Daily Quote: August 9, 2021

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.

~ Amanda McBroom
(American – Musician; Born: August 9, 1947)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Happy Birthday Amanda McBroom. I doubt if there is anyone in North America who isn’t familiar with The Rose, your gift to music. love and dreams. Thank you for your inspiration.

Today is also International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples . The original people in areas that have been conquered or colonized. To recognize their contributions to science, art, medicine and theology.

To learn more about the world’s Indigenous peoples we also celebrate Book Lover’s Day. So grab a book and dream of simpler times.

Today is also the beginning of the Islamic New Year. So I wish a Happy New Year to all my Arabic friends and family.

Daily Quote: August 9, 2020

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
~ Izaak Walton (English – WriterAugust 9, 1593 – December 15, 1683)

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

National Peacekeeper’s Day (Canada)

National Book Lovers Day (USA)

August in John E Pearce Provincial Park and the marsh trail is lined with Black Eyed Susans highlighted by a background of Queen Anne’s Lace.  Monarch butterflies glide through the air and grasshoppers flee as you walk down the path.  This is one of the few Ontario Provincial Parks where there is no entrance fee or parking fee.  The winding marsh trail leads to the pine grove.  The Spicer Trail is lined with grass, so in the dewy August mornings I tend not to walk there without a pair of rubber boots.