Daily Quote: July 11, 2020

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
~ James Whistler (American – ArtistJuly 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903)


World Population Day

Cheer Up the Lonely Day

Free Slurpee Day

(Participating stores of the 7-Eleven chain in North America)


Daily Quote: June 19, 2020

Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
~ Thomas Fuller (English – Clergyman June 19, 1608 – August 16, 1661)


National Garfield the Cat Day

National Kissing Day

Take a Road Trip Day

Daily Quote: March 3, 2020

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all.
It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
~ Arnold Newman (American – PhotographerMarch 3, 1918 – June 6, 2006)


National I Want You to be Happy Day

Soup It Forward Day

Daily Quote: February 29, 2020

I earn and pay my own way as a great many women do today.
~ Dinah Shore (American – ActressFebruary 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994)


Rare Disease Day


Happy Birthday to anyone born February 29th.  This special day occurring only once every 4 years.

Daily Quote: February 18, 2020

All good work has magic in it,
and addresses the mind in a subtle way.
~ Duane Michals (American – Photographer Born: February 18, 1932)


 National Battery Day

National Drink Wine Day


So what is the story behind the picture.  I was hiking through Bentsen-Rio Texas State park when I saw what I thought was a leaf that landed on the road ahead of me.  On closer examination it was a golden butterfly that landed on the road and remained completely motionless.  The butterfly laid perfectly still and was almost lost among the colored stones of the paved pathway.  Not a new butterfly, but beautiful despite the tears in her wings.  Before I continued on my way I showed the people on the path behind me where it laid.  They pulled out their cell phone and also took a picture of this camouflaged beauty.