Here’s something to think about:~ Jay Leno
How come you never see a headline like
‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?
American – Comedian Born: April 28, 1950
Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: April 27, 2023
I’m much more about the emotion~ Nigel Barker
that a photograph provokes out of you
and less about how technically brilliant it is.
English – Photographer Born: April 27, 1972
So glad I bought an Ontario Provincial Park Pass for the 2023 Summer Season.
Kayaking on the Old Ausable Channel at the Pinery once a week is my goal for this season.
Turtles sunbathing on a log are always a favorite site for me. These little guys let you get pretty close before they slide into the water and out of view. I need to buy a manual hand held clicker to keep count of how many I see. Last year the record was 149 Painted Turtles. Maybe we can break the record. On my first kayaking trip of the season we spotted about 50 painted turtles and 3 Snapping Turtles.
Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: April 26, 2023
You have to go through the falling down~ Carol Burnett
in order to learn to walk.
It helps to know that you can survive it.
That’s an education in itself.
American – Actress Born: April 26, 1933
Happy 90th Birthday Carol Burnett.
Thanks for all the laughs and smiles.
Thanks for being every woman I’ve ever known. My mother, my sister, my co-workers, my friend and myself. We’ve all had those moments of laughter and life. The compassion and understanding ❤
Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: April 17, 2023
They are all gone~ Henry Vaughan
into the world of light,
and I alone sit lingering here.
Welsh – Poet April 17, 1622 – April 28, 1695
Last week we enjoyed July like temperatures. Everything sprung to life and this Robin found the best place in the yard to make her nest. Sheltered by the garage roof overhang and high enough that no one can bother her family.
She left the nest only for short periods of time and was very cautious when she returned to ensure no one saw her approaching. Her mate would cause a distraction when she returned.
Now we will be watching for the emergence of new life in her precious nest. ❤
Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: April 9, 2023
If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed,~ Carl Perkins
the stream would have no song.
American – Musician April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998
Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: April 8, 2023
Words make you think a thought.~ E. Y. Harburg
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
American – Musician April 8, 1896 – March 5, 1981
It was wonderful to have a birthday on Good Friday.
My grandchildren and sons were able to fly kites in the afternoon. Although it was much colder than we thought we loaded everyone up and went to the High School. The football field there was excellent for kite flying. A red shouldered hawk even decided to join the kites. We should make this an annual tradition. ❤
All of my family were able to get together for turkey supper.
Thank you for all of the wonderful birthday wishes.
Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: April 7, 2023
If everyone does some good,~ Jackie Chan
think of what a good world this will be.
Chinese – Actor Born: April 7, 1954
Time to celebrate another trip around the sun.
66 is a blessing I thought I’d never see.
So, I’ll count my blessings with my family and friends to begin.
They have supported me through thick and thin.
And challenged me to be the best I can.
My mother died at 43, so I consider every day another blessing. Thanks to modern medicine and cholesterol reducing medications.
My father died at 63 of small cell cancer. I quit smoking at 40. Although he was a smoker, his cancer was probably from his work environment. He worked in high risk environments to ensure his family was provided for.
I was lucky enough to work at Canada Post and thank them every month when I receive my Pension cheque, for allowing me to retire at 55. I had the privilege of working with amazing people.
Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: April 6, 2023
The most wasted day of all~ Nicolas Chamfort
is that on which we have not laughed.
French – Writer April 6, 1741 – April 13, 1794
Some days there seems to be not enough time to do everything.
I’ve been busy getting the “got tos” done.
I couldn’t keep Patsie, so we found a new home for her and she is doing well. Living in the lap of luxury with lots of love and care.
I finally got to plant my tomato seeds in the greenhouse. The greenhouse has some minor damage from hail storms (small holes), but still keeps the temperature warmer than outside. The seed starting pads work. Now just to wait for the seeds to germinate and grow.
Today I have cupcakes to bake, shopping to do, cleaning to do and getting ready for the family Good Friday supper tomorrow.
I still need to go for a walk and take pictures of the flooding of the muddy Sydenham. Hopefully the river doesn’t go over the road.
Now to fit in some exercises.
Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: April 3, 2023
The advice I would give to someone~ Eddie Murphy
is to not take anyone’s advice.
American – Comedian Born: April 3, 1961
No good deed will go unpunished.
After saving Patsie from the side of the road we returned home with her.
She is now walking and starting to take note of her surroundings. Harold has fallen in love with her.
Only to find out that our grandson is deathly allergic to dogs that shed hair. He actually has to use an EpiPen and get to ER within 15 minutes. We’re just lucky that Rickie is a non-shedding dog so my grandson is OK with him. At any rate, we have to re-home her. Today she is going to live at my step-son’s place with 3 other rescue dogs. I know she will be safe, loved and well cared for. She will also enjoy the company of the other animals in her new home.
It really is the only thing to do.
I’m so grateful that my step-son wants her and she won’t be going to a stranger. At least we can go to see her and continue to see her improvements.
I hope there is a special kind of hell for people who neglect animals as she was neglected. I would scoop her up again in a heart beat. No dog deserves to not be fed, deprived of water and neglected. Her nails were so long she could no longer walk. The groomer said leaving nails like that can actually break their legs as well as make their feet misshapen. Just imagine walking on high heels backwards with your toes 6″ off the ground and your heels on the ground. How long could you do it? Now imagine you had no choice.
Porte Photos Daily Quote: April 2, 2023
It’s not what you do once in a while,~ Jenny Craig
it’s what you do day in and day out
that makes the difference.
American – Businesswoman Born: April 2, 1971
It’s so nice to be home again.
I hired my sister to clean my house before I got back. What a wonderful luxury to come home to a clean house.
I put my car keys in a safe place and it took an entire day before my husband helped me find them. They were in a box in my bedroom dresser. So glad he was able to find them. I love my little car and it is so nice to be able to drive it again.