Spring Colds (elfje)

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Leaky Nose
Four Years Old
She grabbed my hand
Love

Common Colds can be caused by over 200 different viruses. These viruses can enter your body when you come in contact with a person who is already sick with a virus. Since most cold viruses are spread through respiratory droplets, covering coughs and sneezes and proper hand washing are extremely important to prevent spreading your cold to others around you.

When your immune system recognizes that there is a cold virus present, it begins to attack it. Your body experiences “side effects” of this attack, like congestion and cough. When your immune system successfully fights off the virus, symptoms resolve. Most colds will last 5 to 7 days.

Allergies, unlike colds, are not contagious.  They are caused by exposure to allergens; such as dust, dander, mold, or pollen. When your immune system senses a specific allergen it is sensitive to, chemicals called histamines are released. These histamines trigger symptoms like runny nose, coughing, and sneezing. Since your immune system has no way of fighting off the allergens, symptoms caused by allergies tend to last much longer than symptoms from a common, viral cold.

Differences between a cold and allergies:

Characteristics

Cold

Allergy

Duration

3-14   days

Days to months, as long as there is continued exposure to the allergen

Time of   Year

Commonly during the winter, but possible at any time.

Any time of year, but some allergens appear seasonally.

Onset of   Symptoms

A few days after infection with a virus

Immediately after exposure to the allergen.

Symptoms

Cold

Allergy

Cough

Often

Sometimes

Aches

Sometimes

Never

Fatigue

Sometimes

Sometimes

Fever

Sometimes

Never

Itchy.  watery eyes

Rarely

Often

Sore Throat

Often

Sometimes

Runny or  stuffy nose

Often (usually thicker discharge)

Often (usually thinner discharge)

Thank you to PhysicianOne Urgent Care Website


travel (elfje)

Simon Bolz Ibiza

Bright

sizzling heat

head down south

sand in strange places

Beach

Photo: Simon Bolz

D/s (elfje)

Ball Gag and Mask

Restrained
Spread Wide
Master Speaks His Command
Orgasm


ameliorate – elfje

 

Assessment
Laying Low
Healing to occur

Surroundings shift and change
Alive


aging (elfje)


skin
sloughed off
elegant glowing nether
flexible sinuous exotic presentation
rebirth


Shoe Speak (elfje)

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dievca: NYC graffiti

Heels
Raw Sex
Buckles, leather, attitude
They speak to me
Dangerous


Bonita

winter-benchWinter
she waits
sharing her joy
He feels the warmth.
Bonita

A Bonita is usually an enchanting, positive, free loving soul. Her intuition is always spot on and you can never keep things from her for too long. She is kind, courageous, empathetic, intelligent and has a great sense of self-righteous justice. She makes a great mother if she has children. Her laugh is contagious, she has a great sense of humor. A loyal friend, honest and places a high priority on the value and roles of partnership in any relationship.

As stunning on the outside as she is on the inside, she is said to be one of the most breathtakingly beautiful creatures on this earth. Kind, humble, modest and a little self-conscious at times, her only fault is doubting herself. She is very natural and down to earth, lots of people want to be her friend. Self-reclusive and sometimes very quiet, spontaneous and independent.


jeseň (elfje)

Mermaid's Kiss

succulent
the Mermaid
cusp of dreams
last kiss of Summertide
vicissitude

 


Emerging from the cocoon – Elfje

20151108_090731-1-3I had a wonderful evening.
Wine, dinner, conversation.
Dessert, coffee, sex.
Deep sleep.

Early in the morning,
I became a butterfly and emerged from my cocoon
after being given so great a gift.
You.

Cocoon
Shared Sheets
Until the Dawn
So great a Gift
You


Last Roses of Summer – Elfje

Yellow Rose 9-20-2015Diminutive
Scented Rose
Bold and Exquisite
Will you last Forever?
Fade
Red Rose 9-20-2015

Photos: dievca - Hudson River, NYC

Fire Island ~ elfje

girl-leaping-into-air-at-beachBeach
Fire Island
Seize the Sun
End of Summer Arrives
Sadness…

dievca spent her last beach weekend on Fire Island with friends. It was absolutely gorgeous. dievca still has those childhood feelings of sadness when the summer ends….sigh.
That’s all, Folks, until next summer.

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Photos: Leap - unknown, Sunrise/Waves Fire Island 2015 - dievca

Elfje: NYC law

Topless
I lay
On the beach
Is there a problem?
Ixnay!

Lee Miller Sunbathing in France

Lee Miller Sunbathing in France

NYC has a law which allows Women to go topless. Most are not bold enough to utilize the law, but dievca thinks of it each time she wants to sunbathe topless on the fire escape.