Daily Quote: March 12, 2022

Limit to courage? There is no limit to courage.

~ Gabriele D’Annunzio
Italian – Poet / March 12, 1863 – March 1, 1938

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is set aside to remember your roots. Genealogy Day celebrates all the skeletons on our closets as we map our our forefathers. DNA has added an extra layer to this story. But be careful. Like my husband you might discover your father isn’t who you thought he was.

Just like a Hitchcock movie the plots and twists could take you to a land never known before. Although it doesn’t celebrate his birthdate or death, today is National Alfred Hitchcock Day.

So what will 2022 bring. Flowers. And how do I know that? Because I’m planting flowers. Join me in the celebration of National Plant a Flower Day.

Scallops aren’t my favorite food, but the abductor muscle of bihalves or two shelled mollusks are celebrated today as National Baked Scallops Day. Baked or cooked your favorite way, I guess if you put enough garlic butter on them they would be edible. 😉

Daily Quote: March 12, 2021

Limit to courage?
There is no limit to courage.

~ Gabriele D’Annunzio (Italian – Poet / March 12, 1863 – March 1, 1938)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

The tundra swan migration through Southwestern Ontario is one of the major signs of spring approaching. They travel almost 12,000 kilometers round trip with their migration south only to return to the cooler artic areas in the summer months. It’s impossible to know if individuals are just following the crowd or showing courage on the mass migrations but it is truly an amazing sight. Witnessing their gathering for rest in the fields is so much more than just sight. The wind that kept them grounded for the day swirls around the observer and the sound of the swans excitedly chatting is almost deafening.

This weekend we will turn the clocks ahead in an attempt to lengthen our “daylight hours”. Bedtime will be an hour earlier, and we’ll need to get up an hour earlier. It usually takes about a week to get used to the new schedule so the Friday before should be a day to celebrate World Sleep Day.

Be careful when you sleep because you never know where your dreams will take you. Today we’re also remembering Alfred Hitchcock Day. Anyone who has witnessed the huge flocks of grackles in Texas can understand the horror of The Birds. Although the story lines might not be original, the presentation was and no one will ever forget the shower scene in the 1960 movie Psycho. Alfred Hitchcock also was one of the first film makers to use subliminal imagery to add to the horror (although for some of us it seemed like a montage of weird scenes).

The best way to get away from nightmares is to spend time in the garden or the greenhouse just soaking up the sun and playing in the dirt. So celebrate National Plant a Flower Day and watch them grow. Remember it’s proven that talking to your plants makes them grow stronger, so just imagine what it does for children.