Thursday, 2 January 2020

What an amazing warm day! Plus 5°C!

Each year I put my Christmas tree in the backyard and fill it with seeds, suet and fruit for the birds. As I stepped back to admire it, I could see me painting it with birds in it. Well now, I need to work on painting birds this year for sure 🙂

002/366 Photo of the day, 2 Jan, © WQuinn
002/366 Painting of the day, 2 Jan, © WQuinn


Monday, 30 December 2019

One more day to go…one more painting, one more photo. Wow!

Today was a freezing drizzle all day, with bblustery winds kind of day. I felt so bad for the turkeys, their feathers were covered in ice. I had to clear the ice from the feeders a couple of times. There weren’t many birds at the feeders but enough to keep it open!

Ice frozen on the turkeys feathers. © WQuinn 2019
364/365 Photo of the day, 30 December 2019, © WQuinn

My google assistant found some beautiful quiet piano Christmas music for me to listen to while I worked. At one point, I looked up and saw the album cover of the song playing. It was a winter night scene that was so beautiful! It inspired tonight’s painting.

364/365 Painting of the day, 30 December 2019, © WQuinn


Sunday, 29 December 2019

It was an overcast, damp day. Definitely could feel a storm on the way.

I filled up th bird feeders first thing this morning – today is bird count day and with a storm on the way, it was bound to get busy at the feeders.

Funny enough, I didn’t stick around long enough to see them. Mom was bored – something that doesn’t often happen – so I asked if she wanted to go into town with me to pick up some bird seed. She said yes, which led to a day in Gatineau visiting many stores, shopping and browsing. Plus brunch at Cora’s.

I finally made it to breakfast/brunch at Cora’s. People have been trying to get me there for years. Now, the food was ok, nothing special. The fruit was delicious. The service was awful. Don’t believe I’ll go back.

Now, today’s painting and photo. Both were done late tonight.

The photo is of our Gerbera daisy. This plant amazes me and is so beautiful!

Orange Gerbera Daisy flower
363/365 Photo of the day, 29 December 2019 © WQuinn

The painting is inspired by last night’s setting moon and Venus.

363/365 Painting of the day, 29 December 2019 © WQuinn

Only two left this year!


Saturday, 28 December 2019

A sunny sunshine day with blue skies. It’s amazing how good I feel, how alive, awake, I feel when the sun is shining! I filled the bird feeders, made a cup of tea, moved my patio chair to the veranda and sat in the sun for most of the morning, until it moved behind the old pine tree.

My niece invited me to dinner and a movie, her treat, so we could spend more time together before she heads off to school next weekend. My sister and other niece joined us. We had a great evening!

The picture of the day is of the Masson shore on the Ottawa River taken from the ferry.

362/365 Photo of the day, 28 December 2019 © WQuinn
362/365 Painting of the day, 28 December 2019 © WQuinn