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.

@cheryle

I don’t mind. From the newsletter article on COVID -19. My husband and I have been in the house for a month due to age, high blood pressure and asthma compounded by lungs burnt with radiation for cancer.

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Thanks for the quick response @cheryle. You might also be interested in a few other COVID-19 discussions on Connect.

COVID-19 Coronavirus and Lung Health: What can you do? — https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/covid-19-coronovirus/
Isolation: How Do We Handle it? — https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/isolation-how-do-we-handle-it/

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@cheryle

I don’t mind. From the newsletter article on COVID -19. My husband and I have been in the house for a month due to age, high blood pressure and asthma compounded by lungs burnt with radiation for cancer.

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@cheryle. Hi A Newbie!!!!! You and your husband are playing it smart. Love to hear any and all about you guys. You’ll meet some great people. Each weighing in about their reason fir joining and (now) some of us (me!) are talking about everything. Call it the covid chain/connection. We are all experiencing some cabin fever (of sorts) Photos,artwork, keep it clean, John, who just welcomed you, is, in my eyes, the “birdie” boy. Oh kitties too Oh a computer geek too and a really nice guy. Like so many here. So, welcome virgo1952

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Wow!!! Definitely beats out popping the bubblewrap bumps. Nicely done, girlfriend. . i’ going to check this out. Thanks

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@Erinmfs

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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Nice work, @Erinmfs! Can see why it is a favorite. sigh…maybe in the next life for me…and if adding wishes….vocal talent vs frog croaking too. Don't want to sound greedy but if we don't ask…

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Thanks, big time for this lovely and the links, @Zeiracorp! I think I may Still have a Spirograph long gathering dust. Will look for it and maybe offer it to a young neighbor boy across the street. My youngest gs has inherited his dad's artistic street so will be ff these links to him. Thanks again!

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You just haven’t found your niche yet. Are you having growing pains??? (The need to spread your wings, maybe a little?) I just put my “adult” coloring out for all to see. Not normally a sharer of that. But, @lioness dazzled we with her jewelry, so what could I do. We all are start out as a frog and you know the rest of the story……wait a minute, maybe I’m getting my fairytales mixed up? Oh well you get the drift

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@virgo1952

@cheryle. Hi A Newbie!!!!! You and your husband are playing it smart. Love to hear any and all about you guys. You’ll meet some great people. Each weighing in about their reason fir joining and (now) some of us (me!) are talking about everything. Call it the covid chain/connection. We are all experiencing some cabin fever (of sorts) Photos,artwork, keep it clean, John, who just welcomed you, is, in my eyes, the “birdie” boy. Oh kitties too Oh a computer geek too and a really nice guy. Like so many here. So, welcome virgo1952

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Hi, Thanks for the welcome. We live in a sweet little town in WI. Believe it or not we are in the process of building a house in the midst of all of this. That is not especially easy, although I am grateful to be able to do it.

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Good Afternoon creative wanderers. That's what I call your contributions to this daily photo journey. It has been a joy every morning to see how the day was going to start, what we might discover and what has inspired you to get ready for your turn.

So….today is my turn. This photo was and is an inspiration for me. As a Freshman English student, I was asked to research and report on the pilgrims who came to America on the Mayflower. Somehow I ran smack into the role that whales played in our ancestor's lives. As a result, whenever I have a chance, I go whale watching. I have whale watched from a large catamaran across the shipping lanes, and a floatplane trip in Hawaii. Except when a huge breach off of the boat in Maui wiped out my camera, I have always had pictures.

For this Friday Harbor adventure, I have only one picture. It is right here. Why this one? Someone will know.

All I know is that I was too busy following Pod J intersecting with Pod L. An orphan attached itself to a new mother and our underwater microphones recorded the joyous celebration. When we landed a couple of hours later, the oceanography staff from Washington University told us we would never have to go whale watching again, we had just seen the best in the world.

So….what is this only picture? Why and when and who? Please let me know what you think.

Be healthy and whole today.
Chris

Whale watching

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Oops! Hey I call everybody “ girlfriend”. It’s an endearment. But, if I goofed., how about Bro????

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@virgo1952

Oops! Hey I call everybody “ girlfriend”. It’s an endearment. But, if I goofed., how about Bro????

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@virgo1952 Hey I call everybody guy form the east we all say whether its male/female hay you guys going to town for instance Its just a term of endearment .

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Right on lioness!!!!!!

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@zeircrop I loved all the old MASH serious wish they where still on .Did you see the ones johnbishop sent so cute . Loved them

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@cheryle

Hi, Thanks for the welcome. We live in a sweet little town in WI. Believe it or not we are in the process of building a house in the midst of all of this. That is not especially easy, although I am grateful to be able to do it.

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Building a house in good times is a undertaking. Keep me up on your adventures. I built a house in my early thirties and if it could happen, it did. Are you and your husband doing some of the building or prep work yourselves??? My husband and I took a set of Sunset magazines and a blueprint of a vacation I liked and went for it. We made it through. In retrospect, I am really happy I did it and learned a lot about what and what not to do when building a house🤣🤣🤣

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@virgo1952 That must have been a fun vacation haha

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@lioness

@virgo1952 That must have been a fun vacation haha

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