Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: October 1, 2022

I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can’t get my wife to go swimming.

~ Jimmy Carter
American – President Born: October 1, 1924

Porte Musings:

OK, so as a comedian Jimmy Carter wasn’t the most famous or the best. He considered himself a failure as a President because he was only elected for one term and wasn’t re-elected. But he did believe in equality, gay marriage, and ensured that Rowe vs Wade was upheld. His actions always spoke louder than his words as he worked hands on with Habitat for Humanity to build affordable homes. Yes, the peanut farmer who grew up to be the President of the United States embodied the American Dream. His faith was the foundation for his actions. Happy 98th Birthday Jimmy Carter.

“At 98 years old, Carter is both the oldest living and longest-lived president, as well as the one with the longest post-presidency, and his 76-year-long marriage makes him the longest-married president. He is also the third-oldest living person to have served as a state leader.” ~ https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Jimmy_Carter

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 30, 2022

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

~ Truman Capote
American – Novelist / September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984

Porte Musings:

Today is the Canadian National Day for Truth and Reconciliation or Orange Shirt Day. We remember the Residential School Survivors and wear an Orange shirt to honour the children who attended them. Stripped of their favorite shirts, hair cut, languages and cultures lost, intergenerational trauma. Children ripped from their homes to attend schools in far away places some of who never returned home, their bodies to be found decades later in unmarked graves.

You can’t wear an orange shirt because you can’t afford one? That’s OK take an orange marker and draw an orange heart on the back of your hand. Listen today to the words being played on local radio stations and let’s live as equals sharing the same rights and privileges in this wonderful country. Celebrate our differences while we honour each other in peace.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 28, 2022

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

~ Brigitte Bardot
French – Actress Born: September 28, 1934

Porte Musings:

Today is the day my husband goes for his shoulder surgery. It’s been more than 20 years since he was first told surgery was the only solution. Doctors change and technology improves so hopefully the surgery stops the pain and allows my husband to use his arm again.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 27, 2022

Why should I care
what other people think of me?
I am who I am.
And who I wanna be.

~ Avril Lavigne
Canadian – Musician Born: September 27, 1984

Porte Musings:

Rainy days are great for editing the weekend photos. That job done.

Now to get ready for my husband’s shoulder surgery tomorrow.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 24, 2022

Life’s like a movie, write your own ending.
Keep believing, keep pretending.

~ Jim Henson
American – Entertainer / September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990

Porte Musings:

Saturday and it looks to be a full and interesting day.

I’m starting off with a trip to the Lion’s Club at 7AM to set up a photo booth for the Strathroy-Caradoc 150th Anniversary. I’m so lucky to be part of this monumental anniversary.

After a busy morning, I’m going to spend some quality time with my Granddaughter.

Then for supper I’m meeting with the Canada Post Heritage Club and friends for supper.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 18, 2022

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.

~ Samuel Johnson
English – WriterSeptember 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784

Porte Musings:

The last Sunday of Summer. Warm, sunny low winds.

Motorcycle ride or Kayak?
Walk or Run?
Fast or Slow?
Paint or Read?

Enjoy these last days of summer.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 15, 2022

Never do anything yourself
that others can do for you.

~ Agatha Christie
English – WriterSeptember 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976

Porte Musings:

Yes, free up time so you can do the important things in life and give them your full attention.

Well there are some things I enjoy doing that others can do for me, but there have been times in my life when I was able to delegate or hire others to do for me. The one thing I always hated doing was housework. I was so lucky to be able to hire a cleaner while I was working so I didn’t have the weekly arguments with my family about chores.

I always like birds to present the quote. I call them “birds of wisdom”. Blue Herons always look wise.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 12, 2022

The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.

~ Charles Dudley Warner
American – JournalistSeptember 12, 1829 – October 20, 1900

Porte Musings:

Happy Birthday to my first Grandson, turning 11 today going on 40. Enjoy all the adventures life has to give you. ❤

While we were kayaking on the Old Ausable Channel the Cormorant in todays pictures swam beside my grandson and then climbed onto this branch to pose for us.

In the summer of 2020 the Ontario Government introduced hunting seasons for the Cormorants. Not based on science or the preservation of birds in Ontario, but because of a general fear that cormorants fish. I’m not against hunting for food but this is just killing for sport. Contact your local MPP and demand they stop this slaughter. There is no scientific proof that Cormorants are dangerous to the environment and no justification for the daily numbers of kill permitted. See this article for further information: https://euc.yorku.ca/research-spotlight/ontarios-cormorant-hunt-and-what-it-means-for-its-future/

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 7, 2022

Well, we all know that self-esteem comes
from what you think of you,
not what other people think of you.

~ Gloria Gaynor
American – Musician Born: September 7, 1949

Porte Musings:

The beginning of September always brings a sense of re-newal.

New books, pens, colouring pencils, schools and bags.

Dressed your best for the first day of school.

Excitement building as you wait for the bus.

Although I’m well past my first day of school, I believe learning is a life long experience, so today I’m headed to Point Peele National Park with my sister and a couple of kayaks to kayak the marshes for the first time. If we don’t get lost I’m hoping we can also take the tram to the point. Maybe we’ll be lucky and see the migration of the Monarchs.