Tuesday, 7 April 2020

This is how my morning started, with a beautiful, near full moon setting in plain view of my bedroom window. I cranked the window wide open to take photos. It was mighty chilly, let me tell you!

Moon setting © WQuinn 2020

Another glorious day puttering around outside. I got the garlic planted, marked out my herbal tea garden, and started pruning the grape vines…10 years+ too late but hey…there’s a first time for everything 🤷‍♀️😉

I misread the rising time of tonight’s full moon. It will be full at 10:36 pm…not rising at that time! Thankfully, I stepped outside and happened to see this gorgeous ball of colour emerging from the trees. I squealed “it’s here! It’s now” while running inside for my camera. Mom heard my squeals and hurried out to watch with me. We were both relieved it rose early because we’re both tired and wanted to go to bed early. Hahaha.

97/366 Photo of the day, 7 Apr 2020 © WQuinn

Supermoon, Pink Moon, Paschal moon

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.


Freezing rain. Most of the day. Enough said.

A quiet day, a little painting, a little napping, a little photography, a little bird watching…

watercolour painting landscape
055/365 Painting of the day
24 Feb 2019 ©WQuinn
photo of redpolls at bird feeder during freezing rain
055/365 Photo of the day
Redpolls gather at the bird feeder during ice storm
24 Feb 2019 ©WQuinn


Another sunny one!

I woke up at 7 am – which is a great thing because I forgot to set my alarm! – rolled over, looked out my bedroom window at the sky…happy that it’s no longer dark at 7 in the morning, and then I saw it. Big, bright, orange-yellow, and full! The full moon setting.

Needless to say I grabbed my camera and took dozens of shots, after feeding my two starving cats of course. They think they’re starving. They act like they haven’t eaten in months. Funny felines.

photo of full moon setting at sunrise.
050/365 Photo of the day
Full moon setting at sunrise
19 Feb 2019 ©WQuinn

I had a busy day at work, followed by a pleasantly full evening. I started with a snowshoe around the property, taking pictures here and there and filling up the bird feeders. After supper, I made a few sheets of homemade seed paper, then finished my evening off with a watercolour painting.

This morning’s full moon setting was my inspiration for tonight’s painting.

watercolour painting of the full moon setting at sunrise behind trees.
050/365 Painting of the day
Full moon setting at sunrise
19 Feb 2019 ©WQuinn

I’ve packed my travel painting kit in the event I’m delayed at work again like last week! Chances of a repeat are pretty slim but better to be prepared!