Daily Quote: March 6, 2020

Every block of stone has a statue inside it
and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
~ Michelangelo
(Italian – ArtistMarch 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564)

National Dress in Blue Day
– First Friday in March

National Employee Appreciation Day
– First Friday in March

Daily Quote: March 3, 2020

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all.
It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
~ Arnold Newman (American – PhotographerMarch 3, 1918 – June 6, 2006)

National I Want You to be Happy Day

Soup It Forward Day

Daily Quote: March 2, 2020

There is only you and your camera.
The limitations in your photography are in yourself,
for what we see is what we are.
~ Ernst Haas (Austrian – PhotographerMarch 2, 1921 – September 12, 1986)

National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)

World Teen Mental Wellness Day *


Daily Quote: February 29, 2020

I earn and pay my own way as a great many women do today.
~ Dinah Shore (American – ActressFebruary 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994)

Rare Disease Day

Happy Birthday to anyone born February 29th.  This special day occurring only once every 4 years.

Daily Quote: February 27, 2020

Into each life some rain must fall.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(American – Poet / February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882)

International Toast Day

National Chili Day

Combine the two celebrations and have my favorite: Chili with toast.

Today is the Park Party day for Emerald Grove Travel Park in Texas.  Catered BBQ, live music, door prizes, costumes.  Looking forward to attending.

Daily Quote: February 25, 2020

The world is a beautiful book,
but of little use to him who cannot read it.
~ Carlo Goldoni (Italian – PlaywrightFebruary 25, 1707 – February 6, 1793)

Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday

My season in Texas is rapidly coming to a close and my Nikon D750 still hasn’t returned yet from the “Service Advisory”.  Unlike many of the online praises for Nikon’s quick service and resolution of this issue, I’m very disappointed with the length time and lack of communication by Nikon USA.

I went to the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas.  The normal admission fee is $10, but if you are a local resident or Winter Texan the fee is only $5.  So remember to bring some ID with your Texas address.   It is the first time I’ve ever seen an Eastern Fox Squirrel.  They are slightly larger than most of the squirrels I’m familiar with and have a wonderful fluffy tail (foxtail). Their color is almost golden reddish and they loved to pose for the camera.