So, I took a little hiatus from social media recently. That means no Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat. I needed to separate myself from all the information I was constantly being bombarded with on a daily basis. I logged out of all my apps and unplugged from the world wide web…to a point. I still went online every so often to read the latest Young and the Restless spoilers, hoping for the day where Smilin’ Jack Abbott actually “one ups” the Mustache. The first little while was great. I had some free time to do other things like have Charlotte kick my butt in MarioKart, catch up on some shows I had recorded on the PVR, take a few extra snaps on the camera. But it didn’t take long for FOMO to kick in. What’s FOMO you ask? Well, its the “fear of missing out”. I kept wondering what was happening on Facebook, who was sending me Snapchats with silly filters and so on. Essentially it’s a desire to stay connected with what others are doing. It was weird being disconnected from all of that because I had been using Facebook pretty much since its inception. By being off line I felt like I was missing out on all the good stuff. As much of a cesspool the internet and social media can be I missed seeing the foolish selfies, cute baby pics and Cape Shore memes. Then it dawned on me: If I’m not on social media how am I going to be able to share my blog posts with people? The horror!!! With that in mind here are a few snaps that I’ve taken over the last little while; some go back as far as November and Christmas. Hope you enjoy them!
Here are a few pictures I took one incredibly windy day last November in Middle Cove. The winds were fierce and the waves were some of the biggest I’ve ever seen down there.
I know Christmas is a distant memory but I still felt like sharing these few pictures with you.
I don’t know about you but it seemed as though this winter hasn’t been as long or fierce as it usually is. Mind you, even though the calendar says SPRING, it certainly doesn’t feel like it most days.
These next few snaps are from the ice “storm” we had a few weeks ago. It always looks so beautiful. But it doesn’t last long thankfully.
The crows had a grand time feeding on some nuts I put out for the Blue Jays. If you snooze, you lose!
Not to worry, the Blue Jays get more than enough to eat on many occasions!
Even on cool nights you can depend on the downtown lights to give you a few good snaps.
These were taken Good Friday morning. We got up around 5:15 am and headed out to catch the sunrise. I’m truly blessed to have a husband that puts up with my shenanigans.
While I enjoyed my temporary absence from social media I’m glad I decided to get back on and keep up to date with what’s on the go. I guess the moral here is that we all just need to pace ourselves and not become slaves to our devices; get out and see what the world has to offer. Having said that feel free to send me Snapchats of your excursions, my handle is “andreasintorbay” (don’t forget the “s” in the middle), on Twitter at “AndreaInTorbay”, on Instagram at “andreaintorbay” and Facebook at “Andrea McCarthy Peddle”…yes, yes, I know, the irony is not lost on me.
Until Next Time,