Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Reflections At The Marsh

We woke Tuesday morning to a beautiful blue sky day. We had our tea and toast and decided to head out to the marsh nice and early and take a good look around. When we arrived we were so delighted by the reflections of the clouds in all the marsh ponds.


The heron posed for us, looking like it was floating in the sky. 


And the Greater Yellowlegs quietly preened while looking for something yummy to eat.


It was such a warm and beautiful day even before 9:00 am. It felt so much like the old days before the pandemic that we actually forgot to bring our masks out with us on our walk. We laughed about that. It felt good to just feel normal. We did remember to put them on when we shopped at the co-op after the marsh. As of June 15th a sign outside the co-op said that there will be no more mask requirement. California is opening up. Not sure how feel about that. We may continue to wear them until the variant has stopped spreading here in our county. 

Lots to reflect on these days.

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  1. Good idea to continue wearing masks - probably for the rest of our lives! I feel more secure wearing a mask now. Your photos are wonderful. So shiny! Lovely birds. The reflections have such clarity each feather is detailed. WOWie!

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    1. Linda Sue-- We're definitely going to keep wearing masks while shopping indoors. We carry our masks with us when we're out walking. It just makes us feel safer that way. So glad you liked the photos. Thank you.

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  2. This is lovely. Thanks Dharma Bums

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    1. Sarah toa-- So glad you liked them. Thank you for stopping by. Hope all is well for you.

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  3. I love all the reflections. I don't wear a mask outdoors now that I'm vaccinated but still do in stores.

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    1. ellen-- I'm so glad you liked these reflections. It was quite a sight out there. We keep our masks with us when we're on our walks. Never know who we're going to run into. I'm pretty sure we're going to keep wearing our masks while shopping.

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  4. Yes. Lots to reflect on. Sublime. Thank you so much, Robin and Roger.

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  5. I know how you feel about the masks. I am on the fence about whether to wear mine, even though I'm fully vaccinated. As for your clear blue skies, today is rainy and gray here so your photos are refreshing to see.

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    1. Ally Bean-- We keep our masks with us when we're out on our walks in case we cross paths with someone and stop to talk. When we shop, we mask up and will continue to do so. It just feels safer that way.

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  6. Those reflection shots are amazing. The clouds in the water the most dramatic. Often wonder if the animals can see themselves. They don't seem alarmed by the extra being.

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    1. Patti-- What an interesting question about animals seeing their reflections. Wow, I'm going to go on a google search about that. So glad you liked these reflection shots.

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  7. Lovely photos! I wear a mask in stores but not when walking outside.

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    1. EllenD-- We wear masks in stores and will continue doing so after June 15th. When we're outside we carry our masks with us in case we cross paths with someone who wants to talk. Glad you liked the photos.

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  8. Lovely photos. We are less careful about wearing our masks since we are both vaccinated and I think our idiotic governor has relaxed all mask requirements. But we still try to remember to put them on if we're going into a store or a medical office. It does feel good, though, to sit in a restaurant maskless.

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    1. Catalyst-- We're both vaccinated, but we still wear masks while shopping and will probably continue to do so. When we're out walking we don't have our masks on, but we have them with us in case we cross paths with someone who wants to talk. Glad you like the photos.

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  9. Picture perfect day to be out in the wetlands. I think many will be cautious about opening up. the pandemic may not be finished with us.

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    1. Red-- It was a "picture perfect" day. Yes, I love that description. I agree with you, the pandemic may not be finished with us. We're going to wait and see how all of this unfolds over time. Staying as safe as we can.

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  10. What a great day to be out and about, Robin, and you were rewarded with some great clouds and reflections. That heron does look as if it's suspended in water. The mask requirement has gone for many places here in Nashua, NH, including the supermarket we frequent. We have never worn masks while outdoors, but always did so indoors. We do not plan to continue doing so if fully vaccinated people do not need to do so. That said, I do realize that it's a personal decision for whatever makes someone feel most at ease.

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    1. Beatrice-- It really was a wonderful day to be out there. We loved the reflections in all of the ponds. It's an interesting thing transitioning from mask-up to no-mask. We won't be wearing them outside (we don't now, but carry them with us), and we'll see how comfortable we feel going inside a store without one. We really are living in such interesting times.

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  11. I'm enjoying the photos, AND especially reflective the theme.

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    1. Colette-- So glad you like the photos and the theme. Thank you!

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  12. Beautiful Robin. And it must be so good to get back to a semblance of normality.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- It really feels liberating to not feel completely worried all the time. We still worry, but not as much. Glad you like the pics!

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  13. The place where I get physical therapy recently eliminated their mask mandate for fully vaccinated people. It feels really strange to go out in public without the mask. Probably no more than half the people who shop where get our groceries wore a mask, and, I suspect, they were among those who were not getting vaccinated. We're still doing curbside pickup for our large grocery orders, but we always forget something and have to go back into the store.

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    1. Mark-- I can't imagine going inside a building (shopping or medical) without wearing a mask. It all feels much too soon. There are still new cases everyday, and there are new variants. I think we can all stay safe and still save the economy, which is what most of the maskless mania is all about. We're going to continue masking up when we go to the co-op.

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  14. Beautiful, scenes like that lift you heart.We went to Wales this week for a few days to get away from the noise around here made us feel much better. Last night my wife was in the garden and came in to show me a hedgehog snuffling around. She was overjoyed to see one in our garden. Cant say the slugs were because he was going around feeding on them. Need to get a wildlife camera now.

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    1. Billy-- I don't think I've ever seen a hedgehog. Oh yes, get a wildlife camera. I'd love to see what you see there. Glad you liked these photos. Thank you.

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  15. Even nature seems to know that the world is reopening. Those blue skies are welcoming. Yes, wear your mask. I'm not convinced we're out of the woods. It's summer after all. Things were much improved last summer, and then came the fall.

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    1. 37paddington-- Oh yes, I had forgotten about last summer and that things seemed improved. Good to remember the lessons of last fall and winter. We definitely will wear our masks while shopping for the foreseeable future.

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