Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 25, 2023

Old age has its pleasures,
which, though different,
are not less than the pleasures of youth.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

Porte Ponderings:

While at Edward Medard Conservation Park be certain to view the Sacred Trees. On top of sand dunes the sand has worn away over the years to exposed the roots, but the trees remain standing tall.

Today is National Florida Day. So glad I’m able to celebrate National Florida Day in Florida.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 23, 2023

Seeds of faith are always within us;
sometimes it takes a crisis
to nourish and encourage their growth.

~ Susan L. Taylor
American – Editor Born: January 23, 1946

Porte Ponderings:

Hike #2 of the Hillsborough Hiking Spree was at Edward Medard Conservation Park, Plant City. It was rated 3-strenuous, but only had a couple of areas that were difficult. Although it said to take your dog hiking with you to the Singing Bluffs, Rickie hated the trail. The trail was too full of scents for him and he almost had to be dragged out to the point. Coming back I couldn’t keep up with him, good thing he was on a leash 😉

The oberservation tower was the first tower I”ve seen that’s totally handicap accessible.

I’m glad I was told to stop and see the sacred trees. They were amazing. High on sanddunes with roots exposed.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 19, 2023

Art is forever.

~ Thomas Kinkade
American – Artist January 19, 1958 – April 6, 2012

Porte Ponderings:

A recent study says that people who retire early suffer mental or congnitive decline. Apparently work keeps your mind active and maintains social contact better than retiring? I think it depends on what you do when you retire. If you sit at home and do nothing, yes your congitive abilities will decline. If you travel, try art, write, take pictures, read, exercise and hike early retirement can increase your spiritual and congnitive activity.

Yes, I have more time to spend with family. I also found COVID was devestating to most people due to the isolation. I was lucky enough to have family and close friends that stayed in touch. Kayaking was a safe sport and so was hiking. I managed to continue my daily walks with my sister and dog. I also was lucky enough to work temporarily for Statistics Canada as a team leader. I was also able to spend time with my husband as he survived 2 major cancer battles (kidney cancer and colon cancer). I’ve learned to take pictures, and to paint (my COVID hobby).

So, I don’t know who they used in the recent study, but it wasn’t my Florida friends. They are active and alert. Busy with parties, sports, exercise and living life to the fullest in Heaven’s Waiting Room.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 16, 2023

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 

Porte Ponderings:

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.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 14, 2023

Be daring, be different, be impractical,
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.

~ Cecil Beaton
English – Photographer January 14, 1904 – January 18, 1980

Porte Ponderings:

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.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 13, 2023

From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents.
From 18 to 35 she needs good looks.
From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality.
From 55 on, she needs good cash.

~ Sophie Tucker
American – Entertainer January 13, 1884 – February 9, 1966