Calm by zambianlass

Calm

I feel like running away today.

My family are driving me loopy.

Schools aren't opening next week as planned.

The news is pretty depressing, truth be told, I stopped watching it about 8 months ago.

I think I thought with the new year everything would be magically made better.

With this new South African strain of Covid it seems no one wants us - flights from Zambia are quickly being banned... There just doesn't seem to be an end.

Anyway, whenever it all gets too much, I find solace in the natural world around me. It is so good for the soul. It quietly restores me. It helps you see the magic again.
Lockdown restrictions here have been extended another 2 weeks
January 8th, 2021  
Gorgeous shot
January 8th, 2021  
As for the news try living in the states right now. Covid and Trump
January 8th, 2021  
lovely blue.
January 8th, 2021  
Lovely scene to restore the spirits.
January 8th, 2021  
What a peaceful scene. So good you can find a magical spot when things get tough.

My place to go is one of our local beaches at sunset. I can always breathe easier at the beach. Hope things improve soon in your part of the world.
January 8th, 2021  
I’m glad you can go to a place that restores your peace. Does your country have Covid vaccinations? Here we are hopeful they will help us.
January 8th, 2021  
Lovely tranquil, calming scene
January 8th, 2021  
I know that feeling, its super hard with everything going on and not a great routine for the kids such as school. Nice you have some beautiful nature around you to recharge. Great shot!
January 8th, 2021  
Gorgeous colors and tones!
January 8th, 2021  
Beautiful tranquil scene. We all get days when we need to escape from reality.
January 8th, 2021  
Great shot. I love the peaceful blues.
January 8th, 2021  
Great shot indeed, the boats are a very nice contrast.
January 8th, 2021  
I was immediately attracted to the blue in the photo. Very nice color and composition. We are observing self imposed restrictions upon ourselves due to the covid and our age and are getting quite tired of it. We have also stopped watching the news because it is all so depressing. We will get through this however. Hang in there. A tall glass of your favorite red wine is also helpful ;-)
January 8th, 2021  
A gorgeous capture, a must fav for me. It is one of the most calming photos I have seen in a while - much needed. As Joan said in her comment above, the US seems to have no end to horrific happenings. And living in TN, we are the #1 highest state with covid (thanks to an idiot governor) and I live just south of Nashville, where my former office, restaurants, shops and condos were destroyed by a bomber. But I hold onto hope, with a new administration (thanks be to God) and a vaccine, life will get better for us all ♥
January 8th, 2021  
Lovely shot.. I especially like the flashes of yellow across the blue. Is this from your recent holiday in the north? FAV
January 8th, 2021  
A beautiful blue....it’s calming in times of trouble. So hard for parents having kids home, they just want to be with their friends & homeschooling would do my head in!
January 8th, 2021  
Lovely capture with such a deep blue color
January 8th, 2021  
Really beautiful and calming... Here cases of covid are also increasing at an alarming rate, and we are getting more and more restrictions. But closing schools is the worst, in my opinion. I'm a teacher in a secondary school and, difficult as it is to work in this situation, I think it's much better for the pupils to keep this little bit of routine - even if we have to wear masks, keep distance and have all windows and doors open in freezing temperatures.
January 8th, 2021  
Wowwhee
January 8th, 2021  
Fav
January 8th, 2021  
Beautiful capture of nature! Take care!
January 8th, 2021  
Lovely capture. Lovely colours. Fav. Understand how you feel. Keep finding peace in the beauty of nature.
January 8th, 2021  
Beautiful colours
January 8th, 2021  
Beautiful deep blue colour. Take care!
January 8th, 2021  
So gorgeous!
January 8th, 2021  
cool
January 9th, 2021  
Gorgeous! It has been hard everywhere. Yes, we thought a new year would bring new hope. Now people are already saying, Happy Next Year. :(
January 9th, 2021  
Fantastic colors and composition.
January 9th, 2021  
I can only imagine. I felt that way at times with my 5 kids and I never had to home school them nor were the times so depressing in so many ways
January 9th, 2021  
@joansmor I know. I feel your pain. Sorry!
January 9th, 2021  
@jgpittenger you had five. Wow. Truly a super mum 💙
January 9th, 2021  
@davidlostphojo yes it is - found some I had not downloaded
January 9th, 2021  
@linnypinny I hope so. Feel for you - I’m sure it’s much worse there
January 9th, 2021  
@pej2 I agree on the 🍷
January 9th, 2021  
@louannwarren not yet but I think it’s being fast tracked now with this bad strain for Africa
January 9th, 2021  
Lovely shot for someone in the BLUES!!
January 9th, 2021  
Virtual "hug!" (It's what we do in the South, USA, when words don't say enough!)
January 9th, 2021  
Creates a deep night mood!
January 9th, 2021  
Thank goodness for Nature. I feel ya, it has been challenging times to say the least. My best to you!
January 10th, 2021  
Love the use of the deep blues and the yellow stripes on the boats
January 10th, 2021  
Beautiful blue - hope you find some calm, solace or whatever helps soon. It's crap, and it's not fixing soon enough, but it will.
January 10th, 2021  
Beautiful in many ways. I honestly don't know how we would have got through lockdown if my boys had been school age. It would have been constant battles between them and us.
January 11th, 2021  
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