A wet blanket

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Stepping outside today felt like being wrapped in a wet blanket. That’s how humid it was. All day we were surrounded by dark, overcast skies. But no rain came. Neither did the thunderstorms. It looked promising for a while, but as per usual, the big blob on the radar veered away from Gatineau. The last few years it has been like a dome is over the city and storm systems come at us, then divide and go around. You can actually see a hole in the system on the radar. It’s quite comical. I miss the storms though. Nothing like a summer thunderstorm. The vegetation love the nitrogen too. Ah well then, the night is young. The storms may develop yet.

The KVM switch I ordered from Amazon arrived today. I was psyched to get things hooked up so I can switch between my work laptop and my home computer without changing keyboards and my mouse over and over. Just as I was unpacking the cable from the box I realized I need another cable (HDMI to VGA). It will be delivered tomorrow by 9 pm. I went ahead and set up the keyboard and mouse. My home computer picked it up, fingers crossed my work laptop sees it too.

All of this resulted in an organizing spree…trying to organize the ridiculous amount of cables and plugs. Oh my! But, I’m almost there. With tomorrow’s cable I’ll be all set up and pretty well organized.

Spent some time in my garden this afternoon, during a work break. I harvested more chamomile and lemon balm, a cucumber and some kale. Had the cucumber for lunch along with a smoothie with fresh kale in it.

On my way back to the house with my goodies, I noticed this little guy sitting on the cucumber. He stayed for the ride to the house, even when I stopped to take his photo. Once at the veranda, I suggested he find a new home, gently tipped the cucumber towards a tomato plant and he jumped off, onto the tomato plant. Nature is a miracle and the coolest thing ever.

Hexagenia limbata (aka Giant Mayfly) on a cucumber ©WQuinn 2020

Hexagenia limbata or Giant Mayfly. I always called them Shad flies but am not sure if it’s the same thing or not. If anyone knows for sure, please let me know by commenting below.

And today’s photo of the day is none other than the beautiful fuchsia. I am in awe of this plant. It’s blooms are simply stunning.

Fuchsia in bloom. Photo of the day, 16 Jul 2020 ©WQuinn