The Week In Seven Photos

The Week In Seven Photos

As we approach the one year anniversary of our first shutdowns due to the pandemic (a sentence I never imagined writing), I have a few very inconsequential thoughts about how I’ve somewhat adjusted over the last year.  Surprisingly I’m no longer a fan of winter and I don’t know if that’s due to the snow and ice, lack of crowds creating a different vibe, my back refusing to be a fan of shoveling or the dreary gray days.

One thing I know for certain is that beautiful skies make an extreme difference on the attitude during these isolating days.

The pandemic has forever changed the dynamic between pets and their owners and the pets are rewriting the life expectations playbook daily.  Constant companionship, walks and playtime has filled chapters of the book, along with detailed instructions on how to train your owner to play hide-and-seek with your favorite toys.  The other day it took me fifteen minutes to find Harper’s toy.

Varying food obsessions have replaced dining out, with the latest being Margherita pizza, and

missed photo opportunities or blurry photos of the rare eagle sighting can sometimes lead to severe pouting.  It use to lead to a few sniffles, but now those cause a panic.

Some days I would rather look at amazing photos on Instagram instead of going out with my camera, 

but then I would miss out on the chance to layer up with my favorite t-shirt purchase of the year that best sums up how I’ve adjusted.

22 responses to “The Week In Seven Photos”

  1. Oh, that t-shirt made me laugh! I sure know the feeling, and not just during the pandemic. 😉 This post certainly caught many aspects of the pandemic. I will be writing my own piece today as it is an anniversary worth noting. One thing is certain, this will be a time we will all remember. Holy cats! Glad you have found the energy to continue to take fabulous pictures. You live in a place of beauty, and I so enjoy seeing your photos. The top picture is breath-taking.

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    • Thank you and I’m glad you enjoyed the photos and t-shirt!😁 Just when I think I might not have to layer up with my favorite shirt, I turn on the news and know it’s going to be another one of those weeks and maybe next year I’ll be able to have one with a different message. So much in our society has changed this last year that many days I wonder how I’ll view things when we finally reach that “new normal.” Our state has vaccinated 11% of people over 16 and in a few weeks I should be able to get on the vaccine waiting list and then hopefully at some point later in the year I’ll be somewhat optimistic about things improving.🙂

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  2. I think the eagle shot is pretty good – I don’t even try when they’re flying!
    The pizza looks great, I agree with the t-shirt, our winter has been short compared to your area so had best keep quiet about that, and I hope Harper realizes how lucky she is when it comes to play time!
    A year of this, and here’s hoping we’re closer to the pandemic end than the beginning. Fingers crossed for you on receiving a vaccine shot soon.
    Have a great weekend!

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    • Thank you!🙂 It’s so exciting to see an eagle that it’s almost tempting to keep the 25 blurry photos in my library. Harper is quite the photography assistant, as soon as I grab my camera she barks with excitement to go take a photo and all the birds scatter and then believes the perfect time for a game of hide-and-seek is when I’m ready to work on the computer. It was a perfect week for the t-shirt when health officials were advising it’s not the time to ease restrictions as many states were either easing or cancelling all of them. Now we have to wait and see how crazy things might be again the next few months and I might have to order a wine glass with that saying. It will be another pizza weekend to celebrate the spring-like weather next week and the Maple Leafs having the best record. Enjoy the weekend!🙂

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  3. What a year. I never realized how introverted I really am! 😉 I think we are forever changed, right down to our DNA. I wonder how long it will take folks to feel ‘safe’ again?
    Beautiful photos!

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    • Thank you!🙂 You’re right, this has forever changed us right down to our DNA. While many are already planning vacations and ready to be out there with everyone, I’ve found that with so many unknowns still about COVID and the vaccine that I often wonder when it’s safe (and if I believe them) how many things I’ll never be interested in pursuing again.

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