Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Isolation Life

Hello! It has been <insert number of days> since my last post. I actually had a number in there a few times and never finished the post. So that's how things are going here. How are you?

I foolishly thought that working from home would be awesome, no commute, can work in pajamas...  Wrong. I spent my day working on and off my computer in a dedicated office in my house. However there is still home stuff and kiddo doing schoolwork on his laptop and everything is just different. It's draining and exhausting somehow and any routines or plans seem to have fallen by the wayside.

I read a quote online that said, "You are not working from home, you are at home, during a crisis, trying to work." I feel this.  Although, now things are gradually reopening, which is hopefully going to bring back some normalcy.

Here is a roundup of some of my favorite recent single images:

The starburst effect. 

Just before the ice was all gone...




Amazing how fast the ice disappears!


I have also found some cool old buildings that I am hoping to learn more about before posting, stay tuned! It won't be as long between blogs.

Hope everyone is safe and healthy.

27 comments:

  1. ...you sure make isolation look beautiful. What images!!!

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    1. Thanks Tom, sometimes I just need to get out of the house!! lol

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  2. Lockdown is no fun.....no fun at all. But you managed to brighten my day with your gorgeous photos and for that, I thank you.

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    1. Thanks Vicki, hope you are doing well!

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  3. I like the twp trees and the old building the best, though they're ALL good. Maybe things will get back to normal before long, at least if we refuse to accept the "new normal."

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    1. Thanks so much Gorges, hope you're doing well. lol I refuse to say the term 'new normal!

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    1. Thanks BW, I am saving some good ones for future posts.

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  5. I am retired so working at home is not an issue, but I am sure it is not all it's cracked up to be. When I did work, I spent one day per week working from home, and it was great, but I am sure that doing it full time would be a different thing entirely.

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    1. Hi David! I think one day a week would be ideal! I would love that but we will be back in the office full time soon, but still closed to walk in traffic. Appointment only!

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  6. I have been looking forward to your return. Looking at your photos the wait was worth it.

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    1. Thanks Andy! Time sure did get away from me over these last 2 months and I can't even tell you what I did lol! Hope you're doing well!

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  7. Cool photos! Is that lighthouse on Sylvan Lake or where is it? Not a standard sight on the prairies.

    I'm glad I'm retired so I don't have to work from home. I hated it whenever I had to do work at home on evenings/weekends. I always preferred to keep a strict separation between my work world and my private life/time. So you have my sympathy!

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    1. Hi Debra,
      Yes, it is on Sylvan Lake. A replica of the one at Peggy's Cove. It makes for a pretty sight and picture on the shore of the lake but doesn't have any real purpose lol! Hope you're well!

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  8. Super photos as always. I have a friend who has worked from home for years and loves it, he doesn't have children at home which probably makes a lot of difference! I'm just thankful that I've retired, though I do sometimes feel guilty when I think of the pressure that care workers are under at present.

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    1. Hi John, thank you!
      I shouldn't complain too much, I am lucky to still be working.

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  9. Wonderful selection of colourful photos!

    It's pretty easy for me to practise social distancing since I work outside and on my own. Life goes on much the same as it was before the world went crazy.

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    1. Hi Michael, hope you are doing well! Sure nice to have spring and flowers and gardening happening!

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  10. Hi Jenn, your photos are lovely to see again. Beauty finds your lens when you're out and about. Have a wonderful evening! Take care, stay safe and healthy.

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    1. Thanks Bill! I take a lot of photos of that lighthouse but I can't help it!! lol

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  11. Such lovely skies that you have shown us, Jenn! We are fine here but missing seeing friends and family.

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    1. Hi RedPat, I agree about missing seeing family and friends, online Zoom calls for birthdays is just not the same!!

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  12. Beautiful photos all. My favourite is the second one but the last two are exceptional as well.

    Welcome back. I am always glad to see you here. The quote about working from home is spot on according to what I’ve heard!

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    1. Thank you! Those pictures are a couple weeks apart but look so different. It's cool to see the ice melt and disappear. This year there was some large ice jams that pushed up over the pier.

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  13. Hi Jenn it's good to see you here.. strange times indeed! Love every shot here, the skies are glorious. The lighthouse reflection is stunning 💜💛

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    1. Thanks Grace! Nice to be back and checking out my fave blogs! I like seeing your photos transition into fall as we are getting into warmer weather! (except today, today is rain rain rain)!

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