Today’s Pictures: 13 Feb 21

Forest Quarry

‘Do not ride if you can walk.’     Mohandas Ghandiji

With the daily shot from my local forest, I’m including a shot of the wider world, not always entirely ‘natural’, to provide a wider view of the world and its wonders.


Share on social media so we’ll reach more people stuck indoors due to Covid-19. Who knows, between us, we might also restore some love and respect for nature and slow down the damage we inflict on our world? Thank you.

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14 thoughts on “Today’s Pictures: 13 Feb 21

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  2. Warm is an understatement! Last year we had over 60 days of the temp over 110 degrees. As you know last year we could hardly go out of the house, but this year will be different, I hope. I used to do mending for people here in the park, Oh well. we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Last year we couldn’t see the tunnel! LOL!

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    1. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all live in a world without extremes, Brenda? Still, it’s better than some of the planets we’ve discovered and, with a bit of common sense and some self-restraint we might even stop our precious Earth from becoming uninhabitable.

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  3. Wow, I bet you and Valerie could hear your footsteps in the forest. What a lovely photograph. Happy Valentines Day to you both. My sweetie had his hardest day yesterday. I don’t think the cold weather and dreary days are helping. Grief is different with everyone. Have either of you had your second vaccination yet and if so did you do ok? I hope you are both able to stay close to home except for the grocery store. Also wondering if your editor is going to work with your suggestions for the cover of your new book? Sending you both my love.

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    1. You’re right, Joni. The ground is now fre of snow, but the arctic winds have frozen it solid so it crunches underfoot. No chance of getting close to wildlife undetected!
      Scott will be feeling the loss more acutely as time passes. It’s never easy, of course, but he has your support, which will be af great value to him. As you say, grief takes people in different ways. The most important aspect of it is that it should be released rather than bottled-up.
      Valerie is due her 1st vaccine jab in the coming days. Here in the UK they’ve instituted a programme of 12 week delays between the 1st and second doses. The WHO has now endorsed this approach, suggesting it significantly increases longer term immunity.
      The book is with the team of editors at present. It’s not due for release until some time in early summer, so the cover design will be sent to me some time in the next couple of months so I can make my comments. But book cover design is usually the prerogative of the publisher, so I won’t be too worried if my suggestions aren’t accepted. I’ve been very happy with the covers of the other books published by Fantastic Books Publishing, so I’m eager to see what they come up with.
      You and Scott keep safe and stay well.

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      1. Thank you Stuart for responding I have been wondering about these things. I think you are right about the grief. You are right I am encouraging him to let his emotions out. He was able to do so yesterday. I am glad Valerie is getting her vaccination soon. It sounds like we could start doing the same. I also read a study that sounds the same. One to three months of 96 or more percent immunity to the virus after the first vaccination. Our President is being proactive so that is a blessing as before things were crazy as you know. Scott is a decade younger than me so it may be a while before he gets it. He is strong and in good health so I think he will be all right. We are both double masking it too. Yes your book covers for your other books look great and are well designed. Summer will be here before we know it. Love to you both. 💕❤️🤗Joni

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        1. I’m so glad to learn Scott is allowing his emotions free flow. It’ll help in the process. I recall, even now after 56 years, the depth of despair I felt on my mother’s death. It was a long time before I could talk of her without tears.
          It’s also good that your new President is replacing the previous chaos and foolishness with common sense and concern for the welfare of the country’s citizens.
          Look after yourselves and keep that wonderful supportive partnership going.

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    1. Our snow lasts only a short time, Brenda. But these past couple of weeks have brought arctic air down and the wind-chill has been cruel. Looks like tomorrow is the day for warmer Atlantic weather to return. I’m looking forward to that!
      I bet Arizona is very warm at times. Do you visit the Gulf of California or the Pacific Ocean for your oceanic fix?

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