Oh what a day!

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

This morning’s sky ©WQuinn 2021

I love waking up to a blue sky! Today was a bonus because it warmed up to the high mid-teens.

We popped in to bid adieu to my niece and her husband as they embark on their new chapter. They made it across the border with no problems, the cats are fairing well, as is Wall-E. The calming spray I made for the cats is being enjoyed by the entire family…a zen group!

My seedlings are quickly outgrowing their starter pots. I transplanted the broccoli and cauliflower into larger containers. I kept a lot of containers from last year but it’s not enough. There is a high demand for all things gardening again this year so I’m getting creative. Beer cups!

Next I’m going to try paper. I saw a video on how to make paper containers…it looks simple enough. At this rate I may have enough seedlings to give to family and who knows, maybe sell some? We are zoned Garden Centre!

Tonight’s gorgeous sunset taken with my Pixel phone and my Canon DSLR. Enjoy!

Google Pixel 4a. ©WQuinn 2021
Google Pixel 4a. ©WQuinn 2021
Canon Rebel T6i. ©WQuinn 2021

Have you ever had that moment where something catches your eye and you try to capture it but it just doesn’t match what caught you in the first place.

Standing in the kitchen this morning, I looked out the window and something caught my eye. I’m not sure if it was the colour of the sky, the way the trees were highlighted against the colour. The shapes, shades, hues…a combination or the whole scene. There was just something so beautiful about what I was looking at. I grabbed my camera, stepped onto the veranda and took half a dozen shots, playing with the iso.

Landscape photo of sky and tees in winter
6 April 2019 ©WQuinn

Didn’t quite capture the essence of the moment and it didn’t help that I couldn’t pinpoint exactly what I was so taken with in that moment.


A lovely day today. It was cold. The sidwalks were ice and snow covered and difficult to navigate through, but all in all, it was a lovely day. I enjoyed the fresh air. I found it a little tough walking, but once I pulled my iPhone out and started to take photos, all thought of the conditions of the sidewalks slipped away and I just enjoyed the moment, the scenery and the fresh air.

It’s funny how the simple act of taking a picture changes your frame of mind, how you look at the world, at the space you’re in. For me, I see the beauty, the unique, the object standing out, screaming “capture me! capture me!”

This is what I captured:

photo of street light and sign for rue Vaudreuil in Hull, QC
037/365 Photo of the day
rue Vaudreuil, Hull QC
6 Feb 2019 ©WQuinn

I was in a spongy mood tonight:

Watercolour painting with a sponge, maybe, blue, green and beige
037/365 Painting of the day, 06 Feb 2019 CWQuinn


Woke up with a headache this morning and didn’t feel like doing much. I went out to feed the birds and was surprised at how windy it was, nearly blew me over! Wind gusts must have been about 80 km. Blowing snow creating whiteout conditions. A real treat trying to photograph!

Crazy weather seems to bring more birds to the feeders. Today we had three blue jays, four evening grosbeaks, twenty something red polls, a few yellow finch, two red squirrels, a dark-eyed junco (snowbird), a mourning dove and a cardinal. Oh ya, several wild turkeys and a black squirrel.

I spent a good part of the afternoon making homemade paper. I’ll have pics of that later on.

Here’s today’s painting of the day:

watercolour painting, landscape: boat on shore with tree. cabin across the river.
Watercolour. 27 Jan 2019 ©WQuinn

Today’s picture of the day was a tough one to choose. I got a good one of Mr. Cardinal and a cute one of the mourning dove. I also had a few of the snow squalls. It was tough to decided, yet it wasn’t really.

photograph of male cardinal
027/365 Photo of the Day
Mr. Cardinal
27 Jan 2019 ©WQuinn

Mr. Cardinal is a hard guy to get a pic of, so anytime I’m able to get close and a clear shot, then it has to be featured. The colours around the edge of the photo are Christmas window decals on the patio window. We haven’t taken them down yet, as they act as a deterrent for birds who fly into the window. Looks kind of funky in this shot though!