The Week In Seven Photos

Often when I look back at the week, I try to concentrate on the simple enjoyments of life, but sometimes

the universe makes you look at things more seriously.

As the political season continues to go off the rails in the midst of the CDC warning this week concerning the Coronavirus, it felt like the quietest and safest place to go while recovering from a cold was out in nature where not many people venture to enjoy the birds during winter (there are swans and a sandhill crane in the distance).

You try to not live in fear of your surroundings, even though I worry often about what Harper encounters on her little paws with all the backyard and park traffic, but

with family members with serious health issues that make them vulnerable, we always take extra precautions during cold and flu season (we already have a supply of face masks, dry hands from so much hand washing and Harper refusing to accept she needs her paws wiped constantly).  It’s time to be even more aware and to stock up on a few extra supplies for everyone and 

hopefully there will not be any fighting over the last peanut or Pop-Tarts and

we can be thankful for the quiet days in nature and a well stocked library and watchlist.

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  1. plaidcamper says:

    A lovely collection, and Harper with the raised paw is a winner!
    It does seem the world is in bad shape according to the news. Thank goodness a cold and quiet lake can offer a place of cheer in all the gloom. That, and a movie watchlist! Caught up with “Rampage” the other day, and loved it. A peaceful science and nature documentary with Professor Dwayne.
    Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 It was another scary week in the world with what appears now to be no let-up in sight soon, so Harper and I will be escaping regularly to all our wonderful parks and lakes, but she may have to accept wearing little boots! Enjoy the weekend and I wonder if there’s time for The Rock to reconsider running for president!😁

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Pretty much sums up my thoughts as well. Thank goodness for the stillness and healing of nature!

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    1. I love the solitude at the parks during the winter and it really struck me this week walking through the parks after watching all the news reports how much things could change in our society in the coming months. Peaceful walks and scenes in nature will be even more necessary to counteract the worries.

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  3. Very beautiful photos.

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  4. I hear you! Between the politics and the Coronavirus, I feel as though I am worn to an absolute frazzle. We are doing many of the same things that you are doing. Wonderful, wonderful top picture with the swans and the cranes in the background. Also, got a kick out of that squirrel with the turkey. Take care! Be well!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 It was a surprise to see the cranes early return and that squirrel tried everything, but the turkey was not budging. We’ve been following the politics and Coronavirus coverage closely and each day brings more questions, concerns and worries. At the beginning of the new year I was exhausted just thinking about the upcoming election year and it’s really difficult to watch now with this crisis unfolding.

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      1. Yes, indeed. Sigh. The virus has just made everything spin even more madly. Did you hear that Trump called the virus “a Democratic hoax”? Another sigh. And another.

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      2. Another scary day of developments with the virus. The coverage and information on the crisis occurring on MSNBC and in the Washington Post has been outstanding by the media and experts in the field and it’s difficult to imagine that’s his message.

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      3. Yes, the virus is here and it will spread. Fortunately, we still have newspapers and networks that are not afraid to speak up.

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  5. jillslawit says:

    We are now on Coronavirus alert as well. We live in challenging times. Thank goodness for the calm of nature to retreat to. Hope everyone stays well.

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    1. As the news concerning the virus worsens every day it’s getting more difficult not to think about it as you go about the day and I do appreciate even more escaping to the calm of nature away from the crowds. Take care!

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  6. Alexandra says:

    beautiful photos, so relaxing to look at 🙂

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