Daily Quote: February 18, 2021

I believe in the imagination.
What I cannot see is
infinitely more important
than what I can see.

~ Duane Michals (Born: February 18, 1932)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

At least the sun was shining brightly yesterday and there wasn’t any more snow, but it was bitterly cold. The snow on the top of the gazebo started to melt and then re-freeze to form huge icicles hang down. My friends and neighbours in Texas were not only having a cold spell, but their electricity was out state-wide.

February 18th is National Battery Day. It should be called “National Recycle your batteries day” as the day was meant to remind everyone to keep batteries out of landfill sites to help reduce fires and conserve natural resources. Less than 50% of people recycle batteries and I have to admit that I’m one of the 50% that doesn’t. But I do return my car and motorcycle batteries for disposal.

An easier reason to celebrate February 18th is National Drink Wine Day. I’ll be certain to have a glass or two of my dandelion wine and make a toast to celebrate the occasion.

What makes humans different from all the other animals? It’s our opposable thumbs. So, let’s give two thumbs up for Thumb Appreciation Day. Without them we wouldn’t be able to do all the unique things we can do.

Daily Quote: February 18, 2020

All good work has magic in it,
and addresses the mind in a subtle way.
~ Duane Michals (American – Photographer Born: February 18, 1932)


 National Battery Day

National Drink Wine Day


So what is the story behind the picture.  I was hiking through Bentsen-Rio Texas State park when I saw what I thought was a leaf that landed on the road ahead of me.  On closer examination it was a golden butterfly that landed on the road and remained completely motionless.  The butterfly laid perfectly still and was almost lost among the colored stones of the paved pathway.  Not a new butterfly, but beautiful despite the tears in her wings.  Before I continued on my way I showed the people on the path behind me where it laid.  They pulled out their cell phone and also took a picture of this camouflaged beauty.