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Tuesday, 2 June 2020

All day, I have had the feeling that today if Friday. I can’t imagine how disappointed I will be when I wake up tomorrow morning and realize it’s Wednesday and not Saturday.

I had a short walk this morning and noticed the difference in my mood. I have quickly adjusted to a morning walk and enjoy the quiet time. Just giving my foot a couple of days rest to heal up and I’ll get back at it. It would seem I did too much too fast… an annoying trait of mine 😉

I did manage to take a couple of photos along the way though:

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Monday, 25 May 2020

Boy, mother nature sure turned up the thermostat this week! Another incredible day.

The rains came during the night. There is something peaceful about rainy nights, and knowing my garden is getting a good natural watering.

Today was grocery pickup day at Walmart. I’m so impressed with this store and their staff. Afterwards, we drove by the garden centres to checkout the setups and how busy they were. I’m thinking, once I get my mask made, I’ll venture out to one to pickup some annuals. We drove by old Notre Dame Street to see if the market was open – it’s not, but the trees are in full blossoms and just stunning! Mom pulled over so I could get out to take pictures! So grateful for the great camera on this phone (Google Pixel 3a XL).

And they’re back!!!

145/366 Photo of the day, 25 May 2020 ©WQuinn

The geese and their goslings are visiting our backyard again this year. I’ve counted 12 goslings so far!

The humidity started this evening and we’re expecting highs of 33°C the next couple of days, with the humidity it will feel like 37°C. This could be the end of blackfly season as we know it! 😉

One awesome side effect of hot, humid, hazy days is the sunsets. They get very red and orange.

Tonight’s sunset ©WQuinn 2020

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Friday, 22 May 2020

Another beautiful sunny 😎 hot day! I was happy to get my daily walk in early this morning before the heat and the blackflies started.

142/366 Photo of the day, 22 May 2020 ©WQuinn

Took this photo during my walk. Something about the fence post and the barn in the distance that caught my eye in the morning sun.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020

This is how I started my day…so peaceful:

Spring morning by the river

The work front has been pretty quiet since Covid hibernation kicked in. Today, though, I received a new project…two infographics to design. I was eager to get started, and get back into design mode.

There was a niggle of doubt that I could be creative and do a good job but I quickly quashed it and got started.

I like to start all of my projects with a mood board. It sets the mood of the project by collecting all the info I need in one place: Colours, fonts, images, and logos.

If corporate looks and feel is mandatory, then the colours, fonts and logos are set. If not, then I have some goto fonts to choose from, depending on the feel of the document. I like fonts with large families, like Segoe UI, which as extras like semibold, semilight, black and light.

Most of my designs adhere to accessibility standards, especially colour contrast. I double-check all the colours to ensure they meet the standards, add them to my mood board and then I’m ready to design.

Creating the mood board takes some time at the beginning of the project but I feel it’s worth it because I find it saves time in the long run. Once the colours and fonts are chosen and meet accessibility, and you know what images you have to work with, everything else falls into place…well usually!

It was fun designing again!

This evening’s walk ended with this cloud in the sky. My first thought was it looked like Mother Mary praying over my yard. Blessed I am!

139/366 Photo of the day, 19 May 2020 ©WQuinn