Daily Quote: May 4, 2021

May the 4th be with you!

Happy Star Wars Day!

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

Today is Star Wars Day. One of our biggest cultural modern fairy tales. Once upon a time…in a galaxy far, far away,… Everyone in North America has heard of Luke Skywalker, R2D2, C3P0, and Darth Vader.

Today is also Teacher Appreciation Day. Especially during the pandemic these heroes have soldiered on online and in spirit guiding the young students to be their best. Thank you!

Inspiring young people with conservation in 1894 Bird Day was started by Charles Amanzo Babcock, superintendent of schools in Oil City, Pennsylvania. The idea quickly caught on and became one of the first Conservationist days of celebration and remembrance. Luckily, feathers lost favor in the fashion world and birds stopped being killed for their feathers. Too late for some birds, as we all know the fate of the Dodo. Passenger Pigeon populations were also severely diminished by fashion. So let’s keep the birds where they belong, don’t raid their nests to rob their eggs and don’t kill them for their feathers. Let’s refill the bird feeders and watch them as they go about their routines of living. ❤

Daily Quote: May 5, 2020

From each according to his abilities,
to each according to his needs.
~ Karl Marx
(German – PhilosopherMay 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883)


Cinco de Mayo

Cartoonist Day


May temperatures change so rapidly.  Sunday was sunny and 20C.  Friday night we could have snow flurries.  Many over anxious people were starting to plant their gardens and now will probably loose their tender plants to a deep freeze coming in from the north.

At least some of the restrictions are being loosened enough to permit communal gardens and garden centres to open.  Texas had 1,000 new cases yesterday amid their lessening of restrictions.  Hopefully as Ontario loosens the restrictions COVID-19 doesn’t gain in numbers again.  The curve seems to be flattening and some provinces are ready to open up again.

China fights back with a short animation of the COVID-19 timeline and USA response:
China Vs USA COVID-19 short animation

Daily Quote: May 4, 2020

May the 4th be with you!
For all Star Wars Fans


Star Wars Day


Yesterday was a beautiful spring day with temperatures of over 20C and a clear sunny day.  The dandelions were in full bloom, even after I had harvested the first flowers for dandelion wine.  With the entire yard covered in dandelions, 2 pollen laden bees are aiming for the same flower.

Although some things will be opening today, post COVID-19 Pandemic (we hope) there is still an air of mixed feelings and fear over opening too soon or a second wave that could occur.  Texas reported 1,000 new cases yesterday, but is opening back up as restrictions are being reduce.  Ontario Garden Centres will be opening with curbside pickup and other social distancing restrictions.  I’m anxiously awaiting the opening of Provincial Parks so I can go kayaking in my favorite body of water, the Ausable Channel.