Last day before holidays!

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Canada Day tomorrow, then off for the rest of the week! Yes baby!!!

It was a busy couple of days at work and I am ready for a few days off. I set the tent up down by the river, looking forward to sleeping out!

Took lots of pictures this afternoon of the sky and flowers. Enjoy!

Photo of the day © WQuinn 2020

Monday’s…

Monday, June 29, 2020

It was a day filled with weather. We popped into town to pickup groceries and while waiting at Walmart, I stepped out of the car and it felt like I was in Florida – weather wise, that is. Florida in January or February. I loved it! There was a gentle breeze, the sun was warm but not hot. A perfect 23°C!

In the afternoon, the rains came down like a bucket of water being dumped. It was fabulous!

Tonight, long after the sun set, I stepped onto the veranda to soak up the beautiful summer night. The waxing crescent moon getting brighter each night was high in the sky with a star/planet at its’ side. Fireflies danced around the yard while the bullfrogs serenaded them. The softest, gentlest, warm breeze comforted me and the entire scene brought me happiness and comfort. Oh, how I love these summer nights!

Cloud pattern appears like two giants boxing.
Photo of the day ©WQuinn 2020

Photos from around the yard today, including the “teenage” geese!

Stormy Sunday

Sunday, 28 June 2020

I woke up in the middle of the night, glanced out my bedroom window and noticed the crescent moon. It looked pretty. I could see the sleeping giant form of the Eardley escarpment. The red light on top of the tower blinked normally yet seemed smaller…perhaps less clear.

I looked out again ten minutes later, the moon, still looking lovely, had taken on a mystical feel with dense clouds surrounding it. The blinking red light could not be seen. The Eardley escarpment vanished. Strange.

I looked out again, ten minutes later…need I add I didn’t get much sleep last night?! … Not only was the escarpment still gone, but now my neighbour’s barn had disappeared, as did the field across from my house. The moon was still visible but barely.

It was too dark to see for certain if fog had rolled in or a large cloud system moved in. After thinking it, I realized clouds wouldn’t block or hide houses…must be fog. It was a surreal experience.

Upon waking several hours later at dawn, I could clearly see the fog that blanketed the area, hiding the field, barn and the escarpment from my view. This would have been an opportune moment to grab my camera and take pictures but…I was up quite a bit during the night 😉 so I turned over and fell back to sleep.

Lots of storms rolled through today, making for awesome cloud photos:

Cumulus clouds. Do you see the faces? Photo of the day
©WQuinn 2020
Cloud formation ©WQuinn 2020
Dark clouds ©WQuinn 2020

My nephew built my new computer today! I’ve been ordering parts since the beginning of March, the last piece arrived on Friday, and now, all the pieces have come together. Can’t wait to get it moved into my room and get creating on it!

Building my computer ©WQuinn 2020
Tonight’s sunset ©WQuinn 2020

Summery Saturday

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Happy birthday 🎈 to my sweet niece!!!

I had a wonderful sleep-in this morning. A late start to my day but I did manage to check several things off my growing to-do list.

There’s nothing quite like physical activity to shift your mood, put things in perspective, or get those endorphins going and it feels great! Although I’m a little stiff and sore in spots, I feel amazing and believe I’ll have no problems falling to sleep tonight…one of the reasons for an early post 😉

It’s been a couple of weeks since things in Quebec have been opened and, for a while there, it felt like we were done with Covid-19. Almost like we’ve given up and gone back to the way things used to be. Until yesterday. When I heard about the outbreak in Kingston, ON…a city that until recently, had no cases. It’s like going back in time, to March, when the first cases of Covid-19 hit Canada. It scared me back into reality and reminded me to take this seriously and step back again. I need these reminders.

Earlier today, I took a break from the humidity by sitting in the shade of a tree, drinking water and watching the clouds drift by….ahhhh, summer!

Break time, sitting in shade
Photo of the day, 27 Jun 2020 ©WQuinn