How Are You Social Distancing?

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How Are You Social Distancing?
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By edhat staff

While we're all sheltering in place and keeping 6-feet apart due to the coronavirus pandemic, some locals are having fun with the idea. Below is a compilation of photos sent in documenting the unprecedented times we're currently experiencing.

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By an edhat reader

Social distancing at More Mesa

By James

Equine social distancing

By Whitney

How my niece is social distancing

By Steve

Social Distancing in Santa Barbara


By JoeSixPack

EdHat friends,

JoeSixPack here, I’m social distancing and I wanted to share a report from the hinterlands. Things here are fine, if quite remote… I am more socially distant than 99% of the people in the world out here in my mountain cabin.

My little house sits on a bluff about 80 feet over the Santa Ynez River, nestled in a cluster of oak trees. It has warmed up enough to leave my bedroom window open at night and listen to the river. It has been running since the rains and the frogs are going off all night in the creek bed below. In the mornings I have a whole series of birds come through. The blue herons have returned to their same annual sycamore tree to have their babies. They will be here until August. The turkeys roost in their oak tree every night and every morning at sunrise they come swooping in to land in front of my deck. It’s also mating season for them so they have some very interesting rituals they go through. The buzzards have their own sycamore tree and they just hang out high in the top watching over everything until morning, then they ride thru the river valley on the thermal air when the sun warms things up - looking for something freshly dead. Otherwise, I have a bird feeder outside my bedroom window for all of the little birds that migrate through. I had to discourage the woodpeckers and blue jays. They bully the little birds and are too disruptive. 

My daily walk through my favorite trails always has squirrels and raccoons, lots more birds and sometimes deer. Then it’s back to work on my house. I have a backlog of 10 years of deferred projects that I have been working on - hardwood floors are almost complete. I plan to re-build the entry porch after that. Lots more to come...

As you can see, I’ve also got plenty of time for writing… I hope things are well with all of you and you family.  Keep in touch with those you care about...

By Mjbizwiz

Took a walk by my house and saw this in the creek bed. Let’s not lose our sense of civility as important as humor. 

By an edhat reader

This was More Mesa on Saturday. People on the trail were making a social distancing effort.

By HappyCamper

"I'm so tired of social distancing!" says Felix the pup.

By Amy

I bought some yeast on eBay because apparently there is a nation wide shortage on it. I baked Sticky Buns yesterday. I will deliver them to the door steps of my neighbors.

By Karen

We're putting in a Victory Garden!

By Wendy

Here's how I ride my road bike

By Linda

Someone practicing "extreme social distancing" (Photo: Allardyce)

Signs of the Times. Heading North on the 101, Rincon and Samarkand Santa Barbara. (Photos by Patti Gutshall)

Here’s a photo from Leadbetter beach last week. A yoga class on the grass, mats about 8 feet apart. Beautiful, windy day. (Photo: Chris)

A sign for the times (Photo: Gene)

Cosmic distancing, at least on clear nights. (By Macpuzl)

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a-1586040180 Apr 04, 2020 03:43 PM
How Are You Social Distancing?

It's a danger to go to Trader Joe's, because of the closeness to the cashier (who is not wearing a mask).

AHB Apr 05, 2020 09:17 AM
How Are You Social Distancing?

And why not a plexiglass barrier like Tri County Produce has installed? Simple measures, why not act with a just in case attitude during these times?

a-1586047956 Apr 04, 2020 05:52 PM
How Are You Social Distancing?

I agree with you about not going to TJs. The members of their target market, although educated on paper, are not so bright. At this very moment they are stacked up on the sidewalk along DLV 20-30 deep for what? The clientele at TJs is a little too "Prius" for me...give me a crappy gas-guzzlin' Ford or Chevy any day.

Pugluvr1912 Apr 04, 2020 03:34 PM
How Are You Social Distancing?

Just saw a large group of adults walking by Nurture Cottage on coast village road. Not ok

Sagepup Apr 04, 2020 12:25 PM
How Are You Social Distancing?

The best social distancing method I found to work is if someone starts getting to close, start coughing everywhere

Minibeast Apr 04, 2020 05:13 PM
How Are You Social Distancing?

CADILLACKID: So . . . you're not the guy who moved into our neighborhood two days ago and is having parties, with him and his doobheads talking so loud and on into the night that even my "I let people do their own thing" partner commented on their idiocy?

Cadillackid Apr 04, 2020 05:06 PM
How Are You Social Distancing?

Thank you, definitely a horrible time, but we managed to do it safely and quick, with our own trucks

Minibeast Apr 04, 2020 04:45 PM
How Are You Social Distancing?

Trevor Noah said you need to have a recording of coughing and set it up so that if a burglar comes around, it triggers that tape . . . cough cough cough . . .

macpuzl Apr 04, 2020 03:53 PM
How Are You Social Distancing?

Especially if you're asymptotic! (But also if you're asymptomatic.) CAUTION - Math joke

Pugluvr1912 Apr 04, 2020 03:25 PM
How Are You Social Distancing?

Even if you are asymptotic, when you pretend to cough, droplets can hit people

Cadillackid Apr 04, 2020 01:02 PM
How Are You Social Distancing?

I agree today I moved into my new place and our new neighbor came by and tried to shake my hand, I told him to please stay back as I am doing my part in social distancing, he kind of laughed about it and said, “ok? “

Now I know not to get near him, but my point is there are too many foolish people like him around this small town


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