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Monday, May 22, 2017

The old barn

I've taken quite a few pictures of this old barn down by the Drane house.
It seems to be falling down one board at a time.
One of these days the whole thing is going to fall down.
I'm linking up today with Tom for his Barn Collective Series.
Why not hop on over to see more barns or post one of your own.
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Started out walking this morning with a mix of sun and clouds and 57 degrees.
The clouds soon took over though and a light mist started falling
4 miles into my walk and lasted for about a mile.
Didn't rain again till after I was back home.

Walked behind my house, through town, down toward Happy Trails,
up Barn Sale a ways, and around both cemeteries, through town again
and back home.

This is one of the largest rhododendron bushes I've ever seen.
More work was being done at the old bakery this morning, inside and out.

Lee, the older man who rides his bike around town was out and stopped
to say hi and gave me two round red and white peppermint candies.
He hands them out to whoever he sees. 

Lots of swallows out by the cemetery and I counted 6 rabbits
scattered around town.
A opossum ambled across the road in front of me and I'm sure glad it
kept right on going.  

Walked 6.2 miles
Found a penny
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It rained in the morning so I got a couple of things done around the house.
 Then we went out to get some bird seed and stopped at the
library to pick up a book that I had on hold.
By the time we got back home the rain had stopped and the sun came out.

 Ken took the tractor back up to Happy Trails and I stayed home to
get some yard work done.
Transplanted the lily of the valley and also separated some of the
daisies and planted them in another garden.
Got the lawn mowed again.  Grows so fast this time of year.
Sometimes I wish our house was on a smaller piece of land so I could spend
more time up at HT.  Seems like there is always something to do here at the house.
Maybe we should move our house up to HT.  : )

Nice to sit on the porch when my work was done and do a little reading.

Life is Good
Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone  💗

She was a girl who knew how to be happy 
even when she was sad.
And that's important -- you know.
~ Marilyn Monroe

Sunday, May 21, 2017


 Rejoice In the Lord
Ron Hamilton

God never moves without purpose or plan
When trying His servant and molding a man.
Give thanks to the LORD though your testing seems long;
In darkness He giveth a song.

I could not see through the shadows ahead;
So I looked at the cross of my Savior instead.
I bowed to the will of the Master that day;
Then peace came and tears fled away.

Now I can see testing comes from above;
God strengthens His children and purges in love.
My Father knows best, and I trust in His care;
Through purging more fruit I will bear.

O Rejoice in the LORD
He makes no mistake,
He knoweth the end of each path that I take,
For when I am tried
And purified,
I shall come forth as gold.
 Job 23:10
But He knoweth the way that I take;
when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

To listen to Ron Hamilton singing the Hymn click 
A Blessed Sunday to you.
Jesus Love You. 💗
happyone  😊
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Pictures from my walk this morning

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Walk and work

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When I started walking this morning it was 60 degrees and cloudy
but after a few miles the sun came out.

I walked the Farm Loop.
 The cows were out along the fence and stopped eating to watch me walk by.
I stopped and said good morning.
Heading down the road back to town I saw our friend Dave from church
in his driveway washing his truck and stopped to have a little chat.
Continued on to one of the cemeteries and walked around there,  made a quick loop
around town and back home again.
A couple of pretty blooms along my walk.

This picture is of some kind of pine tree.  I guess that is all new growth on the ends but there was so much of it that there was hardly any green on the tree. 
Anyway I thought it made an interesting picture.
  Walked 6.2 miles
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After breakfast I got a load of wash hung out on the line and then Ken and I
went out to Lowe's.  We bought some flowers and a few other things.

Then we headed over to church to do some more cleanup behind the back
building that people have been using to dump old wood and building material.
We loaded up our dump trailer with old wood and took it up to Happy Trails
and burned it in the burn barrel.  This was the second time we did this and
probably have one more load to do.
 We will then put up a sign that reads,
Yard Waste ONLY.
Hopefully that will work.

The day sure flew by
but I'm glad it is evening now and time to relax.

A happy day to you.
happyone 💗

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream.
And that's kind of the same thing. 
~ Unknown