Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: October 10, 2022

Love and magic have a great deal in common.
They enrich the soul, delight the heart.
And they both take practice.

~ Nora Roberts
American – Author Born: October 10, 1950

Porte Musings:

Nora Roberts is my husband’s favorite author. He has over 100 books to prove it. We went to Ireland just to see some of the places she has written about. So on this Thanksgiving Monday, after the turkey dinner and family celebrating yesterday it seems like a good day to curl up with one of her books and just relax.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: October5, 2022

I learned hard lessons in life;
I had to because I had so much happen:
My mother died my sophomore year in high school.
The next year, same day, my brother dropped dead.
Two years after that, I got married because my girlfriend got pregnant.
The year after my wedding, my father – who I had only recently met – died.

~ Bernie Mac
American – Actor October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008

Porte Musings:

Wow this weather is amazing. Today’s going to be another perfect fall day with a high of about 20C. I’m planning on going kayaking. I bought a spice bush, cardinal flowers, butterfly weed, blue lobelia, and a butterfly bulb collection to create a small butterfly garden. I also laid newspaper around the plants and woodchips then watered well. Next spring I’ll add dill and parsley. I love butterflies and my garden was getting tired so it was time to spice it up a bit and make it a bit tidier. Hopefully the newspaper and woodchips help keep the weeding down. I am getting older and hate weeding now more than ever.

Morning glories have taken over my front gardens. It’s almost Halloween. Once Halloween is over I’ll tear down the decorations. Time to paint some Halloween themed paintings. 😉

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 28, 2022

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

~ Brigitte Bardot
French – Actress Born: September 28, 1934

Porte Musings:

Today is the day my husband goes for his shoulder surgery. It’s been more than 20 years since he was first told surgery was the only solution. Doctors change and technology improves so hopefully the surgery stops the pain and allows my husband to use his arm again.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 27, 2022

Why should I care
what other people think of me?
I am who I am.
And who I wanna be.

~ Avril Lavigne
Canadian – Musician Born: September 27, 1984

Porte Musings:

Rainy days are great for editing the weekend photos. That job done.

Now to get ready for my husband’s shoulder surgery tomorrow.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 24, 2022

Life’s like a movie, write your own ending.
Keep believing, keep pretending.

~ Jim Henson
American – Entertainer / September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990

Porte Musings:

Saturday and it looks to be a full and interesting day.

I’m starting off with a trip to the Lion’s Club at 7AM to set up a photo booth for the Strathroy-Caradoc 150th Anniversary. I’m so lucky to be part of this monumental anniversary.

After a busy morning, I’m going to spend some quality time with my Granddaughter.

Then for supper I’m meeting with the Canada Post Heritage Club and friends for supper.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 23, 2022

When it comes to luck,
you make your own.

~ Bruce Springsteen
American – Musician / Born: September 23, 1949

Porte Musings:

No sailboat would sail without a motor, you never know if the the winds might stop and leave you on the lake. Same when your making plans, you always need a motor in case the winds aren’t pushing you in the direction you want to go.

Municipal Elections are rapidly approaching on October 24th in Ontario. Be certain to check out the candidates and exercise your democratic privilege to vote.

Remember the Cottagers who weren’t allowed to go to their properties during the pandemic? They have the right to vote wherever they own property. Yes, for Municipal elections you can vote in every Municipal Riding where you own property. So if you own 100 properties in 100 Municipal ridings you can vote 100 times, once in each riding. I hope they use the right and vote the incumbents out. Cottagers are already penalized for being “outsiders” by higher taxes and licensing fees. Cottager owners need to use their voting rights and say no more to being outsiders. Attend the local meetings and voice opinions about property access, taxes and fees. Why does a cottage cost $4,000 to rent for a week? Because the licensing fees are $2,000 or more and the taxes are more than $5,000.

Do your homework and vote.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 18, 2022

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.

~ Samuel Johnson
English – WriterSeptember 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784

Porte Musings:

The last Sunday of Summer. Warm, sunny low winds.

Motorcycle ride or Kayak?
Walk or Run?
Fast or Slow?
Paint or Read?

Enjoy these last days of summer.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 16, 2022

The real secret of magic
lies in the performance.

~ David Copperfield
American – Entertainer; Born: September 16, 1956

Porte Musings:

Today is my middle son’s birthday. A little bit more serious and sensitive. A hardworking great father and husband. Always finding a new project to work on. This year’s project is a gazebo in his backyard.

Sunsets are always magical and a reason for celebrating. The one in today’s quote was in Port Stanley as the water was calm.