Do what makes you happy

Friday, 23 October 2020

I found myself, unexpectedly, with the afternoon off.

My work project had been completed, and my energy with it, I requested Monday and Tuesday off in order to recoup. They agreed and offered this afternoon as well.

Bonus time on my hands on a glorious warm day, 25°C with a humidex, what should I do? Mom needed my help with a couple of things and after that, the day was mine. I hemmed and hawed, until Mom said, “do what makes you happy.”

Wise words! I knew right away what that would be. Painting 🎨!

Me plein aire painting 🎨 Photo by June Quinn
The finished product! © WQuinn 2020

I worked hard at tuning out the inner critic and focused instead on enjoying the process and the amazing weather.

While I was doing what made me happy, Mom was too… At least I think she was…

Mom taking a break. © WQuinn 2020

Afterwards, we were sitting on the veranda chatting when we heard a Pileated woodpecker. I was scanning the area but couldn’t see him but I did notice that the colour of the sky had darkened behind my favourite dead tree making the tree standout. It looked stunning so I took a picture. When I looked down at the image on the camera, I noticed this…(I enlarged the photo so you can see it better)

Pileated woodpecker perched on a tree.
Photo of the day, 23 Oct 2020 ©WQuinn

Incredibly lucky shot!

Today’s photos

Here are more photos from today. Clearly I am fond of the yellow and orange maple leaves 🍁🍁🍁. And the soft fuzzy paw belongs to Ashes.