Porte Photos: May 4th, 2022

May the 4th be with you today and everyday.

It was a rainy day yesterday with torrents of water falling from the sky. Our internet was out for most of the afternoon and evening, so we did the typical Canadian thing and went to Canadian Tire to see what’s on sale. When we got home this drenched Blue Jay was sitting on the telescope just out our back door. He looked almost black just sitting there under the gazebo.

Porte Photos: May 3, 2022

Today’s picture is of a pigeon at Zephyr Park. A little ordinary and found everywhere.

Florida is just a memory now as we’ve returned to Ontario and I’m open for business. I have a newborn gift certificate that was purchased.

I look forward to my new grandson due in late June 2022. Babies are so beautiful.

The road trip home was thankfully uneventful. Georgia was very slow traffic through Atlanta. I followed the Google instructions and drove the HOV lanes, but it was still very slow going. The only time I’ve ever gone through Atlanta without issues was a Sunday morning at 4 AM. We did see a truck on fire headed south and the traffic was backed up for miles. It looked like everyone was safe.

Rickie and I have resumed morning walks with my sister and her dog Maddie.

Porte Photos: April 26, 2022

Rhinoceros. The safest place to see these huge creatures is in the train at Busch Gardens. Huge animals with horns that are actually made of hair, roaming through the enclosure.

My Florida time is quickly coming to an end. Friday we head back to Canada and vacation time is over. Is Vacation time really over when your retired? Well, I’ll be back to my daily walks with my sister, seeing my grandkids, Monday suppers with Emily, Thursday nights out with Spencer, I’ll be available to book photo sessions again, and looking forward to using my provincial park pass to kayak. Yes, it truly is a blessed life.

Porte Photos: April 24, 2022

People net fishing in Zephyr Park never cease to amaze me. They gather up there nets and toss them into the air then gather back whatever is caught, check their catch, then do it again. Often the birds gather to watch, just in case something is of value to them when the fisherman walks away. I love how the camera stops the nets mid-air or splashing on the surface of the water.

Today is Saint George’s Day. I’m certain my son is one of the Saint Georges. 😉

Porte Photos: April 23, 2022

The drake wood duck always looks like a wooden decoy to me. Too bright and too beautiful to be real. Gliding effortlessly on the water. Posing for anyone that wants to take its photo.

Zephyr Park is a perfect place for these birds to make their nests in the large Live Oak trees. An ideal location for the young ducklings to grow into adults.

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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

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