Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: October 7, 2022

As I get older,
I have a different look on life.
I just try to be a little more tolerant and a little bit more centered about what’s going on around me and not so emotional.

~ John Mellencamp
American – Musician Born: October 7, 1951

Porte Musings:

October Kayaking with my sister we came upon a cormorant sitting on a log cleaning itself. There was absolute silence around us. Then she blew a bubble and smacked it. The sound was like a gunshot as it echoed on the channel. The cormorant immediately hung her wings up looking bigger and more fierce. Snap went the camera. As soon as she determined it was safe he flew off. After all she thought she had found the perfect sanctuary during hunting season in the Provincial Park. Stop the hunt. https://euc.yorku.ca/research-spotlight/ontarios-cormorant-hunt-and-what-it-means-for-its-future/

Growing older does permit you to sit back and be more patient. Thank goodness the mood swings have slowed to a stop and time can be savoured.

This weekend is the Canadian Thanksgiving. A time to get together with family and friends. A time to be thankful for everything we have. Lift up a toast: Live long and prosper.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 7, 2022

Well, we all know that self-esteem comes
from what you think of you,
not what other people think of you.

~ Gloria Gaynor
American – Musician Born: September 7, 1949

Porte Musings:

The beginning of September always brings a sense of re-newal.

New books, pens, colouring pencils, schools and bags.

Dressed your best for the first day of school.

Excitement building as you wait for the bus.

Although I’m well past my first day of school, I believe learning is a life long experience, so today I’m headed to Point Peele National Park with my sister and a couple of kayaks to kayak the marshes for the first time. If we don’t get lost I’m hoping we can also take the tram to the point. Maybe we’ll be lucky and see the migration of the Monarchs.