This is the day the Lord as made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
~ Psalm 118:24


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Home again

This just caught my eye walking by
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Another chilly morning.  49 degrees but it was sunny.  I can't remember a summer that I had to wear a sweat shirt walking in the morning. It was sure nice walking weather but sure doesn't fee like summer.  I could take these kind of mornings year round.
I woke up late this morning and didn't get out for my walk until 7:15.  I had a random walk all over the place.

Saw a few school buses around town this morning.  Don't know why, school doesn't start for another month.  Maybe summer school.

Didn't see any other people walking around.
Lots of rabbits around which is usual and birds too.

I liked how the old tree branch looked among the Queen Anne's Lace.
I walked 6.2 miles.
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I was starving by the time I got back home so made pancakes for breakfast.  Didn't have any strawberries but my pancake was good anyway.

Ken made yet another trip up to HT to get another load of rock and dirt.

 I've been home again today just puttering about inside and out.  I've done laundry, dusted, and moved some things around inside.  Outside, I've walked around the yard, weeded, helped Ken a bit and then sat and watched him.
 It's been sunny and in the low 70's.  A lovely day.

This is a petunia in my yard.  I grew it from a seed and I think is so pretty.  Looks more like a rose or carnation. I think it is called a 'double petunia.'  I planted a whole package of seeds and only a few came up.

happyone : )
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I'd rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.
~ George Washington
Three Thankful Things Today
  1. The beauty of double petunias
  2. Enjoying puttering around the house
  3. That we have an never ending supply of stones and dirt for the patio
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Kerin - I think the deer up here are white tail but not really sure.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Home all day

One of Farmer Bill's garages
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A nice crisp morning after all the rain.  49 degrees with some sun and clouds.  Walked to the library to drop off a book in the book drop and then walked the Farm Loop and around town.

In one of the fields was a whole slew of geese and I walked passed the family of killdeer who ran away from me instead of flying.  I always get a kick out of them running like that.   Down by the barn that I've taken quite a few pictures of, I saw a deer and her two young ones.  I was quite a ways away when I took the picture because knew they would run if I got any closer. 
The building where the tractor dealer used to be out on the main road has had a For Lease sign on it since just after the holidays.  Walking past it this morning I noticed the sign is gone and there is some work going on in the building.  I wonder what will be opening up there.  Hope it's something good.

Nice being outside walking this morning.
I walked 6.2 miles.
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I went outside for a while to do a little more weeding and to see how Ken was getting on with the patio.  He has the step up to the patio finished.  I'll wait until you can see more progress before posting a picture.  Ken is planning a small water feature incorporated in there too. 

I've been inside this afternoon puttering about the house.  I'm going to start reading The Purchase by Linda Spalding which is the next book club selection.

It's been pretty chilly all day.  We sat on the porch eating lunch and I had to wear a sweatshirt.
Hope your day is a happy one.
happyone : )
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I wondered why somebody didn't do anything.
Then realized, I am somebody.
Three Thankful Things Today
  1.  My camera
  2. Spotting those three deer
  3. That God hears our prayers
 Sunday morning at church the service had just started when Pastor Leatherman smiled and said, "Look who's here."  We all turned around and saw that Mr Harvey was arriving.
Thank you all for you prayers!! : )  He is still not at home and had to go back to the rehab center after church and has a ways to go yet but how good it was to see him in church.  : )

Monday, July 28, 2014


Sunny flowers on a rainy day
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We had thunder storms late yesterday which continued through the night.  There was a tornado watch and we could see the clouds moving in two directions in the sky and it looked pretty threatening but thankfully no tornado.

This morning it was just cloudy when I first started walking and 60 degrees.  It wasn't long into my walk before it started raining and I got pretty wet.  It's summer though and I don't mind getting wet and it is better than carrying an umbrella.  I walked the Farm Loop and around town. The woman in the red car (turns out is Farmer George's daughter and lives next door to her dad) that I see most days walking the FL stopped, rolled her window down and asked if I wanted a ride.  Of course I told her no but thanked her for asking.

I saw the a big milk tanker truck over at the dairy farm.  After walking past all this time I can't believe that was the first time I've seen one there. 

By the time I got back to town the rain had stopped and I could see a few breaks in the clouds.  It was windy too and I was almost dry by the time I was back home. 

Didn't see any one else out walking.
I couldn't get my camera to turn on so couldn't take any pictures.  The picture above is one I took the other day.
I walked 6.6 miles.
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When I got home Ken said I should check the batteries in my camera but the batteries were good ones so I didn't think that was the problem.  Ken took the batteries out anyway and put they very same ones back in, and wouldn't you know, the camera works again.  Crazy!!

It's been raining on and off all day and has stayed cool.

I did some things around the house and went outside to weed in-between the rain showers.  Ken has been up to Happy Trails a few times getting fill for his patio project. 

Also finally finished another book.  Haven't spent much time reading lately.  I've finished Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs which is number 2 in the Tea Shop Mystery series.

That's it for today.
May your day be happy and bright even if its raining.
happyone : )
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I learn more about God
from weeds that from roses;
Resilience springing
through the smallest chink of hope
in the absolute of concrete....
~ Phillip Pulfrey
Three Thankful Things Today
  1. Summer rain
  2. Ken puts out candy for me once in a while for me to find and today it was a malt balls.
  3. Friendly neighbors