Porte Photos’ Daily Quote:

Bad officials are the ones elected
by good citizens who do not vote.

~ George Jean Nathan

Porte Ponderings:

Whenever possible the government acts to increase its’ own power. In our democratic country, our Provincial Government passed legislation to remove the right to strike of CUPE workers. An injury to one is an injury to all. So CUPE is protesting by not working. Other unions are also joining in to show their support.

The government should have put its energy into meaningful consultation rather than remove rights.

It looks like it will be a long strike. I have my granddaughter at my house while the schools are closed. The schools may be closed for the rest of the month. ;(

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: October 19, 2022

Colors are the smiles of nature.

~ Leigh Hunt
English – Poet October 19, 1784 – August 28, 1859

Porte Ponderings:

Our local conservation area is amazing this time of year. Someone who knew the beauty of trees in the fall lined the path with glorious maples that are fiery red in October. I was lucky enough to have customers/models on Sunday. I’ve included clauses regarding the use of photos for advertising and always respect when people don’t want their photos shared. My immediate family is used to me taking their pictures.

The weather was co-operative, a little too much so. It was a bright sunny day and proved to be challenging for shadows and glare. But I think this photo caught the fall magic.

Beautiful red arches towering over my favorite models ❤

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: October 18, 2022

You know,
I looked at my face in the mirror this morning,
and I like being old.
My face has more content and when I train in the gym now,
I am not training to be strong or handsome
– just better than I was yesterday.
These days the race is just against myself.

~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
Belgian – Actor Born: October 18, 1960

Porte Musings:

Yes, the colours were at their peak this weekend at our local conservation area. I was able to photos for people on Sunday. The weather was beautiful, although I wish it had been a bit cloudier. Bright sunshine and shadows can turn a great pose into a terrible picture that needs to be edited.

Just like Jean-Claude, aging doesn’t seem so bad to me. My features have rounded out more and a few smile lines haven’t hurt much. 😉 All this free time (LOL). So much to do.

Now that Canadian Thanksgiving is over it’s time to get ready for Hallowe’en.

My version of Bedsheet Ghost #JesseRoberston

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: October 1, 2022

I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can’t get my wife to go swimming.

~ Jimmy Carter
American – President Born: October 1, 1924

Porte Musings:

OK, so as a comedian Jimmy Carter wasn’t the most famous or the best. He considered himself a failure as a President because he was only elected for one term and wasn’t re-elected. But he did believe in equality, gay marriage, and ensured that Rowe vs Wade was upheld. His actions always spoke louder than his words as he worked hands on with Habitat for Humanity to build affordable homes. Yes, the peanut farmer who grew up to be the President of the United States embodied the American Dream. His faith was the foundation for his actions. Happy 98th Birthday Jimmy Carter.

“At 98 years old, Carter is both the oldest living and longest-lived president, as well as the one with the longest post-presidency, and his 76-year-long marriage makes him the longest-married president. He is also the third-oldest living person to have served as a state leader.” ~ https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Jimmy_Carter

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 29, 2022

The fool inherits,
but the wise must get.

~ William Cartwright
English – Dramatist September 1, 1611 – November 29, 1643

Porte Musings:

The wise love, learn and earn a good life. Sharing love with their parents and enjoying the lessons they are being taught for as long as they can.

But a fool waits for their inheritance and is always waiting for their parents to die so they can get their share. Unable to love, learn or earn while waiting for their dues.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 26, 2022

I don’t know what my path is yet.
I’m just walking on it.

~ Olivia Newton-John
Musician / Born: September 26, 1948 Died: August 8, 2022

Porte Musings:

Busy weekend over and I’m ready for the 2nd Repatha shot. If the weather co-operates I’ll also be going on my second ride with CMC 021. I really am a fair weather only rider.

Of all the songs Olivia Newton-John did when she passed everyone only remembered her for Grease but I remember her for Physical and the Promise (the Dolphin Song) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jau-m6qlc84.

So, even though you may not know your path, keep walking it ❤

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 21, 2022

It’s okay to take time for yourself.
We give so much of ourselves to others and
we need to be fueled both physically and mentally.
If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.

~ Faith Hill
American – Musician / Born: September 21, 1967

Porte Musings:

This week is a big week for the Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society. We have a meeting tonight and a 150th Anniversary Brunch this Saturday. I’ve volunteered to provide a photo booth for the Brunch. My favorite background is a garden with a gate. I’ll e-mail everyone a copy of their picture and provide a 4×6″ picture at the next meeting. I’ve designed and printed out a permission/contact sheet and am still thinking of ways to keep 80 participants in order and send the right one to the right e-mail. I’m thinking a white board to take placemark photos.

Looking on the web for solutions they recommended immediacy rather than sending to individual e-mails but, sending by e-mail will ensure they have my e-mail/contact information for future bookings. Yes, I’m shamelessly advertising and providing a free service for one of my favorite charities.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 20, 2022

Mistakes are a part of the
dues one pays for a full life.

~ Sophia Loren
Italian – Actress/ Born: September 20, 1934

Porte Musings:

Yesterday I went for my first Motorcycle ride with CMC 021 (Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers). I was very nervous about joining a group of strangers for a ride. Luckily they were a very welcoming group, I even discovered I knew some of the people. We met at Tim Hortons in Strathroy and went for a short ride to Glencoe via Muncey (the long scenic route). The leader gave clear directions and was easy to follow. Because I was new to the group I got to ride directly behind the leader. It’s been a long time since I rode with a group and never with a formal group. When we reached our destination the leader said I followed well and there were no problems that he saw. Everyone had a coffee then we left our separate ways. There are only 2 more weekly rides left in 2022, but I’m glad I joined. Looking forward to future rides with CMC.

Daily Quote: January 19, 2021

A flower falls, even though we love it;
and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

~ Dogen
Japanese – Leader / January 19, 1200 – September 22, 1253

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrate New Friends Day by making new friends. But always remember you can’t make old friends so cherish them.

All Artists tend to be outlaws, changing art and going in different directions. So celebrate Artist as Outlaw Day by colouring outside the lines.

Make some fresh popcorn and celebrate National Popcorn Day.

Today’s quote reminds us that life comes and goes, we cannot control it, so appreciate what you have and love it while you can.