Panda Cam

Facebook isn’t good for much, in my opinion, unless my friends post pictures of their grandchildren or I find an amazing animal video. I have been fascinated recently by the Panda Cam at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo showing Giant Panda Mei Xiang and her newborn cub. Mei Xiang instinctively knows to be attentive to the cub’s every need: to nurse it, to clean it, and because it has no fur yet – to cuddle and cradle it to keep it warm. The zoo created a den for them where they will spend the first few months of the cub’s life. Follow the Smithsonian’s National Zoo Panda Cam on Facebook to watch this precious time between Mother and Cub:

 https://s.si.edu/2xiVLKp#PandaStory #PandaCubdates

For Ragtag Daily Prompt: Instinct

It’s Only Words #10

Foto Friday #95

A Sign of the Times – Covid Style:

Hide & Seek with the Sun at Scotts Bluff:

The Highlands Landscape at Eilean Donan Castle:

Like all of us, I struggle to fill the void that Covid has caused. My volunteer activities are no longer an option, social outings are few and far between, and spending time with my grandchildren is not as easy as it once was. I’ve had to find new diversions for my free time. My latest endeavor is making creative collages with my existing photos. I can spend hours in attempt to find just the right combination of imagines and layouts, backgrounds and margins. I made these collages with PhotoScapeX, but there are many image-maker programs available.

For Lens-Artists Challenge #110 – Creativity in the Time of Covid

The Introvert – 201

Standing in shadows

hoping not to be noticed

yet begging to be

This Haiku would lead you to believe that an introvert is a socially shy person. While that can be true, being an introvert doesn’t necessarily mean social anxiety. It means people with this personality trait tend to be more inward focused. They turn more to internal thoughts, feelings and moods rather than external attention – like in this haiku which I posted here on August 6, 2017:

The Introvert – 101

She is just a girl

whose sunlight stays inside her

silently shining

Wishing a good day to all my fellow introverts!

It’s Only Words #9