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.

Also Chris, I'm responding here to your neuropathy story. Your adventurous life sounds crazy fun and fulfilling. Knowing what you know now (about your body), I bet you would not have changed a thing. I'm sorry you are left with injuries as reminders of the fun times gone by. I suppose if we all just bubble wrapped ourselves maybe we'd be safer but oh how dull our lives would be…with no stories to tell. You impress me with your will to live, adapt and find good in each day. Jay is a lucky man….tell him I said so! 🤗
I'm thinking he already knows.
Be well
Rachel

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Love it when the colorful birds drop in for a visit.

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@johnbishop Do you know what they are John one looks like a yellow tanager are they all tanager,s ?

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The first one is a red breast grosbeak. The other 2 are Baltimore Orioles.

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@johnbishop

Love it when the colorful birds drop in for a visit.

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Oooh, pretty ones…fed well too!

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@johnbishop

Love it when the colorful birds drop in for a visit.

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Nice pics! Grosbeaks visit us every year. Saw a tiny goldfinch yesterday.

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In the category – I hate it when that happens… Yesterday in my haste to dethatch my lawn and mow it at the same time with a new zero turn mower that I'm not quite used to driving yet. Just a slip of the hands and the lawn dethatcher pulled over the bird feeder. I was able to put it back up and it was pretty straight then I put a large rock at the base to keep it stable and upright. Unfortunately the rains and wind came last night and it's still raining and the feeder feel over. I'm going to let the squirrels have a field day until I wait for some sunshine to do a better fix or just replace it. Hey, they are still using the feeder but the window and the rain make it hard to get good photos through the window.

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@johnbishop

In the category – I hate it when that happens… Yesterday in my haste to dethatch my lawn and mow it at the same time with a new zero turn mower that I'm not quite used to driving yet. Just a slip of the hands and the lawn dethatcher pulled over the bird feeder. I was able to put it back up and it was pretty straight then I put a large rock at the base to keep it stable and upright. Unfortunately the rains and wind came last night and it's still raining and the feeder feel over. I'm going to let the squirrels have a field day until I wait for some sunshine to do a better fix or just replace it. Hey, they are still using the feeder but the window and the rain make it hard to get good photos through the window.

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Thanks for the great photos.

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@bookysue

My pups socialized

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My travels –

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Awesome drive drive yesterday

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@mockinbrd

Thanks for the great photos.

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@johnbishop, Hadn’t known that multiple responses in one post might “miss” members on another thread. Just want you to know how much I enjoy yours and others photos. So excited to report that my 1st male hummer appeared yesterday sipping from the larkspur!

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