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
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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

Happy St Jean Baptiste day!

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

A cooler day was on tap today. Gone was the hot humid sticky weather of the last week. It was an overcast windy day and I made the most of it by transplanting some perennials and planting sunflower seeds.

My garden is coming along nicely! ©WQuinn 2020

We had family pop in for supper and were going to have a bonfire but it was just too windy to do so safely.

My nieces picked wildflowers for my mom and arranged them in vases…so sweet and pretty!

Wildflower bouquet
Photo of the day, 24 Jun 2020 ©WQuinn

We were sitting in the living room chatting when I looked outside and saw this amazing break in the clouds. I love how nature reminds us that, no matter how dark and cloudy the day may appear, there is always sunshine and blue skies behind it!

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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.

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

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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

It was a cool day today. I’m afraid I got used to the warmer weather after two glorious days! I guess mother nature was sharing a sneak peek of what’s to come.

98/366 Photo of the day, 8 Apr 2020 © WQuinn

These are “Cloud streets. They’re caused by “rolls” of air in the upper atmosphere running in parallel to one another.” Thanks to Mark Robinson (aka @StormhunterTWN) at the Weather Network for this info!!!

A few more:

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