Daily Quote: March 24, 2022

I am a great admirer of mystery and magic.
Look at this life – all mystery and magic.

~ Harry Houdini
Hungarian – Entertainer / March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

The title says it all: International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims . Remembering also the bombing of Ukraine by Russia. What greater act of terrorism in today’s world.

I’ll drink to that. Today is National Cocktail Day.

Or maybe I’ll just have some chocolate covered raisins and celebrate National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day. 😉

Daily Quote: February 23, 2022

Strange to see how
a good dinner and feasting
reconciles everybody.

~ Samuel Pepys
English – Writer / February 23, 1633 – May 26, 1703

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Pink Shirt Day was started as a gesture of support when two boys witnessed a young man being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. So put an end to bullying. Wear a pink shirt and support this initiative.

As the Russians are starting their “Peace Keeping” missions in the Ukraine it’s even more important to celebrate World Understanding and Peace Day.

Made from surplus bananas, delicious fresh from the oven with butter, celebrate National Banana Bread Day with a slice or two. 😉

Betty White Quotes: 100 + 37 Days

I always wanted to be a zookeeper when I was growing up,
and I’ve wound up a zookeeper!
I’ve been working with the Los Angeles Zoo for 45 years!
I’m the luckiest old broad on two feet
because my life is divided absolutely in half
– half animals and half show business.
You can’t ask for better than two things you love the most.

~ Betty White

Daily Quote: February 19, 2022

I’ve always felt that having a garden
is like having a good and loyal friend.

~ C. Z. Guest
American – Actress / February 19, 1920 – November 8, 2003

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Join a team and celebrate International Tug-of-War Day. Pull, don’t push.

Support World Whale Day. Don’t just spout out about it. Give to the World Save the Whales groups.

Be certain to leave a chocolate mint on your loved one’s pillow to celebrate National Chocolate Mint Day.

Daily Quote: February 3, 2022

Common sense is very uncommon.

~ Horace Greeley
American – Editor / February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Remembering Don McLean’s 1971 folk rock song “American Pie,” on the day of the infamous plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson (known professionally as the Big Bopper), and Ritchie Valens. We remember The Day the Music Died.

Like that day in 1959, a terrible winter storm is hitting most of North America. Texas is bracing against the snow and ice, hoping they won’t have a major power disruption like a year ago. Meanwhile in Canada it it National Sweater Day. So for all my Canadian family, friends and neighbours, get out your sweaters and keep warm. 😉

One day early we celebrated National Carrot Cake Day at Sleepy Hollow Potluck. The selection is always eclectic at a Potluck. It was so nice to be able to go to a public event. No facemasks required, but we did try to keep our distance. We’re all old people and vaccinated.

Daily Quote: March 9, 2020

You never know what you can do till you try.
~ William Cobbett
(English – Politician March 9, 1763 – June 18, 1835)



Daylight Savings Time

Super Full Worm Moon


Hold on.  This week starts with a major change in routines as we begin an hour earlier with Daylight Savings Time.  Monday there is a Super Full Worm Moon. Then the week ends with Friday the 13th.

I’m so glad to have my Nikon D750 back.  I went for a hike through Estero Llano Grande and was lucky enough to be walking just behind a group of birders.  Usually birders are wonderful at finding, identifying different birds and sharing their knowledge with everyone.  They pointed out a White tailed kite and several night herons that I would have missed by looking down at the ground and watching for Alligators.

The change to daylight savings time means an extra hour of light after supper to go hiking and see more sunsets.