Monday, June 29, 2020

It was a day filled with weather. We popped into town to pickup groceries and while waiting at Walmart, I stepped out of the car and it felt like I was in Florida – weather wise, that is. Florida in January or February. I loved it! There was a gentle breeze, the sun was warm but not hot. A perfect 23°C!

In the afternoon, the rains came down like a bucket of water being dumped. It was fabulous!

Tonight, long after the sun set, I stepped onto the veranda to soak up the beautiful summer night. The waxing crescent moon getting brighter each night was high in the sky with a star/planet at its’ side. Fireflies danced around the yard while the bullfrogs serenaded them. The softest, gentlest, warm breeze comforted me and the entire scene brought me happiness and comfort. Oh, how I love these summer nights!

Cloud pattern appears like two giants boxing.
Photo of the day ©WQuinn 2020

Photos from around the yard today, including the “teenage” geese!

Stormy Sunday

Sunday, 28 June 2020

I woke up in the middle of the night, glanced out my bedroom window and noticed the crescent moon. It looked pretty. I could see the sleeping giant form of the Eardley escarpment. The red light on top of the tower blinked normally yet seemed smaller…perhaps less clear.

I looked out again ten minutes later, the moon, still looking lovely, had taken on a mystical feel with dense clouds surrounding it. The blinking red light could not be seen. The Eardley escarpment vanished. Strange.

I looked out again, ten minutes later…need I add I didn’t get much sleep last night?! … Not only was the escarpment still gone, but now my neighbour’s barn had disappeared, as did the field across from my house. The moon was still visible but barely.

It was too dark to see for certain if fog had rolled in or a large cloud system moved in. After thinking it, I realized clouds wouldn’t block or hide houses…must be fog. It was a surreal experience.

Upon waking several hours later at dawn, I could clearly see the fog that blanketed the area, hiding the field, barn and the escarpment from my view. This would have been an opportune moment to grab my camera and take pictures but…I was up quite a bit during the night 😉 so I turned over and fell back to sleep.

Lots of storms rolled through today, making for awesome cloud photos:

Cumulus clouds. Do you see the faces? Photo of the day
©WQuinn 2020
Cloud formation ©WQuinn 2020
Dark clouds ©WQuinn 2020

My nephew built my new computer today! I’ve been ordering parts since the beginning of March, the last piece arrived on Friday, and now, all the pieces have come together. Can’t wait to get it moved into my room and get creating on it!

Building my computer ©WQuinn 2020
Tonight’s sunset ©WQuinn 2020


Tuesday, 14 April 2020

I woke up with the aid of an alarm clock this morning. To get the garbage bins to the road in time for pickup. I really needed the help to get up. I think I might be getting lazy. It might be time to get back in the habit of early to bed, early to rise. The Covid-19 self-isolation routine has progressed to late nights and late mornings.

It was so lovely seeing the sun this morning, so I pulled my rocker into the kitchen and watched nature while I ate breakfast. Clouds rolled in the sun peaked out every so often and when it did, the trees across the river lit up like silver. It was incredible to watch. I took some photos but don’t think they captured the beauty.

104/366 Photo of the day, 14 Apr 2020
Sunlight highlights tips of spruce trees so they look like silver. © WQuinn 2020

By the way, I normally take the garbage out the night before but the heavy winds would have knocked the bins and garbage around the neighbourhood!

Funny enough, I found myself picking up trash that blew over from my neighbours recycle bin, during my afternoon walk! Stuff was stuck in tree branches and long grass. I followed a Doritos chip bag down the hill towards the river. In retrieving the bag, I noticed the pathway through the forest to the river was finally free of snow and ice.

This is one of my favourite spots and the place I like to swim in the summer. We had lots of rain yesterday which brought the water level up higher than normal and it looks so lovely! I love to sit here and watch the geese and ducks, the beavers and otters and enjoy nature.

River laps at shore © WQuinn 2020
© WQuinn 2020
© WQuinn 2020

Today was also an interesting cloud day. Do you see the faces in the clouds in these two photos?


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!