I should have taken advantage of the rain this winter practicing rain drop photos, but Babesiosis is a bitch. Sometimes I think if it were only *just* #Lymedisease and *just* Borrelia I had to manage, it would be a piece of cake. I've made tons of progress treating Lyme-MSIDS & CVID these past 3 years. My joint pain is gone, my immune system is improved, but not fully recovered. Yet Babesiosis, a red blood cell disease which came along with the Borrelia transmitted by a tick bite, just won't quit me. Being vertical is a challenge. My heart races and my blood pressure drops and everything goes black if I move too quickly, which is known as POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) or sometimes called Dysautonomia. This, coupled with difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, difficulty standing, ice pick headaches behind the eye brows, and light and sound sensitivity all hit me end of December. So I've been treating it, AGAIN, leaving my mind and body out of service. Meanwhile, I managed to screw up cleaning my camera sensor twice now, because my brain is about as bright as Alaska in December. But here's a photo of a blooming magnolia on my still-dirty sensor. After a long, dry, hot summer left the leaves of my magnolia trees scorched, I thought I would lose all three newly planted trees. But now they are blooming. So I have that going for me, which is nice.