It is with great sadness that I must announce Porte Photos will not be available to take your photos during the latest set of COVID restrictions starting Wednesday January 5th, 2022.
Porte Photos will continue to post the Daily Quote and will book sessions for our hopeful return to regular business for May-December 2022. All deposits for bookings will be fully refundable if COVID restrictions continue.
Thank you for your support in 2021. I thoroughly enjoyed the Real Estate, Wedding, Maternity, New Born, Family and Individual Portraits I took for you and Turning Moments into Memories.
One of my favorite celebrations: Take a Walk Outdoors Day. My daily walking partner is off cruising in the British Virgin Islands, so walking in this cold weather is a little harder than usual, but the snow is pretty.
Today is also International Day of Acceptance. By accepting and welcoming everyone maybe we could actually have equality and peace.
Tonight get out the cheese and crackers to celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day. If you can’t wait, have a grilled cheese for lunch. 😉
Our summer trailer sold yesterday. We weren’t using it much anyways and the annual cost of staying in a trailer park was quickly approaching. The young man that came to buy it talked us down, but it still avoids that annual fee. It was something we tried and just didn’t like so it was time to cut our loses and move on. The tree in today’s quote was on our way to the trailer.
We celebrate Winnie The Pooh Day on A.A.Milne’s birthday. Winnie was named after a bear at the Winnipeg Zoo. Christopher Robin was A.A.Milne’s son. What a perfect combination for children’s stories. But children grow up and favorite toys get lost or forgotten. We all have to grow up.
What’s the word for it? Check your Thesaurus on Thesaurus Day maybe we could find the right word or another word that better expresses our thoughts.
Let’s celebrate Rid the World of Fad Diet and Gimmicks Day. We all know the best way to live is by eating healthy well balanced meals, drinking plenty of water and getting regular exercise. But we all want that magic pill, that quick fix, so fad diets and gimmicks will continue on. 😉
The Third Monday in January is celebrated as Martin Luther King Jr Day. A day in the USA to remember Martin Luther King Jr.
Today is also Tu Bishvat. The Jewish people give tithes to the poor or Levites today. Or the new year for trees. Any fruit on trees more than 4 years old may now be eaten. Today is also celebrated by planting new trees.
In celebration of what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday many are taking the Betty White Challenge to give $5 to their Humane Society, Shelter or other animal welfare group. $5 is such a small amount, but just imagine if everyone in North America were to give $5. My little Rickie came from the Animal Shelter in Tampa Florida. The shelter was a capacity and all the excess dogs were going to be euthanized, when the local radio station heard, they sponsored the dogs for adoption, only $20 for any dog to spare them from being euthanized. Neutered, shots, microchipped and licensed. There were over 250 to choose from. We adopted Rickie almost 8 years ago. Although my husband will tell you he wanted a chihuahua, Rickie has been the love of our lives for the past 8 years.
For all you hot heads, today is National Hot Heads Chili Day. So spice it up a bit and enjoy some hot peppers. 😉
Just by sitting and doing nothing today you are celebrating National Nothing Day.
And it’s a holiday to have a drink, Prohibition Remembrance Day. Intended to keep people from drinking, prohibition instead make millionaires out of bootleggers. Finally brought to an end, but many dry townships remained in Canada until the 1980’s. I was actually caught in a raid at the Mount Brydges Fair in 1975. The Legion previously held the fair and were able to serve beer. In 1975 the fair was moved to the arena and another service club tried to have a beer tent. Unbeknown to the attendees they didn’t have the proper licenses. The police came, confiscated the beer and fined the service group, and sent the attendees on their way. Now, in the same town you can buy alcohol at the corner store. Yep, I’ll drink to that. 😉
Humanitarian Day is celebrated on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday to remember the struggle of breaking segregation and striving for equality. Wear white to day in solidarity. And yes, quote the great humanitarians. Learn more about their wars and views. Remember there may be a difference between what’s legal and what’s right.
Need to look up a fact? Check Wikipedia and celebrate Wikipedia Day.
Kombucha has taken on new flavours but still remains the same homebrewed tea beverage grown from a culture on the kitchen counters of the world. Don’t forget to celebration National Booch Day with a glass of Kombucha filled with probiotics and good gut stuff. 😉
Happy New Year as we celebrate the Orthodox New Year.
Today we also celebrate the strong donkey that played a key by giving Mary a ride to Bethlehem to deliver the Baby Jesus; in the barn keeping the baby warm; from Bethlehem to avoid the massacre of boys under 2 and gave Jesus a ride on Palm Sunday. So give your Ass a bit of a treat today. Celebrate the Feast of the Ass.
Enjoy Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day with a great Hot Pastrami Sandwich. 😉