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.

@sueinmn

@gingerw I love it. I am on the hunt for some new rocks, need to take someone along to haul them for me.
Sue

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@sueinmn I have enjoyed this project. I love rocks. These are a mix of volcanic, granite, and shale-type. The browns, grays, and soft greens play well with each other. Now my husband has suggested we rock between the front chain link fence and sidewalk, putting in two plant areas; the water meter is out there, too. He even hinted at going rock hunting for that. He sure knows my weakness!
Ginger

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@gingerw

Except for the border around it, my "Seger pile" is finished. Named after the Bob Seger song "Like a Rock", and the first few lines. ["Stood there boldly, Sweatin' in the sun, Felt like a million"] 9' diameter circle, about 64 sq feet, all rocks hauled by hand from the corners of our property by yours truly. Smallest rock, a couple of ounces; largest rock, about 50 pounds. Last three cartloads of rocks laid out this morning at 6:30am before the heat hits.

Ginger

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This sounds silly but your rocks are pretty interesting. I like the colors. I grew up with a large rock garden my parents made when I was a child. Then we would collect rocks on vacation out west. Quartz, fools gold, petrified wood etc. Those were incorporated into the rock garden that held all kinds of flowers. Nice memories.

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@gingerw

@sueinmn I have enjoyed this project. I love rocks. These are a mix of volcanic, granite, and shale-type. The browns, grays, and soft greens play well with each other. Now my husband has suggested we rock between the front chain link fence and sidewalk, putting in two plant areas; the water meter is out there, too. He even hinted at going rock hunting for that. He sure knows my weakness!
Ginger

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@gingerw Your rock garden sounds so pretty . Is there anyway you can take a picture and share it ,I for one would love to see it I,m sure others would also

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@lioness

@gingerw Your rock garden sounds so pretty . Is there anyway you can take a picture and share it ,I for one would love to see it I,m sure others would also

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@lioness It is just above the post by @sueinmn
Ginger

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@gingerw I have a hard time liking really small rocks. When we bought our house the ENTIRE landscaping consisted of 14 tons (owner's est) of washed river rock over plastic, with a few random boulders and one plant – either a sedum or small shrub, placed exactly every 6 feet. All the way around the house, across the front and back of the lot.

It took me over 10 summers to dig it all out little by little while raising 2 kids and working -some was given away, some repurposed for drainage & to line our pond. After 37 years I still find landscape rock buried when I try to use a shovel. Needless to say, if a rock is not larger than my fist, it doesn't get put in my yard…but we live amongst glacial remains, and we collect on our travels.

I have favorites – a bowling ball sized chunk of amethyst near my pond from Canada, a shale 'sculpture' my son-in-law hauled home from Canada before they married, a chunk of jasper my daughter found in Lake Superior when she was 3, a fern fossil in basalt…

My 4 yo grandson has loved rocks since he could toddle – he has now learned to recognize agates! Can't wait to take him to Lake Superior rock hunting.
Sue

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@gingerw

Except for the border around it, my "Seger pile" is finished. Named after the Bob Seger song "Like a Rock", and the first few lines. ["Stood there boldly, Sweatin' in the sun, Felt like a million"] 9' diameter circle, about 64 sq feet, all rocks hauled by hand from the corners of our property by yours truly. Smallest rock, a couple of ounces; largest rock, about 50 pounds. Last three cartloads of rocks laid out this morning at 6:30am before the heat hits.

Ginger

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@gingerw, Whew! Lovely focal point and what an effort to create!! I really appreciate what you accomplished. The rock colors are beautiful with such intriguing sizes and shapes! Way to Go!

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@gingerw

Except for the border around it, my "Seger pile" is finished. Named after the Bob Seger song "Like a Rock", and the first few lines. ["Stood there boldly, Sweatin' in the sun, Felt like a million"] 9' diameter circle, about 64 sq feet, all rocks hauled by hand from the corners of our property by yours truly. Smallest rock, a couple of ounces; largest rock, about 50 pounds. Last three cartloads of rocks laid out this morning at 6:30am before the heat hits.

Ginger

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@gingerw, Just love the Seger pile as well as the song! Thanks for the smile today.

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@lioness

@gingerw Your rock garden sounds so pretty . Is there anyway you can take a picture and share it ,I for one would love to see it I,m sure others would also

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@gingerw I see it now had to jump to the post to see it , didn't come through to me .

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Right up my alley with clouds! I love them too and find their formations captivating and mesmerizing. Thanks for this cool shot!
Rachel

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@rwinney

Right up my alley with clouds! I love them too and find their formations captivating and mesmerizing. Thanks for this cool shot!
Rachel

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This was the recent cloud confetti sky in my yard.

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@rwinney

This was the recent cloud confetti sky in my yard.

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…couple more because I cant help myself! 🙃

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I'm right there with you in clouds so beautiful designs they make .

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