What's outside of your picture window today?

Posted by John, Volunteer Mentor @johnbishop, Nov 25, 2020

As we get ready for the real winter to show up and COVID-19 still playing a major part in our lives I like to spend moments of my day de-stressing about what’s going on in the world today. All I have to do is look out the window and observe some of natures beautiful creatures, how they interact and ponder how small it makes my troubles seem. Sometimes I may even get the opportunity to take a photo or two. How about you? Anything going on outside of your window(s) that you want to share?

For those members that have the ability to size your photos before you upload them to the discussion, may I suggest using the following sizes:
– 500 x 335 pixels (landscape)
– 210 x 210 pixels (square)

@loribmt

😂😂😂. Right after, 🎶 Mareseatoats and doeseatoats and littlelambseativy!🎶

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@loribmt I definitely remember my mother singing that one.
Another one she sang was that "there's only a day in the life of a rose"!

It has been nice looking out my windows recently. When I look out my back window first thing in the morning I often see deer. When I look out my front window, right in front of my computer desk, I was seeing a cardinal every morning but it seems to have disappeared. There's a sheer curtain on that window so I couldn't get a picture. Also, where we live was called "Laurel Hill" before it was developed and there are still many Laurel bushes around – when they build houses they tend to leave some natural areas. We have two beautiful Laurel bushes in the front that were so pretty but are now losing their flowers.
JK

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@artist01

@ess77 Hi Elizabeth. I can sympathize with you on losing your entire lonnngg message as you type. It's happened to me too many times as well! My issue, I think, is that I'm using my cell phone instead of a computer. Is that what you're doing too? If so, that could be your problem. If some of my messages seem to end suddenly, it's because I'm starting to get anxious about losing ithe whole thing and have to stop typing! Hugs, Laurie

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I love your messages…never too long! never end abruptly ~ always a pleasure to receive and to read. I'm just now online…..midnight and I'm heading to bed. been resting in my recliner, chatting w/son…he's been very, very concerned about me, even brought me NyQuil last nite which I've never put nor would I ever put in my body, but last night was tough. He was so sweet and concerned and brought it to me in one of my crystal glasses! So funny, men sons.

Anyway, I drank every drop, was looking for old pain pills I don't take anymore…anything to make the headache go away. I finally got a few hours sleep. Called and had video chat w/doc today. Sent to Mayo for Covid testing….almost none in town, just state/county/Mayo….Just got results now on portal, negative for Covid. My PCP was concerned even w/vaccine it might be positive.

Other options from PCP: facial/cranial nerve damage, not stroke, not sinus, maybe meningitis, maybe reflux related, or??? Since test is negative, I'll call in a.m. and he says he wants me to go to Mayo for cat scan re nerve and referral to?????
Suggestions?

On prednisone, doxycyline antibiotic for infected foot so we know it's not bacterial, Sudafed extra, rest, fluids, electrolyte water, sinus heated mask, and thank God for the bi-pap.
So, now off to bed…..

OH! Chewy has made my bird visitors so happy they're bringing extended families to visit! This afternoon, after home from covid testing and p/u meds, saw Blue-Jay, cardinals, several woodypeckers, yellow finch, and gobs and gobs of chic-a-dees! Mourning doves, little brown somethings, maybe female grosbeak, and more. What a sight! Made my day~
Blessings all and good-night.
@loribmt, @sueinmn, @johnbishop, @jakedduck1 duck, @hopeful33250, @artscaping, @becsbuddy @colleenyoung and all!
elizabeth

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@ess77

I love your messages…never too long! never end abruptly ~ always a pleasure to receive and to read. I'm just now online…..midnight and I'm heading to bed. been resting in my recliner, chatting w/son…he's been very, very concerned about me, even brought me NyQuil last nite which I've never put nor would I ever put in my body, but last night was tough. He was so sweet and concerned and brought it to me in one of my crystal glasses! So funny, men sons.

Anyway, I drank every drop, was looking for old pain pills I don't take anymore…anything to make the headache go away. I finally got a few hours sleep. Called and had video chat w/doc today. Sent to Mayo for Covid testing….almost none in town, just state/county/Mayo….Just got results now on portal, negative for Covid. My PCP was concerned even w/vaccine it might be positive.

Other options from PCP: facial/cranial nerve damage, not stroke, not sinus, maybe meningitis, maybe reflux related, or??? Since test is negative, I'll call in a.m. and he says he wants me to go to Mayo for cat scan re nerve and referral to?????
Suggestions?

On prednisone, doxycyline antibiotic for infected foot so we know it's not bacterial, Sudafed extra, rest, fluids, electrolyte water, sinus heated mask, and thank God for the bi-pap.
So, now off to bed…..

OH! Chewy has made my bird visitors so happy they're bringing extended families to visit! This afternoon, after home from covid testing and p/u meds, saw Blue-Jay, cardinals, several woodypeckers, yellow finch, and gobs and gobs of chic-a-dees! Mourning doves, little brown somethings, maybe female grosbeak, and more. What a sight! Made my day~
Blessings all and good-night.
@loribmt, @sueinmn, @johnbishop, @jakedduck1 duck, @hopeful33250, @artscaping, @becsbuddy @colleenyoung and all!
elizabeth

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@ess Dear Elizabeth, You sweet lady! You’re feeling your worst and yet remain just this ray of sunshine. I sure hope there is some improvement for you this morning…after the sleep cobwebs are shaken out.

I’m posting a cute little treat for you. This little Hummingbird showed up yesterday. It’s been very cold so the trees and wildflowers are slow in producing blossoms.. The day before, I heard from a friend about 1.5 hours south of us that she had her first one. So I knew they were getting closer as they migrate north for the summer. I boiled up some sugar water and put out the feeder yesterday. Sure enough…within about 2 hours, my husband said there was a hummer at the feeder!

Sending prayers and hugs, dear lady, that your doctors get to the bottom of this and have you back up and running circles around the rest of us in no time! Hope you feel better soon!! Lori

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@ess @artist01 @jakedduck1 Not a duckie today but a cute little Hummer who showed up at the feeder yesterday. There are very few buds on the trees or wildflowers open yet because it’s been so cold. Not a lot of food for humming birds or bees! So it didn’t take long for this little guy to find the feeder on its trek northward. We are in Northern Wisconsin so spring comes a bit later. Really zoomed in with the camera so it’s a little fuzzy. But you can see the droplet of sugar water on its little beak.

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@loribmt

@ess @artist01 @jakedduck1 Not a duckie today but a cute little Hummer who showed up at the feeder yesterday. There are very few buds on the trees or wildflowers open yet because it’s been so cold. Not a lot of food for humming birds or bees! So it didn’t take long for this little guy to find the feeder on its trek northward. We are in Northern Wisconsin so spring comes a bit later. Really zoomed in with the camera so it’s a little fuzzy. But you can see the droplet of sugar water on its little beak.

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@loribmt Incredible picture, Lori, fuzzy or not! Wonderful to see that little guy so up close. On my walk in town the other morning, I watched a robin taking a leisurely bath in a puddle on the roadside. I was so intrigued I forgot to take a picture! And he was only 15 feet from me, and oblivious to my presence.

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@ess77

I love your messages…never too long! never end abruptly ~ always a pleasure to receive and to read. I'm just now online…..midnight and I'm heading to bed. been resting in my recliner, chatting w/son…he's been very, very concerned about me, even brought me NyQuil last nite which I've never put nor would I ever put in my body, but last night was tough. He was so sweet and concerned and brought it to me in one of my crystal glasses! So funny, men sons.

Anyway, I drank every drop, was looking for old pain pills I don't take anymore…anything to make the headache go away. I finally got a few hours sleep. Called and had video chat w/doc today. Sent to Mayo for Covid testing….almost none in town, just state/county/Mayo….Just got results now on portal, negative for Covid. My PCP was concerned even w/vaccine it might be positive.

Other options from PCP: facial/cranial nerve damage, not stroke, not sinus, maybe meningitis, maybe reflux related, or??? Since test is negative, I'll call in a.m. and he says he wants me to go to Mayo for cat scan re nerve and referral to?????
Suggestions?

On prednisone, doxycyline antibiotic for infected foot so we know it's not bacterial, Sudafed extra, rest, fluids, electrolyte water, sinus heated mask, and thank God for the bi-pap.
So, now off to bed…..

OH! Chewy has made my bird visitors so happy they're bringing extended families to visit! This afternoon, after home from covid testing and p/u meds, saw Blue-Jay, cardinals, several woodypeckers, yellow finch, and gobs and gobs of chic-a-dees! Mourning doves, little brown somethings, maybe female grosbeak, and more. What a sight! Made my day~
Blessings all and good-night.
@loribmt, @sueinmn, @johnbishop, @jakedduck1 duck, @hopeful33250, @artscaping, @becsbuddy @colleenyoung and all!
elizabeth

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@ess77 Hi Elizabeth. Gosh, I'm so sorry you're having all that health trouble right now. Sounds like you have a great, attentive doctor, whose on track for you.
And I can relate to the story of your son. I have three wonderful men sons too! They're such a blessing.
Sending big hugs and hopeful wishes that you'll return to your good ol' spunky self soon, Elizabeth. ❤

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@artist01

@loribmt Incredible picture, Lori, fuzzy or not! Wonderful to see that little guy so up close. On my walk in town the other morning, I watched a robin taking a leisurely bath in a puddle on the roadside. I was so intrigued I forgot to take a picture! And he was only 15 feet from me, and oblivious to my presence.

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@artist01 Simple pleasure of watching a robin taking a bath… It says a lot about you. Those are often our greatest gifts during the day and it’s ok not to photograph everything. We forget sometimes to just savor the moment as we’re caught up in trying to get that best shot.

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@loribmt

@artist01 Simple pleasure of watching a robin taking a bath… It says a lot about you. Those are often our greatest gifts during the day and it’s ok not to photograph everything. We forget sometimes to just savor the moment as we’re caught up in trying to get that best shot.

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@loribmt Yes Lori, simple pleasures indeed. I'm not really one to grab my camera for every special moment but I kinda' wish I'd captured that little robin splashing around so close to me. He had no fear! ❤ I hope the memory will stay with me for a long time. Maybe he'll return to his favorite spa some day soon!

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Good morning all! I have a twofer today! I arrived last evening in Minnesota just in time for sunset — and walked out this morning to see this visitor, who I'm guessing is a Barred Owl youngster. Nice way to begin the 'summer'. Cheers to all!

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@IndianaScott

Good morning all! I have a twofer today! I arrived last evening in Minnesota just in time for sunset — and walked out this morning to see this visitor, who I'm guessing is a Barred Owl youngster. Nice way to begin the 'summer'. Cheers to all!

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@IndianaScott Beautiful!
Our mornings here are relatively cool, and the blue jays are bouncing around in the early sun, scouting for bugs. Their vantage point of the top of fence is ideal for them, and they are masters at catching flying meals in mid-flight. Yesterday I saw the first quail of the season running across driveway!
Ginger

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@IndianaScott

Good morning all! I have a twofer today! I arrived last evening in Minnesota just in time for sunset — and walked out this morning to see this visitor, who I'm guessing is a Barred Owl youngster. Nice way to begin the 'summer'. Cheers to all!

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Thank you for sharing the photos. I am well familiar with the Barred Owl living on a property surrounded by tall trees. Although I have not seen one I often hear them at night with their distinctive call. I occasionally also hear them in the evening before it gets dark outside. Beautiful bird sounds.

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