Daily Quote: April 12, 2022

I don’t think there’s any such thing
as teaching people photography,
other than influencing them a little.
People have to be their own learners.
They have to have a certain talent.

~ Imogen Cunningham
American – Photographer / April 12, 1883 – June 24, 1976

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

As with any art, you can teach someone the mechanics of photography and influence how they take photos. It is the individual who has to have the discipline to practice; vision to see; and sometimes just plain good luck to be at the right place at the right time to be a good photographer. I planted some zinnias in hops of attracting butterflies. Before the zinnias even bloomed, caterpillars chewed on the leaves and butterflies were trying to coax them open.

Holy Week continues with Holy Tuesday, as Muslims are now celebrating the 11th Day of Ramadan, Christians are celebrating the 42nd Day of Lent, and Jews are waiting for Passover Celebration.

Today is dedicated as International Day of Human Space Flight. We look to the moon and stars and look for a way to get there.

Eat a grilled cheese for lunch today to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day.

April 12th is also my Paternal Grandmother’s Birthday. I hope she is enjoying it in heaven.

Mary Seeley (1915-2008)

Daily Quote: March 20, 2022

A failure is not always a mistake,
it may simply be the best one can do
under the circumstances.
The real mistake is to stop trying.

~ B. F. Skinner
American – Psychologist / March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings;

The Spring Equinox has arrived. We can celebrate the Beginning of Spring, my favorite season. To me the new year should start at the same time. Daylight hours continue to grow longer and everything starts to grow anew. No wonder today is also the International Day of Happiness.

For some fun filled pockets of pasta, today is National Ravioli Day. So have a bowl of the delicious pasta and smother it in sauce. 😉