Hump day

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

A pretty sight greeted me this morning, fresh snow.

Snowy landscape. ©WQuinn 2021

Although I’m excited for Spring to come, the awkward phase between snow and spring flowers can be unsightly. Melting snow turns grey and dirty. So when a fresh blanket of the white stuff falls, covering the dirty stuff, it’s pretty sweet and looks awesome on the trees.

Snow on pine tree. ©WQuinn 2021

It was also welcome on my snowshoe trail. After the melting, the rain and frigid temperatures, the trail was slippy and a little tricky to snowshoe on. This snowfall has taken care of that!

Another snowscape. ©WQuinn 2021

And I’ll end tonight’s post with little red.

Red squirrel. ©WQuinn 2021

Pink cotton candy sky

Monday, 9 November 2020

Another fantastic day! This warm weather is such a bonus, giving me more time to winterize the yard. Funny enough, we had a warm spell in the spring as well which gave me bonus time to get things done around the yard that I usually don’t have time to do.

We were on our way home just before sunset when I noticed the clouds. There was one in particular that was stunning and I tried to get a good picture of it – phone out the window. I got a lot of rooftops and buildings and then a break in houses came where I managed to get the photo above.

Then we moved to the highway, away from the houses and I was in awe of the golden cotton candy sky. Thankfully we arrived home while the sky was still amazing and I ran for my camera. The golden clouds were gone but they were still stunning, nonetheless.

Pink cotton candy sky.
Photo of the day, 9 Nov 2020 ©WQuinn
Stunning sunset. ©WQuinn 2020
Mr Red Squirrel 🐿️ found the feeder.
©WQuinn 2020


Wednesday, 18 March 2020

The seagulls and geese were calling this morning…what a sound!

Today would have been a work day, as I normally telework, except for Wednesday and Thursday. So, nothing out of the ordinary really…and I’ve only been social distancing myself since Monday…three days. Why, then, do I feel like I have cabin fever?

Maybe I have a bit of spring fever…wanting to get outside, mow the lawn, plant flowers, play in my garden…

I had to go to the vet today to pick up cat food for my fur babies and I felt guilty going out!!! They were well prepared. The front desk was surrounded by chairs and tape, preventing anyone from getting too close to the desk. A sign on the front door directed you to the bathroom to wash your hands and only one person per pet was allowed. I prepaid over the phone so all I had to do was get in and get out. The staff member was wearing gloves and a mask. I was wearing gloves. I was the only client. She handed me the food and I left. It was surreal. Like something from a movie. We took advantage of being out and drove the long way home.

Completely different topic…I still have InDesign for a couple of weeks and I’ve been procrastinating creating a couple of travel magazines of my last two cruises. So, thought I’d get busy designing and take advantage of ID and the Blurb plugin while I can.

Twenty minutes into the design, I need to crop and colour an image. With the Adobe workflow, I would need to edit the image in Photoshop, then come back to ID. It’s time consuming and we’ll, I cancelled my Photoshop subscription. BUT I have Affinity Photo and Publisher. So I saved my ID file as an IDML and opened it in Affinity Publisher. Clicked on the image I wanted to edit, clicked the Affinity Photo icon and, without leaving the page, the Photo tools are available to me. I make my changes, click the Publisher icon and the Publisher tools are available again. Instant! Seamless! Incredible! Unbelievable! I’m loving the Affinity software!!!

77/366 Photo of the day, 18 Mar 2020 © WQuinn

Little Red wins photo of the day again. He’s just the cutest thing ever!

Keep safe, wash your hands and stay home!