Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 24, 2022

Life’s like a movie, write your own ending.
Keep believing, keep pretending.

~ Jim Henson
American – Entertainer / September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990

Porte Musings:

Saturday and it looks to be a full and interesting day.

I’m starting off with a trip to the Lion’s Club at 7AM to set up a photo booth for the Strathroy-Caradoc 150th Anniversary. I’m so lucky to be part of this monumental anniversary.

After a busy morning, I’m going to spend some quality time with my Granddaughter.

Then for supper I’m meeting with the Canada Post Heritage Club and friends for supper.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 23, 2022

When it comes to luck,
you make your own.

~ Bruce Springsteen
American – Musician / Born: September 23, 1949

Porte Musings:

No sailboat would sail without a motor, you never know if the the winds might stop and leave you on the lake. Same when your making plans, you always need a motor in case the winds aren’t pushing you in the direction you want to go.

Municipal Elections are rapidly approaching on October 24th in Ontario. Be certain to check out the candidates and exercise your democratic privilege to vote.

Remember the Cottagers who weren’t allowed to go to their properties during the pandemic? They have the right to vote wherever they own property. Yes, for Municipal elections you can vote in every Municipal Riding where you own property. So if you own 100 properties in 100 Municipal ridings you can vote 100 times, once in each riding. I hope they use the right and vote the incumbents out. Cottagers are already penalized for being “outsiders” by higher taxes and licensing fees. Cottager owners need to use their voting rights and say no more to being outsiders. Attend the local meetings and voice opinions about property access, taxes and fees. Why does a cottage cost $4,000 to rent for a week? Because the licensing fees are $2,000 or more and the taxes are more than $5,000.

Do your homework and vote.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 22, 2022

Dreams are the seeds of change.
Nothing ever grows without a seed
and nothing ever changes without a dream.

~ Debby Boone
American Singer / Born: September 22, 1956

Porte Musings:

The first official Day of Fall and the weather is going to accentuate the statement with a high of only 12C and a low tonight of 4C (frost is possible).

As I’ve seen in memes on Facebook, the trees are preparing to show us how beautiful it can be to give up.

Last night’s Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Meeting was a wonderful slide show presentation by Valerie. She showed us a wonderful International Topiary exhibit held in Montreal several years ago. Some of the displays were over 10 stories high. She also showed us flowers from her garden.

Fall is a busy time for gardeners as they bring in tender bulbs and plants, prepare the beds for winter, then get busy planting new bulbs for next spring. It’s a wonderful time to plant trees and shrubs as they can establish new roots during the winter and then sprout new branches in the spring.

Then gardeners prepare to cocoon during the winter with seed catalogues or travel to warmer places where they can tend gardens in the winter or look for new gardening ideas.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 21, 2022

It’s okay to take time for yourself.
We give so much of ourselves to others and
we need to be fueled both physically and mentally.
If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.

~ Faith Hill
American – Musician / Born: September 21, 1967

Porte Musings:

This week is a big week for the Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society. We have a meeting tonight and a 150th Anniversary Brunch this Saturday. I’ve volunteered to provide a photo booth for the Brunch. My favorite background is a garden with a gate. I’ll e-mail everyone a copy of their picture and provide a 4×6″ picture at the next meeting. I’ve designed and printed out a permission/contact sheet and am still thinking of ways to keep 80 participants in order and send the right one to the right e-mail. I’m thinking a white board to take placemark photos.

Looking on the web for solutions they recommended immediacy rather than sending to individual e-mails but, sending by e-mail will ensure they have my e-mail/contact information for future bookings. Yes, I’m shamelessly advertising and providing a free service for one of my favorite charities.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 20, 2022

Mistakes are a part of the
dues one pays for a full life.

~ Sophia Loren
Italian – Actress/ Born: September 20, 1934

Porte Musings:

Yesterday I went for my first Motorcycle ride with CMC 021 (Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers). I was very nervous about joining a group of strangers for a ride. Luckily they were a very welcoming group, I even discovered I knew some of the people. We met at Tim Hortons in Strathroy and went for a short ride to Glencoe via Muncey (the long scenic route). The leader gave clear directions and was easy to follow. Because I was new to the group I got to ride directly behind the leader. It’s been a long time since I rode with a group and never with a formal group. When we reached our destination the leader said I followed well and there were no problems that he saw. Everyone had a coffee then we left our separate ways. There are only 2 more weekly rides left in 2022, but I’m glad I joined. Looking forward to future rides with CMC.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 19, 2022

If you paint a picture and I paint a picture,
we each want to do it our own way.
And we’ll stand or fall on whatever we did.

~ Adam West (Batman, Mayor West)
American – ActorSeptember 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017

Porte Musings:

Summer is almost gone.

Celebrate while you can.

Don’t rush the pumpkin spice.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 18, 2022

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.

~ Samuel Johnson
English – WriterSeptember 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784

Porte Musings:

The last Sunday of Summer. Warm, sunny low winds.

Motorcycle ride or Kayak?
Walk or Run?
Fast or Slow?
Paint or Read?

Enjoy these last days of summer.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 17, 2022

There ain’t a man livin’
who hasn’t talked to his dog.

~ Hank Williams
American – MusicianSeptember 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953

Porte Musings:

The last Saturday of the Summer and the weather is giving us a mini heat wave to enjoy. The trees have already started to turn red. Less than a month and it’s the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

Group fitness activities have finally resumed. Zumba for the first time in 3 1/2 years. So glad to get out there and shake it a bit to get fit again.

The local motorcycling group has a new president and sent out invitations to all the inactive members. Monday night family dinners or motorcycling? I think we should try family dinner nights on Tuesdays. I haven’t gotten my motorcycle out since July.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 16, 2022

The real secret of magic
lies in the performance.

~ David Copperfield
American – Entertainer; Born: September 16, 1956

Porte Musings:

Today is my middle son’s birthday. A little bit more serious and sensitive. A hardworking great father and husband. Always finding a new project to work on. This year’s project is a gazebo in his backyard.

Sunsets are always magical and a reason for celebrating. The one in today’s quote was in Port Stanley as the water was calm.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 15, 2022

Never do anything yourself
that others can do for you.

~ Agatha Christie
English – WriterSeptember 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976

Porte Musings:

Yes, free up time so you can do the important things in life and give them your full attention.

Well there are some things I enjoy doing that others can do for me, but there have been times in my life when I was able to delegate or hire others to do for me. The one thing I always hated doing was housework. I was so lucky to be able to hire a cleaner while I was working so I didn’t have the weekly arguments with my family about chores.

I always like birds to present the quote. I call them “birds of wisdom”. Blue Herons always look wise.