Daily Quote: September 30, 2020

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field.
I will meet you there.

~ Rumi (Poet / September 30, 1207 – December 17, 1273)

Holidays and Celebrations:

International Translation Day

International Podcast Day

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day
– Last Wednesday in September (USA)

Daily Quote: September 29, 2020

To be prepared is half the victory.

~ Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish – Novelist September 29, 1547 – April 23, 1616)

Holidays and Celebrations:

National Coffee Day


Worldwide death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 1 million | CBC News


COVID-19 reported in Ontario yesterday were the highest recorded for a single day. We are in the second wave now and all wondering about the soon to come restrictions and going back into lock down mode.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner many have had to cancel dinner plans because their family is more than 10 people. Wedding plans could be changed or cancelled at the last minute. How are people going to pay their rent or feed their families this time?

Daily Quote: September 27, 2020

I’m not interested in age.
People who tell me their age are silly.
You’re as old as you feel.

Henri Frederic Amiel (Swiss – Philosopher September 27, 1821 – May 11, 1881)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Tourism Day

Daughters Day – India

Yom Kippur-Jewish Holiday (Begins tonight)

National No Excuses Day


My Grandmother always quoted the shorter version: You’re only as old as you feel. At 90 she told me that she didn’t feel or think any differently than when she was 18. Life speeds by so quickly. Her favorite decade was when she was in her 40’s. Limitations put on her because of her age must have been very frustrating. She never lost her zeal for life or her desire to live independently.

So no Excuses. Start that project today. Go for that walk. Ride a bike. Dance. Sing. Laugh. Love. Live while you can.

Daily Quote: September 26, 2020

While photographs may not lie,
liars may photograph.

Lewis Hine
(American – Documentary Photographer /September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940)

Holidays and Celebrations:

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

European Day of Languages
– European Union

Save Your Photos Day
– Last Saturday in September


Fall colours are starting to bloom across the trees showing us how beautiful letting go can be as they prepare for the cold winter.

It’s a great time to have family photos done at any of the wonderful outdoor parks. This morning I’ll be hiking through St Clair Conservation paths with my sister and our dogs. This afternoon I’ll be working at the Civic Centre Gardens in London taking family photos for a good friend and previous co-worker.

Tomorrow will be the first indoor church service at Strathroy United Church since COVID-19 restrictions were imposed in March 2020.


Lewis Hine – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › Lewis_Hine

Jump to Documentary photography – Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographerHine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing child labor laws in the United States.


Daily Quote: September 25, 2020

Some things you’ll never know,
and some things you’ll wish you never knew.

~ Eric Williams (1st Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago-Historian / September 25, 1911 – March 29, 1981)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Native American Day – USA

Save the Koala Day

Comic Book Day


Usually between Labour Day and the first day of Fall we have a killing frost. Walking with my sister and our dogs we saw this turkey running through the grass. Turkeys are usually in groups, but this one was by herself and must have been separated from her flock on this frosty early morning.

Daily Quote: September 24, 2020

I don’t need a lot of money.
Simplicity is the answer for me.

~ Linda McCartney (American – Photographer September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Maritime Day

National Cherries Jubilee Day – USA


So many thoughts today. The first is of Linda McCartney, photographer. An amazing talent who was known to put her subjects at ease she was able to photograph the greatest rock and roll groups of all times. She died of breast cancer at the age of 56. Please be certain to be screened for Breast Cancer. Early detection can lead to successful treatment.

Another thought is of National Cherries Jubilee Day. This spring I had my first cherries jubilee with my good friend, Shirley, as we went on a day trip to Progreso, Mexico. The combination of hot sweet cherries and ice cream was almost as amazing as the show for the preparation.

Daily Quote: September 21, 2020

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
~ H. G. Wells (English – Author September 21, 1866 – August 13, 1946)


Holidays and Celebrations: September 21

International Day of Peace

First Day of Autumn (Northern Hemisphere)

Daily Quote: September 20, 2020

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

Elizabeth Kenny Australian – Celebrity  (September 20, 1880 – November 30, 1952)

Holidays and Celebrations: September 20

Wife Appreciation Day
– Third Sunday in September

3rd and last day of Rosh Hashana 
(Jewish Observance)


As a result of higher positive cases COVID-19 restrictions have once again been increased in Ontario. Private gatherings can’t be over 25 people outside and 10 people inside. This emergency announcement was made yesterday morning leaving many people scrambling to re-evaluate their response. Our Church decided not to proceed with indoor worship services that were to start today.

John Turner, Canada’s 17th Prime Minister passed away yesterday at the age of 91.

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: September 15, 2020

If you focus on the things you can’t do, you’ll destroy yourself.
Just remember everything you can do.
~ Giles Duley (British – Photographer Born: September 15, 1971)


Holidays and Celebrations: September 15

International Day of Democracy

Day of Our Lady of Sorrows (Deň Panny Márie Bolestnej) – Slovakia


Focus on what you can do.  During COVID-19 restrictions we’ve been isolated from friends and family.  Churches have taken to the Internet with ZOOM and Facebook services.  More people are using Messenger to see and talk with their loved ones.  A second wave is predicted and perhaps starting as the USA-Canada border remains closed.  So as Canadian Snowbirds heading towards the fall the leaves are changing colour; we may not be able to travel South to the USA and our usual Winter sunshine.  But we can stay and watch the changing seasons at home with our family.  Perhaps even enjoy the isolation that the blanket of snow will provide in the winter and cuddle a little closer to keep warm.