A Beautiful Day

April 29, 2020 at 9:58 am 49 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 1 May 2020

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

 
It’s a beautiful day with sunshine and lots of greens all around but it’s still a no-man’s land.

As the pandemic sweeps through our town like a deadly storm, people have retreated to the safety of their own homes, closed the doors, and waited for it to pass.

For a month now, life as we know it has come to a stand still with shuttered shops and restaurants.

Hesitant at first, birds and wild animals have started to claim deserted places.

If only for a moment, with less human activity, nature can breathe a sigh of relief and renew itself.

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  • 1. granonine  |  April 29, 2020 at 10:55 am

    We have what we believe is a stray cat who has made a nest out of some hay Terry has on the front porch to use for reseeding the lawn. The cat tore up a bale, made a nice cushy nest, and probably sleeps there at night. I caught a glimpse of him the other day, but he doesn’t stick around. Your story triggered all this blahblahblah ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • 2. plaridel  |  April 29, 2020 at 1:39 pm

      linda:

      maybe you can try taking his picture for posterity? ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
      • 3. granonine  |  April 29, 2020 at 2:14 pm

        I’ve seen him only once. We can see a change in his nest every morning, though.

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        • 4. plaridel  |  April 29, 2020 at 7:07 pm

          linda:

          a small cheap spy camera will work. ๐Ÿ™‚

          Reply
  • 5. rochellewisoff  |  April 29, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    I’m looking forward to eating out again. Maybe not as often as we used to. I’ve also noticed the birds in our neighborhood are bolder than they were last year.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 6. plaridel  |  April 29, 2020 at 1:39 pm

      rochelle:

      i think the world will be different once the pandemic is over. hopefully for the best.

      Reply
  • 7. Dale  |  April 29, 2020 at 11:27 am

    And so it goes, the world over.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  April 29, 2020 at 1:39 pm

      dale:

      i know, i know.

      Reply
  • 9. Anthony North  |  April 29, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    I hope you’re right. Nicely put.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  April 29, 2020 at 1:38 pm

      anthony:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. larry trasciatti  |  April 29, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Mankind was made to reign supreme in the world but excess is inevitable. One advantage to all this hoo hah is to give the trouble a necessary rest for a while

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    • 12. plaridel  |  April 29, 2020 at 1:38 pm

      larry:

      nature can only take so much abuse.

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      • 13. larry trasciatti  |  April 29, 2020 at 2:18 pm

        Yes that’s true of all things

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        • 14. plaridel  |  April 29, 2020 at 7:07 pm

          larry:

          i couldn’t agree more.

          Reply
  • 15. Iain Kelly  |  April 29, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    It could just be my mind, but the air in the city definitely seems clearer…

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    • 16. plaridel  |  April 29, 2020 at 1:38 pm

      iain:

      it’s happening all over even in cities like mumbai and los angeles.

      Reply
  • 17. msjadeli  |  April 29, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    AMEN!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  April 29, 2020 at 1:38 pm

      msjadeli:

      i second the motion. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. Susan A Eames  |  April 29, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    This is how I feel every time I walk down to my local beach!

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    • 20. plaridel  |  April 29, 2020 at 7:06 pm

      susan:

      do you practice social distancing? just kidding. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 21. 4963andypop  |  April 29, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Thats a literal interpretation of the term no man’s land for sure.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  April 30, 2020 at 10:19 am

      andrea:

      good catch. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 23. Tannille  |  April 29, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    Itโ€™s amazing how quickly nature does reclaim and heal. Pollution is even at a low in places.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  April 30, 2020 at 10:18 am

      tannille:

      yes, indeed.

      Reply
  • 25. draliman  |  April 30, 2020 at 12:49 am

    A welcome break for our wildlife.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  April 30, 2020 at 10:17 am

      draliman:

      i’ll drink to that. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 27. Liz Young  |  April 30, 2020 at 7:47 am

    What is amazing is how quickly nature has recovered!

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    • 28. plaridel  |  April 30, 2020 at 10:17 am

      liz:

      if anything, that’s one positive resulting from the pandemic.

      Reply
  • 29. pennygadd51  |  April 30, 2020 at 8:26 am

    I don’t think this is good for nature because it’s taken our minds off climate change. We’ve got to decarbonise, and we’ve got to do it now.
    Good little story, Plaridel.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  April 30, 2020 at 10:16 am

      penny:

      clear skies and clean air in the midst of lockdown can open a lot of eyes.

      Reply
  • 31. Alicia Jamtaas  |  April 30, 2020 at 10:43 am

    I’ve been thinking, and reading, about the effects on nature. If only it would impact those who have the most say ~ our politicians who seem to only care about money. Very thought-provoking.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  May 2, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      alicia:

      i couldn’t agree more.

      Reply
  • 33. wmqcolby  |  April 30, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    I was waiting for the birds to fly in and order a cup of coffee. The moose will probably eat all the shrimp at the buffet. Fine writing, Plaridel.

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    • 34. plaridel  |  May 2, 2020 at 7:11 pm

      kent:

      it’s very generous of you to share the bounty. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 36. maria  |  May 1, 2020 at 2:24 am

    Ah, nature is breathing a sigh of relief nowadays. I have been seeing gorgeous sunsets lately.

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    • 37. plaridel  |  May 2, 2020 at 7:11 pm

      maria:

      great. perhaps you can take some photos to share. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 38. michaelwynnauthor  |  May 2, 2020 at 12:31 am

    Nature can and seems to be doing just that in small ways and certain places. It’s a refreshing aspect of this whole situation.

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    • 39. plaridel  |  May 2, 2020 at 7:10 pm

      mick:

      let’s enjoy while it lasts. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 40. Sandra  |  May 3, 2020 at 3:35 am

    there are a few positives to the current situation. Just a few though.

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    • 41. plaridel  |  May 5, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      sandra:

      we’ll get through this. i’m positive.

      Reply
  • 42. Bjรถrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  May 3, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Indeed this is happening all over the world…

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    • 43. plaridel  |  May 5, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      bjรถrn:

      it’ll be a new world when it’s over.

      Reply
  • 44. Nan Falkner  |  May 4, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    i hadn’t thought about this – They are having a grand time indeed@

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    • 45. plaridel  |  May 5, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      nan:

      they’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

      Reply
  • 46. Shweta Suresh  |  May 6, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Nature is truly healing and renewing herself. Great take on the prompt!

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    • 47. plaridel  |  May 6, 2020 at 11:51 am

      shweta:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
    • 49. plaridel  |  June 5, 2020 at 8:42 am

      aahana:

      thanks for stopping by. i’ll check yours as we speak.

      Reply

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