Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 14, 2023

Be daring, be different, be impractical,
be anything that will assert
integrity of purpose and imaginative vision
against the play-it-safers,
the creatures of the commonplace,
the slaves of the ordinary.

~ Cecil Beaton
English – Photographer January 14, 1904 – January 18, 1980

Porte Ponderings:

Staying so close to a small airport you often look up and see unique airplanes flying overhead. This small plane looks like a toy in the picture, but I can assure you it was a full sized plane overhead. 😉

Gliders are often towed up and let go to find their way back to the airport.

On my 60th birthday I took a ride in an ultra-light and loved every moment of it.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 13, 2023

From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents.
From 18 to 35 she needs good looks.
From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality.
From 55 on, she needs good cash.

~ Sophie Tucker
American – Entertainer January 13, 1884 – February 9, 1966

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 12, 2023

Life is not a matter of holding good cards,
but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.

~ Jack London
American – Novelist January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916

Porte Ponderings:

I started my Hiking Spree with an easy hike at Morrisbridge Park. Only 7 more hikes to complete before entering the contest. I’m aiming for 1 per week.

Hike #1 – Morrisbridge Park – Bald Cypress Hike – January 11, 2023

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 11, 2023

Act as if what you do
makes a difference.
It does.

~ William James
American – Philosopher January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910

Porte Ponderings:

Blue birds are another snow bird that winters over in Florida.

With white bellies’ orange highlights; a blue back, head and tails they are quite distinctive.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 10, 2023

I know from experience that you should never give up
on yourself or others, no matter what.

~ George Foreman
American – Boxer Born: January 10, 1949

Porte Ponderings:

Boat-tailed grackles are interesting mimics. They like to mimic sirens, bells and whistles. Often seen in huge groups swooping around open spaces or individuals calling to each other. I think these birds were probably the inspiration for Alfred Hitchock’s famous movie “The Birds”.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 9, 2023

Treat your friends as you do your pictures,
and place them in their best light.

~ Lady Randolph Churchill
American – Celebrity January 9, 1854 – June 29, 1921

Porte Ponderings:

Collages of family pictures always look wonderful on a wall.

Why not update your family pictures and book an appointment with Porte Photos for this spring?

Now booking appointments for April-December 2023.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 5, 2023

Knock the ‘t’ off the ‘can’t’

~ George Reeves
American – Actor January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959

Porte Ponderings:

So far so good with the New Year’s Resolutions.

Pot Lucks in Florida are always a challenge.

So I’m going to tackle them the same way you would a buffet. Look over the entire spread and choose ahead of time what to splurge on and what to avoid. Fresh food vs processed. Make a small plate the same as you would at home. Limit myself to 1 dessert, and a small portion at that. The day of eat smaller portions throughout the day.

The day after get back on track. Don’t slack off on the exercise or be disappointed if you overdid it.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 4, 2023

Dogs laugh,
but they laugh with their tails.

~ Max Eastman
American – Author January 4, 1883 – March 25, 1969

Porte Ponderings:

Rickie does like to smile for the camera. At almost 15 he keeps smiling and loves to go for walks. He seems to be missing Maddie, but he is enjoying reaqainting with his Florida friends.

Monday I joined the exercise group here at Sleepy Hollow. It was a lot more than I thought it would be, I ended up sitting for an hour afterward trying to re-couperate.

Tuesday I joined the local TOPS group and attended the meeting. It was good to re-new aquaintances and see everyone at the meeting.