Let the planting begin!

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Momma and poppa goose dropped by for a visit with their babies. So much cuteness!

When mom says go, we go.

This evening found me building a raised garden bed. The first of many to come. I could hear my dear cousin’s voice in my head while I filled the wheelbarrow with earth…take it easy cuz…it helped me to stop at one bed! Thanks Ger!

Raised garden bed.
This is where the lettuce, spinach and kale will go.
Someone’s ready to climb! Birdhouse gourds. It always amazes me that this grew from a seed put in soil.
Tonight’s sunset

Was anyone else tired today? Maybe it’s the heat, but mom and I were both very tired this afternoon. I went for a walk around the house hoping to get some energy. I stopped to smell the lilacs…so awesome! Then picked a handful of dandelions for a tea. I threw in some lemon balm for extra flavour. It didn’t pick up my energy but it sure tasted good!

Lemon balm dandelion tea


Friday, 12 June 2020

Today is a strange day, and not just weather wise. I’d need another page just to chat about that. Seriously though. I’ve been seeing videos of fighting, a woman verbally attacking another woman just because she’s not white. In fact, that same woman was in another video being nasty to a black man.

The comments on Twitter are normally pretty disgusting, but lately… especially today…what’s going on?!?

A blue-checked person on Twitter was calling other people out on their beliefs and behaviour…by calling them names and making fun of them.

Then my cats are fighting, the baby geese are at it.

Enough already. Seriously. Enough.

I’m tired of all the hatred. It’s been amplifying steadily all week. And now I see it in my happy place.

It’s time for love. Only love. You can’t fight hate with hate. No you can’t. Only love can vanquish hate. Only light can eradicate dark. Love is light. Light is love.

I will look for love. I will search out the light. I will amplify the light and love. I will be a beacon of light.

There is more light and love in this world than there is darkness and hate.

There are more good people than not. I will look for the good.

Tails are forming!
Photo of the day, 12 Jun 2020 ©WQuinn


Friday, 5 June 2020

Happy birthday Mom!!! 🎉🎂🎈

It’s finally Friday! After thinking every day this week was Friday, it’s actually Friday.

And what a day it was. Work kept me busy all day, but once I clocked out it was time to make cupcakes and a salmon dinner for mom’s birthday.

The skies got dark around us and I could hear thunder rolling. Looked and sounded like it was storming in Orleans. I went ahead and watered the garden and our transplanted trees. Good thing I was out and about because I caught the geese and goslings in my garden… actually walking in it! It didn’t look like they are anything but building a fence is on my to-do list tomorrow!

154/366 Photo of the day, 5 Jun 2020 ©WQuinn


Wednesday, 3 June 2020

This is the year for robins in our yard. Normally we have one, maybe two and rarely do we seem them. But this year, wow, we have many and I’m enjoying watching them.

My signs this day were…Robin again and a woodpecker. I’m reading up on the spiritual meaning of both birds and see how it applies to my life.

I don’t have much to write tonight as it was a quiet day. I spent most of it in front of my work laptop laying out another infographic. We’re doing a series of them on COVID-19. Thankfully we’re keeping the look consistent across the board. The only challenge I have is to find a colour to match with the COVID-19 red logo. So far I’ve used a teal, green, brown, grey and purple. The colour has to not only compliment the red, but also have a high contrast ratio so it passes accessibility requirements.

When I find a colour I think will work with the red, I then need to test it to ensure it’s passes WCAG level AA. Then I test various tints…most often the tints don’t pass and I’m back to square one. It can be a lengthy process but, in the end, it is so worth it to have an accessible print document.

I did manage to get outside this morning before I started work, and took some pictures. We had a foggy start to the morning which made for a great backdrop for the lilacs.

Lily of the Valley
Photo of the Day, 3 Jun 2020 ©WQuinn

The geese were up for a visit a couple of times during the day. This morning, I sat on the stairs, after having taken the flower and robin pictures, and I sang a little, then started to whistle. Apparently my singing is ok but my whistling not so much. The geese ran away, all the way to the river. It was the most comical thing to watch…those little wings up and wiggling along with their little bodies! I took a cute photo of it:

Geese and goslings running to the river. ©WQuinn 2020