Daily Quote: December 24, 2020

Composition in photography
is like rhythm in music.

~ Rodney Smith (American Photographer: December 24, 2020 – December 5, 2016)

Holidays and Celebrations:

*Christmas Eve 2020 in Ontario and everyone is preparing for the Province Wide Lockdown starting Boxing Day (December 26, 2020). Our last time to be officially permitted to see family/friends in groups of 5 or less. With the vaccine being approved and distribution starting the number of vaccines available is still less than 1% of the population. Essential workers and the most vulnerable will receive the vaccine first. A vaccine hasn’t even been developed/approved yet for children.

*Weddings during the pandemic of 2020 certainly were different compared to what we had become accustomed to. The size of the wedding in mid-December 2020 was limited to 30 including the wedding party and officiant. Face masks were worn as people walked down the aisle, sat in their seats and witnessed the signing of the documents. Plexiglass shields were required if live music was to be included. Lysol wipes and disinfectant spray was required as soon as the live music was completed. In this picture of the December 12th, 2020 wedding the wipes and spray are still sitting at the bride’s feet. The Bride and Groom are signing the documents behind plexiglass. The witnesses are wearing their masks. And the officiant is advising where to sign on the other side of the plexiglass. The plexiglass holders (built by my husband and painted by me) were an original design to ensure we met the COVID-19 restrictions. To me this picture resonates with the love and determination of people to keep things as normal as possible during the pandemic.

To learn more about the quote I paired with my photograph (quote by Rodney Smith) please go to the link:

Daily Quote: December 21, 2020

We are all born for love.
It is the principle of existence,
and its only end.

~ Benjamin Disraeli (British – Statesman December 21, 1804 – April 19, 1881)

Holidays and Celebrations:

*My new daughter-in-law shared her photographer’s pictures with us yesterday. It seems so strange and wonderful to see all the beautiful pictures. I’m glad that her photographer also let others take pictures so we can put all the photos together for wonderful memories.

*The shortest day of the year and the longest night of the year is celebrated by every religion on earth. The beginning of Yule and now we usually celebrate the victory of day over night as the days start to get longer on our journey to spring. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 pandemic we will be celebrating alone in our homes as Ontario faces a major 28 day shut down because the numbers just keep increasing.


LocationTotal casesNew cases
(1 day*)
New cases
(last 60 days)
Cases per 1 million peopleDeaths
Worldwide76,836,147700,84660-day trend chart9,8811,693,447
United States17,881,330179,80160-day trend chart54,259317,800
Source: Wikipedia


LocationTotal casesNew cases (1 day*)New cases (last 60 days)Cases per 1 million peopleDeaths
Worldwide76,836,147700,84660-day trend chart9,8811,693,447
Canada507,797No data60-day trend chart13,37014,228
Quebec176,9852,14660-day trend chart21,5457,736
Ontario159,8712,12260-day trend chart11,7564,167
Source: Wikipedia