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.

@sueinmn

Bloom of the day – Bi-color Nopal (Prickly Pear) Cactus blossom. I tried to get an overall picture of the plant to demonstrate what a show it is giving, there are dozens of open flowers, but each flower is only about 3" across, and the plant is about 8'X8' – so when you zoom out, it just looks like a lot of orange dots on a big green cactus. Each bloom lasts one day, and when the sun comes out this afternoon, the plant will be alive with bees foraging for pollen. This particular plant will probably produce about 1000 blooms in the next 2-3 weeks. All of the little "knobs" below the flower are small buds.
Sue

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Beautiful!

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I had just finished copying photos from my camera's SD card to my computer and had put the SD card back in my camera and this little guy showed upon the retaining wall next to my computer room window. I think he was saying "hey! what about me, I'm beautiful too!!" I was able to get a photo and uploaded it to my computer — thought you might enjoy it.

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@johnbishop

I had just finished copying photos from my camera's SD card to my computer and had put the SD card back in my camera and this little guy showed upon the retaining wall next to my computer room window. I think he was saying "hey! what about me, I'm beautiful too!!" I was able to get a photo and uploaded it to my computer — thought you might enjoy it.

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Might be a wren. They're small and chubby

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Mr Roadrunner waiting for his free breakfast by my neighbor's front step – unfortunately she has gone home to Wisconsin, but he still waits and hopes before going and finding himself a lizard, small snake
Sue or a cricket

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@sueinmn

Mr Roadrunner waiting for his free breakfast by my neighbor's front step – unfortunately she has gone home to Wisconsin, but he still waits and hopes before going and finding himself a lizard, small snake
Sue or a cricket

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Beep! Beep! Sorry @sueinmn I am definitely a great Road Runner and Wiley Coyote fan. Thanks for the memories!

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Sue, my daughters' family had their own Roadie who showed up each evening at their lake home. One year we were having a bkyd bar-b-que when he came strutting up with his new girlfriend. We all applauded his good taste!!! Another memory that brings a great smile. Thank you.

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That is awesome! @fiesty76 — definitely brought a smile to my face.

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Hi folks. Someone mentioned Classic words- Great game ( solo version). Can be online as can Words with friends- maybe setup a Mayo word group
Also curious has anyone play MR Word. – another solo game- computer vs me – one of my faves.

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@bookysue

Hi folks. Someone mentioned Classic words- Great game ( solo version). Can be online as can Words with friends- maybe setup a Mayo word group
Also curious has anyone play MR Word. – another solo game- computer vs me – one of my faves.

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@bookysue, Hi there. Thank you for MR Word info. I have a hard time staying focused on games right now. I will give this one a try. Any tricks and trips. I hope you are feeling well and keeping calm.
Be safe and protected.
Chris

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Beep! Beep! Sorry @sueinmn I am definitely a great Road Runner and Wiley Coyote fan. Thanks for the memories!

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Lol

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Hi Chris. Hard to be focused – I colored and it helps- mind shift – we need to do this help to be well balanced – or solitaire Or read- fixing my house – helping me a little
We have to do whatever we can to be okay – tough I know it – But I find doing things I am. It used to- having to focus on something happy helps-

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@zeiracorp – Thanks for sharing these photos, you must live in the country!

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@grandpabob

By contrast to Dana's summer like photo. This is what greeted us yesterday morning. One thing we can be sure of living in the Northern Plains, is weather unpredictability. Thankfully I really enjoy all four seasons.

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@grandpabob Beautiful, I love the look of the snow in the bright sunshine but then there's the shoveling I guess unless you need to go somewhere just sit an enjoy.

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Beautiful

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