Bu-bye Ragweed!

Saturday, 19 September 2020

That’s right! We had frost last night. Not sure it was enough to kill the ragweed…only time will tell, but it’s a great start!

Frost on a roof. ©WQuinn 2020

The familiar drone of WW2 aircraft had me running outside, camera in hand. I scanned the sky, then something caught my eye – on the ground. My gaze left the sky and focused on a family of deer walking across the lawn – five deer! What a moment!

I caught sight of the planes, flying in formation, but they headed East away from my location. Hoping to catch them tomorrow as they do a fly by for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The “air jumper” plane was quite active today. Must have been three different jumps that took place. I don’t usually see the parachutes until they have deployed, but, during the last run of the day, I was watching the plane through my camera and could see people jumping out of the plane. Actually, what I could see was a white dot, my camera lens is not that strong! Shortly after they jumped, parachutes were deployed and we could watch as they floated down to earth. Pretty cool! I took pics but the parachutes are so tiny it’s hard to see them.

sunflower
Today’s sunflower photo. ©WQuinn 2020

Jack Frost is on his way

Monday, 14 September 2020

I was up before the sun this morning…it’s been a long time since that happened.

Sunrise
Photo of the day, 14 Sep 2020 © WQuinn

A frost warning was issued for tonight. I just stepped outside to take the garbage bins to the roadside and can confirm it’s likely as it is downright chilly right now!

Today’s photos

Clouds just before sunset and today’s sunflower photo.

Another gorgeous sunny day

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Learning sign language is very similar to learning a new spoken language, yet may be easier as there is no grammer and many of the signs actually make sense.

The last half hour of class was spent in conversation. It was a challenge but, with practice, it will get better. Next week I will be required to tell a story about myself. I’m looking forward to learning the signs and telling a fun story.

It’s supposed to rain tomorrow so I spent time harvesting mint and chamomile from the gardens. While there I saw a Great spangled fritillary butterfly enjoying the echinacea.

Great spangled fritillary.
Photo of the day, 12 Sep 2020 © WQuinn

And then shortly afterwards, I saw a monarch butterfly! I took the photo with my phone and wasn’t able to zoom in so the picture is like trying to find Waldo. 😉🤷‍♀️

Monarch butterfly. © WQuinn 2020

Six years ago today…I remember this day fondly!

Today’s sunflower photos

Here comes the sun

Friday, 11 September 2020

I woke up to a blue sky and sunshine – guaranteed to put a smile on my face and a skip to my step. Mom and I sat outside, sipping our tea/coffee, enjoying the sunshine this morning and we got to talking about this day 19 years ago. It was cathartic talking it out and I didn’t realize how that day still touched us in such a deep and profound way.

It was a defining moment in our lives. Everything changed after 911. The way we fly especially, but also other modes of transportation. The way we vacation, the way we look at people. But also the way we appreciate our neighbours, our friends, and especially our family. How we live in the moment, share a smile with a stranger, tell someone on the elevator how much you love their shoes, tell our loved ones that we appreciate them and all they do for us, you know, the little things.

And then COVID happened. Another defining moment. We can still do all of the those little things but perhaps virtually instead.

If you’re not doing those little things, ask yourself why not. It’s never too late to start.

Today’s Photos

An afternoon cat nap with Ashes with the sun shining in the room. It doesn’t get much better!
Photo of the day, 11 Sep 2020 ©WQuinn

Today’s photos are a shot of my backyard with a blue sky peeking out of big white fluffy clouds, an orange Gerber daisy, Fuchsia, and the daily sunflower photo.