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.

Oh, how lovely! This belongs in a Fairy Tale story.

I am an avid rock and gem collector and have been since childhood. In fact my most prized "found" possession is a small heart shaped rock I found at our local park at age 7. One of the 2 arched parts had chipped off and a white vein on that flat part of the the rock had the capital letter "A" which is the first letter of my given name.

When I showed my bridge group and told them the story, I added that I'd brought it from my safety dep. box just to show them. One of group started her very infectious giggle (which set the others off) saying you are the only person I'll ever know who keeps a small, ordinary rock in a bank safe deposit box. Wellllll, let's face it. You can lead 'em to water but you really can't make them drink, yes?????

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 I know isn't it amazing. She puts her stuff on Etsy and sells them but she did the whole women's Bible class a rock of what they wanted .

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How nice, @lioness, the members of the Bible class must have felt fortunate~

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 I know isn't it amazing. She puts her stuff on Etsy and sells them but she did the whole women's Bible class a rock of what they wanted .

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Gee, Lioness, any more room in your Bible class????? What time does it start???

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@artscaping

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Chris, soooo glad you searched until you found it. No wonder it is your favorite. I'm going into a trance state getting lost in the beauty. Thank you so much. And for those silly judges, no accounting for some with poor taste; they must have been looped. Pure serenity this.

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@fiesty76

Oh, how lovely! This belongs in a Fairy Tale story.

I am an avid rock and gem collector and have been since childhood. In fact my most prized "found" possession is a small heart shaped rock I found at our local park at age 7. One of the 2 arched parts had chipped off and a white vein on that flat part of the the rock had the capital letter "A" which is the first letter of my given name.

When I showed my bridge group and told them the story, I added that I'd brought it from my safety dep. box just to show them. One of group started her very infectious giggle (which set the others off) saying you are the only person I'll ever know who keeps a small, ordinary rock in a bank safe deposit box. Wellllll, let's face it. You can lead 'em to water but you really can't make them drink, yes?????

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@fiesty76 Small world We where rockhounds We went to flintridge Ohio to dig for Flint then cut it and polish it made beautiful piece We and another rockhounds couple dug in the quarry for rocks .We had all the equipment to cut and polish them Howard made a clock for me from a agate

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@fiesty76

Gee, Lioness, any more room in your Bible class????? What time does it start???

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@fiesty76 They are both retired her husband and her live in Fresno CA now that was yrs ago

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Lioness, it Really is a small world. We were stationed at Tonopah, NV our first 2 yrs of marriage and did a great deal of rock sleuthing. We had some of our collection from several locales later made into a boomerang shaped side table. The table still reminds me of so many shared fun times from those early years. Impressive that your hubby crafted a clock from your found agate.

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@fiesty76

Lioness, it Really is a small world. We were stationed at Tonopah, NV our first 2 yrs of marriage and did a great deal of rock sleuthing. We had some of our collection from several locales later made into a boomerang shaped side table. The table still reminds me of so many shared fun times from those early years. Impressive that your hubby crafted a clock from your found agate.

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@fiesty76 Oh that table sounds beautiful. Ive seen some but never did one . Good for you can you send a picture of it love to see it. I have to get clock parts for it the numbers keep falling of. ? please

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Rainy icky day here in southern MN but the birds were out and about posing for photos. Stay safe my friends!

Mar29-2020-birds

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@john bishop Love the bird pics. You also stay safe just stay in and watch the birds or squirrels . Any more?

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I don't know where I found this- Hope it's not a duplicate: Bird Song Opera

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@merpreb

I don't know where I found this- Hope it's not a duplicate: Bird Song Opera

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Thanks Merry! @merpreb. Great video of bird sounds and photos.

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Thanks for asking for a photo, Lioness. To my disgrace I have not learned how to share my photos over the 'net…don't have a smart phone either but that bothers me less…vbg

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@merpreb

I don't know where I found this- Hope it's not a duplicate: Bird Song Opera

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Thanks, Merry! Bird Song Opera is a keeper!!!!

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