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.

@iamkaren

Flowers are blooming here in Aguascalientes. Spring has arrived.

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Beautiful flowers @iamkaren! I just looked at your city on Google maps and took a virtual tour of Tempo de San Antonio de Padua. Pretty neat how they do that – beautiful Spanish colonial buildings in your city! https://goo.gl/maps/iGvyCYCNpvuZC21x9

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@johnbishop

Beautiful flowers @iamkaren! I just looked at your city on Google maps and took a virtual tour of Tempo de San Antonio de Padua. Pretty neat how they do that – beautiful Spanish colonial buildings in your city! https://goo.gl/maps/iGvyCYCNpvuZC21x9

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Thank you. This is such a beautiful city. It's like stepping back in time when I visit some of the old churches. The flowers in the photo are in a park close to where I live.

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@zeiracorp Thanks no that area Born in Pa so traveled the state at diff. times. I was in Harrisburg for the state archery OUr team won the sited division State is so beautiful have you seen the Grand Canyon of Pa. ?

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This is the same hummingbird. The pictures are taken just a few seconds apart. He puffed his red feathers out before he took off to chase another bird away.

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@grannybrenda

This is the same hummingbird. The pictures are taken just a few seconds apart. He puffed his red feathers out before he took off to chase another bird away.

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@grannybrenda, nice photos of the hummingbird! They are really fun to watch feeding.

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@zeiracorp It is worth a trip out there to Franklin if I remember correctly. . Life goes on whether we worry or not so try to enjoy the pleasures of life.

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@grannybrenda

This is the same hummingbird. The pictures are taken just a few seconds apart. He puffed his red feathers out before he took off to chase another bird away.

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Wow, @grannybrenda. Those are amazing pictures. Who knew that hummingbirds were so fuzzy? When we put out the feeder, we have dozens of hummingbirds at the cabin by the lake. They can be quite nasty with each other and territorial. But I marvel at them all the same.
Today a red-tailed hawk was perched a top the conifer in my neighbors yard. Alas no camera at hand.

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@zeiracorp, Nice photo! I call them upside down birds. Then somebody spoiled my fun and told me they were Nuthatches. I get a lot of them on my bird feeder during the Spring and Summer.

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@johnbishop

@zeiracorp, Nice photo! I call them upside down birds. Then somebody spoiled my fun and told me they were Nuthatches. I get a lot of them on my bird feeder during the Spring and Summer.

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@johnbishop Too funny – so do I – maybe it's their Minnesota name. My birder friends get really perturbed with me when I give birds my own names.
Sue

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For all of us who deal with stress by attending exercise classes, I thought you might find these websites and apps helpful.

The first one is from the YMCA and has various exercise classes that you can participate in at home. Here is the link, https://ymca360.org/

The second one is from the New York Post with a list of apps. Here is the link for that, https://nypost.com/2020/03/13/the-7-best-at-home-fitness-apps-to-use-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

How are you exercising during this time of seclusion?

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Photo taken by a friend of mine who recently moved to Soldotna area of Alaska. I think it was near the dump where it was taken. Never seen so many Eagles in one tree.

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@johnbishop

Photo taken by a friend of mine who recently moved to Soldotna area of Alaska. I think it was near the dump where it was taken. Never seen so many Eagles in one tree.

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Incredible, John!

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Good afternoon everyone and @johnbishop. I don't think we have had any predators in this discussion. However, these two eagles are fighting between themselves over the red fish that is in the water on the right. I don't know if they had already done the spring mating dance…..but they should have gone to counseling first.
May there be contentment and ease for you today.
Chris

old food fight

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@artscaping

Good afternoon everyone and @johnbishop. I don't think we have had any predators in this discussion. However, these two eagles are fighting between themselves over the red fish that is in the water on the right. I don't know if they had already done the spring mating dance…..but they should have gone to counseling first.
May there be contentment and ease for you today.
Chris

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Hi @artscaping I believe you managed to repost 61valiant’s (@user_ch32491d1) photo originally posted earlier in this discussion. It is a stunning photo. What luck to witness this in person.

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Really a great shot of the Bald Eagle @zeiracorp. Looks like he's sizing you up 🙂

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