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.

Well, I have gotten any bird pictures yet, but here are a couple of our trip along the Rhine River in France and Germany. We were stationed in this area of Germany when Mike was in the army many years ago. And Holland also!

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Trying out a new free photo collage program Adobe Spark…free version gives you the yucky watermark but hey, that's what happens when you are cheap like me. I'm anxiously awaiting June and July as that's when my Ditch Lilies start blooming.

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@becsbuddy

Well, I have gotten any bird pictures yet, but here are a couple of our trip along the Rhine River in France and Germany. We were stationed in this area of Germany when Mike was in the army many years ago. And Holland also!

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Really pretty pictures Becky @becsbuddy! Bet you have a lot of fun memories from your hubby's time in Army.

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I was fortunate to capture this shot a couple of days ago!

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@user_ch32491d1

I was fortunate to capture this shot a couple of days ago!

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Magnificent! Thank you for sharing!

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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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Simply breathtaking! And so fitting to be taken in Soldotna. Alaska is truly our country's last frontier. Hugs for this!

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Thanks but I have a copy of Photoshop CS2 that I use for editing. It's just that I don't like using it for making a collage…too much work for me when there are programs that you can just pick the images and let the program throw them together in a collage.

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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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Chris, loving your response to John's posting of the dueling eagles and their "need for counseling" ! Thanks for the laugh!!

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I was going through my photos and came across this one that I took a few Summers ago in my driveway. Normally we have rabbits, rabbits everywhere in our yard and the woods close by but this little guy seemed to be lost with mother maybe close by but not seen by me. She wandered off into the woods shortly after I took the picture.

I would love to see your photos, artwork, stories or anything you want to share while we wait for the curve to flatten and hopefully get our lives back to our normal. Blessings on your day!

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@johnbishop

I was going through my photos and came across this one that I took a few Summers ago in my driveway. Normally we have rabbits, rabbits everywhere in our yard and the woods close by but this little guy seemed to be lost with mother maybe close by but not seen by me. She wandered off into the woods shortly after I took the picture.

I would love to see your photos, artwork, stories or anything you want to share while we wait for the curve to flatten and hopefully get our lives back to our normal. Blessings on your day!

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Awww, what a cutie!

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If you want to watch something serenely beautiful and calming, check this out from the Monterrey Aquarium:

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@lewisma9

If you want to watch something serenely beautiful and calming, check this out from the Monterrey Aquarium:

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This is exquisite @lewisma9. I love jellyfish. I moved your message the the discussion "Visual Escapes and Daily Inspirations: Share Yours" so others looking for ways to get reprieve from all the news can enjoy the serene and calm you offer as the day ends.

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@colleenyoung

This is exquisite @lewisma9. I love jellyfish. I moved your message the the discussion "Visual Escapes and Daily Inspirations: Share Yours" so others looking for ways to get reprieve from all the news can enjoy the serene and calm you offer as the day ends.

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Thank you Colleen. I also shared it with all my extended family & friends who have small children. I thought it might especially calm down the kids' high energy before bed.

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