Joy is not in things;
~ Richard Wagner
it is in us.
German – Composer May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883
Walking home from Strathroy United Church yesterday I looking into the weeping pea on the corner of Albert and Maria. There sitting very still was this fledgling Robin. I’m certain he thinks I didn’t see him as he froze perfectly still and I was lucky enough to have my camera in hand to take this spring photo. I thanked him for the photo and continued home.
My life is full of drama,
and I don’t have time
to worry about something as petty
as what I look like.
English – Singer Born: May 5, 1988
Appearances may seem petty to worry about, but I’m certain Adele is lucky enough to have a team to worry about her appearances and brand.
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I’m much more about the emotion
~ Nigel Barker
that a photograph provokes out of you
and less about how technically brilliant it is.
English – Photographer Born: April 27, 1972
So glad I bought an Ontario Provincial Park Pass for the 2023 Summer Season.
Kayaking on the Old Ausable Channel at the Pinery once a week is my goal for this season.
Turtles sunbathing on a log are always a favorite site for me. These little guys let you get pretty close before they slide into the water and out of view. I need to buy a manual hand held clicker to keep count of how many I see. Last year the record was 149 Painted Turtles. Maybe we can break the record. On my first kayaking trip of the season we spotted about 50 painted turtles and 3 Snapping Turtles.
You have to go through the falling down
~ Carol Burnett
in order to learn to walk.
It helps to know that you can survive it.
That’s an education in itself.
American – Actress Born: April 26, 1933
Happy 90th Birthday Carol Burnett.
Thanks for all the laughs and smiles.
Thanks for being every woman I’ve ever known. My mother, my sister, my co-workers, my friend and myself. We’ve all had those moments of laughter and life. The compassion and understanding ❤
Words make you think a thought.
~ E. Y. Harburg
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
American – Musician April 8, 1896 – March 5, 1981
It was wonderful to have a birthday on Good Friday.
My grandchildren and sons were able to fly kites in the afternoon. Although it was much colder than we thought we loaded everyone up and went to the High School. The football field there was excellent for kite flying. A red shouldered hawk even decided to join the kites. We should make this an annual tradition. ❤
All of my family were able to get together for turkey supper.
Thank you for all of the wonderful birthday wishes.
The advice I would give to someone
~ Eddie Murphy
is to not take anyone’s advice.
American – Comedian Born: April 3, 1961
No good deed will go unpunished.
After saving Patsie from the side of the road we returned home with her.
She is now walking and starting to take note of her surroundings. Harold has fallen in love with her.
Only to find out that our grandson is deathly allergic to dogs that shed hair. He actually has to use an EpiPen and get to ER within 15 minutes. We’re just lucky that Rickie is a non-shedding dog so my grandson is OK with him. At any rate, we have to re-home her. Today she is going to live at my step-son’s place with 3 other rescue dogs. I know she will be safe, loved and well cared for. She will also enjoy the company of the other animals in her new home.
It really is the only thing to do.
I’m so grateful that my step-son wants her and she won’t be going to a stranger. At least we can go to see her and continue to see her improvements.
I hope there is a special kind of hell for people who neglect animals as she was neglected. I would scoop her up again in a heart beat. No dog deserves to not be fed, deprived of water and neglected. Her nails were so long she could no longer walk. The groomer said leaving nails like that can actually break their legs as well as make their feet misshapen. Just imagine walking on high heels backwards with your toes 6″ off the ground and your heels on the ground. How long could you do it? Now imagine you had no choice.
It’s not what you do once in a while,
~ Jenny Craig
it’s what you do day in and day out
that makes the difference.
American – Businesswoman Born: April 2, 1971
It’s so nice to be home again.
I hired my sister to clean my house before I got back. What a wonderful luxury to come home to a clean house.
I put my car keys in a safe place and it took an entire day before my husband helped me find them. They were in a box in my bedroom dresser. So glad he was able to find them. I love my little car and it is so nice to be able to drive it again.
Music is moonlight
~ Jean Paul
in the gloomy night of life.
German – Author March 21, 1763 – November 14, 1825
Field trip day to St Cloud Florida. We went the the Chamber of Commerce and were given a Personal Walking Tour of the historic downtown. Lunch at crabby Bill’s. Monday is a good day to go if you want photos, but everything is closed with a small town feel.
Photograph the world as it is.
~ Mary Ellen Mark
Nothing’s more interesting than reality.
American – Photographer March 20, 1940 – May 25, 2015
Many birds start out one colour then mature to another. Juvenile Blue Herons are white and often confused with great white egrets. White Ibis start out as brown and change to white as they mature.
Young women go through many changes as puberty progresses.
In the State of Florida it will be illegal to talk to girls under grade 6 about menstruation (unless they may show signs of it) and human sexuality . So how many young girls will undergo traumatic bodily changes without knowing what is happening? or be sexually abused without knowing how to describe intercourse? What a major step backwards in a forward thinking country. How many girls will get pregnant without knowing about their own body functions? And in a state where they are trying to make abortions illegal? Even the morning after pill will no longer be available in Florida.
Girls can start menstruating as early as 9, but you can’t teach them about their monthly cycles until Grade 6 (they are 11). Women everywhere should be outraged by this law.
At the same time you have commercials during prime time about the size of tampon required?
Wake up and smell reality people.
You can’t undo the past…
~ Bruce Willis
but you can certainly not repeat it.
American – Actor Born: March 19, 1955
So like water off a duck’s back, shake it off and fly forward towards the future.
Less than 2 weeks and we’ll be on our journey home.
I’m looking forward to Easter Dinner with my family. 🙂