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Monday, 1 June 2020

What I remembered today, during my morning walk, was this:

When looking for signs, one does not walk along chanting, “I’m ready, show me the signs…where are the signs…”

Instead, what one does is clear their mind, be present in the moment by listening to the sounds, look at the sights, be aware of their feelings, intuitive thoughts, nudges and so on. All while keeping an open mind, free of cluttering thoughts and worries.

It’s seeing a robin on the lawn, pulling at a worm, dropping the worm, getting it again, dropping it, but getting it again. It’s sharing a greeting with a stranger, seeing numbers on hydro poles…

Number 5…Family ©WQuinn 2020
Today’s destination…the yellow and black sign. 2.15 km. ©WQuinn 2020

I made it to the bottom of the gully today and took a quick moment to enjoy the creek. I haven’t been down here in years! When my longtime neighbour owned the land, I would explore this spot, sit and enjoy the creek and the quiet.

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Signs: Robin fetching a worm, dropping it and getting it again.

Meaning: two things:

  • early bird gets the worm…getting up early is good for the soul, you get so much accomplished before most people are even up!
  • Persistence pays off. Don’t give up so easily. Keep trying, keep working at it and it will work out.

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Wednesday, 4 March 2020

First day in the office in a couple of weeks – have I mentioned lately how much I enjoy teleworking?

I brought my paintings in the event I would be in the mood and guess what…I was in the mood for a change in scenery, a time out, and was glad to have this creative outlet.

63/366 Painting of the day, 4 Mar 2020 © WQuinn
63/366 Photo of the day, 4 Mar 2020 © WQuinn

This cloud caught my eye on the drive home. It looks like a bear or maybe a pig hugging its baby. It has so much joy and love on its face. Very cool!

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Sunday, 23 February 2020

The first day, in 419 days, that I don’t have a painting.

The last few were a struggle and my heart just wasn’t in it, so I’m taking a break.

I did get some pictures today though… The sun was shining which really brought out the colours of the turkey’s feathers.

54/366 Photo of the day, 23 February 2020 © WQuinn

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Saturday, 22 February 2020

A lovely sunny February day! You can almost smell spring in the air. Won’t be long and the red winged blackbirds will be back in town!

It was a quiet day at the bird feeders…birds that is. Lots of squirrels visiting though!

Black squirrel running across the yard © WQuinn 2020
Four black squirrels feasting! © WQuinn 2020
53/366 Photo of the day, 22 Feb 2020 © WQuinn

Today’s painting is a b’day card for my niece.

53/366 Painting of the day, 22 Feb 2020 © WQuinn