Daily Quote: December 25, 2020

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

~ Isaac Newton (English – Mathematician December 25, 1642 – March 20, 1727)

Holidays and Celebrations:


*Merry Christmas. In Ontario we’re all spending this season in groups of 5 or less with our loved ones for tomorrow the lock-down begins for at least 28 days to try to curb the ever increasing COVID-19 numbers.

Don’t forget it’s also the Canadian Prime Minister’s Birthday. Happy 49th Birthday Justin Trudeau. 🎂

Daily Quote: November 26, 2020

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim,
no meaning, and yet I’m happy.
I can’t figure it out.
What am I doing right?

~Charles M. Schulz (American – Cartoonist / November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

Holidays and Celebrations:


*So much to do and so little time. Saturday is my newest Grandson’s 3rd birthday. We’re honoured to be in the circle of 10 so I bought his present yesterday. I need to practice my flute for at least 15 minutes every day as I prepare to perform for my youngest son’s wedding on December 12th. I’ll be taking pictures for him as the groom, father of the groom and groomsmen get their haircuts the day before the wedding. The groom’s party will be held that night in our heated garage where they can smoke cigars. The groom and my grandson will be staying over night at our house. Then the next day I will be taking pictures of the groom and his party getting dressed. Then 2 weeks after the wedding is Christmas Eve.

Daily Quote: November 22, 2020

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.

~Abigail Adams (American – First Lady / November 22, 1744 – October 28, 1818)

Holidays and Celebrations:


*Growing up Sundays were family adventure days. We would all load up into the car and either go to visit someone or go for a picnic. During the Pandemic we won’t be going to visit anyone, but the idea of going for a drive still means adventure.

Daily Quote: November 2, 2020

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

~ Daniel Boone (American – ExplorerNovember 2, 1734 – September 26, 1820)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Don’t follow me. I’m lost.

Not really, but if I take a wrong road or path and find something new I may not take the shortest route. I may stop to take some pictures, watch some birds, try a new restaurant, pause to breathe in my surroundings, talk to a stranger, buy a new trinket.

Don’t follow me, but travel with me to the beach, the mountains, the forest, the valley to share adventures on our way.

Daily Quote: October 18, 2020

None so deaf as those that will not hear.
None so blind as those that will not see.

~ Matthew Henry (English – Clergyman / October 18, 1662 – June 22, 1714)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Persons Day – Condition féminine Canada

St Luke


Hard to believe that women have only been “people” in Canada for only 91 years.

On October 18, 1929, the Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, Lord Sankey, announced that the court’s decision was that the word ‘person’ would include women:[11]

“The exclusion of women from all public offices is a relic of days more barbarous than ours. And to those who would ask why the word “person” should include females, the obvious answer is, why should it not?”

Wikipedia

Daily Quote: July 18, 2020

The issue of world environment has a special kind of urgency…
The issue is one of rich peoples and poor peoples,
of the growing gap between the two,
and of the rich fouling their own nests.
~ Gilbert White (English – Naturalist /  July 18, 1720 – June 26, 1793)


World Listening Day

Nelson Mandela International Day


My favorite lunch time view, sitting in a kayak and watching turtles pop up for air around me, listening to frogs croak, maybe even catch young muskrat playing along the water’s edge.  Wondering what’s on the other side of the bridge, where I have never gone.

The Old Ausable Channel has some of the purest spring fed water in the world.