Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
~ George Washington Carver (January 10, 1864 – January 5, 1943)
Cut Your Energy Costs Day
A plumber is an adventurer who traces leaky pipes to their source.
~ Arthur Baer (January 9, 1886 – May 17, 1969)
Static Electricity Day
Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully
through a joke than grave teaching.
~ Baltasar Gracian (January 8, 1601 – December 6, 1658)
War on Poverty Day
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
~ Austin Phelps (January 7, 1820 – October 13, 1890)
Old Rock Day
Old Rock Day is set aside to honour fossils not music. Set aside some time to look at some old rocks.
If you love somebody, let them go,
for if they return, they were always yours.
And if they don’t, they never were.
~ Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931)
Three Kings Day
Today my stepson and niece celebrate their birthdays. They were born in the same hospital only moments apart, leading to a lifelong friendship.
So comes snow after fire,
and even dragons have their ending!
~ J. R. R. Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973)
J.R.R. Tolkien Day
Walking through the forest in the snow
Only the sound of your own footsteps breaks the silence.
Alone in the world
One can believe in dragons again.
In the trees a grey squirrel eats nuts
Beside you a blue jay screeches and lands
Across the pond a bald eagle soars
Snow falls from the trees
~ Deborah Porte
Anybody can be a great photographer
if they zoom in enough on what they love.
~ David Bailey (Born: January 2, 1938)
National Buffet Day
What an amazing way to blow the diet on the second day of the new year.
- Zoom in on what you love
- Focus on your goals
- Light up your subjects
- Smile as you tell others to smile
- Shoot at will
Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind,
for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives.
~ John Wilkins (January 1, 1614 – November 19, 1672)
New Year’s Day
Porte Photos celebrates 5 years as a registered business on January 15th.
Celebrations will begin with discounts of 20% for events booked between January 1st and January 15th for June-November 2020.
One year completed and now starting a second year of Daily Quotes paired with Original Photos by Porte Photos that can be viewed at PortePhotos.com.
Beware of your habits.
The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
~ Holbrook Jackson (December 31, 1874 – June 16, 1948)
New Year’s Eve
A solemn time to stop and evaluate the past year.
Write down your thoughts
Plan your new goals
Make your New Year’s Resolutions
- Strive to be better.
- Lose weight.
- Exercise more.
- Eat healthier.
- Drink more water.
- Worship, pray and meditate daily.
- Spend more time with loved ones.
- Walk the dog daily.
- Tend your garden.
- De-clutter your home.
- Learn a new skill.
- Love more.
- Stress less.
- Go somewhere new.
- Feel the sunshine/rain/wind.
- Knit gifts.
- Make memories.
- Take pictures.
- Live to the best you can.
- Start a new Project.
- Finish an old Project.
I am a great believer in luck,
and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
~ Stephen Leacock (December 30, 1869 – March 28, 1944)