Friday, March 26, 2010

Life Can Be Like That

Went walking in the border ranges a couple of weeks ago....a beautiful place...good for the soul...

I will not talk about it as the images say it all.....and am a little down and this should pick me up....Why am I down, no you did not ask but I am going to tell....

Yesterday afternoon the dogs went beserk and I peeked out the window and my friend Philip who lives down the road about 10 ks down the road....he was staggering with a hole in his head above his left eye a broken arm hanging and half his cheek hanging down his face....I steadied him and put him in my car which was about 6 metres away rushed inside and rang 000.....I received such a fright as thought the hole in his head was a bullet hole and looked like one.  I did know the neighbour down that end of the road had fired a shot over his head on one occassion.....hill people here, fueding.....playing banjos...

Emergency services were here within minutes, how lucky are we in Australia, two Ambulances, Police and my yapping dogs, and my mother collecting dirty rags to put on his head, thinking that would make him feel better!!!.  His short term memory has disappeared...I am friends with his daughter who lives in Fernvale and his wife was away on a training course....eventually tracked down his whole family to get into Toowoomba.... It was not bullet hole, what caused it is a mystery,  cerebral fluid was leaking from his ear.....He does not know what happened to him....and I do not know if his short term memory will return.....I can not speak of this to the locals as is too shocking and am just here now telling the whole world...I did ring a friend and he did not listen......I had decided way back not to put anything bad on this blog but there you go and there I go.....

9 Comments:

Blogger diane said...

Lizzy your photos are out of this world. Come and teach me how.
What a horrible shock for you to find your neighbour like that. Its a wonder he remembered how o get to you..Is he going to be OK?

March 26, 2010 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Diane,

Sometime it would be my pleasure to show you some of the sights I have experienced of late...and show you what I have learnt with the camera...and I still have a long way to go...
I believe Philip will be ok, Philip's wife Tanya called in this morning and told me so..I think I have experienced just a small touch of what happens when violence is involved....I will be embarrassed in a few days time for being such an emotional mess...and Philip is the one with the injuries to this point he can not remember anything....

March 26, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Simone said...

Lizzie, natural instinct took over and you just did what needed to be done for your friend Phillip. that's a brave thing!! Alot of people just would of stood there and panicked, and you have the right for tears as he is your friend and that just show you care from the heart. Keep it beating my friend.
ove the pic's, always do, you always captured the true essence of what is in front of you. xo

March 27, 2010 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Barry Nong said...

It has all the signs of an
ALIEN ABDUCTION!!!

Was his bum sore?

March 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Artoholic said...

Now if that had been me I wuld have fellen to pieces. When 2 little boys were run over and landed on our lawn, I was filled with such horror, adrenlin and a whole host of other emotions. Blankets were taken out, ambos called and then I called my nurse friend just to make sure there was nothing else that could be done.

I admire that you soooo kept your head in the crisis.

And as for your photos - stunningly gorgeous as ususal.

Cheers,

Cindy

April 9, 2010 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Artoholic said...

I forgot to ask, are thses your postcards, and are they for sale?

April 9, 2010 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Hi Lizzy. Love your pictures. What a horrible experience you had to go through. I have one bit of advice for you about your blog - it is very hard on the eyes to read white on black. Not sure if you would consider changing to a different layout? Check out my blog at www.onthebrightside-angela.blogspot.com for some positive stories. I'll be back!
~Angela

April 12, 2010 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Neil Mc Core said...

I love the waterfall and the mist, i think your photos are very beautiful and artistically perfect

May 3, 2010 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger youthfood said...

Your photos are truly amazing...I love your photos ..Did you take them by urself???

May 6, 2010 at 3:48 PM  

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