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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.
~Groucho Marx

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Purple Toilet

 A windy, cloudy morning with the threat of thunderstorms
and 66 degrees.
Never did rain while I was walking though so got to finish my walk dry.

Walked around town, the ball park, and cemeteries.

Another collage - this time a few streets around town.

Rebecca was out walking Leo and another woman out walking her dog too.

Another couple of trees are being taken down - some mighty tall pine trees.  

Here's something you don't see too often in a front yard.
This purple toilet has been moving around from yard
to yard for a while now.

Walked 6 miles

☁️    ๐Ÿ™‚    ๐Ÿ’จ

After breakfast we made our weekly Saturday morning stop
at the Dollar General.

It was windy and looked like rain all day and it finally did late in the day.

I had a nice day just puttering about.
Got some reading done, a few weave-its made, and knitted.

I made pizza dough and Ken made the pizza which we had for supper.
David got back home yesterday and he and Liz came over 
and ate with us.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you had a happy Saturday.
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍๐Ÿฆณ happyone ❤️

Comment Replies:
Replying to a the comments about snakes - Snakes really don't bother me.  The black snake is a good snake to have around, they eat mice!
The two poisonous snakes we have around here are the Timber Rattlesnake and the Eastern Copperhead, but I have never seen them here at Happy Trails.  Besides the black snake I've seen ribbon and garter snakes around here but they run away if you come upon one.

Ms BB - There is a link to the Drane house just below the posts and also a link to James Drane.
We go to bed around 11:30.

Friday, June 18, 2021


 Another beautiful sunny morning for walking but this time
the temperature was a little warmer at 50 degrees.
No wind but it did get windy later in the day.

Sunrise 5:49
Sunset 8:47

Had another walk around town, cemeteries and ball park.

Only two bulls are left now. 
I still go down and say good morning to them.

The Drane house in the early morning sun.

Liked the shadows in the path from the posts.
Amazing how quickly they got smaller and smaller each time
I walked around the cemetery.

This was the closest I could get to a little swallow sitting on the fence.
Times like this I wish I had a camera to zoom in instead of my phone.

On the way to town I saw a couple of young deer - probably twins
that have lost their spots not too long ago.
Another lone deer was farther along in the field.

Spotted a 3 or 4 black snake on the side of the road. 
Stayed away from it and thought it might even be dead.
But passing by later again it was gone.
It was either enjoying the warm sun or maybe a hawk or 
something picked it up.

Joy was out walking this morning. 
Joy, what a nice name.

Walked 6 miles

☀️    ๐Ÿšถ‍♀️    ๐Ÿ™‚

We went to the dump to get rid our our garbage.
Then drove down to Oakland to the hardware store. 
Name of the store is
Naylor's.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Was outside this afternoon pulling more weeds out of the gravel.
Then sat on the porch and knitted - making yet another wash/dish cloth.

That's it for today.
Happy Friday to you.
Thanks for stopping by.
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍๐Ÿฆณ happyone ❤️