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.

@gingerw

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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How beautiful! I love the colors!

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@iamkaren

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

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@iamkaren the snow is not so bad.

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@gingerw

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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Gorgeous!!!

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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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Haunting, mysterious, beautiful. Thank you for sharing it, Bookysue.

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@johnbishop

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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Oh, John, where can I sign up for the hilarious goat yoga? I thought watching little kids frolic about the best laughter ever but this tops that! Thank you.

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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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I'm with you, Bookysue. When glum, taking that first action step is the hardest to do even when we know it will help. Once done though, I always feel better and my spirits improve. Staying busy is an important antidote for me as well. I'm an avid reader too, I may have to resort to rereading some of my books but that will be ok. Can always learn something new the second time around.

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@grannybrenda

@iamkaren the snow is not so bad.

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I haven't been in Winnipeg in the winter for ten years now. No snow where I am in Mexico. Keep warm and safe up there.

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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 I like card games also have you ever played Kings in the corner? Its a solitaire game but fun Last night I played with Delores here and won 11 games to her 2 that was unusual she is good at it . My lucky night

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@lioness

@bookysue I like card games also have you ever played Kings in the corner? Its a solitaire game but fun Last night I played with Delores here and won 11 games to her 2 that was unusual she is good at it . My lucky night

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Spades, Solitaire( all types- have to check Kings in the corner) spice and Malice, Canasta ,Gin rummy Okay in Solitaire(Scorpion , Penquin, Pyramid, etc ).

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@grannybrenda

@iamkaren the snow is not so bad.

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@lamkaren No the snow is fun to play in just dress for it

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@bookysue

Spades, Solitaire( all types- have to check Kings in the corner) spice and Malice, Canasta ,Gin rummy Okay in Solitaire(Scorpion , Penquin, Pyramid, etc ).

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@bookysue Check it out it is a fun solitaire game also hands and foot . But you need 4-6 players its fun

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I am- there are 3 free ones – seems hard. But I will try . Interesting with all the solitaire I have play- never heard of it . I will let you know how it goes

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@bookysue In different parts of the country there are different games. Back east I never heard of this till I moved to Calif. Now I love it I even play it by myself. of course I win lol

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@lioness

@bookysue In different parts of the country there are different games. Back east I never heard of this till I moved to Calif. Now I love it I even play it by myself. of course I win lol

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Thought I knew them all- it’s is not in my Best of- collection or 250 collection- interesting- thanks for heads up – unlike anything I have done before. Took me a long time to learn Spider . Now I am a whiz at it . I will let you how I do.

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@bookysue

Spades, Solitaire( all types- have to check Kings in the corner) spice and Malice, Canasta ,Gin rummy Okay in Solitaire(Scorpion , Penquin, Pyramid, etc ).

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Like Lioness and you, I'm a card and board game lover, too, and today just suggested to daughter to look up online instructions for several of the games you've mentioned for our 2 grand boys to learn. Funny, that the more we share here, the more we find we have in common with one another. Wouldn't it be grand if our growing sense of community could be spread to more of our neighborhoods and locales?

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