Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday

This is another picture from yesterdays walk.
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54 degrees this morning and sunny during my walk.  
Beautiful walking weather.

The lilacs in town have bloomed and there are quite a few of them.
Smells heavenly walking past them.
Walked through town again this morning and up Barn Sale a ways and then toward
HT and back to town and the cemeteries and ball park loop.

Gail was out walking again.  She has become a regular. 
I stopped to talk to George for a bit.  I met him when we first moved here
and I usually see him driving by but today he was getting out of his car
by the Garage.  He asked my if I would mail a letter for him so I walked 
to the post office .

Don't usually see geese walking along the road but I did today.
Walked 6.3 miles
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Ken had already left when I got back from my walk to go to 
church.  It was Fingerprint Day.  We usually start working at 10:00 but
were starting earlier today at 9:00.  I wanted to get my full walk in so
I just drove my car and went a little later.
I had mentioned that Ken was making some stapler stands.
Well they are done now and here they are set up.
There are 3 separate pieces and each has sides that fold down.
They are on wheels for easy moving to put away when they are not in use.  
I should have taken a picture to show how compact they are when not in use.
I'll do that next time.

There were about a dozen of us working on the Romans books today.
I left early at 2:00 because I had to get the lawn mowed.  It was supposed to 
rain in the afternoon and I wanted to get it done.  AND I had clothes drying
on the line.  It sure looked like rain in the afternoon but it held off till suppertime.

A Cardinal at the feeder in the back yard.
The grass is long there because that is the part of the yard that I don't
mow anymore and it is my little meadow.
I hope the wild flower seeds take root!!
The rhubarb in my garden has taken off already.


Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone 🎈

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others
cannot keep it from themselves."
~ James Matthew Barrie
Comment Replies:
Kerin - The header picture was taken last summer and it is a field of Sunflowers.

16 comments:

  1. Boy, those lilacs and rhubarb are really doing well. Ours are so slow to grow this spring... it just keeps getting too cold.

    Have a lovely evening, and thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures and snippet from your day.

    ~k.

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  2. ...the first image is gorgeous.

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  3. I love to smell Lilacs. I'd also like to have a start or two of the deep purple ones. I may end up either seeing if Lowe's has any or just ordering them.

    We do plan to be at the auction tomorrow. :)

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  4. Ken did a great job on the stapler stands! I'm sure his hard work is very much appreciated. Happy One, you're quite the gardener. Your rhubarb looks healthy!

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  5. I love that first shot. Your rhubarb looks healthy. My mom always had it...

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  6. Goodness gracious Karen, your rhubarb looks wonderful!
    You had a very busy day. We received rain at supper time too.
    Our lilacs are not out yet but quite a few magnolias are. They smell lovely too.
    Have a good day.
    Robin

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  7. Hello, pretty scenes from your walk. The lilacs are gorgeous. Your garden is growing well. Love the cute geese. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Really love the view in your first photo.
    That is such a professional set up with the staplers! You do a great ministry!

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  9. Lovely scenic views you see on your walks! I'd love to encounter geese on my walk. The stapler set up is wonderful and should make your work so much easier. I am especially fond of lilacs and would love to smell them again! Have a blessed day.

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  10. I love your walks, you live in such a beautiful area. My rhubarb is going gangbusters too. I need to buy some strawberries and bake a pie :) Looking forward to more cabin photos . . . be sure and take your camera when you go up there.
    Have a happy weekend.
    Connie :)

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  11. Could almost smell those lilacs! The ducks look like they want to walk with you.

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  12. I love the smell of freshly plowed soil! Canadian geese visit our farm each year and usually raise a few goslings, but this year they didn't stay!
    Would you believe, I have never eaten rhubarb, have always wanted too try it, and grow it, yours looks wonderful!
    have a blessed weekend,
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  13. Just beautiful scenery on your walks. Very different from my walk in our flat country!

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  14. Your photos are wonderful. I especially like the geese and your rhubard looks a lot healthier than mine! Love the raised beds. Have a great weekend :)

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  15. Lilacs are just gorgeous both the colour and the smell ...
    Love the picture of the geese.
    Your rhubarb looks very healthy.

    All the best Jan

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