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.

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@lioness

@gingerw All you gardner's what is this flower?

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@lioness HI – that's a carnation. Either one of the varieties raised "for the trade" (the most likely choice) or a cream colored one where the stems were dipped in a dye solution until it began to rise into the flower petals (what florists used to do before all the varieties were available.)
That brings back memories. Back in the day, you could order just about any color of carnations you wanted for corsages or wedding bouquets. Florists maintained quart or gallon jars of dye-water, bought dozens of white carnations, and some young employee would stand and dip stems after school during homecoming, prom & wedding season.
Sue

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@sueinmn

@lioness HI – that's a carnation. Either one of the varieties raised "for the trade" (the most likely choice) or a cream colored one where the stems were dipped in a dye solution until it began to rise into the flower petals (what florists used to do before all the varieties were available.)
That brings back memories. Back in the day, you could order just about any color of carnations you wanted for corsages or wedding bouquets. Florists maintained quart or gallon jars of dye-water, bought dozens of white carnations, and some young employee would stand and dip stems after school during homecoming, prom & wedding season.
Sue

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I guess I lived back in the day. I remember the carnations for the prom. Fun.

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@lioness

@gingerw All you gardner's what is this flower?

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@lioness, Linda, these carnations are lovely. Have you been keeping a secret admirer from us???? Naughty girl! Smiles

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@sueinmn

@lioness HI – that's a carnation. Either one of the varieties raised "for the trade" (the most likely choice) or a cream colored one where the stems were dipped in a dye solution until it began to rise into the flower petals (what florists used to do before all the varieties were available.)
That brings back memories. Back in the day, you could order just about any color of carnations you wanted for corsages or wedding bouquets. Florists maintained quart or gallon jars of dye-water, bought dozens of white carnations, and some young employee would stand and dip stems after school during homecoming, prom & wedding season.
Sue

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@sueinmn I thought they where but remembered them as red or white and pink I had pink for prom Thanks

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@fiesty76

@lioness, Linda, these carnations are lovely. Have you been keeping a secret admirer from us???? Naughty girl! Smiles

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You ladies and your carnations 🙂 Thanks for the memories — Marty Robbins – A White Sport Coat And A Pink Carnation:

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Was walking in my backyard and saw a couple of patches of these fungi.
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/56315?locale=en-US

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@lioness

In front of our building

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Are they lantanas? Very pretty.

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@mayofeb2020

Are they lantanas? Very pretty.

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@mayofeb2020 I think they are . Up the road we have some beautiful pink flowers they are low to the ground not sure what they are .

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