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.

@merpreb

WOW
– Gorgeous colors

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Thank you! Coloring is wonderful therapy, especially today.

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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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Hi @johnbishop I’m going to ask my nephew about your turtle, but keep you and others anonymous! He’s a turtle expert at the Turtle Conservancy. Becky

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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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@johnbishop I’m not great at taking animal photos! So, here is a photo of my grandchildren “at school.” They are intently listening to the teacher. They live in the mountain communities/ski resort area so school is closed. And I can’t go see them! 😢

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Becky @becsbuddy that is a great photo! I’ll bet your grandkids know how to use FaceTime or use a video chat program. Then you could give them virtual kisses.

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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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@johnbishop It is a baby! Hatchling common snapping turtle. Chelydra serpentine

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@becsbuddy

@johnbishop It is a baby! Hatchling common snapping turtle. Chelydra serpentine

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Thanks Becky! @becsbuddy

I’m wondering if a small bird bit off more than it could carry and it fell from the air.

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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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I love black kitties, too, John! And by whatever name she agrees to, she is an adorable bit of fluff! When my tiny black and white adopted me from the neighborhood, kitty went to the vet to be checked out and spayed/neutered. Asked the name? Well, if a boy: "Tux"; if a girl, "Precious". After surgery the call came to say that "Precious" was ready to come home. What joy our four-leggers bring to our lives!

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@merpreb

@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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Merry, thanks for sharing the Decorah eagles site! Forwarded the link to my grands for another "enforced at-home-from school" activity.

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@iamkaren

I color every day to relax.

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Imakaren, what a fun way to spend some time and the colors are just lovely!

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@johnbishop I love this idea of sharing pictures of art and nature love all the pictures I,LL post some art work soon hope Gingerw will post her zentangle This is a puzzle my late friend put together it's mounted on board so framing it

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Wow! @lioness. Bet that was a fun puzzle to do.

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@johnbishop

Wow! @lioness. Bet that was a fun puzzle to do.

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@johnbishop Yes Glenn enjoyed putting it together then Rosemarie mounted it . He loved doing the 1000.piece puzzles.

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