Daily Quote: October 16, 2021

Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.

~ Oscar Wilde
Irish – Poet / October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

One of the things I still have of my Grandmother’s is a small metal plate that says: All of our guests bring us happiness, Some when they come, And some when they go. It was probably based on Oscar Wilde’s quote today. You can tell it’s a little bit o’ Irish humour.

Today is Global Cat Day, and I’m certain by no co-incidence it’s also I Love Yarn Day.

Today is also World Food Day. Everything is called something different now. When I was growing up you called people poor and starving, now you say they have food insecurities. No matter how you look at it not having enough food is a major problem in the world whether it be in your neighbourhood or on the other side of the globe. We really should end world hunger. You’d think when we spend billions to send people for joy rides to space we would have found a way to solve world hunger.

I’ve been so blessed to live in an area where the crops are plentiful and one of our major exports are beans and grains. The fields are all being harvested at this time of year and we give thanks for our bountiful supply.

Daily Quote: October 15, 2021

The goldenrod is yellow,
The corn is turning brown,
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.

~ Helen Hunt Jackson
American – Writer / October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Over the last 2 years we’ve learned how important it is to wash your hands. Today we celebrate Global Handwashing Day.

In keeping with Women’s History Month, today we celebrate the International Day of Rural Women. A special tribute to all the female farmers who keep the farms running smoothly.

And we also celebrate Boss’s Day. Although I’ve been retired for 9 years from Canada Post, I still appreciate all of the bosses that I’ve had: mentors, leaders and inspiration to work. This year with my temporary jobs, it has again shown me that a good boss keeps things running smoothly with good communication skills and vision.

Daily Quote: May 17, 2021

When I was young, I was told:
‘You’ll see, when you’re fifty.’
I am fifty and I haven’t seen a thing.

Erik Satie (French – Composer, Born May 17, 1866; lived until July 1, 1925)

*** Holidays and Celebrations ***

*** World Telecommunication and Information Society Day ***

*** National Mushroom Hunting Day ***

*** Pinot Grigio Day ***

*** Porte Musings ***

Knowledge is power, so let’s celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. But my belief is that knowledge is only power if you take it off the shelf and pass it around. So, let’s share. Phone someone and tell them something interesting.

Lets go morel hunting and celebrate National Mushroom Hunting Day. The treat of my childhood, as my mother’s friend would bring baskets of morels for her. Such a delicious treat. Fried in butter with salt and pepper. No tame or cultivated mushroom could every compare.

And what would go better than a nice glass of Pinot Grigio. So break open the bottle and celebrate Pino Grigio Day.

Here’s a toast to your health. My you live long and prosper. ❤

Daily Quote: November 30, 2020

The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.

~Gordon Parks (American – Photographer / November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006)

Holidays and Celebrations:

*Tonight is the Full Beaver Moon, but with a snow storm threatening I decided to go an isolated dead end road to try to get some Full Moon pictures last night at moonrise. Unfortunately the clouds got in the way and the moon wasn’t fully visible until darkness had descended.

*The last day of November 2020. A vaccine is on the horizon while numbers for COVID-19 increase rapidly. Because Canada doesn’t make it’s own vaccine, it is predicted that 50% will be vaccinated by September 2021. So keep up the social distancing, wear a mask and stay home if you have even mild symptoms.

*USA remains #1 for number of cases as emergency rooms are now at or exceeding capacity. The Canada/US border remains closed for all none essential travel. Even though COVID insurance can now be purchased the Canadian government is still recommending that people stay home.


LocationTotal casesNew cases (1 day*)New cases (last 60 days)Cases per 1 million peopleDeaths
Worldwide62,787,929No data60-day trend chart8,0751,460,179
United States13,447,345136,31360-day trend chart40,804266,758
Source: Wikipedia


LocationTotal casesNew cases (1 day*)New cases (last 60 days)Cases per 1 million peopleDeaths
Worldwide62,787,929No data60-day trend chart8,0751,460,179
Canada370,2785,46860-day trend chart9,75012,032
Quebec141,0381,39560-day trend chart17,1697,033
Ontario118,1501,63360-day trend chart8,6883,661
Source: Wikipedia

Daily Quote: August 31, 2020

Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character.
It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment,

or it will run to weeds.

~ Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
(American – Writer / August 31, 1844 – January 28, 1911)

Overdose Awareness Day 
– United States

National Eat Outside Day