Visual Escapes and Daily Inspirations: Share Yours

Posted by John, Volunteer Mentor @johnbishop, Mar 16, 2020

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.

@mkjames

I love this idea, and thank you! It is difficult not to keep an eye on things, and in doing so creates worry in humans (because we are so smart!). What a great way to take a break, do something good for yourself, and then pass the joy onto someone else. I also love taking pictures! Springtime brings growth to so many beautiful things & My favorite time of year. Thank you for your gracious suggestions, I will post a picture later for this good cause, but now I will leave you with one of my favorite sayings…..
No grit, no pearl 😃

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Love that saying @mkjames! One of my favorite sayings when a friend (or anyone) asked how I was doing – Finer than frogs hair split 2 ways.

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@johnbishop

Love that saying @mkjames! One of my favorite sayings when a friend (or anyone) asked how I was doing – Finer than frogs hair split 2 ways.

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I needed that laugh 😂 thank you! I find laughter is truly the best medicine.

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@johnbishop

I'll get us started. Here's a picture I snapped in our driveway last Summer. I live on the side of a small hill. The other side of the hill is a flat area next to a small river. Had I not been observant I possibly could have driven over the small guy. Can you guess what kind? My guess is a baby snapping turtle. Even though we had a ton of rain around the time I took the photo, I have no idea how that baby turtle got over the hill and down to my driveway. I carefully picked the little guy up and walked him back over the hill down by the river then set him free.

How about you, anything you would like to share? I need some cheer, otherwise it's back to the boob tube to find a good comedy.

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What a delightful post. How kind of you to care for the little one. I would have done so also. Deby

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Hi Ginko,
Thank you for your kind words. Our animals are very special are they not? So intuitive and sensitive- we have much we can learn from them.
Stay safe & healthy.
Maggie45

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Hi Maggie,
How heartwarming to receive your post this morning. Yes, we do have much to learn from our animals. I have always felt this to be true.
I have a fourteen year Silken Windhound and I wish you could see her soulful eyes as she is a sight hound.
I sit here having morning tea and trying to hope for the best. Please stay safe also Maggie.
Deby (Ginko) ☕️

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@zeiracorp, I love black kitties! Here's mine that was adopted from my neighbor. I always called her KItty. The wife calls her Princess and I found out her real name was Fluffy when I took her back to the vet to be spayed. She's the only inside/outside kitty I have now. My other two are strictly indoor cats. I keep her in in the winter but now that the days are getting nicer she is laying at the window dreaming of chasing squirrels and chipmunks.

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@johnbishop

@zeiracorp, I love black kitties! Here's mine that was adopted from my neighbor. I always called her KItty. The wife calls her Princess and I found out her real name was Fluffy when I took her back to the vet to be spayed. She's the only inside/outside kitty I have now. My other two are strictly indoor cats. I keep her in in the winter but now that the days are getting nicer she is laying at the window dreaming of chasing squirrels and chipmunks.

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@johnbishop, I need a bird picture, please.

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@colleenyoung

@johnbishop, I need a bird picture, please.

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@colleenyoung– Have you checked out the Decorah eagles? The most famous eagles in the world watched by more than a million people. There are several live cams and they have a clutch of 3 eggs.
https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

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@colleenyoung

@johnbishop, I need a bird picture, please.

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Your wish is my command @colleenyoung — Happy Wednesday! even if I my friendly Old School House Cafe is closed for my scheduled lunch date ­čÖé

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I color every day to relax.

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BEautiful John. I've never seen a bunting up close- or far away for that matter!

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@iamkaren

I color every day to relax.

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WOW
– Gorgeous colors

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