A beautiful Tuesday

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

A beautiful day, warm and sunny, just how I like it. Some geese came up for a visit. They seemed to enjoy the dandelions. I caught one goose nibbling on one of my tulips. It stopped when I stepped outside with my camera to capture the moment.

Geese enjoying our backyard. Notice the turkey lurking in the background?
What dandelion?
Turkey enjoying the long grass, after the geese left.
Ashes impatiently waiting for Mom’s cereal bowl.

And that sunset! Wow, it was pretty incredible!

Sun sets over Quinn’s field.

And that was Saturday

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Happy Birthday Alex!!!

Today started out with snow and ended with a gorgeous sunset.

Today was the final day of the RootsTech Conference. This year it was online and free! Unfortunately it ran Thursday to Saturday and I wasn’t able to attend during the work day but I believe we can view everything after the conference. I have a few talks bookmarked to watch when I have a moment…got to make that moment as an opportunity like this doesn’t come around every year.

I did take advantage of a one-on-one session with an expert to get tips on finding information on my great-great-great grandfather. I have info on his life in Canada but I really want to find his home in Ireland and the ship he came over on. The expert started the session with an apology as this wasn’t her area of expertise. She was helpful in other areas and gave me some tips for going forward. It was my first time reaching out to someone for help with this, so that’s something…

I put my new writing desk together today. Only took a couple of hours and I didn’t loose my cool once, thanks to Connor’s playlist that kept me singing while I cranked the allen key. Now I have no excuse to write. Actually, I’m typing this on my tablet, at my new desk.

Ikea writing desk fits perfectly in my room. WQuinn 2021

A few more of my favourite photos from today. Have a great night!

Wild turkey atop a tree. WQuinn 2021
Nuthatch in the snow. WQuinn 2021
Redpoll in the snow. WQuinn 2021
Nuthatch in the Angel position on our Christmas tree. WQuinn 2021
I took a break from shoveling to capture the sun glowing on the snow. So beautiful! WQuinn 2021


Thursday, 23 April 2020

113/366 Photo of the day, male wild turkey, 23 Apr 2020 ©WQuinn

Today, I am feeling the emotions. I try so hard to keep what’s going on in the world away from my bubble. I know what’s going on, I’m aware and keep up-to-date, but it’s on the peripheral. Every now and then, though, it pokes a hole through my bubble and I feel. I feel a whole lot of feelings. Then I think about it, about how everyone is going through this same exact thing as I am. Not just in North America, but the entire world. This entire planet. It boggles my mind. I can’t really grasp it.

I forced myself to get outside today, in the sunshine, and get active with some physical activity. I transplanted 11 trees today. Hard physical work; brisk, clean, fresh air; and sunshine. A great combination to lift my mood. Then I watched the One World Together concert, which I had PVR’d…It was a lovely concert, well put together considering the limitations we’re all facing. It brought up more feelings. So, I’m allowing myself the time to feel, to just be with these feelings and see what may be.

Some days are amazing, some are great, some are good, and some are sad. Tomorrow will be a better day.

Some of the things I’ve been missing during the COVID-19 isolation, other than my family…can’t wait for hugs…are flowers. I love flowers and, while shopping for groceries, I would often pickup a bouquet for the house. I’ve decided to flood my page with flowers tonight, in case you’re missing flowers too. Enjoy!