Daily Quote: January 22, 2020

Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
~ Francis Bacon (English – Philosopher January 22, 1561 – April 9, 1626)

National Blonde Brownie Day

Javelina, North America’s native are similar to the wild boar.  They are herbivores, only about 2-3 feet tall and can weigh 30-40 lbs.

Hugh Ramsey Nature Park

Located near Harlingen International Airport Hugh Ramsey Nature Park is a hidden gem.  It’s amazing that so many animals unique to the Rio Grande Valley can be seen in one location adjacent to a major road.  Several bird blinds and feeders are located along the trails providing ample opportunities for viewing and taking pictures.  No admission fees or charges for parking, so it makes for an inexpensive afternoon of entertainment, learning and exercise.

It was the first time I ever saw a Javelina (similiar to a wild pig, but originating from North America), and a Green Jay.  I was also able to get pictures of the Chachalacas (only found in the Rio Grande Valley.)

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Daily Quote: December 26

Youth smiles without any reason.
It is one of its chiefest charms.
~ Thomas Gray (December 26, 1716 – July 30, 1771)

Boxing Day

Candy Cane Day

Thank-you Note Day

Now that Christmas is past Canada Celebrates with Boxing Day Sales.  Before packing everything away for storage the Retail Stores offer Christmas decorations and supplies at greatly reduced prices.  But you have to get there early for the best selection. 

Candy Canes are no longer needed as tree decorations so you’re welcome to pluck them off the tree and eat them.

Take a moment to write those “Thank-you” notes for all the wonderful gifts and blessings you received.

Daily Quote: December 18

Every life is march
from innocence,
through temptation,
to virtue or vice.
~ Lyman Abbott (December 18, 1835 – October 22, 1922)

Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf

International Migrants Day

Give a Wine Club Day

Just back from a vacation in Dominican Republic where I traveled with my Nikon D60 to “paint with light”.  I was afraid to travel with my newer, bigger, faster more expensive cameras, so I brought the D60 with me for the trip.  It is still a work horse and provides good, crisp, clear pictures with the DX55-200mm VR lens and circular UV filter.

Many tourist resorts in the Caribbean have a game called “steal the towel”.  On arrival you are given a card that you can trade for a beach towel.  Before check out you need to return a beach towel for your card.  If you don’t have a card at check-out you loose $25.  So anyone who has lost a towel is going to take someone else’s to avoid the $25 fee.  If you want to avoid committing the sin of stealing, I would strongly advise that you take your own $5 towel with you and don’t bother with a resort towel.

Daily Quote: November 25


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

Humor at Work – November 25

Blase Day 

International Hat Day

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Daily Quote: November 21


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.

Humour at Work

November 21

World Hello Day

World Television Day

World Philosophy Day

Alascattalo Day

Use Less Stuff Day