Friday, April 10, 2020

Happy Talk


Happy Talk is popping up all over the open space along Piney Creek.
Someone (or more) is creating happy smiles and laughs and delight!
It's looking positively like Easter in unexpected places.


LOL ~ I Love It! 
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
April 7, 2020
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A Happy Face with a Happy Message! 
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
April 7, 2020
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There are whimsical and inspirational stones scattered along the path
by the creek, like so many colorful Easter eggs.
I've watched people giggling and laughing as they came across the stones,
from a socially safe distance, of course.


Who Could Pass This By? 
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
April 5, 2020
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In One Cottonwood Crook ... 
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
April 5, 2020
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... And In Another Higher Up  
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
April 5, 2020
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There is plenty of natural Happy Talk too:
the red-winged blackbirds singing in the reeds,
the gurgling of water,
the chattering of frisky squirrels.


Female Red-Winged Blackbird  
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
April 7, 2020
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Gurgling Water
Piney Creek  
Aurora, Colorado
March 24, 2020
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Frisky Squirrels  
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
March 24, 2020
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And One Fat Robin Listening for Happy Talk of His Own  
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
March 24, 2020
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It doesn't take much to spread a little happiness to help us through a difficult time.
There is beauty and joy everywhere.  You just have to open your eyes and look. 


Reflections in a Snowmelt Pool  
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
March 29, 2020
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Let's! #1  
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
March 31, 2020
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Let's! #2  
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
March 31, 2020
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Let's! #3  
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
March 31, 2020
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Female Red-Winged Blackbird  
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
April 7, 2020
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Lifting My Spirits 
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
April 7, 2020
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Mallard on Middle Pond 
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
April 5, 2020
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Wishing each and everyone who celebrates Easter or Passover
a time of reflection, love, and joy.

Happy Talk 
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
March 31, 2020
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Encouragement 
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
April 5, 2020
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Pray, Be Positive, Hope 
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
April 5, 2020
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Be Kind Because God Loves You 💖 
Middle Pond Bridge Over Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
March 31, 2020
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Hope 
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
April 5, 2020
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Till next time ~
Fundy Blue



On the Bay of Fundy
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Thanks to All the Rock-Artists 
for Their Happy Talk 
Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado
April 10, 2020
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For Map Lovers Like Me:


Location of Aurora, Colorado, USA




Area Where I Took the Photographs
(by the asterisk in the lower middle)
Map Data © 2018 Google United States


Southern Aurora and Northern Parker
Map Data © 2019 Google United States





Adapted from a Sign in the Park
Red-Tailed Hawk Park
Aurora, Colorado, U.S.A.
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36 comments:

  1. Thank you for the "Happiness" you brought here today with these wonderful photo's.

    Happy Easter and take care.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I'm glad that you enjoyed the photos, Yvonne. It gives me fun and pleasure to share them. Please take care of yourself and enjoy Easter!

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  2. That's great someone is leaving those rocks. Like that they have faith. You just keep enjoying your walk along the creek.

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    1. I am enjoying those walks very much, Alex! They take my mind off things, and there is always something interesting to see. I need to get up into Red-Tailed Hawk and visit some other favorite spots, but that's a good four-five mile plus round trip since we're not supposed to drive to outdoor spaces. I think the faith-filled messages on the rocks give people comfort and encouragement. Have a wonderful Easter, my friend!

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  3. What a delightful idea! Makes me want to go paint some rocks.

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    1. Me, too, Diane! I'm going to see what kind of paint I can find in the garage and paint a few myself. Have a lovely Easter!

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  4. That is a fun way to lift people up. Rocking around the path. The squirrels sure aren't letting any virus bother them lol nature goes on and probably likes that humans aren't around it as much.

    Hopefully you are staying germ free at your sea.

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    1. On top of the germs, so far, Pat! I think all the animals are just fine with fewer people about. I captured a few X-rated shots of the squirrels ~ LOL. Take care, my friend!

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    2. P.S. Have a Happy Easter. Perhaps you'll get to play Uncle Pat. Although those furry creatures can probably find Easter eggs faster than your adorable Poop Machines.

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    3. Uncle Pattie had to stay put, germs and all. Stupid social distancing lol

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  5. How fun! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

    We had a squirrel hanging out on top of our screened in patio the other day. Just hanging out, didn't care that we had come outside. Cheeky thing! :)

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    1. Thanks, Madeline! I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. Squirrels definitely can be cheeky. They're lots of fun to watch scampering in the cottonwoods. I'd be less happy if they got inside my attic and made a mess. Have a great Easter! Take care!

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  6. Those Happy Talk rocks are such a cool idea. Fun! And encouraging too, which is what we all need right now. Stay safe and well, Louise and Terry!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! We're doing our best to stay safe and well. I chafe at being confined to the house a lot of the time; but really, I've got it so much easier than so many people. I can tough this out. Have a happy Easter with your Rare One, and take care of yourselves!

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  7. this gives the term " A walk among the rocks" a whole new wonderful meaning, joy can be found in the smallest of everyday things, a friend received 3kg of flour in the mail, none in her local supermarket, friends near us gather outside their own front gate and have a happy hour each Friday, Teddy Bears and coloured Easter Eggs are in windows, strangers wave as they stroll, run, or bike past, I tap or knock loudly on the window if I am inside, or wave madly if out. Love those ones in the trees, and every one is a real message to us all. Happy Easter up North, stay safe.

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    1. Thanks, Jean! I hope that you had a great Happy Hour today. I am sorely missing my Friday Night Date Nights at Parkway, but this too shall pass. I was lucky to stock up on sugar, flour, and yeast before the coronavirus really hit us; but the baking shelves in the stores have been pretty empty ever since. I'm glad that your friend received some flour. I'm finding too many fattening things to make with mine, like cake, cookies, and biscotti. Everyone is waving at everyone in my neighborhood too. We all crave human contact. I hope that you and Hugh have a lovely Easter. We're expecting 2-6 inches (5-15 centimeters) of snow on Easter Sunday with a big drop in temperature. A nice, hot, comforting crockpot stew is on the menu. Maybe I'll make dumplings with some of my flour ~ LOL. I haven't made them in at least 40 years. When I was growing up, we never had stew without dumplings! Please stay isolated and safe. Take care!

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  8. Tim says they do those rocks here too. Even Christmas ones. That's fun. I laughed at the Rock On! Hahahha. Great post.

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    1. Hi, Ivy! The Rock On rock turned up in the open space yesterday morning. I laughed when I spotted it. These rocks started appearing about ten days ago. Some disappear as people take one home, and others show up to replace them. I may paint a couple myself, although I have to find some suitable rocks. The only ones I have are stacked up in corners under our deck roof in an attempt to keep birds from nesting there, and I'm not using those. Have a Happy Easter and take care!

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  9. I love love these photos. Did you place all those happy rocks or did you find them? I'm betting it was you. Either way, such an awesome thing to do. Made my day! Thank you!!

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    1. Thanks, JC! I'm glad that you enjoyed my photos! I didn't place these rocks, but I'm going to paint some and put them in the open space. We've had snow for the last two days, so I'm waiting for the weather to warm back up. Please take care and have a happy day!

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  10. That robin is kind of fat, lol.

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    1. I thought so, too, Adam. He must have been lucky at finding worms. I hope all is well with you, my friend!

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  11. Lovely pictures, thank you for sharing them. I have always loved the birds - so many come into my garden.

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    1. Hi, Brenda! I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. How wonderful to have a garden full of birds! Here on the high plains my townhome "yard" borders a small natural area which overlooks a golf course hole. I can't wait until the meadowlarks start to nest in the prairie grasses. They have the most gorgeous songs. Meanwhile I'm enjoying little house finches, mourning doves, and the odd robin ~ unless I go down to the park/open space along Piney Creek. There the red-winged blackbirds are in full throat. Hugs to you! Please take care!

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  12. I love the pictures. It's neat how many people have adopted "rock art" to lift up people during this time.

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. I'm glad that you enjoyed the pictures, Jeff. It was so much fun to see all the inspirational rocks. We've had several days of snow, but when the weather improves I'm going to add a couple of rocks to the collection. I hope that you had a lovely Easter!

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  13. I must paint a few to find in my garden. I love adding tiny gnomes, etc as well. It make it so fun.

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. I bet you have a lovely garden, Anna! We don't have one here because we're always gone during the summer. Maybe I'll have some hanging baskets this year, since it looks like I'm not going anywhere for a while. Take care!

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  14. What a cool idea! That would certainly brighten up anyone's day :) I hope you are keeping well!

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    1. So far, so good, Martha. I braved going to the grocery store today for the first time in twelve days. It was mostly stocked, had few people in it, and most were wearing face coverings. I'm not sure if our sleet/snowstorm kept people home, but I was a happy camper. Fresh produce!!! I'm really grateful to be an introvert who is usually content to be at home. Take care, my friend!

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  15. I love how the community is spreading some cheer this way! We need all the happy little thoughts and positive messages we can get right now. I am sure every painted rock brings a smile to whomever finds them along the way ♥

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    1. I thought it was so cool, Theresa! I saw a lot of smiles and heard giggles carried on the breezes. I was able to stock up at the grocery store this morning, including such things as whipped cream, penne, and kalamata olives. I'm looking forward to trying a couple of your recent recipes. I hope that you and your family continue to do well. I really enjoyed all your posts on Ireland! Take care!

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  16. Louise, thank you for the smiles!!! I hope you had a great Easter!! What a great post! Big Hugs!

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  17. how amazing that when one is ready to look for happiness it is EVERYWHERE :)))

    thank you so much for sharing these uplifting messages and encouraging gestures with us dear Louise :) i really appreciate you did this :)

    i loved these really
    and i loved birds you found in the way
    wishing you more happiness and peace in days ahead my dear friend!
    hugs!

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