Trying To Maintain Normality


People are trying to get out of the house for just a little bit each day amidst the mandated social distancing. 



Especially difficult is to try to get some exercise with all the fitness centers, gyms, and pools closed down. 



Some people are just choosing to go for a walk around the track or get in a quick workout with a few friends or family members. 



Can we be normal when everything is abnormal? 😉



(Credit Video: Andy Blumenthal)

@Tree Top Park, Davie, Florida

It’s funny that just as I am expressing gratitude for the peace, mindfulness, and zen good feelings, a plane is loudly flying overhead in this Florida park.  


No winning even in nature anymore! 😉


(Source Video: Dannielle Blumenthal)

Every Time I Go Mexico

Beautiful guitar band @Lake Needwood today.


First, we went for a nice kayak boat ride around the lake.


Then I couldn’t help stopping and listening to this relaxing and peaceful music. 


These guys were great–I’d pay to listen to them. 


Just a bunch of friends getting together to play beautiful music.


This is life as it should be. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Everyone Drinks

Everyone Drinks

So this is a water fountain on steroids. 


Not 1, not 2, but 3 drinking spouts. 


Adults, children, and even pets can all get theirs.


And at the same time…no one goes thirsty!


So simple, yet why make people wait and take turns.


Drink everyone, drink to efficiency. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Now You See It and Now You Don’t

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Took a little hike on Sunday through Sligo Creek. 

It was an absolutely gorgeous day. 

Walking along the creek, we saw a mother and child wading in the water. 

(Not sure that I would do that based on how clean or not it is, but they seemed to be cooling off and having fun). 

Then crossing a little footbridge, we came across someone tossing this pretty big bolder over the side and into the same creek. 

There was another guy at the bottom who seemed to be looking out for the big splash (or perhaps anyone happening by who would get clobbered by this thing). 

Anyway, this was just a stark juxtaposition of people (including children) having fun in the water and the potential hazards from above.

This is life, one minute everything can be sunshine and roses, and the next bing bong!

Got to be grateful for every minute of peace, health, and prosperity-they are truly gifts and nothing is owed to anyone from the Almighty. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

A Beautiful Crane

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I took this photo in Lake Needwood yesterday. 


A most beautiful crane.


Such a long neck, skinny legs, smooth feathers, and a yellow beak.


When it took flight, it was so amazing. 


It’s wingspan was huge. 


And it soared and glided through the trees and into the sky. 


I wish I could have caught it all on video. 


So free, elegant, and graceful.  


There was something almost heavenly about it. 


Imprinted it on my memory–loved it. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)