Daily Quote: September 16, 2020

We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.
~ Nathan Meyer Rothschild (English – Businessman September 16, 1777 – July 28, 1836)

Holidays and Celebrations: September 16, 2020

Mexico Independence Day

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

National Working Parents Day -USA

September 16th is my middle son’s birthday.  He will always have a special part of my heart.  It is so wonderful to watch now as he spends time with his daughter.

Daily Quote: August 29, 2020

As people are walking all the time,
in the same spot, a path appears.
~ John Locke (English – Philosopher / August 29, 1632 – October 28, 1704 )

Holidays and Celebrations:

International Day against Nuclear Tests

Ashura Starts

Following your own path may be idealistic, but I prefer to stay on the trails in the Provincial Parks. Staying on the trails you can’t get lost and the probability of getting ticks (or poison ivy) is much less.

Daily Quote: August 22, 2020

Photography is an immediate reaction,
drawing is a meditation.
~ Henri Cartier-Bresson
(French – Photographer / August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004)

International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

National Tooth Fairy Day 
– United States

The summer is quickly coming to an end as schools are getting ready to open during the hopefully final days of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario.

My oldest grandson and I went hiking at the Pinery Provincial Park on the Riverside Trail. He’s decided to wear over-sized shirts and inside out. I asked if this was a protest of some kind or personal statement and he said no, it’s just comfortable.

Daily Quote: July 24, 2020

Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.
~ Simon Bolivar (Venezuelan – RevolutionaryJuly 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830)

National Drive-Thru Day

National Cousins Day

Daily Quote: July 19, 2020

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
~ Edgar Degas (French – Artist / July 19, 1834 – September 27, 1917)

Ice Cream Day


Sundae Sunday


The second heat wave of the 2020 summer season is upon us.  Time to sit around and eat ice cream.

Select Ontario areas started Covid-19 Stage 3 restrictions on Friday.  Outdoor gatherings can now be up to 100 people and indoor gatherings can be up to 50 people.  Masks are mandatory indoors in most communities.  Beaches are open in Stage 3 areas, with distancing restrictions and limited numbers of people.

As the rest of the world starts to open up again, borders with the USA and Canada remain closed officially until August 17, 2020, with many predicting the borders won’t open until 2021.  Sorry cousins, neighbours and friends, stay home until you’re feeling better and we aren’t coming to visit.

USA remains #1 for cases and deaths from COVID-19, as many Americans are still in denial.  Yes the numbers are wrong.  THEY ARE UNDER REPORTED.  26.5% of confirmed cases Worldwide are in the USA.  23.6% of confirmed Worldwide deaths due to COVID-19 are in the USA.  The federal Government is no longer paying for testing in the USA, because “it only makes them look bad”.  Hospitals in many States are at or above capacity.

Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
New cases (last 60 days)
Cases per 1 million people

14,288,898 1,838 8,027,656 602,138

United States
3,781,985 11,476 1,108,518 142,229
New cases (last 60 days)
Cases per 1 million people

14,288,898 1,838 8,027,656 602,138

109,999 2,896 96,914 8,848
37,440 2,753 33,294 2,748

Daily Quote: July 18, 2020

The issue of world environment has a special kind of urgency…
The issue is one of rich peoples and poor peoples,
of the growing gap between the two,
and of the rich fouling their own nests.
~ Gilbert White (English – Naturalist /  July 18, 1720 – June 26, 1793)

World Listening Day

Nelson Mandela International Day

My favorite lunch time view, sitting in a kayak and watching turtles pop up for air around me, listening to frogs croak, maybe even catch young muskrat playing along the water’s edge.  Wondering what’s on the other side of the bridge, where I have never gone.

The Old Ausable Channel has some of the purest spring fed water in the world.

Daily Quote: July 17, 2020

I didn’t decide to be a photographer;
I just happened to fall into it.
~ Berenice Abbott
(American – PhotographerJuly 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991)

World Day for International Justice

World Emoji Day

People tend to “fall into” professions that they have a natural talent for, then they can either just do enough to get by or develop their natural talent into a passion.

Project Management was my first “career by accident”.  I loved Project Management.  Making a plan, breaking it into attainable pieces, tracking the progress and celebrating the finished goal.

Similarly Photography is a passion I fell into.  Taking pictures of people, places and things to capture them in the best light possible.  Going for a walk with camera in hand to see what I can discover today.

This little Hackberry Emperor Butterfly was sitting on the railing as I was finishing my walk on the Cedar Trail at Pinery Provincial Park.  She seemed to pose and smile for me.

Happy Emoji Day 🙂