Daily Quote: September 19, 2020

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
~ Walter Elliot (Scottish – Politician September 19, 1888 – January 8, 1958)

Holidays and Celebrations:

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

2nd day of Rosh Hashana (Jewish Observance)

Turkey Vultures are very social.  They congregate at the highest point to dry their wings and warm their bodies.  Our wonderful road kill clean up crew has had a significant resurgence in the past few years.  The Roads Department has stopped taking the carcasses off the road for disposal so the vultures have an abundant supply of food.   When in flight Turkey Vultures glide effortlessly on the air currents with their distinctive wing pattern.  Huge ugly birds invoking fears of death as they circle to find carcasses.  But as the Wildlife Conservation Commercial says even ugly animals need love.

Daily Quote: August 30, 2020

My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.
~ Mary Shelley (English – Author / August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851)

Holidays and special celebrations August 30, 2020:

Frankenstein Day

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Dr. Frankenstein has become one of the most well known fictional mad scientists the world over. His creation, the monster of Frankenstein, is one of the favorites at Halloween. The type of thing nightmares are made of or should I say incites nightmares? Since we’re still limited in our movements due to COVID-19 restrictions, why not celebrate Frankenstein day either with the book or one of the many films?

Daily Quote: August 27, 2020

I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint,
the things which already have an existence.
~ Man Ray (American Visual Artist / August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976)

Holidays and Celebrations:
August 27, 2020

Film and Movies Day (Russia)
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (TexasUnited States)
National Banana Lovers Day (United States)

Daily Quote: August 23, 2020

The trouble with the dictionary is that
you have to know how a word is spelled
before you can look it up to see how it is spelled.
~ Will Cuppy (American – Writer August 23, 1884 – September 19, 1949)

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

Modern technology is making it much easier to find the correct spelling of a word. I sit across from my husband and he talks into his phone: Hey google how do you spell……..

My youngest grandson hasn’t yet learned to ask google, but he gets the same result by asking his Dad how to spell a word. Auto-correct on almost all writing programs tells you when you get it wrong and often makes revisions with what the program thinks you want to say. So Duck off the pond gets switched to *uck off the pond, or visa versa.

Daily Quote: August 16, 2020

I don’t like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.
~ Charles Bukowski
(American – Author August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994)

National Tell A Joke Day 

– United Kingdom & United States

Sitting at a bar in Casa Marina, Dominican Republic a little bird was sampling the drink of the day. When I read the quote by Charles Bukowski this picture was one of the first things that came to mind. Tie in the “National Tell a Joke Day” and it seemed the most appropriate to me.

We may never be able to visit places the same way we did before the COVID-19 Pandemic. I’m so glad I took as many pictures of the places I’ve visited.

Daily Quote: August 4, 2020

You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
~ William Henry Hudson (British – AuthorAugust 4, 1841 – August 18 1922)

Hooray For Kid’s Day

Obama Day – United States

You may not be able to fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren, but you can fly and do your best every day.  You can grow in your abilities and learn a new song to sing high in a tree.

Daily Quote: August 3, 2020

Shakespeare was a dramatist of note
who lived by writing things to quote.
~ H. C. Bunner (American – JournalistAugust 3, 1855 – May 11, 1896)

Civic/Provincial Day

International Beer Day

Strange having a holiday during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Although most of Ontario is now in stage 3 of restrictions, not much has changed.  People are permitted to dine in at restaurants, but we’re so used to take out we’re still choosing to stay home to eat.

The beaches are full as everyone is trying to enjoy some of what’s left of summer.  Unfortunately, too full and many have had to close due to capacity issues.



Daily Quote: July 19, 2020

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
~ Edgar Degas (French – Artist / July 19, 1834 – September 27, 1917)

Ice Cream Day


Sundae Sunday


The second heat wave of the 2020 summer season is upon us.  Time to sit around and eat ice cream.

Select Ontario areas started Covid-19 Stage 3 restrictions on Friday.  Outdoor gatherings can now be up to 100 people and indoor gatherings can be up to 50 people.  Masks are mandatory indoors in most communities.  Beaches are open in Stage 3 areas, with distancing restrictions and limited numbers of people.

As the rest of the world starts to open up again, borders with the USA and Canada remain closed officially until August 17, 2020, with many predicting the borders won’t open until 2021.  Sorry cousins, neighbours and friends, stay home until you’re feeling better and we aren’t coming to visit.

USA remains #1 for cases and deaths from COVID-19, as many Americans are still in denial.  Yes the numbers are wrong.  THEY ARE UNDER REPORTED.  26.5% of confirmed cases Worldwide are in the USA.  23.6% of confirmed Worldwide deaths due to COVID-19 are in the USA.  The federal Government is no longer paying for testing in the USA, because “it only makes them look bad”.  Hospitals in many States are at or above capacity.

Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
New cases (last 60 days)
Cases per 1 million people

14,288,898 1,838 8,027,656 602,138

United States
3,781,985 11,476 1,108,518 142,229
New cases (last 60 days)
Cases per 1 million people

14,288,898 1,838 8,027,656 602,138

109,999 2,896 96,914 8,848
37,440 2,753 33,294 2,748

Daily Quote: July 10, 2020

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away.
~ Arthur Helps (British – HistorianJuly 10, 1813 – March 7, 1875)

Collector Car Appreciation Day

(Second Friday in July)

Nikola Tesla Day

My  2016 Ford Focus may not be a collector car, but she certainly looks good to me.  Using my Grandson’s camera we were testing local sites for classic car photos.

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