurytheme
Orange Sulphur ~ Colias eurytheme
Acronicta oblinita - Smeared Dagger Moth - Hodges#9272
Acronicta oblinita - Smeared Dagger Moth - Hodges#9272
Pantala flavescens ~ Wandering Glider Male
Pantala flavescens ~ Wandering Glider Male
Pantala flavescens ~ Wandering Glider Male
Pantala flavescens ~ Wandering Glider Male
Lance-tipped Darner ~ Aeshna constricta
Lance-tipped Darner ~ Aeshna constricta
Lance-tipped Darner ~ Aeshna constricta
Lance-tipped Darner ~ Aeshna constricta
Lance-tipped Darner ~ Aeshna constricta
Lance-tipped Darner ~ Aeshna constricta
Monarch Chrysalis
Monarch Chrysalis
Tramea lacerata - Black Saddlebags
Tramea lacerata - Black Saddlebags
Mating Colias eurytheme ~ Orange Sulphurs
Mating Colias eurytheme ~ Orange Sulphurs
Lycaena hyllus - Bronze Copper on New England Asters
Lycaena hyllus - Bronze Copper on New England Asters
Enallagma hageni ~ Hagen's Bluet
Enallagma hageni ~ Hagen's Bluet
Bronze Copper ~ Lycaena hyllus
Bronze Copper ~ Lycaena hyllus
Meadow Fritillary ~ Boloria bellona
Meadow Fritillary ~ Boloria bellona
Cupido comyntas ~ Eastern Tailed-Blue Male
Cupido comyntas ~ Eastern Tailed-Blue Male
Cupido comyntas ~ Eastern Tailed-Blue Female
Cupido comyntas ~ Eastern Tailed-Blue Female
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluet Male
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluet Male
Familiar Bluets ~ Enallagma civile
Familiar Bluets ~ Enallagma civile
Clouded Sulphur ~ Colias philodice
Clouded Sulphur ~ Colias philodice
Sweetflag Spreadwing ~ Lestes forcipatus Female
Sweetflag Spreadwing ~ Lestes forcipatus Female
Prochoerodes lineola - Large Maple Spanworm - Hodges#6982
Prochoerodes lineola - Large Maple Spanworm - Hodges#6982
Pearl Crescent ~ Phyciodes tharos
Pearl Crescent ~ Phyciodes tharos
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Microcentrum rhombifolium - Greater Angle-wing Katydid
Microcentrum rhombifolium - Greater Angle-wing Katydid
Female of the Lestes disjunctus Complex
Female of the Lestes disjunctus Complex
Calico Pennant Male ~ Celithemis elisa
Calico Pennant Male ~ Celithemis elisa
Halloween Pennant ~ Celithemis eponina
Halloween Pennant ~ Celithemis eponina
American Rubyspot Male ~ Hetaerina americana
American Rubyspot Male ~ Hetaerina americana
American Rubyspot Male ~ Hetaerina americana
American Rubyspot Male ~ Hetaerina americana
Ovipositing Powdered Dancers ~ Argia moesta
Ovipositing Powdered Dancers ~ Argia moesta
Powdered Dancer Male ~ Argia moesta
Powdered Dancer Male ~ Argia moesta
Powdered Dancer Female ~ Argia moesta
Powdered Dancer Female ~ Argia moesta
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluet Male
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluet Male
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluet Teneral Male
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluet Teneral Male
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluets w/Blue Form Female
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluets w/Blue Form Female
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluets w/Brown Form Female
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluets w/Brown Form Female
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluets w/Brown Form Female
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluets w/Brown Form Female
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluets w/Olive Form Female
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluets w/Olive Form Female
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluets w/Olive Form Females
Enallagma civile ~ Familiar Bluets w/Olive Form Females
Eastern Amberwing Female ~ Perithemis tenera
Eastern Amberwing Female ~ Perithemis tenera
Limenitis archippus ~ Viceroy
Limenitis archippus ~ Viceroy
Papilio glaucus ~ Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus ~ Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Speyeria cybele - Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele - Great Spangled Fritillary
Danaus plexippus ~ Monarch Male
Danaus plexippus ~ Monarch Male
Danaus plexippus ~ Monarch Female
Danaus plexippus ~ Monarch Female
Female Monarch Close Up
Female Monarch Close Up
Limenitis arthemis ~ White Admiral Ventral
Limenitis arthemis ~ White Admiral Ventral
Cercyonis pegala - Common Wood Nymph - Hodges#4587
Cercyonis pegala - Common Wood Nymph - Hodges#4587
Chicory with Hover Fly
Chicory with Hover Fly
Syrphid Flies on Chicory
Syrphid Flies on Chicory
Thistle with Sweat Bees
Thistle with Sweat Bees
Polites peckius - Peck's Skipper - Hodges#4036
Polites peckius - Peck's Skipper - Hodges#4036
Polites peckius - Peck's Skipper - Hodges#4036
Polites peckius - Peck's Skipper - Hodges#4036
Ancyloxypha numitor ~ Least Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor ~ Least Skipper
Garden Orb Weaver ~ Argiope aurantia
Garden Orb Weaver ~ Argiope aurantia
Tiger Bee Fly ~ Xenox tigrinus
Tiger Bee Fly ~ Xenox tigrinus
Eastern Amberwing ~ Perithemis tenera
Eastern Amberwing ~ Perithemis tenera
Stream Bluet ~ Enallagma exsulans
Stream Bluet ~ Enallagma exsulans
Skimming Bluets ~ Enallagma geminatum in Wheel
Skimming Bluets ~ Enallagma geminatum in Wheel
Annual Cicada
Annual Cicada
Papilio polyxenes ~ Black Swallowtail Male
Papilio polyxenes ~ Black Swallowtail Male
Swamp Rose with Ant
Swamp Rose with Ant
Hagen's Bluets ~ Enallagma hageni
Hagen's Bluets ~ Enallagma hageni
Skimming Bluet ~ Enallagma geminatum
Skimming Bluet ~ Enallagma geminatum
Common Pondhawks in Wheel
Common Pondhawks in Wheel
Clouded Sulphur ~ Colias philodice
Clouded Sulphur ~ Colias philodice
Headshot of Male Meadowhawk
Headshot of Male Meadowhawk
Mature Sympetrum Male
Mature Sympetrum Male
Immature Male Sympetrum
Immature Male Sympetrum
Mature Female Sympetrum
Mature Female Sympetrum
Marsh Bluet ~ Enallagma ebrium
Marsh Bluet ~ Enallagma ebrium
Red Admiral Headshot
Red Admiral Headshot
Button Bush Blossom
Button Bush Blossom
Three Martins
Three Martins
Papilio glaucus - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Teneral Sympetrum
Teneral Sympetrum
Teneral Sympetrum
Teneral Sympetrum
Possible Female Stream Bluet ~ Enallagma exsulans
Possible Female Stream Bluet ~ Enallagma exsulans
The Gang of Four
The Gang of Four
Speyeria cybele - Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele - Great Spangled Fritillary
Calopteryx maculata - Ebony Jewelwing Male
Calopteryx maculata - Ebony Jewelwing Male
Calopteryx maculata - Ebony Jewelwing Male
Calopteryx maculata - Ebony Jewelwing Male
Black-eyed Susan
Black-eyed Susan
Blue Dasher ~ Pachydiplax longipennis Male
Blue Dasher ~ Pachydiplax longipennis Male
Celithemis elisa - Calico Pennant Male
Celithemis elisa - Calico Pennant Male
Kiss Me!!!
Kiss Me!!!
Princely Profile
Princely Profile
Black Swallowtail Ventral
Black Swallowtail Ventral
The Second Batch
The Second Batch
Red Milkweed Beetle
Red Milkweed Beetle
A Jelly Jam Up
A Jelly Jam Up
Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher
FOS Sympetrum
FOS Sympetrum
Baby Blues
Baby Blues
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
Purple Martin Female
Purple Martin Female
Apartment Life
Apartment Life
Emerging Annual Cicada
Emerging Annual Cicada
Sleepy Baby Blue Jay
Sleepy Baby Blue Jay
Baby House Wren
Baby House Wren
Papa House Wren Brings Dinner
Papa House Wren Brings Dinner
Never Ending Song of Love
Never Ending Song of Love
The Burden of the Beast
The Burden of the Beast
Duckling Soup
Duckling Soup
How Quickly They Grow!
How Quickly They Grow!
Libellula pulchella - Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Libellula pulchella - Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Libellula incesta - Slaty Skimmer
Libellula incesta - Slaty Skimmer
Enallagma exsulans  ~ Stream Bluet
Enallagma exsulans ~ Stream Bluet
Enallagma exsulans  ~  Stream Bluet Lateral
Enallagma exsulans ~ Stream Bluet Lateral
Nehalennia irene - Sedge Sprite
Nehalennia irene - Sedge Sprite
Blue Dasher ~ Pachydiplax longipennis Female
Blue Dasher ~ Pachydiplax longipennis Female
Elegant Spreadwing ~ Lestes inaequalis Male
Elegant Spreadwing ~ Lestes inaequalis Male
Freshly Emerged Pondhawk
Freshly Emerged Pondhawk
Erythemis simplicicollis - Eastern Pondhawk Male
Erythemis simplicicollis - Eastern Pondhawk Male
Widow Skimmer ~ Libellula luctuosa
Widow Skimmer ~ Libellula luctuosa
Libellula pulchella - Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Libellula pulchella - Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Sixspotted Fishing Spider ~ Dolomedes triton
Sixspotted Fishing Spider ~ Dolomedes triton
Eastern Forktail ~ Ischnura verticalis
Eastern Forktail ~ Ischnura verticalis
Eastern Forktail ~ Ischnura verticalis
Eastern Forktail ~ Ischnura verticalis
Petrophila canadensis - Canadian Petrophila - Hodges#4779
Petrophila canadensis - Canadian Petrophila - Hodges#4779
Water Snake
Water Snake
My Blue Boy
My Blue Boy
Willow Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher
Lazy Day
Lazy Day
Chalk-fronted Corporal ~ Ladona julia Male
Chalk-fronted Corporal ~ Ladona julia Male
Chalk-fronted Corporal ~ Ladona julia Female
Chalk-fronted Corporal ~ Ladona julia Female
Racket-tailed Emerald ~ Dorocordulia libera
Racket-tailed Emerald ~ Dorocordulia libera
Racket-tailed Emerald ~ Dorocordulia libera
Racket-tailed Emerald ~ Dorocordulia libera
Dot-tailed Whitefaces in Wheel
Dot-tailed Whitefaces in Wheel
Dot-tailed Whiteface ~ Leucorrhinia intacta
Dot-tailed Whiteface ~ Leucorrhinia intacta
Teneral Common Whitetail ~ Plathemis lydia
Teneral Common Whitetail ~ Plathemis lydia
Gomphaeschna furcillata - Harlequin Darner
Gomphaeschna furcillata - Harlequin Darner
Harlequin Darner ~ Gomphaeschna furcillata
Harlequin Darner ~ Gomphaeschna furcillata
Baskettail Eggs
Baskettail Eggs
Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle ~ Cicindela sexgutta
Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle ~ Cicindela sexgutta
Burr-pa-deeee!
Burr-pa-deeee!
Blue Boy
Blue Boy
Blue Belle
Blue Belle
Singing American Redstart Male
Singing American Redstart Male
Baltimore Oriole Female at Grape Jelly
Baltimore Oriole Female at Grape Jelly
Middle Earth
Middle Earth
Extremely Late Season Larva
Extremely Late Season Larva
My Oliver Twitch
My Oliver Twitch
My L'il Dude
My L'il Dude
Sneakers Has a New Home!
Sneakers Has a New Home!
Final Tribute to ZhiZhi the Huntress!
Final Tribute to ZhiZhi the Huntress!
Fall Fishing
Fall Fishing
Trumansburg Cemetary
Trumansburg Cemetary
Ghosty Barn for Halloween
Ghosty Barn for Halloween
Heavenly Rays
Heavenly Rays
HAY!!!
HAY!!!
Keuka Lake from Across the Vines
Keuka Lake from Across the Vines
Kasson Road in October
Kasson Road in October
Birch Swamp
Birch Swamp
Bluffs at Fair Haven
Bluffs at Fair Haven
Beaver Lake from Vann Road
Beaver Lake from Vann Road
Horseshoe Lake Inlet From Bridge
Horseshoe Lake Inlet From Bridge
Mature Male Autumn Meadowhawk ~ Sympetrum vicinum
Mature Male Autumn Meadowhawk ~ Sympetrum vicinum
Immature Male Sympetrum internum - Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
Immature Male Sympetrum internum - Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
Horseshoe Lake Inlet Tributary
Horseshoe Lake Inlet Tributary
Bog River on Tupper Lake
Bog River on Tupper Lake
Hidden Adirondacks
Hidden Adirondacks
Tupper Lake from Moody Cabin
Tupper Lake from Moody Cabin
Tupper Lake from Simon Pond
Tupper Lake from Simon Pond
Mirror Lake ~ Lake Placid, NY
Mirror Lake ~ Lake Placid, NY
Mating Lance-tipped Darners ~ Aeshna constricta
Mating Lance-tipped Darners ~ Aeshna constricta
Mating Lance-tipped Darners ~ Aeshna constricta
Mating Lance-tipped Darners ~ Aeshna constricta
My Life Porcupine
My Life Porcupine
Life Tule Bluet ~ Enallagma carunculatum Male
Life Tule Bluet ~ Enallagma carunculatum Male
Blue Form Female Tule Bluet ~ Enallagma carunculatum
Blue Form Female Tule Bluet ~ Enallagma carunculatum
White-faced Meadowhawk ~ Sympetrum obtrusum
White-faced Meadowhawk ~ Sympetrum obtrusum
Harvestman Spider with Mite
Harvestman Spider with Mite
Papaipema Species
Papaipema Species
Nepytia canosaria - False Hemlock Looper - Hodges#6906
Nepytia canosaria - False Hemlock Looper - Hodges#6906
Pearl Crescent ~ Phyciodes tharos
Pearl Crescent ~ Phyciodes tharos
Anax junius - Common Green Darner
Anax junius - Common Green Darner
Monarch Caterpillar
Monarch Caterpillar
Mating Pieris rapae - Cabbage Whites
Mating Pieris rapae - Cabbage Whites
Braconid Wasp Larvae Infestation
Braconid Wasp Larvae Infestation
Mating Colias eurytheme ~ Orange Sulphur
Mating Colias eurytheme ~ Orange Sulphur
Ichneumon ~ Pimpla female
Ichneumon ~ Pimpla female
Hovering
Hovering
Perched Red-Tail
Perched Red-Tail
Juvenile Harrier
Juvenile Harrier
Sandhill Cranes
Sandhill Cranes
Late Season Bluet
Late Season Bluet
Green-winged Teal Drake
Green-winged Teal Drake
Eastern Screech Owl
Eastern Screech Owl