Porte Photos: April 22, 2022

Pet Photos

Nothing is cuter than pet photos, especially when it’s your pet. Why not bring your dog along for a photo session in the Park? Only $50 for 1/2 hour session. Sunrise and sunset are the best times, but anytime would work. Call or text me at 519-318-0412 to book an appointment.

Rickie loves to be in Florida. Walks on warm days, Westerns on TV, the squirrels in the park, the hot grass to roll in, the people are so friendly…

Porte Photos: April 21, 2022

Cheetahs, the world’s fastest land mammal, able to reach speeds up to 80 miles per hour; with their long sleek bodies, with their long legs and looking even longer due to their long wiry tail. Cheetahs belong to the Cat family, but are not true cats because they don’t have retractable claws and the lack a floating Hyoid bone in its neck means it can not roar, but they can purr both while inhaling and exhaling.

The safest way to view these magnificent creatures is at Busch Gardens, where they have a large enclosure and are able to exercise. They watch the crowd at a safe distance and pose for cameras.

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Porte Photos: April 20, 2022

Todays photo is a Roseate Spoonbill. Birds at Busch Gardens are all safely stored away as the wild birds migrate to prevent the spread of bird flu. This one was seen through the screens of the bird house. I’m not certain if it’s daring us to come in or trying to look pretty. Roseate Spoonbills are native to Florida. Maybe this one just wants out to fly free again.

Speaking of flying free, today is 420 Day. A day supporting the use of marijuana. Maybe if more of the world leaders would take a daily puff they would also want peace not war.

Did someone want to send some to Russia? The continued bombing of Ukraine and pictures of civilians left homeless or tortured and dead flood the news.

Porte Photos: April 19, 2022

I’ve been publishing a Daily Quote for a couple of years now, where I match a quote from someone famous born on the day to one of my photos. Today I couldn’t find any quotes that I wanted to use and I’m not getting any additional business by posting the Daily Quote. I’ve managed to attract 160 faithful followers on my website. l’ve decided I need to re-evaluate why I’m doing a website and get back to my core business of capturing moments in time, turning moments into memories.

Today I’m going to start publishing one of my favorite photos to display my art. My pictures without someone else’s quote. Perhaps my gamble will promote my business, or at least inspire controversy every day. Copies of my photos are available for sale by contacting me at my e-mail or phone number as published on the About Tab.

Today’s photo was taken at Busch Gardens. The Orangutans are one of my favorite primates. They look so intelligent and always come close to the plexiglass to welcome and observe the guests. Today’s photo shows an orangutan and the human guests, each on their own side of the window observing the other. Which one is observing/interacting with the other?

Daily Quote: April 18, 2022

My inspiration has always been
photography’s ability to stop time
and reveal what the naked eye cannot see.

~ Lois Greenfield
American – Photographer / Born: April 18, 1949

Holidays and Celebrations:

Daily Quote: April 17, 2022

They are all gone into the world of light, and I alone sit lingering here.

~ Henry Vaughan
Welsh – Poet / April 17, 1622 – April 28, 1695

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Easter Sunday

The Holiest of Days for Christians is Easter Sunday when Christ rose from the dead. Fasting and prayers continue on the 16th Day of Ramadan for Muslims and the 3rd day of Passover for Jews.

For all of us Dames, today is Nothing Like a Dame Day.

Ham and Easter celebrations have become linked together. Our potluck at Sleepy Hollow is having ham on National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day. 😉

Daily Quote: April 16, 2022

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.

~ Anatole France
French – Novelist / April 16, 1844 – October 12, 1924

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Penguins are one of my favorite animals at Busch Gardens. They love to pose for the camera, play and hug each other. Viewed through the glass they were one of the few birds permitted to be outside during migration times and to keep avian flu from spreading. The tropical vegetation surrounding the Penguin display reflects in the glass and makes the penguins seem to have exotic patterns.

Today is Holy Saturday for Christians, a time between the death of their Savior and the resurrection. The body had been placed in the tomb, but because it was the Sabbath they were not permitted to preserve the body. Fasting and prayers continue for Muslims on the 15th Day of Ramadan; while Jews celebrate the 2nd Day of Passover.

Today is also World Semicolon Day; an important day for suicide prevention; pause and carry on living; write the rest of your life story. 😉

If you haven’t had breakfast yet, try some Eggs Benedict on National Eggs Benedict Day. If you’ve already had breakfast; why not have Eggs Benedict for lunch? 😉

Daily Quote: April 15, 2022

Learning never exhausts the mind.

~ Leonardo da Vinci
Italian – Artist / April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is probably one of the Holiest Days as Christians celebrate Good Friday, Jews celebrate the 1st day of Passover and Muslims celebrate the 14th day of Ramadan.

Good Friday.

World Art Day falls on Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday. So admire works of art today or make some of your own. Or just learn something new, like a wallaby is a marsupial that looks like a small kangaroo.

It’s kind of ironic that National Glazed Spiral Ham Day falls on Good Friday this year. Meat isn’t to be consumed by Christians and neither Muslims nor Jews eat pork. So you may want to put off celebrating with a glazed spiral ham until tomorrow. 😉

Daily Quote: April 14, 2022

Chance is the one thing you can’t buy.
You have to pay for it and
you have to pay for it with your life,
spending a lot of time, you pay for it with time,
not the wasting of time but the spending of time.

~ Robert Doisneau
French – Photographer / April 14, 1912 – April 1, 1994

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Walking through Busch Gardens some days you are lucky enough to get good pictures of the animals. The male lion in today’s quote was just peaking our behind a rock, posing for my camera.

Holy Celebrations continue today as Muslims celebrate the 13th Day of Ramadan, Christians celebrate the 44th and last day of Lent, and Jews prepare for Passover. Christians are also remembering Maundy Thursday or the Last Supper, sometimes foot washing ceremonies are done as part of the Mass or worship.

Today is also Look up at the Sky Day. You can celebrate either by standing up or laying down and looking up to see the clouds.

The food of celebration is Pecan. Whether you call it pea-can or pec-an they are wonderful nuts. So enjoy some and celebrate National Pecan Day. 😉