Monday, June 1, 2020

Bright Spots

There were 326 new covid-19 cases reported in my province (Ontario) yesterday. So, I am still self isolating. I do get out into nature a bit, but that's it, and I have no in person contact with anyone other than hubbers. I am going a little shack-wacky...

But there are still many bright spots in my world.

In my yard,
 Juvenille Baltimore Oriole

Adult male Baltimore Oriole



On my easel,
My latest painting
(acrylic on canvas)


On a log
(my dog Merfy)

sharing with
Through My Lens

CHEERS
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32 comments:

  1. I love your Baltimore Oriole photos. Hang in there... I also have cabin fever.

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  2. your orioles are gorgeous karen!! i had one, once, for a winter and loved every minute of caring for it when it was here!!! your painting is gorgeous...if you ever want to paint one of my babies, please feel free to. i would be happy to buy it from you!!!

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  3. The orioles are amazingly colourful!
    I too am staying at home all the time (except for tomorrow when I will be going to the hospital for a bone marrow biopsy). It's a very strange life. I'm so glad for the internet that I can be in touch with so many people around the world and see what they are seeing too instead of just what's in my own indoors non-stop.

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  4. What pretty, colourful birds you got at your home! Gorgeous photos!

    Stay healthy!

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  5. What beauties and so brightly colored.

    You paint so wekk,

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  6. ...you have a lot to brighten your day, we are stay put too!

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  7. Hello,

    Being a dog lover, the Merfy photos is my favorite. I love your butterfly painting. I wish I saw Orioles in my yard, very rare to see them here. Great series of photos. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  8. Better to feel a little cabin fever than have Covid-19, Karen,

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  9. Merfy, you are a wonderful companion in these tough days. " Shacky-wacky" You could patent that as a new trendy saying, and staying home with so many new cases is the way to go. Down here, no new cases for 10 days now, but I cannot say I really feel totally safe. We still spray all the mail ( Not much comes that way as I have all accounts and bank mail coming by emails now,) with meths, wash our hands diligently, and keep the distance. a NEW normal for some time.

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  10. LOVING your bright spots.
    Our numbers are dropping daily, but I am still wary.
    I do hope you will show up your latest painting when it is finished as well. It looks wonderful.

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  11. Baltimore orioles are just so beautiful...

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  12. I don't think I knew what an Oriole was....I thought they were black for some reason

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  13. Wonderful photos and being out in nature is the best. This time is making all of us a bit wacky. Sad times all around....sigh.

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  14. Glorious bird captures, Karen.

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  15. Beautiful photos of your bird visitors, Karen, and I love your painting! I fear COVID cases will resurge where I live after all the protests that are sadly going on here.

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  16. Those golds and black Karen are just striking! Those two colors are my favorite combination because as a Harry Potter fan, I know I belong to the Hufflepuff house whose colors are yellow and black :)

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  17. Your bird photographs and painting are wonderful!!

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  18. Birds are a great source of joy at this time are they not! I spend more time than I should just watching the garden birds at present.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. You have a wonderful spot to self isolate!

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  20. I've not yet ever seen a Baltimore Oriole. I wonder if the baseball team was named after the bird or the other way around. The painting is wonderful!

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  21. Oh your doggie is a cutie and what beautiful photos of Mother Nature's treasure ~ healing for all of us ~ Feel a bit 'whacky' too ~

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  22. Thank goodness for garden wildlife during this stay at home time, Ontario seems to be getting worse again (or did it really get better) We take each day as it comes and continue to only go out for necessities.

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  23. Orioles, a Swallowtail and a Dog. A perfect set of companions!

    Thank you, Karen, for sharing a bit of beauty with us all.

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  24. Beautiful Birdies...You ae quite an artist...impressive...Cute pup..

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  25. baltimore orioles are such handsome birds and your painting is lovely!

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  26. Your painting is wonderful! I've always loved those thistles.

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  27. Beautiful post Karen. I do love your painting, its so uplifting xx

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  28. We have cases here too...love the orioles

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  29. It's wonderful to see these beauties so close to your house! At least, you have a little beauty to look forward to. I do hope things settle down for you and your area soon.


    Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

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  30. There’s a lot of us out here suffering a bit from cabin fever and thanks a million for the new term to describe it! (No need to point out as “someone” above did that you and I and everybody else know its for the best. Otherwise we wouldn’t be doing it.). I have gone to our daughters exactly three times and at least seen part of her face at 6/feet, but that is all. Wonderful birds as always and who couldn’t smile at Mr Murfee! I like your painting a lot. Makes me think of brighter days ahead! Virtual Hugs, from another person who is definitely a bit shacky wacky .

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