2022 COVID Closure:

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.

Daily Quote: January 19, 2021

A flower falls, even though we love it;
and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

~ Dogen
Japanese – Leader / January 19, 1200 – September 22, 1253

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrate New Friends Day by making new friends. But always remember you can’t make old friends so cherish them.

All Artists tend to be outlaws, changing art and going in different directions. So celebrate Artist as Outlaw Day by colouring outside the lines.

Make some fresh popcorn and celebrate National Popcorn Day.

Today’s quote reminds us that life comes and goes, we cannot control it, so appreciate what you have and love it while you can.

Daily Quote: January 18, 2022

If you live to be a hundred,
I want to live to be a hundred minus one day
so I never have to live without you.

~ A. A. Milne
English – Author / January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

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. 😉

Daily Quote: January 17, 2022

You can always tell about somebody
by the way they put their hands on an animal.

~ Betty White
American – Actress / January 17, 1922 – December 31, 2021

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

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. 😉

Daily Quote: January 16, 2022

Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.

~ Vittorio Alfieri
Italian – Dramatist / January 16, 1749 – October 8, 1803

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrating the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany.

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. 😉

Daily Quote: January 15, 2022

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
American – Leader / January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

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. 😉

Daily Quote: January 14, 2022

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

~ Albert Schweitzer
German – TheologianJanuary 14, 1875 – September 4, 1965

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Photos

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. 😉

Daily Quote: January 13, 2022

From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents.
From 18 to 35 she needs good looks.
From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality.
From 55 on, she needs good cash.

~ Sophie Tucker
American – Entertainer / January 13, 1884 – February 9, 1966

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Dreamers dream, project managers plan and track progress to make dreams come true. So Make Your Dream Come True Day must celebrate Project Managers. 😉

My favorite background, public radio. Giving us music, talk shows, trivia, the news and weather let’s celebrate Public Radio Broadcasting Day.

Although I’ve never tried Peach Melba it seems like a good day to taste it on National Peach Melba Day.

A temporary ice sculpture formed by water bubbling up and extreme cold temperatures seemed like a good way to frame today’s quote. Wisdom written on ice, quickly fading away as the weather changes. As the Irish say, may you always have enough. Enough sunshine and food to grow, enough beer to feel good and enough money to keep a roof over your head. I’ve been lucky to have enough.

Daily Quote: January 12, 2022

We are what our thoughts have made us;
so take care about what you think.
Words are secondary.
Thoughts live; they travel far.

~ Swami Vivekananda
Indian – Clergyman January 12, 1863 – July 4, 1902

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Love it! Today is Kiss a Ginger Day. So beware you gingers, total strangers may walk up to you and kiss you. 😉

Not even 2 weeks into 2022 and it’s Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day. So pull up your socks and get back on track for making 2022 your best year. Schools are re-opening for in person learning on Monday the 17th. Already the teachers are warning about Omicron outbreaks.

Keeping things spicy, today is also Curried Chicken Day. Enjoy!