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Saturday, 5 October 2019

It seems the older I get, the more of a homebody I become. I get a thrill when I know I’m going to be home for the weekend…no plans, no going anywhere, no visitors, no entertaining or being entertained…just me, my yard, and my cats, and my mom, of course!

Now don’t get me wrong. I love people and going places. But I love my quiet, alone time more.

I spent my day outside, working around the yard getting ready for winter. It was a lot of fun. I’m tired and was nodding off at 6:30 but it’s a good tired.

I was happy to see some of my flowers made it through the frost. Hardy little guys:

Frost coats the grass and flowers
Frost coats the grass and flowers, © WQuinn 2019
Frost coats ground, steam rises from river
Black eyed susans
Black eyed susans © WQuinn 2019
Small yellow petal flower
From the sunflower family, © WQuinn 2019
Pink Petunia
Petunia, © WQuinn 2019
I think this is a snowball, large group of small white petal flowers
I think this is a snowball, © WQuinn 2019

It was a busy backyard today:

The turkeys visiting:

Three wild turkeys
Wild turkeys © WQuinn 2019

Blue jay flying in to say hi:

Blue jay
Blue jay © WQuinn

The geese were flying in by the hundreds:

Geese flying overhead
Geese, © WQuinn 2019

The bees collecting nectar

Two bees on a pink thistle
Two bees on a thistle, © WQuinn 2019

But the most exciting was this little fella visiting and it’s the photo of the day;

Monarch butterfly on a dandelion
278/365 Photo of the day, 5 October 2019

Imagine, a monarch butterfly in October! I waa sure they had all left by now.

In anticipation of a busy day, I painted my daily painting early this morning:

Watercolour painting landscape sky and trees.
278/365 Painting of the day, 5 October 2019, © WQuinn

Have a great night and see you tomorrow!

Wanda

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