Coronavirus started off with social distancing in March. By the end of March, we had entered a quarantine. All schools went to online learning and people were told not to gather in large numbers. By April, the governor issued a stay at home order. You are not supposed to leave home but for mandatory runs for food, medical attention, or medicine. Doctors saw patients at their cars dressed in masks and gowns. Grocery stores sanitized their stores every night. It was impossible to find toilet paper, paper towels, vitamins, and cleaning wipes. Oddly enough Sams carried all the steaks, ribs, and Mountain Dew you could possibly want. Our family is set! People had work conferences and talked with family in other places using online tools like Zoom, Facetime, and Skype. We are fortunate to live a very large neighborhood with sidewalks, scenic routes, hiking trails, lakes, and creeks. You can still enjoy the outdoors and talking with people without coming in contact with them. Most people keep social distancing. If seeing someone on the sidewalk they maintain six feet in distance. The trails are a great asset to our neighborhood. You could go for beautiful hikes without running into others at all. Many people took out heir kayaks and canoes on the lakes because you were never close to others this way.
CAMPING AT HOME DURING COVID-19
April 3, 2020
Governor Ivey called a shelter in place order starting Saturday, April 4th , 2020. We have been in quarantine and practiced social distancing for close to 3 weeks. The night before the shelter in place order went into effect, the Smith boys and the Horton boys went camping in our neighborhood at a spot down by the Enclave Creek. Both our families have been quarantined at home and felt pretty safe letting the dads and boys camp together before the order started. Hannah and I went for a visit and have some dinner together. Before leaving the boys to a game of hide and seek, we took a few pictures.
The following is a thumbnail gallery. Click on the picture to see the whole photo. The first few were burst shots but they were a little different and I couldn't decide on the ones I liked best.
FIRE PIT SOCIAL DISTANCING WITH LORNA & BEN
April 4, 2020
We spent a few hours with Lorna and Ben talking around the fire pit. No hugs though...that part is hard!
ENJOYING THE YARD & CANOE RIDES ON THE LAKE
We are fortunate to live on one of the lakes in Carrington. When the school work is done and the last email is returned, we like to relax in the canoe on the water.
THE SUPER MOON
April 8, 2020
So we missed the Pink Moon on April 7th, but we caught the Super Moon on April 8th. I tried just about all the combinations of settings I know on my camera to get good pictures. I am still working on that night photography thing!