Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: December 11, 2022

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

~ Naguib Mahfouz
Egyptian – Novelist December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006

Porte Ponderings:

In preparation for seasonal closure, I’m finishing 2022 Christmas Minis. Yesterday was very rewarding as my nephew and his girlfriend came for their appointment. We laughed and got some very good shots. Post processing went very well and the results were excellent. I was able to upload the jpg’s and give them some prints before they left his mother’s house. This morning was even more rewarding as I had 2 new reviews on my facebook page recommending Porte Photos. Such a wonderful surprise. ❤ This feeling is why I like doing small custom photographic work.

Recently I was approached to do a bigger project. It would have been quite a challenge to provide team and individual pictures for a local Hockey Association. Unfortunately the timing didn’t work and I had to decline the honour. Hopefully more opportunities will present themselves. My sadness from having to decline the opportunity was that these teams have a real need to have the photographs done and I don’t know anyone locally that can help. These young players deserve to have their memories preserved and treasured.

Next year I’m hoping to help with a Church Directory Project. Pictures in a Church Directory can help new members learn the names of others in the Church and can help established members learn who the new members are. It also provides an opportunity for people to have current photos of themselves.

So although one door has closed, I’m looking forward to the challenges and opportunities of the next door.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: November 29, 2022

The love of gardening is a seed
once sown that never dies.

~ Gertrude Jekyll
British – Celebrity / November 29, 1843 – December 8, 1932

Porte Ponderings:

Fairy like flowers blooming in the early morning dew. Touched their leaves fold up to protect themselves. Mimosas or sensitive plants grow in the grass between my back door and the quite swimmng pool at the Memories Resort in Cuba.

Our problems started with delayed flights. Arriving in the dark we had a very difficult time finding our rooms. The numbers on the buildings are unlit and you can’t see them in the dark. Then my husband and our friend got lost for 3.5 hours looking for the snack bar. The next morning my husband discovered he had forgotten his charger for his scooter in his truck in Windsor ON. Cuba has no such thing available as a replacement. The phones have broken down many times and the internet has been down more than up. Such are the frustrations of visiting a 3rd world country.