Daily Quote: November 27, 2020

God moves in a mysterious way,
His wonders to perform.
He plants his footsteps in the sea,
and rides upon the storm.

~William Cowper (English – Poet / November 26, 1731 – April 25, 1800)

Holidays and Celebrations:


*The day after the American Thanksgiving is filled with contradictions. Black Friday heralded the best sales of the year is the day that was chosen to protest the commercialism of our current world and to celebrate Buy Nothing Day. Even when there is a pandemic many Americans chose to go home for Thanksgiving, an unofficial 4 day weekend. With less than a month to go before Christmas celebrations the Thanksgiving get togethers could mean less people around the table for Christmas.

Daily Quote: October 25, 2020

Find out what your gift is and nurture it.

~Katy Perry (American – Musician Born: October 25, 1984)

Holidays and Celebrations:

National Art Day – USA

Vijayadashami – Hindu Festival

World Pasta Day


Finding your gift can be a life long journey for some. For others they know very early what their gift is and they are driven to nurture it.

When asked what they want to be when they grow up they have definite plans and professions. Others like John Lennon, just want to be happy (and when told they didn’t understand the question they reply that the questioner didn’t understand life).

So with the triumph of good over evil we celebrate life. Keep looking for your gift if you haven’t found it yet.

Daily Quote: October 23, 2020

It is not the years in your life
but the life in your years that counts.

~ Adlai Stevenson I (American – Politician October 23, 1835 – June 14, 1914)

Holidays and Celebrations:

1956 Revolution Memorial Day
(Os Forradalom) – Hungary

National Mole Day


Daily Quote: October 14, 2020

Seeing comes from the inside,
from the heart,
from life’s experiences.

~ Ruth Bernhard (German – Photographer / October 14, 1905 – December 18, 2006)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Standards Day – ISO

Billboard Music Awards – USA


How do we measure up on World Standards Day? This year’s theme is: Protecting the planet with standards.

Daily Quote: October 12, 2020

For me, the brand of the camera is not the most important thing. I think you can take good pictures with the camera on your phone.

~ Anja Niedringhaus (German – Photographer October 12, 1965 – April 4, 2014)
Niedringhaus was killed at the age of 48 in an attack in Afghanistan, while covering the country’s 2014 presidential election.

Holidays and Celebrations:

Thanksgiving (Canada)

Columbus Day (USA)


Celebrating Thanksgiving Day in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic is not like a normal year. The Provincial Government is recommending that you only celebrate with your immediate household members as tighter restrictions are rumoured to be put in place during this second wave. The number of cases of COVID-19 are higher now than during the first wave, but luckily the number of deaths in Ontario are significantly lower (so far).

In typical Canadian fashion I think this recommendation is not being followed as people are doing what they believe to be the right thing and celebrating quietly with their families. The Pandemic and the restrictions that have been in place for 7 months is just too long. Many believe that we are just going to have to live with masks and a vaccine will never be the answer to stop the spread of COVID-19.

So the camera brand isn’t important. Just keep taking pictures to remember our family and everything we have to be thankful for.

Daily Quote: August 11, 2020

A woman is like a tea bag
– you can’t tell how strong she is

until you put her in hot water.

~ Eleanor Roosevelt (American – First Lady October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962)

Holidays and Celebrations:

International Day of the Girl Child

National Coming Out Day (USA)


Today is the day after the wedding for my nephew and his beautiful wife. On this first day of their married life together I wish them many happy years. Now for the challenges of starting a new family together.

Daily Quote: October 10, 2020

From your parents you learn love and laughter
and how to put one foot before the other.
But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.

~ Helen Hayes (American – Actress / October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Mental Health Day

World Migratory Bird Day


What better way to celebrate World Mental Health and World Migratory Bird Day than a visit to Point Pelee National Park.

10.10.2020 is the date chosen by my nephew and his fiancée for their wedding. The COVID-19 pandemic second wave is producing higher numbers than seen in the first wave. The good thing is the death rate is much lower this time around.

Strict restrictions are being imposed by the Ontario Government as medical experts recommend we don’t spend Thanksgiving with anyone outside of our immediate household. Luckily the restrictions for weddings doesn’t come into effect until October 13, 2020. Weddings at organized facilities can occur. So their wedding service will have 150 people in a building designed for 500 occupants. The meal and reception will be limited to 50 people.

In preparation for the big day the Groom and his Groomsmen had a barber party where a private barber came to their house to trim beards and hair. Luckily they are in the same “inner circle of 10”. What an amazing idea. Add in a photographer and you get some amazing memories captured.

Daily Quote: October 9, 2020

I love photography.
I love the imagery.
I love what I do.

~ Sir Don McCullin (British – Photographer Born: October 9, 1935)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Leif Erikson Day

World Post Day


I’m not a photographer of wars or social injustices. I prefer to walk along a beach and be amazed by the sights around me. This little bird was totally oblivious to me walking so close with my camera. The sound of my footsteps was hidden by Lake Erie wind and waves on the other side of Canada’s southernmost point. If not for the 2 1/2 hour drive I would go to Point Pelee National Park more often. Next time I’ll have to take my kayak to explore the marshes.

Daily Quote: October 8, 2020

Friends are the sunshine of life.

~ John Hay (American – Writer October 8, 1838 – July 1, 1905)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Sight Day

American Touch Tag Day

National Depression Screening Day (USA)


Daily Quote: October 7, 2020

Life is a sexually transmitted disease
and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.

~ R. D. Laing (Scottish – Psychologist / October 7, 1927 – August 23, 1989)

Holidays and Celebrations:

National Walk to School Day 
– First Wednesday in October