Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 1, 2022

My favourite poem is the one that starts
‘Thirty days hath September’
because it actually tells you something.

~ Groucho Marx

Porte Musings:

I’ve missed working on the daily Quotes and Porte Musings, so for the month of September I will be publishing Porte Photos Daily Quote.

To celebrate the arrival of September I will be offering 10% off all portrait sessions booked this week.
(does not include Real Estate Photos).

I’ve recently upgraded my editing software and have I’ve been working on editing techniques & changing backgrounds:

Open for Business

PORTE PHOTOS is Open for Business.
Starting May 1st, 2022

Book your event/photo session now!

  • Portraits in the Park: 1/2 hour session only $50
  • Maternity/Newborn Package: only $100
  • Real Estate listings: $100
  • Events: $100 for a 1 hour session.
  • Weddings: minimum of $300 includes engagement photos.

e-mail: debbie.porte@hotmail.ca

phone or text: 519-318-0412

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Porte Photos: April 19, 2022

I’ve been publishing a Daily Quote for a couple of years now, where I match a quote from someone famous born on the day to one of my photos. Today I couldn’t find any quotes that I wanted to use and I’m not getting any additional business by posting the Daily Quote. I’ve managed to attract 160 faithful followers on my website. l’ve decided I need to re-evaluate why I’m doing a website and get back to my core business of capturing moments in time, turning moments into memories.

Today I’m going to start publishing one of my favorite photos to display my art. My pictures without someone else’s quote. Perhaps my gamble will promote my business, or at least inspire controversy every day. Copies of my photos are available for sale by contacting me at my e-mail or phone number as published on the About Tab.

Today’s photo was taken at Busch Gardens. The Orangutans are one of my favorite primates. They look so intelligent and always come close to the plexiglass to welcome and observe the guests. Today’s photo shows an orangutan and the human guests, each on their own side of the window observing the other. Which one is observing/interacting with the other?

Daily Quote: February 2, 2022

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart…
forgiveness saves
the expense of anger,
the cost of hatred,
the waste of spirits.

~ Hannah More
English – Writer / February 2, 1745 – September 7, 1833

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is the day that we all wait for the groundhog to emerge and determine if there will be 6 more weeks of winter or if it will come earlier. Groundhog Day also became famous in the movie of the same name. So here’s hoping he doesn’t see his shadow and spring comes early.

40 days after the birth of Christ, Christians celebrate Candlemas, or the purification of Mary after the birth of Christ, when she could again enter the church.

Get together the leftovers and make some Heavenly Hash to celebrate Heavenly Hash Day.

Daily Quote: December 26, 2021

We learn the rope of life by untying its knots.

~ Jean Toomer
American – Author / December 26, 1894 – March 30, 1967

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

The day after Christmas and the stores prepare to put everything away until next year. So begins Boxing Day and the Boxing Day Sales. Usually lasting almost 1 week until we celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Pause today and write those Thank You Notes on National Thank You Note Day.

As you walk past the Christmas Tree take a Candy Cane to celebrate National Candy Cane Day. 😉

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I’m in the process of cleaning up the photos posted on the website. The goal is to delete all photos after being posted for 1 year. You can still purchase archived/deleted photos, but there will be a $10 surcharge for me to provide photos that have been deleted.

Daily Quote: October 24, 2020

It is right to be contented with what we have,
never with what we are.

~ James Mackintosh (Scottish – Judge October 24, 1765 – May 30, 1832)

Holidays and Celebrations:

United Nations Day

World Development Information Day


What a wonderful day my sister and I had at Point Pelee National Park. When we came upon this piece of driftwood she insisted on taking this picture of me with her cell phone. I’ve always said the camera doesn’t matter as much as the content and composition of a photo.

I’m so lucky to have 3 wonderful sisters. We’ve gone through some very tough times together and I am looking forward to many years of quality time to take walks together.