Daily Quote: November 23, 2020

You know, as photographers, we do pictures, and people either like them or they hate them.

~ Peter Lindbergh (German – Photographer / November 23, 1944 – September 3, 2019

Holidays and Celebrations:

Daily Quote: November 13, 2020

Don’t expect things to happen fast.
Be empathetic with the people
you are photographing.
Don’t be concerned about money.

~ Lynsey Addario (American – Photographer Born: November 13, 1973)

Holidays and Celebrations:


  • Friday the 13th is usually a big day in Port Dover Ontario as thousands of Motorcyclists converge on the small town. This year due to COVID-19 the locals in Port Dover are asking the motorcyclists to stay home. Permits aren’t being issued to venders and merchants are closing their doors. I wonder if the participants will still show up. After all this event wasn’t initiated by the local residents but instead by Hell’s Angels, who didn’t ask permission in the first place.

Daily Quote: November 10, 2020

If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven,
I don’t want to go there.

~ Martin Luther (German – Leader November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546)

Holidays and Celebrations:


The prediction for today is sunny and a high of 22C. (more of the same) It’s so hard to believe that November 2020 is so beautiful. I went walking with my sister in the morning and we stopped while the dogs frolicked in the leaves behind the skate park. Rickie ran circles in the leaves while Maddie chased him in bigger circles. In the afternoon I took my kayak and went to Pinery Provincial Park. The Old Ausabile Channel was clear and flat. Water lilies had been replaced with oak leaves floating on top of the water. I saw 10 turtles catching the last moments of sunshine.

Daily Quote: November 6, 2020

Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.

~ Cesare Lombroso (Italian – Psychologist November 6, 1835 – October 19, 1909)

Holidays and Celebrations:


The first Friday in November 2020 is already here, but the weather is too fine to be November. We moved our summer trailer to the new site for next year. The next 3 days are almost 18C with sunshine, more like late summer than mid-autumn. The trees are for the most part naked except for a few hardy yellows that remain. The geese are practicing for their journey south and many Canadians are wishing they could join the geese, but the Canada/USA border remains closed for non-commercial travel. Many Canadian snowbirds are scrambling to find alternate accommodations for winter. We are very lucky that I refuse to sell my 1890’s yellow brick house. To me our house, that’s been here for 130 years reminds me of stability in an ever changing world. My home isn’t historically significant and has been modernized on the interior, but it is the place I call home.

Daily Quote: June 13, 2020

Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.
~ Jacques-Henri Lartigue (French – PhotographerJune 13, 1894 – September 12, 1986)


International Albinism Awareness Day

National Weed Your Garden Day

Daily Quote: May 17, 2020

I hope that some day the practice of producing
cowpox in human beings will spread over the world
– when that day comes, there will be no more smallpox.
~ Edward Jenner (English – Scientist May 17, 1749 – January 26, 1823)


Step Mother Day

National Walnut Day


The beginning of the idea of vaccinations was to eliminate smallpox.  Now with COVID-19 we are all anxiously waiting for a vaccine that will save the world from this virus.

Daily Quote: May 13, 2020

Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny.
~ Georges Braque (French – ArtistMay 13, 1882 – August 31, 1963)


Frog Jumping Day

National Apple Pie Day


A goose on top of a silo sitting in all it’s glory to me is one of the funniest sights I’ve seen in a while.  But there wasn’t just one.  There were 2 sitting on silos like adornments in the sky standing guard over the cows in the barn.

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Daily Quote: April 30, 2020

Everything in the world exists to end up in a book.
~ Hosea Ballou (American – Clergyman / April 30, 1771 – June 7, 1852)


Hairstyle Appreciation Day

National Honesty Day


So if everything exists to end up in a book I wish the sad tale of COVID-19 would end up in a book to be forgotten.  Many of us are wishing we could get our hair styled to celebrate Hairstyle Appreciation Day.  Visiting a hairdresser is top on many people’s list of what they want to do when social distancing is over.

Google news now summarizes that there is over 3.1 Million cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the world.  About 1/3 of the confirmed cases are in the USA.  The total number is low because not all people in the world are being tested for COVID-19.  Similarly the number of deaths is lower than the actual number, as postmortems don’t include testing for COVID-19.

 
Location

Confirmed

Cases per 1 million people

Recovered

Deaths

Worldwide
3,170,335 407.72 958,353 224,708
(7.1%)
United States
1,061,237 3,220.2 122,746 61,361
(5.8%)
  • USA has about 10x the population of Canada
Canada
51,597 1,358.56 20,327 2,996
(5.8%)
Ontario
15,728 1,156.58 9,612 996
(6.3%)

The Province of Ontario has been hardest hit in Nursing homes.

Daily Quote:April 15, 2020

Water is the driving force of all nature.
~ Leonardo da Vinci (Italian – ArtistApril 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519)


Pesach VII (Last day of Passover)

National Laundry Day

National Titanic Remembrance Day


I transplanted some of my seedlings into larger containers yesterday.  I’m so glad I have my greenhouse to play in on cold days like today.

The COVID-19 Pandemic continues and we are still self isolating.  Even a brief trip to the drug store for supplies is wrought with danger and fear.  The cashier is behind a plexiglass shield and wears a mask.  Thank goodness for tap technology so we don’t need to exchange money or key in our passcodes.

Unfortunately USA is still the leader for number of confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19.  President Trump’s response is to stop all funding to WHO (World Health Organization) because he didn’t understand their advice regarding COVID-19 and failed to take action.  He also threatening to fire his major Health Care Advisor.   Luckily State Politicians care about their people’s lives and aren’t opening up or lifting the restrictions yet.

Location

Confirmed

Cases per 1 million people

Recovered

Deaths

Worldwide
1,973,715 253.83 474,261 125,910
United States
612,380 1,858.2 48,036 25,949
Canada
27,063 712.58 8,235 903

Even our local graffiti artist knows the message:

2020-04-12-1526

STAY HOME.  STAY SAFE.