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.

@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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@lewisma9 I've been to our Aquarium here in Long Beach took grandson there when little loved it

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Good morning everyone- Here are 4 gardens that you can tour, including Monet's garden. I've been there and it is spectacular! Enjoy.
https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/gardening/g31746949/gardens-you-can-virtually-tour/

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@lioness

@suerc. This is one of mine also plus I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

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Oh I like that one !!

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Our morning walk this morning gave us a great message. These flags are all standing together and gently waving while staying a safe distance apart.

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@grannybrenda

Our morning walk this morning gave us a great message. These flags are all standing together and gently waving while staying a safe distance apart.

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Very beautiful. Where is this place. United we stand!

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@mayofeb2020

Very beautiful. Where is this place. United we stand!

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This is The Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg Manitoba

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Caught my friend in the back yard today checking for bugs in some dead trees. My wife pointed him out and I ran to get my camera and tripod but all the windows downstairs had screens so I hurried upstairs into the living room where I had a clean window with no screens. I was lucky he stayed so long. Happy day when I see this guy 🙂

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@johnbishop Love red headed woodpeckers I use to see one at my place in Pa. I had a mobile home then after I got rid of our house to big for me

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@johnbishop

Caught my friend in the back yard today checking for bugs in some dead trees. My wife pointed him out and I ran to get my camera and tripod but all the windows downstairs had screens so I hurried upstairs into the living room where I had a clean window with no screens. I was lucky he stayed so long. Happy day when I see this guy 🙂

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Wonderful pics, John! I've never had the pleasure of seeing one in "real life". This is a next best thing.

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@merpreb

Good morning everyone- Here are 4 gardens that you can tour, including Monet's garden. I've been there and it is spectacular! Enjoy.
https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/gardening/g31746949/gardens-you-can-virtually-tour/

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Merry, Thank you for sharing the virtual gardens tours! Sent link to my daughter. Reminding her of the lovely day we spent together touring the Chicago gardens and the out-of-this-world chilled watermelon soup. These tours are Mecca for a garden lover!

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OK this is a new one for me — It's got me to thinking…because I'm an old goat, would I get preferential treatment? @artscaping I'll bet this is right up your alley. 🙂

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https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/minnesota/goat-yoga-mn/

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@grannybrenda

Our morning walk this morning gave us a great message. These flags are all standing together and gently waving while staying a safe distance apart.

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Hi! I'm originally from Winnipeg.nice to see the flags but not sure about the snow.

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I am an depressed- anxious deefy ( hearing challenged- worsening) – reader always but sometimes I cannot settle to read( rare but it does happens) so I changed my mind set towards a calm realm -ocean/ lake always calms me – one of my photos above- helps when I cannot be there. I defy everyone 2 weeks ago doing my wanderings trips( banned now) .So I play solitaire or Mr word etc on iPad. Drawing helps sometimes. Walking always at least a hour. It always been critical to me to always being active . And I have a hard time always to want to do so ( that’s the biggest battle a depressive goes through) Once I do it; I am better . Someone liked me to this- thanks

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@bookysue

I am an depressed- anxious deefy ( hearing challenged- worsening) – reader always but sometimes I cannot settle to read( rare but it does happens) so I changed my mind set towards a calm realm -ocean/ lake always calms me – one of my photos above- helps when I cannot be there. I defy everyone 2 weeks ago doing my wanderings trips( banned now) .So I play solitaire or Mr word etc on iPad. Drawing helps sometimes. Walking always at least a hour. It always been critical to me to always being active . And I have a hard time always to want to do so ( that’s the biggest battle a depressive goes through) Once I do it; I am better . Someone liked me to this- thanks

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@bookysue That is a very serene and beautiful picture. Thank you for sharing it; for me the ocean is always calming.
Ginger

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This is a picture from our camping trip a few years ago to Death Valley. My husband took so many pictures it was hard to chose! This is one of the evening sunsets.
Ginger

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