Sunshine is good for the soul

Saturday, 30 January 2021

I woke up this morning, glanced outside, saw a sky of white, turned back, snuggled back in to bed. I was tired and blah. Fast forward several hours to a bright blue sky and sunshine and I felt like skipping and singing.

Selfie of a smiling woman outside in winter
Selfie time!
Oh what a beautiful day! ©WQuinn 2021

How about a couple Frost Faerie pictures:

Frost patterns on window
©WQuinn 2021
Frost patterns on window
©WQuinn 2021

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A sunny day lifts my spirits

Friday, 8 January 2021

The morning started off with sun shine!

Sun rises over the trees ©WQuinn 2020

And with that sunlight my mood lifted to giddy heights, putting a spring in my step.

But boy, it was cold! We were tempted to nap instead of going out for a walk but we talked ourselves into a walk in the sunshine. I was worth it. I felt invigorated afterwards.

A bonus this morning as I looked out my bedroom window, I saw a bald eagle soaring over the field. I watched him soar then land on the top of a tree. I took a picture but he was pretty far away so it’s not very clear.

And then there was sunshine

Saturday, 2 January 2021

I woke to a winter wonderland this morning! We received about eight centimeters of snow during the night.

Snow covers the platform bird feeder.
©WQuinn 2021

After feeding the cats, I bundled up and headed outdoors. Shovelling the veranda was my first priority, then cleaning snow off the feeders and filling them with fresh seed and then cleaning and filling the bird bath with fresh water. Of course I had to stop regularly to take pictures and videos!

Several hours later, the sun came out. Oh my, the sky was a brilliant blue, the snow sparkled like diamonds in the sun.

Sun shining on a snow-filled lawn. ©WQuinn 2021

We took advantage of the sunshine and went for a walk in the snow, soaking up the warmth and light. Vitamin D never felt so good!

Sunlight streaming through the snow laden trees ©WQuinn 2021
Trees are reflected in an open portion of an icy river
Photo of the day, 2 Jan 2021 ©WQuinn

Bird photos

Blue Jay puffed up ©WQuinn 2021
The warm glow of sunset bathes a Downey woodpecker at the suet feeder.
©WQuinn 2021
White-breasted nuthatch with a seed in its beak. ©WQuinn 2021
Mrs Cardinal perched on a branch. ©WQuinn 2021