Daily Quote: March 19, 2022

Some folks are wise
and some are otherwise.

~ Tobias Smollett
Scottish – Writer / March 19, 1721 – September 17, 1771

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is Saint Joseph’s Day, when we honour all the Fathers who raised children that they knew weren’t theirs and took care of the Mothers. Generous men who loved the children and ensured they were protected.

Yep, right in our own backyards, that’s where we need to celebrate National Backyard Day. For most of us it is our refuge from the world, our safe place. But as the Ukrainians continue to be bombed they aren’t safe anywhere. So enjoy your safe backyard and be thankful for the liberties you have.

The third Saturday in March is Maple Syrup Saturday. The sap is running and this year’s crop of Maple Syrup is ready to sample. May my Canadian friends have an excellent harvest this year and have some left over for me. 😉

Daily Quote: March 20, 2021

Youth is the time of getting,
middle age of improving,
and old age of spending.

~ Anne Bradstreet (American – Poet / March 20, 1612 – September 16, 1672)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Many things throughout history change as the only constant is change.

On this third Saturday of March we are celebrating the Beginning of Spring (Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere). It is to me the most amazing season of the year as we have new growth everywhere. I agree with the Persian’s that this should be the beginning of the New Year. So I’ll have a toast the the Persian New Year. And just so we can incorporate French Language Day, I’ll make the toast in French. “Viva la difference”.

Today, being the third Saturday in March is also celebrated as Maple Syrup Saturday. So even though the Pandemic Restrictions mean we can’t go to the local Maple Shack, we can still have a stack of pancakes with Maple syrup and celebrate with our family at home. To my friends who are working in the forests gathering the sap, please remember to save a bottle for me. 🙂

With the beginning of spring and fresh maple syrup it’s no surprise that today is also the International Day of Happiness. You can’t but help be happy in the spring as the forest is starting to blush and is getting ready to open up to the new season.

There are so many celebrations on this 3rd Saturday in March, but one of the most important is International Earth Day. So do something nice for the earth today. Or celebrate by Forest Bathing and just go for a walk in the forest to absorb the beauty of spring.