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Who Ya Gonna Call? November 1, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Health & Wellness, Less IS More, Life Balance.

Feeling Anxious?

Out of sorts?

Not your normal cheery Tiggerific self?

Ready to get back on track?

To stop trudging through the sludge?

To restore your demeanor and return a bounce to your step?

Who ya gonna call?


Nah!   Halloween’s over.  The US Election is on Tuesday.  And we’re still in the midst of a Pandemic.

What we need  to alleviate accumulated anxiety is some high quality Stress Busters!

Like Water Lilies!

What?  Not enough?

Don’t worry, I got your back.

If those gorgeous water lilies didn’t calm your inner beasties . . . check out the New York Times “Election Distractor” for soothing waterfalls, mesmerizing undersea creatures, flickering candles, wafting smoke, plus infant stars, a bevy of swans, bright moons, thirsty sheep, tired Teddy Bears, etc.

First up ~> rotating Avocados!

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. L. Marie - November 1, 2020

Yay, Nancy! Thank you for this! Love the water lilies! 😃 😄

nrhatch - November 1, 2020

Nature is so soothing. My favorite distractors from the NY Times included the waterfall, billowing smoke, and flickering candle.

Glad you enjoyed, LM!

2. Kate Crimmins - November 1, 2020

My pond is like Xanax! The frogs and fish cavorting oblivious of any pandemic or election. They are my idols!

nrhatch - November 1, 2020

Watching cavorting frogs and fish would seem to be a suitable soother of over-stressed nerves, Kate.

Keep Breathing!

3. joyroses13 - November 1, 2020

Water lilies! Yes! 😊

nrhatch - November 1, 2020

Very peaceful & calm. Ohm . . .

joyroses13 - November 1, 2020


nrhatch - November 1, 2020

Enjoy any leftover Halloween treats, JR!

4. Val Boyko - November 1, 2020

Thanks Nancy – distraction will be very helpful over the next few days/weeks!

nrhatch - November 1, 2020

Let’s hope we have reason to celebrate soon! 😀

5. Debra - November 1, 2020

This week our visiting backyard heron has been on-site multiple times, and I can’t tell you how much his presence brings me back to a peaceful state. He was here again today and if he’d like to visit me on Tuesday, I’d be so grateful! 🙂

nrhatch - November 1, 2020

We love herons and egrets (which is good because they are plentiful supply around here). Let’s hope he’s a GOOD omen for Tuesday, Debra.

6. Erica/Erika - November 1, 2020

Hi Nancy, Always a good idea for soothing nature photos, especially now. The last photo in your post is a smile and a stress buster. “Who ya gonna call?” Nancy, of course!😊

nrhatch - November 1, 2020

Awww . . . thanks, Erica! Glad to share smiles and grins with you anytime.

7. Jill Weatherholt - November 1, 2020

Beautiful water lilies!

nrhatch - November 1, 2020

So relaxing to watch, especially when the surface of the water is stirring.

8. Behind the Story - November 1, 2020

Lotus, a relative of the beautiful water lily, is a symbol of purity among the muck for the Chinese. I always liked this symbolism. You don’t have to live in a clear, clean pond for your beauty to rise up above it.

nrhatch - November 1, 2020

That’s a good way of looking at things, Nicki ~> here’s to rising above the muck.

9. Rainee - November 2, 2020

Thanks Nancy. I love those election distractors!

nrhatch - November 2, 2020

I got a kick out of them too, Rainee. I assumed there would be 3 or 4 pages to scroll thru . . . but they kept going and going.

The waterfall, the flickering candle, the wafting smoke . . . calm restored.

10. Ally Bean - November 4, 2020

I’m finding this after the election. Am I still permitted to distract myself with these images? No time limit, right?

nrhatch - November 4, 2020

It’s still on the NYT site . . . ready to distract you as you “can’t wait fast enough.”

Ally Bean - November 4, 2020


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