Visual Escapes and Daily Inspirations: Share Yours

Posted by John, Volunteer Mentor @johnbishop, Mar 16 6:25pm

Let's create a space to offer a daily reprieve.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty and fear into our lives. Some of that fear and uncertainty can be caused by over thinking what is going on or unnecessarily worrying. So, I'm making sure I wash my hands frequently, not touching my face, staying away from social gatherings and all of the recommended guidelines to help avoid getting or spreading COVID-19 but it can be a little boring. I try to not watch news all day long while I'm in this self imposed captivity. I like to take pictures of birds and other creatures from my window as a welcome break.

I invite you to join me in sharing pictures, favorite poems, sayings, mottos, funny moments. Let's take a daily break together.

Board games- Sequence ( my fave) is awesome to play – Operation- mouse trap-parcheesi- monopoly
Great to be be be local- online or in person
Uno- card games is great for kids and adults
Dominos- my fave also. iPad

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Have to check out Sequence. We like and play the ones you mentioned. Bought a hand made Chinese Checkers with marbles for grands with plans to take it next visit. Not wanting to go out to mail it at this time but did send daughter a book of card games that I added extra postage for and sent from my mailbox.

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Looked out my window this morning and saw what I think is a Baird's Sparrow but I'm not sure. – cute little guy. I missed getting a photo of a bright red cardinal. They are really spooky if they see movement at a window.

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@johnbishop

Looked out my window this morning and saw what I think is a Baird's Sparrow but I'm not sure. – cute little guy. I missed getting a photo of a bright red cardinal. They are really spooky if they see movement at a window.

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Awww..

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I snapped a nice picture of this cutie during my walk today.
A nearby community began a teddy bear campaign to show support and solidarity during this period of social distancing. People are placing bears (or any stuffed animal) in windows, doors etc. Parents have been reported to be taking the kids on bear hunts by walking or cars, to see the bears.

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Rosemary, I wrote an almost identical post about the Bear Hunts today happening in our neighborhood in TX. But without the great photo you included! No idea where mine went. lol ALSO: RED & GREEN Signals: Another of our neighborhood facebook group reported her street residents are putting a green piece of paper in the windows for elderly/disabled…Green means all is ok; if it changes to Red, help is needed. Simply grand idea.

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@rosemarya

I snapped a nice picture of this cutie during my walk today.
A nearby community began a teddy bear campaign to show support and solidarity during this period of social distancing. People are placing bears (or any stuffed animal) in windows, doors etc. Parents have been reported to be taking the kids on bear hunts by walking or cars, to see the bears.

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@rosemarya That's a pretty big bear!
My neighbor across the street and I are doing a "whimsy corner". Yep, they are on a corner. It started with a tree piece that looked like bunny ears. So her husband painted it white, with pink inside ears, added whiskers and mouth. We have added a yellow plastic hat, basket with eggs, painted rocks for eggs, grass. I added a face mask yesterday, and stuffed "baby bunnies". Hopefully will get a picture in next couple of days when my resin coyote arrives here and gets added. The idea is to decorate the whimsy corner for each holiday or season.
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@rosemarya Cute bear here I was looking for a real one lol

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@lioness

@rosemarya Cute bear here I was looking for a real one lol

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Thanks for the laugh, @lioness!
When I am lucky enough to see a black bear on any hike, I've been lucky that it was far enough away, and headed in the opposite direction. I have attempted several photos, and unless I enlarge them, it just looks like a black blur in a thicket.
My husband and I did see a grizzly along the side of a trail in Glacier National Park some years ago. He was eating berries, and we got out of there quickly. I can't believe how many people asked us if we got a picture!

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@rosemarya Did you get a picture lol We have lots of bears coming out of the Mts. here in the foothills in Ca. Even we will see them in the swimming pool on T.V. even cougars, and other animals. In Pa when I lived there we where up at our Mt. cabin our son rode his motorcycle down the trail and at bottom he met a black bear who was a scared as he they both went back the same way they came from . When he told me this I thought God was with you

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In the Summer of 2008 I had the opportunity to go with my wife's sister, her husband, two teenage grandkids and their pastor on a mission trip to Nome, Alaska to do some volunteer work at KICY Radio Station. We had been to Alaska 8 years earlier but on a inside passage cruise followed by a bus trip from Seward, AK to Anchorage and then a train trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks. That was a great trip but the trip to Nome gave me a peek at what I think is the real Alaska along with learning some of the history of Nome from our great after work hours tour guide who ran the radio station. These two photos were Wyatt Earp's first house in Nome during the Gold Rush.

Wyatt Earp’s Alaskan Adventure — Where and how did he live, and what happened to his fortune from Nome?
https://truewestmagazine.com/wyatt-earps-alaskan-adventure/

KICY AM & FM – http://www.kicy.org/

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