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.

@johnbishop

@fiesty76 if you tag a person with their @membername then they will receive an email notification. Have you had the opportunity to look at the Getting Started on Connect guide? There is a link in the left column of the footer on every Connect page that provides step by step "how to" for different tasks on Connect. Here's the direct link: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/get-started-on-connect/

There's also another article that you may find helpful — Tips for Participating in an Online Community:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/tips-for-participating-in-an-online-community/

The answer to your first question – … you will both see the post??? — we both should see your post (assuming we are following the discussion or you mentioned our @membernames. The answer to your second question – …you add a note to someone in the walking group who doesn't follow this thread, they won't see your response to them? — same answer, if they are following this discussion, they see the post or if you mention their @membername, they will see your note.

Hope this helps! Happy Thursday 🙂

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@johnbishop, Thank you, John, for your reply and the links. This very simple soul needs very simple, step-by-step instructions on many areas of life so I appreciate your taking the time and effort to respond. Have a great day!

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@johnbishop

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks – not too happy with an almost empty feeder so got off of my lazy horse and filled it up.

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@johnbishop– I think that we might have a nest near us as a mini version was at the feeder yesterday.

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@johnbishop

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks – not too happy with an almost empty feeder so got off of my lazy horse and filled it up.

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@johnbishop Wow! What kind of birds? You are fantastic with the camera. We have bird feeders too, Get a pair of Cardinals, but mostly get Fenches and doves. My husband does not like the doves and has a BB gun that he shoots at them. I hate it, but he gets a kick out of it.

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@lilypaws

@johnbishop Wow! What kind of birds? You are fantastic with the camera. We have bird feeders too, Get a pair of Cardinals, but mostly get Fenches and doves. My husband does not like the doves and has a BB gun that he shoots at them. I hate it, but he gets a kick out of it.

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Hide his gun!

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Humor is good medicine. My Bucket List: Keep breathing.

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@lilypaws

@johnbishop Wow! What kind of birds? You are fantastic with the camera. We have bird feeders too, Get a pair of Cardinals, but mostly get Fenches and doves. My husband does not like the doves and has a BB gun that he shoots at them. I hate it, but he gets a kick out of it.

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Thanks @lilypaws! – these photos were of the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak — https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Rose-breasted_Grosbeak/id

I use an older Canon SX50 HS with 50X optical zoom mounted on a tripod in my computer room which has a window to my side yard where the bird feeder is located about 15 to 20 feet from the window.

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Good Morning!

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In reply to @rosemarya "Good Morning!" + (show)
@rosemarya

Good Morning!

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Beautiful flower and morning to you! @rosemarya

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My pals- one on left is gone now but what memories left behind

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@bookysue

Awesome moments

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So relaxing! I love the sound and coolness of a hike along a stream.

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