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.

Your little friends are cheerful eyefuls!

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What a difference a day makes! Beautiful outside yesterday – today it's for the birds 🙂 Snowing gently now but the wind is starting to pick up and the birds will be looking for shelter. I've had a pair of cardinals all morning long – fun to watch them flying around the feeder and tree branches.

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@johnbishop

What a difference a day makes! Beautiful outside yesterday – today it's for the birds 🙂 Snowing gently now but the wind is starting to pick up and the birds will be looking for shelter. I've had a pair of cardinals all morning long – fun to watch them flying around the feeder and tree branches.

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Weather is a funny thing – this photo clip was taken a year ago today – April 12th, 2019 by my patio security camera. I think Summer is going to be late this year for us 🙂

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Objects are closer than they appear!!! My people, I had a whole camera roll like that until I figured out my phone. You know, those photos you think you are taking, but in actuality you’ve hit the “reverse” function. And there you are. And not the photo u hoped for. Don’t tell me that has never happen to u!!! And what about that snake……..

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It's blooming! We have a grafted combination cherry tree in the side yard. This is the Rainier cherry branch. Not sure if the location of said tree is proper, as it is pretty much overshadowed by huge oak and madrone trees in the empty lot next door. Little tree was here when we moved in last July.
Ginger

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Whoo Hoo! Won the trifecta late yesterday – a cardinal, an upside down bird and a red house finch or sparrow. The sun is out it's 30 degrees and climbing to a high of 47 for the day. How is your day going?

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@johonbishop That one maybe a chickadee? not sure been in Calif to long now haha

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@gingerw

It's blooming! We have a grafted combination cherry tree in the side yard. This is the Rainier cherry branch. Not sure if the location of said tree is proper, as it is pretty much overshadowed by huge oak and madrone trees in the empty lot next door. Little tree was here when we moved in last July.
Ginger

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@gingerw Love the Rainier cherries to eat . Different from the Bing for sure That's cool

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@gingerw

It's blooming! We have a grafted combination cherry tree in the side yard. This is the Rainier cherry branch. Not sure if the location of said tree is proper, as it is pretty much overshadowed by huge oak and madrone trees in the empty lot next door. Little tree was here when we moved in last July.
Ginger

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Beautiful! @gingerw

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@johnbishop My computer has little elves in it that take away what I write . Here goes again. Summer here is late Never have had so much rain in April we should have had this in JanFeb agree summer is late

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Well, humph, Lioness! You have pesky computer elves too? Just shows how connected we all really are. Smiles

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@fiesty76

Well, humph, Lioness! You have pesky computer elves too? Just shows how connected we all really are. Smiles

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@fiesty76 yep cant get rid of them they seem to like to stick around dont they hugs hope they wont delete this .

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I took up acrylic painting a couple years ago, and the PaintNite group is hosting paint classes on Zoom during this time. Heres one of my favorite paintings. I'm proud of it anyway. Especially the background with the dancer infront of the white curtain!

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Hey you r an artist!! My husband took up “rock” painting a 3-4!years ago and really liked it. Many artists in the group. Everyone at every level. My husband had never painted before and I have watched him grow as an artist. There are many tutorials available online Check it out, You might enjoy it. virgo

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@virgo1952 Good for your husband . I posted on visual escapes my friend paints on smooth pebbles she is on Etsy.com

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