Reflections 2020

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Volume 2: "Life in Limbo"

April 2020

I hope that you, your family, and friends are healthy and safe as you are reading this post. With the Corona Virus "Stay at Home" order of the last few weeks, it feels like Life is in Limbo - not really knowing when the self-isolation will end and what life will be like when it's over. My husband Donn and I get out most days for a walk and I've been spending time going through my library of images, processing some that I had flagged to complete. I've been posting the results every couple of days on Facebook and Instagram and thought I would share a few of them here along with some other thoughts.

View on our first walk after the official California "Stay at Home" order - in between rain showers.

Driftwood Shelter 
"Try imagining a place where it's always safe and warm. Come in, she said, I'll give ya shelter from the storm." - Bob Dylan

Focus on the rock within... I was thinking that we will all need to connect with our source of inner strength to stay diligent and get through this together.

I have been wishing I had PPE masks I could donate to protect the frontline healthcare workers. I offer here a selection of masks I do have - inherited from my Mom. I've taken some of them out in nature to photograph. So often they seem to belong there...don't we all?

Last but not least... some good news: Corona virus lockdowns are having unintended climate benefits

Ongoing analysis of satellite images from the past few months have climate scientists reporting a drop in air pollution in areas impacted by corona virus lockdowns. Just search online for "corona virus impact on air pollution" to find a growing number of articles and updated satellite maps like the one below from NASA. These impacts may be temporary, but you can be part of a more permanent solution - check out my "Print & Plant" project to see how.

This map shows the decline in emissions over China between early January and late February as parts of the country went on lockdown in an attempt to contain COVID-19 transmission. (Image: © NASA Earth Observatory)

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