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.

A cat buddy! We love our cats. Thank you again for all your help. I’m going to have fun with this!!!!! Virgo 2952

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@johnbishop

Nice photo @virgo1952! Glad to see you were able to update your profile picture. To add more than one photo you just need to Choose File button again after you do the first photo.

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Love these pics! What's fierce-looking's name?

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John. You blew me out of the water with those pics. Kittens over turtles any day. I bow to the king🤣🤣🤣

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@nancyguy

Love these pics! What's fierce-looking's name?

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Mean eye's name is Oreo. I found her about 15 years or so ago in a local vet hospital on a pedestal with 2 other kittens. I was there working on one of their computers and saw her – the runt of the litter. She was so unusual looking and when I picked her up she purred and I was hooked. Called the wife and took her home the same day. Funny thing after a week or so I got several calls asking me if I still wanted to keep her as 3 or 4 other folks came back and also wanted her. She's the only cat I've ever been able to teach how to play fetch although when she got tired she would just drop the trinket we were using and walk away. 🙂

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@johnbishop

Mean eye's name is Oreo. I found her about 15 years or so ago in a local vet hospital on a pedestal with 2 other kittens. I was there working on one of their computers and saw her – the runt of the litter. She was so unusual looking and when I picked her up she purred and I was hooked. Called the wife and took her home the same day. Funny thing after a week or so I got several calls asking me if I still wanted to keep her as 3 or 4 other folks came back and also wanted her. She's the only cat I've ever been able to teach how to play fetch although when she got tired she would just drop the trinket we were using and walk away. 🙂

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Hey! I had a Siamese (largest of the liter) I named him LP ( little punk) I, at that time , had a habit of “ singing in the shower”. He would come in to visit (it’s a cat thing!) And join me by howling, like only a Siamese can do. L taught LP to tuck and roll (forward roll?) by grabbing his sides and he just knew. He was 21-23 lbs of cat. Will download a photo of Hobbes, our tabby and tell you the story on how we got him one of these days. I love a pet story 😊 Are you a computer geek?

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@virgo1952

Hey! I had a Siamese (largest of the liter) I named him LP ( little punk) I, at that time , had a habit of “ singing in the shower”. He would come in to visit (it’s a cat thing!) And join me by howling, like only a Siamese can do. L taught LP to tuck and roll (forward roll?) by grabbing his sides and he just knew. He was 21-23 lbs of cat. Will download a photo of Hobbes, our tabby and tell you the story on how we got him one of these days. I love a pet story 😊 Are you a computer geek?

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You got me Virgo 🙂 I am an old retired computer geek. Photo of my retirement gift from coworker who was a graphic artist. I also love pet stories.

JB-PCMagCover

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@johnbishop

You got me Virgo 🙂 I am an old retired computer geek. Photo of my retirement gift from coworker who was a graphic artist. I also love pet stories.

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A cat never changes his strips. 🙃

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Yikes! Talk about a rude awakening. Just looked out the window and it is snowing to beat the band along with wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph. Go away already!!! It's the 9th of April…and the birds have found a place to hunker down until this blows over hopefully around 2 pm this afternoon.

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Oh the shores of Maui are calling me. Mother nature is playing with us all. No snow here, but a friend just sent a photo of snow falling in Boise, Idaho. Enough, already

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@johnbishop

Well, the sun is out, it's about 33 degrees outside and it's looking like it's time to refill the bird feeder. They do seem to love the peanut suet nuggets. Happy Thursday to all those hunkered down with loved ones. May your day be full of life's beautiful paintings where ever you find them. This was one of mine that reminded me that my glass is half full and not half empty! — although his glass is looking mighty empty now 🙂

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@johnbiship . Yep he says fill the glass up for me Im HUNGRY have a good day blessing Linda

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@virgo1952

Good morning fellow re-sectioners (and you lookey lous) From the shores of Lake Sacajewea in Longview, Washington, Virgo 1952 brings you “A” photo of wildlife (John, I did it! A square photo, who knew!!!) I had several more, but haven’t mastered loading multiple photos yet☹️ But, I love a challenge. @lioness no ducklings yet, but I , virgo, will remain diligent in my walks scoping out my surroundings in hopes of seeing a duck family gliding through lake water or snacking on a nearby shore. I have come across heron, a lot of turtles, and one early evening a bald eagle slammed into the water and rose with a silvery trout in it’s talons. Oh yes, that bald eagle scared the crap out of me (colon joke!)🤣🤣🤣) Stay tuned people. More to come. Virgo 1952 forever diligent in my quest. (hey John, is there a way to download multiple photos at one time????) thank you sir. Have a great day Everyone 😀

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@virgo1952 How cute love turtles as well as all wildlife good picture thanks virgo

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@lioness

@johnbiship . Yep he says fill the glass up for me Im HUNGRY have a good day blessing Linda

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@johnbishop Our winter out here is here now instead of Feb. Lots of rain and cold for us . Wonder if this is the new norm?

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@johnbishop

Nice photo @virgo1952! Glad to see you were able to update your profile picture. To add more than one photo you just need to Choose File button again after you do the first photo.

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My mom has a cat just like the first one. Split face.

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@johnbishop

Yikes! Talk about a rude awakening. Just looked out the window and it is snowing to beat the band along with wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph. Go away already!!! It's the 9th of April…and the birds have found a place to hunker down until this blows over hopefully around 2 pm this afternoon.

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@johnbishop Remember John, last year we had a blizzard on April 10th (I remember because we were driving through it!) Extremes though, it is going to be 95F here today – but I'm not going to complain, we are safe, warm and able to stay busy!
Hope to post a new "Inspiration" later – have been asked for surgical caps by RN daughter and neighbor here – got some great prints & getting ready to do a trial run.
Sue

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