Focus on remedies,~ Jack Nicklaus
American – Golfer Born: January 21, 1940
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
American – Leader January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
Although yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr,’s birthday, today is a Holiday Monday to celebrate and remember this great man.
Every City in Florida has a MLK road/street.
Everyone in Florida celebrates the wisdom of MLK.
Be daring, be different, be impractical,~ Cecil Beaton
be anything that will assert
integrity of purpose and imaginative vision
against the play-it-safers,
the creatures of the commonplace,
the slaves of the ordinary.
English – Photographer January 14, 1904 – January 18, 1980
Staying so close to a small airport you often look up and see unique airplanes flying overhead. This small plane looks like a toy in the picture, but I can assure you it was a full sized plane overhead. 😉
Gliders are often towed up and let go to find their way back to the airport.
On my 60th birthday I took a ride in an ultra-light and loved every moment of it.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards,~ Jack London
but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
American – Novelist January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916
I started my Hiking Spree with an easy hike at Morrisbridge Park. Only 7 more hikes to complete before entering the contest. I’m aiming for 1 per week.
Hike #1 – Morrisbridge Park – Bald Cypress Hike – January 11, 2023
I know from experience that you should never give up~ George Foreman
on yourself or others, no matter what.
American – Boxer Born: January 10, 1949
Boat-tailed grackles are interesting mimics. They like to mimic sirens, bells and whistles. Often seen in huge groups swooping around open spaces or individuals calling to each other. I think these birds were probably the inspiration for Alfred Hitchock’s famous movie “The Birds”.
Just like birds are born to fly, people are born to follow their own paths. Joan of Arc was burned at the stake for following hers’, but she wouldn’t deny her faith.
Today is my step-son’s birthday. As he edges closer to 50, it makes me feel older as well. Always full of energy, able to make us smile, almost on command, he is enjoying driving truck and living in West Lorne. Although I think he will never be completely satisfied and will always looking for that one thing better. Always striving for that extra bit. A quality driving him forward.
Dogs laugh,~ Max Eastman
but they laugh with their tails.
American – Author January 4, 1883 – March 25, 1969
Rickie does like to smile for the camera. At almost 15 he keeps smiling and loves to go for walks. He seems to be missing Maddie, but he is enjoying reaqainting with his Florida friends.
Monday I joined the exercise group here at Sleepy Hollow. It was a lot more than I thought it would be, I ended up sitting for an hour afterward trying to re-couperate.
Tuesday I joined the local TOPS group and attended the meeting. It was good to re-new aquaintances and see everyone at the meeting.
When I approach a child,~ Louis Pasteur
he inspires in me two sentiments;
tenderness for what he is,
and respect for what he may become.
French – Scientist December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895
Babies are such a joy, but they grow so fast. Elijah, my youngest grandson is already 6 months and almost 18 pounds. He laughs with his entire body and never sits still. Never again will he be the babe in swadling clothes. For just a moment they are so small.
Today is our packing day as we prepare to journey south and away from the winter weather. Our granddaughter made such a fuss about us leaving, but when return they will have all grown another 3 months. All of my sons have turned into loving, caring, hard working fathers.
Old age is coming gracefully. I tell my middle grandson that I’m going to live to be 120 (but only if I can maintain my independance). I certainly am enjoying being retired, almost as much as childhood. ❤
Youth smiles without any reason.~ Thomas Gray
It is one of its chiefest charms.
English – Poet December 26, 1716 – July 30, 1771
Boxing Day. The big meals are done for my Christmas season. We managed to see most of our family, but were glad those from out-of-town stayed safe at home. 4/5 grandchildren came to have supper with us and the 5th opened his presents via facebook messenger.
So earlier than usual I’m boxing up the tree and putting the Christmas Decorations away.
The snow plows have been out working, so most roads are passable. By the end of this week temperatures here will have gone from -12C to +8C. The snow will be melting and the Christmas Eve accidents will be a nightmare. Although the Walmart in Chatham welcomed their overnight guests, I’m certain no one wants a repeat next year 😉
I’m glad we have a house-sitter this year to keep the cats company.
My daughter-in-law put together a wonderful collage of pictures (mainly taken by me) of Christmas over the last few years. It’s amazing how quickly children grow. ❤ Such a pleasure to be able to take pictures on Christmas morning of this family. I’m hoping it’s a tradition we can continue for many years to come. ❤
There is nothing in the dark~ Rod Serling
that isn’t there when the lights are on.
American – Writer December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975
I disagree with Rod Serling. There are creatures that come out in the night that hide during the daylight hours.
Santa Claus is one example. Bats, Owls and other nocturnal animals.
So with that being said, Merry Christmas from Porte Photos.