Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: March 20, 2023

Photograph the world as it is.
Nothing’s more interesting than reality.

~ Mary Ellen Mark
American – Photographer March 20, 1940 – May 25, 2015

Porte Ponderings:

Many birds start out one colour then mature to another. Juvenile Blue Herons are white and often confused with great white egrets. White Ibis start out as brown and change to white as they mature.

Young women go through many changes as puberty progresses.

In the State of Florida it will be illegal to talk to girls under grade 6 about menstruation (unless they may show signs of it) and human sexuality . So how many young girls will undergo traumatic bodily changes without knowing what is happening? or be sexually abused without knowing how to describe intercourse? What a major step backwards in a forward thinking country. How many girls will get pregnant without knowing about their own body functions? And in a state where they are trying to make abortions illegal? Even the morning after pill will no longer be available in Florida.

Girls can start menstruating as early as 9, but you can’t teach them about their monthly cycles until Grade 6 (they are 11). Women everywhere should be outraged by this law.

At the same time you have commercials during prime time about the size of tampon required?

Wake up and smell reality people.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: March 19, 2023

You can’t undo the past…
but you can certainly not repeat it.

~ Bruce Willis
American – Actor Born: March 19, 1955

Porte Ponderings:

So like water off a duck’s back, shake it off and fly forward towards the future.

Less than 2 weeks and we’ll be on our journey home.

I’m looking forward to Easter Dinner with my family. 🙂

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: March 17, 2023

I may be helping
to bring harmony
between people
through my music.

~ Nat King Cole
American – Musician March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965

Porte Ponderings:

Today is my Work Anniversary. I started working at Canada Post on March 17th, 1980 – 43 years ago. I’ve been retired since 2012, for almost 11 years. Thank you Canada Post for my pension and all of the wonderful co-workers I met along my working career.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: March 15, 2023

Everybody needs a chance to find love.

~ Eva Longoria
American – Actress Born: March 15, 1975

Porte Ponderings:

This is an interesting 3 some. Two turtles and a fish eating the algae off of one turtle’s back. It’s impossible to know if this is and ongoing occurrence or a one time fling.

Love is kind and love is patient.

Older dogs can test one’s patience, but they deserve to be fed, given water and have their nails cut.

Leaving them outside, loose, unattended to fend for themselves is abuse. If this dog is picked up by a stranger when it is almost dead from dehydration, malnutrition and neglect you should be happy someone choose to love the dog and have it treated. You should be charged with failure to supply the necessities of life and animal abuse.

When I found Patsy she was almost dead from malnutrition and dehydration. She could barely walk. Her hind quarters were naked and covered in sores. Her tail was like a rats with no hair and broken on the end. My neighbors offered to help with vet bills rather than see her so sick.

I took her to Planned Pethood. She didn’t have a chip and they asked if I wanted to keep her because this dog had obviously been abandoned. I said yes and had the vet tend to her. $200 later, I took her home with a bottle of medicated shampoo and gave her a bath. The blood from her open sores washed out of her and down the drain. With her nails now trimmed she was able to walk again. She readily ate anything I gave her, so I gave her little portions of food several times a day. It was 2 days before she had a bowel movement. I bought a crate for her so at nighttime she could feel secure and her incontinences wouldn’t stain the carpet. I bought puppy pads for her to use in the crate and a new bed so she has a comfy soft place to sleep.

So no I won’t let you come to pick her up and take her back. She has suffered enough of your neglect and abuse. There is no way these issues were caused by an afternoon where she wandered out of her yard.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: March 13, 2023

Live rich, die poor;
never make the mistake of
doing it the other way round.

~ Walter Annenberg
American – Businessman March 13, 1908 – October 1, 2002

Porte Ponderings:

I finally decided to go for my first bike ride on Sunday Morning.

On my way home there was a small, mal-nourished dog on the side of the road. I approached her, picked her up and took her home to try to find her owner and help her.

I’ve contacted the local Animal Shelters and posted her pictures, but she’s been alone for a very long time. Mangy hind quarters, sunken abdomen, long nails, dirty. She obviously had never been on a leash and doesn’t seem to be housetrained. She has already stolen my husband’s heart.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: March 3, 2023

Love conquers all difficulties,
surmounts all obstacles,
and effects what to any other power
would be impossible.

~ William Godwin
English – Writer March 3, 1756 – April 7, 1836

Porte Ponderings:

Free Speech in Florida?

“Don’t Say Gay” bill was passed and Homosexuality is illegal to talk about in Public Elementary Schools. Disney enterprises dared to speak out against this bill and have been punished for speaking out by loosing their previously gained right to self-govern. They were even warned before the right was legislated away.

Now Florida elected government officials are targeting bloggers.


Any Florida bloggers who write about elected officials will be required to register within 3 days of writing about said government officials. If they fail to register they could be fined $25,000 per report. Do Florida elected officials realize people will write about them who aren’t under their control? Florida elected officials only have jurisdiction in Florida. So this new law will not be applicable to the rest of the world. What will the cost of enforcement be? I suggest everyone write their blogs in Florida about government officials and flood their proposed registration system. Here’s my start: Ron DeSantis, Paul Renner, Fentrice Driskell, John Snyder, ….

A complete list is available at: https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/FileStores/Web/HouseContent/Approved/ClerksOffice/HouseDirectory.pdf