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.

@virgo1952

@zeiracorp This is an important message to all cat owners THIS is your cat on drugs. SYMPTOMS: BIG eyes starring at you in a real creepy way. BEHAVIORS: Suddenly crawling up your $3000 drapes just to see the room from a different viewpoint, Deciding to sharpen their claws on your $5000 black leather sofa, and/or tearing around the house like they are training for some kind of military coup. TREATMENT: Checking to see you haven’t accidentally given your cat your green stuff instead of their green stuff ( if you catch my drift) Reading the package instructions to make sure you haven’t given your poor kitty ten times the amount of the recommended catnip dose. Staying calm, your cat will collapse on the floor and sleep for the next 12 hours. During that time, you can look online for your drape replacement and a leather kit for your destroyed sofa . Iodine your many scratches. And, lastly, contemplate the overuse of any future catnip. Remember to use catnip responsibility. Thank you

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@virgo1952, Your post had me laughing from the outset! Think I kinda' look like this kitty first glance..and sometimes only…in the mirror each morning. Who Is that old, wrinkled, grey haired woman with possum spiked hair sprouting out all over the place…Not on any drugs…yet! and so far not tempted to sample Kitty's stash of catnip but I'm not making promises for tomorrow. Thanks for the smiles and caution to use cat nip responsibly…I need all the help I can get!

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@virgo1952

@zeiracorp. I hope I didn’t offend anyone with this ridiculous message. This is what happens to me when I’m not occupied with a productive outlet. Maybe I need a hobby ? 🤔

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@virgo, I thoroughly enjoyed your witty, amusing "important message".. Keep up the blarney, some of us need and thrive on an extra large dose of it right now. … and if I could contribute some, I would too. Smiles

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@lioness

@johnbishop Did this last night needs more work but here it is

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Good for You, @lioness! I keep telling myself, in the next life, in the next life…

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Now @zeiracorp, granted we are all friends here, but do I Really have to confess my dance moves. After all, some of us are older and we don't want to raise anyone's b.p. do we? Smiles…I've got rhythm, I've got…..who could ask for…..

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Pure Joy! @zeiracorp, Both tulips and the wee kitten! Thanks for posting.

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@rwinney you mentioned you like taking photos of flowers. Here are a couple I've taken. The first one is a "ditch lily" that I transplanted to my yard and it blooms near my computer window every spring to early summer. The second one is a Dahlia that I took when we were in Fairbanks, Alaska on vacation in 2002. I couldn't get over how large some of the blooms were.

Do you have any flower photos to share?

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@johnbishop

@rwinney you mentioned you like taking photos of flowers. Here are a couple I've taken. The first one is a "ditch lily" that I transplanted to my yard and it blooms near my computer window every spring to early summer. The second one is a Dahlia that I took when we were in Fairbanks, Alaska on vacation in 2002. I couldn't get over how large some of the blooms were.

Do you have any flower photos to share?

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Great photos, John, of gorgeous flowers!

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@johnbishop

@rwinney you mentioned you like taking photos of flowers. Here are a couple I've taken. The first one is a "ditch lily" that I transplanted to my yard and it blooms near my computer window every spring to early summer. The second one is a Dahlia that I took when we were in Fairbanks, Alaska on vacation in 2002. I couldn't get over how large some of the blooms were.

Do you have any flower photos to share?

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@johnbishop The ditch lilly back east we called Daylilly both are beautiful

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@lioness

@johnbishop The ditch lilly back east we called Daylilly both are beautiful

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Linda you are correct! Ditch Lily is what it's commonly called here but it is the Day Lilly.

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@lioness

@johnbishop The ditch lilly back east we called Daylilly both are beautiful

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@johnbishop @lioness Your exchange made me smile! It's amazing what different names there are for common plants and flowers. Growing up in the city, we had no ditches, but we had alleys. Common orange daylilies were everywhere – but mostly on the back sides of garages, so they were known to us as "alley flowers." On the other hand, what gardeners call moss roses, or portulaca, were called "curb flowers" because they were one of the only things that could grow in the salt-laden, compacted soil in the boulevard strip between sidewalk and street – where even crabgrass struggled.
Sue

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Another highlight from our time in Fairbanks, Alaska was a riverboat tour where the riverboat stopped at the late Susan Butcher's Kennels and home where the 4 time Iditarod Champion gave us a talk and demonstration. Another highlight was watch a bush pilot take off and land next to the riverboat after he gave us a talk on what it was like to be a bush pilot. If you are ever in Fairbanks this is a must tour.
http://riverboatdiscovery.com/tour-details/

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@johnbishop

@rwinney you mentioned you like taking photos of flowers. Here are a couple I've taken. The first one is a "ditch lily" that I transplanted to my yard and it blooms near my computer window every spring to early summer. The second one is a Dahlia that I took when we were in Fairbanks, Alaska on vacation in 2002. I couldn't get over how large some of the blooms were.

Do you have any flower photos to share?

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@johnbishop Ask, and you shall receive! Thought I'd give you my only bird shot first. Haha!

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