Daily Quote: March 29, 2022

Kindness is always fashionable,
and always welcome.

~ Amelia Barr
American – Novelist /March 29, 1831 – March 10, 1919

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

My youngest son insisted on getting a piano. He took lessons and enjoyed playing every day. Then he grew up and started to play golf. Today is Piano Day. Enjoy the sounds while you can.

In the 1970’s young men dodged the draft and came to Canada from the USA. We watched and had slogans of peace not war. The Vietnam war ended and the veterans came back in shame. I saved all the newspaper clippings for a History Project. It took a long time before they were called heroes. Young men that would never be the same. Disowned by their own country men. Many never returned. Those that did would never be the same. So honour the veterans on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

On a lighter note today is also National Lemon Chiffon Cake. Enjoy some drizzled with a bit of icing. 😉

Daily Quote: March 28, 2022

For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

~ Saint Teresa of Avila
Spanish – Saint / March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Missing my cats as they are at home living a life of luxury with my sons taking care of them. But remember Respect Your Cat Day. They may be very independent, but once one falls in love with you, you become part of their world.

Pull them out, toss them or just let them grow wild today is Weed Appreciation Day. Growing between the pavement cracks, in the vegetable garden and the open fields. You really need to acknowledge them and their tenuousness.

If you are close to your little ones, grab a picture book and celebrate Children’s Picture Book Day.

One of my favorite cakes is Black Forest. Layers of chocolate soaked in rum and covered in sweet cherries. I’ll be celebrating National Black Forest Cake Day with a big slice. Mmmm….. 😉

Walking on the boardwalk at Wilderness Park I met some fellow birders from Maine and Washington that had come to Hillsborough County to celebrate their Mother’s 90th birthday. They told me about the Limpkins that they saw by the boat launch. I was afraid the Limpkins would be gone by the time I got to the boat launch, but the pair of Limpkins were still there foraging. Dotted birds about the size of a small fawn they blended into the foliage. So I ventured to another spot and was able to shoot the one I used in today’s quote. What took me by surprise was how loudly they shrieked and how gracefully they were able to fly. Thank goodness Birders are so willing to share.