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.

@virgo1952

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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Bet you learned a thing or two about your husband too. My ex husband taught me how to drive and we almost got a divorce 😂

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@mayofeb2020 My husband is a back seat driver, so building house was a step up. 😉

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@mayofeb2020

Bet you learned a thing or two about your husband too. My ex husband taught me how to drive and we almost got a divorce 😂

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@mayofeb2020 Lol got a good laugh out of that

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@artscaping

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

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@artscaping It is a smallish boat, with cabin, on the lookout for whales, and breaching. The captain is standing up, to look past the couple setting on foredeck, "steering" vessel with his foot. Cannot give you a timestamp. Do i win a prize?
Ginger

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@virgo1952

@mayofeb2020 My husband is a back seat driver, so building house was a step up. 😉

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lol virgo!!!!!!

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@zeiacorp, I love this! What pleasure this result must have given you.

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I thought I would resurrect some old photos from a vacation I took around 2002 an inside passage cruise that included a bus trip from Seward, AK to Anchorage and then a train trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks with a one night stop over in Denali National Park. The bus driver amazed me with all of his history of the area and his humorous comments – photo 2 that shows the bicycle riders on the Alaskan Highway, he said "Hey, look out to your right at the bicycle tourists…you know what we call them? — Bear snacks 🙂 I hope to do this trip again some day. I've never seen such beautiful mountains and scenery. Blessings on your day!

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Thanks for a nice post, John. Blessings to you on this beautiful Tuesday!

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@johnbishop

I thought I would resurrect some old photos from a vacation I took around 2002 an inside passage cruise that included a bus trip from Seward, AK to Anchorage and then a train trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks with a one night stop over in Denali National Park. The bus driver amazed me with all of his history of the area and his humorous comments – photo 2 that shows the bicycle riders on the Alaskan Highway, he said "Hey, look out to your right at the bicycle tourists…you know what we call them? — Bear snacks 🙂 I hope to do this trip again some day. I've never seen such beautiful mountains and scenery. Blessings on your day!

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@johnbishop That was refreshing. Thank you so much!!! :)'s.

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@lioness

@virgo1952 Here are some pieces I made from different rock.I just ordered some seeds beet and soil I have a big pot in my apt and I m on the sunny side

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@lioness. This is a small piece of the Santorini stone I told you about. It’s 3×5” (guesstimate)My husband used acrylic pens on this doodle. Hopefully, you can see the “glitter” effect. The stones are really lovely. Another artists uses these stones for water and pen drawing (I used this combo when doing greeting cards). So, she does. a lot words of encouragement along with a flowers or whatever. Take paint snd pen well. I know you are a jewelry girl, but maybe you tock painting might enjoy. virgo

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Spring is here in Aguascalientes. Trees and flowers are blooming everywhere.

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@virgo1952

@lioness. This is a small piece of the Santorini stone I told you about. It’s 3×5” (guesstimate)My husband used acrylic pens on this doodle. Hopefully, you can see the “glitter” effect. The stones are really lovely. Another artists uses these stones for water and pen drawing (I used this combo when doing greeting cards). So, she does. a lot words of encouragement along with a flowers or whatever. Take paint snd pen well. I know you are a jewelry girl, but maybe you tock painting might enjoy. virgo

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Here’s a piece from the water color/pen on the stone. While I’m here, I apologize for the typos in my chats. My phone is a 8+ but I’m thinking stimulus $, ipad. It’s time.👍

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@iamkaren

Spring is here in Aguascalientes. Trees and flowers are blooming everywhere.

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@iamkaren. That is lovely. I’m a flower girl even if they make me sneeze! Thank u

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@virgo1952

@lioness. This is a small piece of the Santorini stone I told you about. It’s 3×5” (guesstimate)My husband used acrylic pens on this doodle. Hopefully, you can see the “glitter” effect. The stones are really lovely. Another artists uses these stones for water and pen drawing (I used this combo when doing greeting cards). So, she does. a lot words of encouragement along with a flowers or whatever. Take paint snd pen well. I know you are a jewelry girl, but maybe you tock painting might enjoy. virgo

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@virgo1952 Yes I can see the glitter beautiful .

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@gingerw

@artscaping It is a smallish boat, with cabin, on the lookout for whales, and breaching. The captain is standing up, to look past the couple setting on foredeck, "steering" vessel with his foot. Cannot give you a timestamp. Do i win a prize?
Ginger

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@gingerw, Oh….so close:
Smallish boat? About 8 folks.
Breaching ……..that was Maui.
To look past the couple……..he was just totally blown away and didn't want to miss any of what was going on all around us.
Timestamp……..August 15, 3016

Your prize: go to Friday Harbor ……….and take some pictures for Connect. (Ha,ha, couldn't resist.)

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