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Monday, July 11, 2016

Walking, weeding and supper out

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I wore long sleeves walking this morning because it was only 52 degrees.  It was sunny though and what a beautiful morning for walking.  I walked the Farm Loop.

Passing by the dairy farm I noticed that there were two goats standing on the front porch of the house and I zoomed in to get this picture.
Saw a bunch of rabbits, a groundhog, and a bluejay.  Didn't see it but smelled a skunk. I noticed a bird that was a very bright red and it had black wings.  Never saw one before and thought it might be a Scarlet tanager.  Sure enough I looked it up when I got home and that was it.  Wish I'd been able to get a picture.  What a beautiful bird.

Once I got back to town I took a loop around there and the ball park and then headed home.

Took another picture of the daisies down at the end of my driveway.  They are in full bloom now.
Walked 6.4  miles.
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It warmed up and we had a beautiful sunny day in the high 70's.  Got three loads of laundry hung up on the line.

Then back to more weeding.  Been working on this garden in the front across from the daisies.  I went all around the sides with a shovel to give it an edge and then started the weeding.
Took a break and sat on my swing for a while and drank a bottle of water.  While sitting there I took a couple of pictures of the sky with big puffy white clouds.
Finished the weeding and though you can't see it from the picture I made a curvy path all through the garden.  My plan is to put crushed rocks (which I'll crush with our rock crusher) on the paths and to plant a few more plants.  Will post a picture when finished.
A new restaurant opened up in McHenry called the Green Turtle and we went there for supper tonight.  I had a delicious salad. Mixed greens, apple slices, dried cranberries, pecans, and pieces of blue cheese.  Used the blue cheese dressing very sparingly.
Now I look forward to some reading time and then some ice cream while watching a little television.
It's been a good day.

A happy day to you.
happyone : )
"The smallest act of kindness 
is worth more
than the grandest intention."
~ Oscar Wilde

28 comments:

  1. Now you have me wondering if you use the same method I do for salad dressing...I just dip the fork in the dressing before taking a bite. It never takes more than a 1/4 of the little container.

    Your day sounds very like mine here...it was a corker wasn't it?! Your flower garden is going to be so nice.

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    1. Yep, that's exactly how I do it. : )

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  2. Not everyone has a handy dandy rock crusher available!

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    1. That's for sure and I love this machine. : )

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  3. Wow that salad looks good and healthy too!
    Lisa

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    1. Oh it is was very good. One of the best I've had.

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  4. The daisy plants look so beautiful. My daisy plants are just about finished blooming. I wish they would bloom all summer. Would you e-mail me your mother's address. I would like to send her a birthday card. Thanks Karen.

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    1. Will do. Thank you. She'd really like that. : )

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  5. Your pictures of the sky are so beautiful. truly lovely.

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    1. Thank you. The white clouds seem to make the sky looked a brighter blue.

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  6. Your garden is going to be wonderful when it matures and you have the paths down. I do enjoy your walks.

    Diana

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    1. I'm hoping for an English garden look. : )

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  7. Hi Karen, we are having cooler mornings for walking but by lunchtime we are quite hot.
    Love the goats up on the porch! Your gardens look lovely. Great idea to put a crushed stone pathway through it. You have been having lovely skies your way too! Your salad looks delicious. Hope you enjoyed your ice cream!

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    1. Cool mornings are great for walking. : ) The goats made me smile standing up there. I'm hoping for an English garden look. I certainly did enjoy my ice cream.

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  8. Hello, love the photos. The goats are cute and I just love your daisies. Beautiful sky captures. Your salad looks delicious. Great quote. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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    1. Once in a while a car will stop and look at the daisies. I'm thankful that the former owners planted them. : )

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  9. Those daisies are gorgeous....and I can't wait to see what you do with the garden path. It looks great already. Will you mulch the rest of it? We've got plans for a few spots in our yard this fall and I love to get ideas from others. LOVE all your pictures. The puffy clouds are so pretty.

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    1. I'm not crazy about mulch and would rather just keep the soil loose. Every time I use mulch I get mushrooms growing in it. I like that the daisies bloom all summer.

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  10. Oh my, what a lovely post. I enjoyed every minute of your garden tour and daisies are my absolute favorite flower, they just make me smile :)

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  11. I hope I never smell a skunk

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    1. It is pretty bad and there is no mistaking that it is a skunk!!

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  12. Oh this really looked and sounded a fantastic day.
    Your salad of mixed greens, apple slices, dried cranberries, pecans, and pieces of blue cheese... Yum!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Oh it was good and I look forward to trying one of their other salads too.

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  13. We ate at Green Turtle a couple times when visiting family in northern VA. There's one in the mall not too far from us, but we've not been there yet. Goats are most unusual! Now I know why I was never allowed to have one "for a pet." Beautiful sky and landscape.

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    1. There are SO MANY televisions in the Green Turtle!! Good food though.
      Goats are fun to watch. : )

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  14. Loving your daisies, they are spectacular and the goats are so cute :)

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    1. Thank you, I love daisies too. I would love to be able to pick a bouquet of them for you.

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