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power of distraction


covid distraction

2020 was bloody aweful
2021 was even 'worser still'

2020 was the year our world stood still.

We all stepped back into our own private spaces.

It was the time distractions helped us all to maintain our sanity.

For me my photography, web-sites and home became a refuge.


And, in 2021 walking Archie took on a new meaning.

Links to some of my pics..

Archie's Patch
has officially been granted
Covid-Free status


A floral gallery

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JFimages 12 Framed Florals


2021 proved 2020 was not alone

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Distrction can be a powerful tool, a great catalyst, and...

but it did prove something to me...

Distraction has the power to create a world

                                                                            outside of all our worries, fears, and circumstances.


We all experience trials-n-tribulations, good and bad times; moments that if dwelt upon can really get us down.
It is my belief that we can only think of one thing at a time
so I always do my best to replace negatives with positives.

At moments like this distractions can help.
Yes, I've had my share of bad times and I've learnt from experience that distractions really help.
Sure they can't get rid of pain, remove an infection, a headache, whatever, but they have helped me.

You might find one type of distraction better than another.

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Archie is my dog and we go for a walk every morning.
Before hitting the road
(mind you my hips only allow one block per day), Archie has his P&P time (pee-pee & poo-poo).
That way, hopefully, I minimise the chances of having to use the pooper-bag
(bending down is getting harder).
While Archie does his business, I stroll around the house / garden with my camera (smartphone) in hand.
Once we hit the road I keep my eye open for distractions - for photographing.

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Archie's P&P Time

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#2   Burbin'

During lockdown I set my self the task of walking every road
in our suburb
(one block at a time).

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Back in the the good old days (they certainly were for me) when I was a primary school teacher, I loved focussing on problem solving, creative thinking and technology.

One of my activities was The
 Invent-Event Challenge. This monthly homework activity was a combined parent/child task whereby the couple could research a topic, design a poster, write a report, build a construct or conduct an experiment; whatever took their fancy (based totally on an info-sheet given to all students).
Pupils would do a follow-up presentation in front of classmates.


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A picnic pick-me-up....
Nothing like making a meal a special time; don't always have to go oujt to enjoy a picnic.

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Our 5-o'clock drinkies-zone
         is shrouded in amazing memories

See: Jodie's A Touch of Life...

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What tag might be given to each of these pictures?         e.g. drinking money


Small can be

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Nothing like a good distraction to take your mind off life's more pressing issues...

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For me it's Archie's P&P Time...

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for many its surfing on the net...


My amazing brother-in-law, Paul,

is really  into feel-good pics 

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and funnies

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Ramblin' Rod loves...
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-   photographing birds   1   2   3   4   5

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Tony Peach never ceases to surprise with his posts...
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    Tony's funnies always make me chuckle

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It's hard to go past Evert van Dreven when it comes to anything re the cementies.

But, of late he has taken an interest in the world of beautiful and unusual things ~ plants, animals, buildings, artifacts, you name it....

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To see Evert's growing library click here

A good picture doesn't need words

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One of my life-long interests is in ....
You guessed it.... whisky

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My first distraction of the day is the Bing wallpaper

And, sometimes I just can't resist the urge to play with a Bing picture...

 See my Bing Collection

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