Daily Quote: January 6, 2020

If you love somebody, let them go,
for if they return, they were always yours.
And if they don’t, they never were.
~ Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931)


Three Kings Day


Today my stepson and niece celebrate their birthdays.  They were born in the same hospital only moments apart, leading to a lifelong friendship.

Daily Quote: January 3, 2020

So comes snow after fire,
and even dragons have their ending!
~ J. R. R. Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973)


J.R.R. Tolkien Day


Walking through the forest in the snow
Only the sound of your own footsteps breaks the silence.
Alone in the world
One can believe in dragons again.

In the trees a grey squirrel eats nuts
Beside you a blue jay screeches and lands

Across the pond a bald eagle soars
Snow falls from the trees

~ Deborah Porte

Daily Quote: January 2, 2020

Anybody can be a great photographer
if they zoom in enough on what they love.
~ David Bailey (Born: January 2, 1938)


National Buffet Day

What an amazing way to blow the diet on the second day of the new year.


  • Zoom in on what you love
  • Focus on your goals
  • Light up your subjects
  • Smile as you tell others to smile
  • Shoot at will

Daily Quote: January 1

Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind,
for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives.
~ John Wilkins (January 1, 1614 – November 19, 1672)


New Year’s Day


Welcome 2020!

Porte Photos celebrates 5 years as a registered business on January 15th.

Celebrations will begin with discounts of 20% for events booked between January 1st and January 15th for June-November 2020.

One year completed and now starting a second year of Daily Quotes paired with Original Photos by Porte Photos that can be viewed at PortePhotos.com.