With a few flowers in my garden,
half a dozen pictures and some books,
I live without envy.
~ Lope de Vega (November 25, 1562 – August 27, 1635)
Picture taken at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy ON
July 13, 2014
Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society Garden Tour
International Hat Day
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
~ Voltaire (November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778)
Pictures taken by my first DSL camera (Nikon D60) in 2014 are still some of my favourites.
World Hello Day
World Television Day
World Philosophy Day
Use Less Stuff Day
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions,
one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
~ Christopher Columbus (October 31, 1451 – May 20, 1506)
Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression
which nature makes upon the eye and brain.
~ Childe Hassam (October 17, 1859 – August 27, 1935)
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas.
How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know.
~ Groucho Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977)
October is: National Women’s History Month
I don’t care what anybody says about me as long as it isn’t true.
~ Truman Capote (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984)
Ask a Stupid Question Day
It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
~Elizabeth Kenny (September 20, 1880 – November 30, 1952)
Clean Up the World
A three day campaign starting on Friday.
Climate Strikes are happening throughout the world. https://globalclimatestrike.net/
The desert has its holiness of silence,
the crowd its holiness of conversation.
~ Walter Elliot (September 19, 1888 – January 8, 1958)
International Day of Listening – September 19, 2019
Listening is one component of Respect.
Don’t just use your ears to hear the sounds around you.
Use your heart to feel the what others feel,
Use your arms to embrace and comfort them,
Use your body to dance to the music,
Use your fingers to write the stories,
Use your voice to pray, sing and say I love you.
There is nothing that disgusts a man like getting beaten at chess by a woman.
~ Charles Dudley Warner (September 12, 1829 – October 20, 1900)
Video Games Day – September 12
Also my oldest grandson’s 8th birthday. Of course his favorite past time is playing video games or watching YouTube videos of others playing video games. I’m certain part of his day will include sitting in front of a screen.
One of his battles is epilepsy, absent seizures, (he calls them glitches) that his teacher and peers thought were behaviour issues, lack of attention, lack of comprehension, inability to control his bladder. Getting a diagnosis was a long, frustrating and difficult task, during which he lost grade 1. Once diagnosed, the treatment (a daily dose of foul tasting medication) has lead to no seizures in 15 months. The type of epilepsy he deals with he will probably outgrow, but the stigma of the seizures label a child. Luckily his grade 1 teacher got transferred and the grade 2 teacher only met a wonderful attentive brilliant child.
He is a wonderful happy child who gets along well with others. His parents are loving and kind, always looking out for his best interests. He is blessed to still have 2 sets of grandparents to love him and watch over him. As you can tell he has stolen my heart.
Look into the nature of things.
Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against.
~ Frances Wright (September 6, 1795 – December 13, 1852)
National Read A Book Day
As if we need a holiday to grab a cup of tea (or a bottle of wine) and sit down to read a book. I’m certain we can easily celebrate National Read A Book Day.