Daily Quote: May 31, 2021

I believe a leaf of grass
is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

~ Walt Whitman (American – Poet Born: May 31, 1819. Lived until: March 26, 1892)

Holidays and Celebrations…

*** World No Tobacco Day ***

*** US Memorial Day ***

*** National Meditation Day ***

Porte Musings…

Years too late for many, we are giving up smoking on World No Tobacco Day. I quit more than 23 years ago. My husband quit 5 years ago. Other friends and family have quit as well. Unfortunately for many it was too late as the cancerous substance had already invaded our lungs and bodies. Not only by choice as a smoker, but also as 2nd and 3rd hand smoke. Even though sin taxes have made the evil smoke unaffordable, the black/grey market thrives.

The US is celebrating Memorial Day today. I think I’ll wait until the American Memorial Day before I plant my seedlings next year. Last weekend we had a killing frost after having 2 weeks of above normal temperatures.

Now here’s something to think about: National Meditation Day.

The baby blue jays are growing fast and are almost as big as their parents. But they don’t quite have all the beautiful feathers yet and are enjoying being fed by their parent. As we sat in the sunshine to warm ourselves my husband and I watched the baby blue jays stretch and push each other. We were afraid they might actually push each other out of the nest. But they were surprisingly agile and one landed on top of the light momentarily then quickly got back into the nest.

Daily Quote: May 31, 2020

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.
~ Walt Whitman / (American – Poet May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892)


World No Tobacco Day

Pentacost Sunday


I’m glad to bid goodbye on this last day of May 2020 during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Restrictions are slowly being lifted as we go on towards a new normal.

Cases

Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
Location
Confirmed
Cases per 1 million people
Recovered
Deaths
New cases (last 60 days)

Worldwide
6,054,187 779 2,562,191 368,711

United States
1,806,332 5,481 390,488 105,173
 
Location
Confirmed
Cases per 1 million people
Recovered
Deaths
New cases (last 60 days)

Worldwide
6,054,187 779 2,562,191 368,711

Canada
90,190 2,375 48,103 7,073
Ontario
27,533 2,025 21,353 2,247

Horrific rioting is occurring in major USA cities after the death of a Black Man in Police custody.  Unforgettable images of George Floyd as he calmly states: I can’t breathe .  The strange ramblings of a President demanding and shouting for the army to shoot demonstrators and looters.  A broken system where the same President is afraid to have his Twitter Rantings “Fact Checked”.