Sycamore is a name which has been applied to several types of trees, but with somewhat similar leaf forms. The name derives from the ancient Greek συκόμορος (sūkomoros) meaning "fig-mulberry". Species of trees known as sycamore: Acer pseudoplatanus, a species of maple native to central Europe and southwestern Asia.(Wikipedia)
We all have a special something inside of us. People of different cultures and religious backgrounds have a number of names for this. It is an unseen, mysterious energy that all life has. Some call it Chi, or one’s life force.
After working a full day, my wife and I decided to take a car ride to our local county park. Here in Michigan, with our current Covid-19 stay at home order, we are allowed to spend time in local parks as long as people maintain our set social distancing guidelines.
I love and miss my wife! With both of our jobs, working as first responders of one type or another with the Covid-19 crisis, our schedules changed so we don’t have a single day off together anymore. This month will mark almost 25 years of friendship. Times like this really make you dig deep inside, but it is the love you share with a special someone that makes it all worth something! Take care everyone 🐼✌️🤙
This is the golf course where my father taught me about golf. I admit at the time, I didn’t appreciate the game. I was younger and enjoyed faster paced sports such as ice hockey, roller hockey, baseball and soccer.
“My First Lightning Shot” So like many of us, besides working, it can be terribly mundane with the madness of staying home for this long. I received an alert that a major storm with gusts of up to 70 mph winds were headed in my direction. Did a quick google search for tips capturing such phenomena. Hopefully, next time will be better but I shot 720p video at 120 frames per second. Most of the lightning storm was in the clouds but it did capture this fantastic bolt. It was not raining by me and I kept my drone at a lower altitude and it had no problems with the wind from this distance. After 20 minutes I landed and 10 minutes later the storm hit our home full force with an amazing thunderstorm, hail, rain, and high winds. Glad I landed when I did. Anyways, it’s always fun to pass the time learning new things and techniques. Stay safe everyone!! 🐼✌️⚡️#firsttime #lightningbolt #dronephotography #dronehour #dronecapture #droneoftheday #dronepilot #dronepals #naturelovers #naturephotography #lightningstrike #rightplacerighttime #lucky #stayathome #learningeveryday #contentcreator #blogger #artistsoninstagram #michigander #mymavicpro
I took this photo just before the Covid-19 outbreak. I love the cloud patterns and colors of the sky. It similar to cloud pattern when the weather is changing. All things in nature are constantly changing and transforming our world. We will adapt and overcome #Covid19
Keeping an active mind, blogging, channeling negative energy into other positive creative outlets and maintaining a self-care routine are the ways I have learned work best for me to keep my light shining.
I have included an example of the artwork in which I have channeled some of the negative emotions into something I enjoy. I hope you enjoy this as well.
What are some of your favorite coping strategies during difficult times?