Porte Photos’ Daily Quote:

Bad officials are the ones elected
by good citizens who do not vote.

~ George Jean Nathan

Porte Ponderings:

Whenever possible the government acts to increase its’ own power. In our democratic country, our Provincial Government passed legislation to remove the right to strike of CUPE workers. An injury to one is an injury to all. So CUPE is protesting by not working. Other unions are also joining in to show their support.

The government should have put its energy into meaningful consultation rather than remove rights.

It looks like it will be a long strike. I have my granddaughter at my house while the schools are closed. The schools may be closed for the rest of the month. ;(

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: November 2, 2022

I have never been lost,
but I will admit to being
confused for several weeks.

~ Daniel Boone
American – Explorer November 2, 1734 – September 26, 1820

Porte Ponderings:

The picture I used for today’s quote is from 2014 using the Nikon D60 I had just bought from my stepson. Travelling I75 to Florida this is still my favorite view of Indian Mountain State Park. The trees were in their full colours and the mountain so huge. This is how I like to envision autumn colours.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: October 21, 2022

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
English – Poet October 21, 1772 – July 25, 1834

Porte Ponderings:

The weather is about to change. Some would call it Indian Summer. We’ve had a couple of frosty days with the threat of snow. Now the temperatures are expected to get up to the 20C’s (almost 70F). Time to get serious about putting away the summer days. But not until I’ve had one more day of kayaking 😉

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: October 18, 2022

You know,
I looked at my face in the mirror this morning,
and I like being old.
My face has more content and when I train in the gym now,
I am not training to be strong or handsome
– just better than I was yesterday.
These days the race is just against myself.

~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
Belgian – Actor Born: October 18, 1960

Porte Musings:

Yes, the colours were at their peak this weekend at our local conservation area. I was able to photos for people on Sunday. The weather was beautiful, although I wish it had been a bit cloudier. Bright sunshine and shadows can turn a great pose into a terrible picture that needs to be edited.

Just like Jean-Claude, aging doesn’t seem so bad to me. My features have rounded out more and a few smile lines haven’t hurt much. 😉 All this free time (LOL). So much to do.

Now that Canadian Thanksgiving is over it’s time to get ready for Hallowe’en.

My version of Bedsheet Ghost #JesseRoberston

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: October 17, 2022

I decided to fly through the air
and live in the sunlight
and enjoy life as much as I could.

~ Evel Knievel
American – Entertainer / October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007

Porte Musings:

As nights get cooler and daylight gets shorter I start to think about trips south. COVID stopped us from our annual adventures to all inclusive resorts or cruises. Timing may end up preventing us from traveling in 2022. First my husband had issues that prevented us booking, now our travel companions have health concerns. We may end up traveling by our selves and meeting new travel companions. If we can’t travel in 2022 at least we’ve already booked our trailer time for January-March in 2023.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: October 15, 2022

If you’re not having a good time,
find something else that gives you some joy in life.

~ Penny Marshall
American – Actress October 15, 1942 – December 17, 2018

Porte Musings:

Retirement is a strange time of life. You think you’d have all the time in the world to try new things and devote time to your passions or just lie around and do nothing. Like many retirees I look back and wonder how I ever had time to work full time, let alone raise 3 sons. No wonder my house was always a mess. Even in retirement, cleaning the house is one of my least favorite things to do. I’ve dabbled in a lot of things and have found I enjoy them all.

Walking in the mornings with my sister, zumba, going to church, attending Horticulture Society meetings, hiking by myself camera in hand, kayaking, joining CMC (Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers) and riding my motorcycle, swimming, biking, traveling or spending time with friends and family, gardening, painting, knitting…..

After all, if I’m lucky enough to live to be 90 like my grandmother I still have another 30 years to see and do things. If I’m not that lucky, I’ll have enjoyed the time I’ve been blessed with.

So, I really do believe if you’re not enjoying what your doing, change it and find your joy in life. Especially post COVID. Just do it!

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: October 12, 2022

People often say that motivation doesn’t last.
Well, neither does bathing
– that’s why we recommend it daily.

~ Zig Ziglar
American – Author / November 6, 1926 – November 28, 2012

Porte Musings:

It’s getting harder to get up in the mornings as the night is staying longer. The later sunrises are a challenge for my exercise routines.

But the fall colours are just starting to peak in the area and the reds are showing their best.

The temperatures have been hovering around 20C and it’s been amazing to kayak this late in October. The weatherman says it’s coming to an end as a cold front is due to go through tonight with winds of up to 90 KM per hour. Here’s hoping some of the leaves hang on a while longer.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: October 2, 2022

I intend to live forever,
or die trying.

~ Groucho Marx
American – Comedian October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977

Porte Musings:

Groucho Marx, a comedian who was known to play a curmudgeon old man with a unique outlook on the world. But I agree with this philosophy. I’ve already told my grandchildren I’m living to be 120. Now that I’ve lived longer than both of my parents it seems like I could make it come true.

Luckily group activities have resumed. 3 weeks of Zumba on Fridays and 5 more to go. Put a smile on your face, do what you can and most importantly have fun.

Daily walks with my sister at least 3-4 times a week.

Kayaking at least 1 a week.

Motorcycling with CMC 021 now also added to my list of things to do.

Church on Sundays, with Junior Church (or Sunday School) starting again today.

Yes, I might just live to be 120 or die trying. ❤