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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Friday, April 30, 2010

A beautiful spring day

Yet another terrific morning for a walk around the lake. Cool and lots of sunshine. I love these spring mornings. I'm walking along the path here and it's about 6:50 AM and its just so beautiful. Hearing the birds, saying good morning to people passing by, seeing all the wildlife around, is just such a great way to start the day. I saw the heron again and got a couple more pictures and posted them on my picture blog this time. Here a cardinal sits on the sign just waiting for me to take his picture. As I walked up closer he flew away. Saw all the usual geese, ducks and deer and most days I see the egrets too.
My pedometer doesn't seem to be working properly. I know I walked at least 6 miles but it only said 5. It's probably the battery that needs to be replaced. I also am going to need a new pair of walking shoes one day soon. I usually buy two at a time and I like New Balance. Maybe this weekend I'll get some.

After a stop at the library last night after supper I have now have 5 more books to read. :-) Four of them are the next in the cat book series by Braun so they should go fast. They are fun little books to read.

This afternoon was warm enough to sit out on the deck again. I was out there for a while after I took the laundry off the line. I'm glad no one has complained about my laundry being out there. :-)
I made chicken tonight for supper. I put Old Bay Seasoning on fingers of chicken and then cooked them in the frying pan with Pam. I made Roasted Potatoes and green beans to go along with it.

No snack of ice cream at home this evening. We got in the car and headed out to Rita's for some Gelati. We both got Chocolate with Cherry Ice. Lots of people there and the parking lot was a mess. We saw a few near misses of car accidents.

After I'm done here it will be time for a little television and I'll knit. Tonight I'll knit on a ripple afghan.

Hope you had some happy times today.
Happyone :-)
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it.
I want to have lived the width of it as well.
~Diane Ackerman

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Heron and Paving the Road

The weather was just beautiful this morning. I dressed in a few layers because the radio said it was cold but once I got outside and started walking it didn't take long for me to get warm. Before long my hood was down and my sweatshirt unzipped. I walked around the lake and there were lots of people out. It felt like a Saturday morning except that the running club wasn't there. I spotted the heron down by the edge of the water and I was lucky to be able to get a few pictures before he took off.I didn't see any deer, but did see two egrets, and lots of different birds. The birds were all singing their morning songs. How nice to walk around the lake in the sunshine being serenaded by the birds. Life is Good!

I am happy to say that we did go out for that pizza last night.
Last night was my Bible study night and we just made it back in time. I dropped Ken off at home and then drove the two blocks to church. I felt so silly driving that short distance!!

A sunny breezy day which made my clothes happy blowing out there on the line. Got a bit more of my weekly cleaning done in the morning again. I go through different stages about cleaning the house. For a while I'll clean the whole house in a day. Just spend the day cleaning it from top to bottom. I do that for a while and then I will just do a little bit each day and by the end of the week everything gets done. Right now I prefer to do it the little bit each day way.

Now that all the building of the townhouses where I live are finally done, and the builders trailer has been carted away, we only need to have the paving of the streets done. That has started today. Today they are cutting up parts of the streets, and evening things up before the final paving. I enjoyed spending some time watching the paving getting done right outside my front window.
This cut out is right in front of my house.Then his guy drizzled I guess it was oil around the edges.Now the macadam is being spread around. And smoothed out.The roller packs it down.And now its done. Ready for the final paving.
Now off I go to read.
Hope your day so far as been a good one.
Happyone :-)
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life in such a manner that when you die
the world cries and you rejoice.
~Indian Saying

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The sun is back

Yesterday and today there was plenty of sunshine on my walks. Yesterday I walked around the lake and walked my usual 6 miles. Nice to walk in the sunshine.This morning I walked my connect the path route. It was quite chilly with a breeze kicking up and I wore a few layers. It felt more like a fall morning but it was gorgeous. The air had that nice crisp clear feel. Makes you want to breathe in big breaths of fresh air and you're just thankful to be outside! :-)
A nice sunny path to walk along.
I stopped at these swings and had a bit of a swing on them. Nothing like swinging on a swing to make you feel like a kid again.
I finished reading Happens Every Day by Isabel Gillies. When I picked up this book in the new book section of the library I thought it was fiction, but when I got it home I realized it was a true story. It is written by a mom with two young sons and tells the story of the breakup of, she thought a happy marriage. It is very sad and heartbreaking at times and I cried quite a bit while reading it. If I had known it was true and so sad I wouldn't have read it. So if you need a good cry this is a good book.

I went to my Tuesday knitting group yesterday. A good group of about a dozen or so people. I sat at one end of the table by Peggy. She was telling us her story of her liver and kidney transplants. She had a liver transplant twelve years ago and from all the medication she had to take from that, her kidney failed. Three years ago she had a kidney transplant and her husband was the donor. She is just fine today and likes to tell her story because she wants people to know how life goes on and we get through the things we have to and can come out well and happy. She is happy, loves life and has such a positive attitude. She is an inspiration. Oh yeah, she also loves to knit!!! :-)

I'm home today, doing a few things around the house this morning and now I'm about to have some lunch. This afternoon I'm starting another book.
I'm thinking we should go for pizza for supper this evening.

Hope your having a great Wednesday and you have sunshine where ever you are.
Happyone :-)
Contemplation often makes life miserable.
We should act more, think less,
and stop watching ourselves live.
~Nicolas de Chamfort

Train Layout

Ken has been doing more work on his train layout. At this stage of the bench work he is working with Homasote.
Homasote comes in panels like sheet rock and he cuts it to the shapes he wants. He has started putting it along the splines where the track will be and has then glued it down. He can only do a small amount at a time because he doesn't have any more clamps. As you can see he uses many clamps. The clamps hold it tightly in place while it dries. Ken not only uses the Homasote where the track will be but in other places as well. Lots more work to follow.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A rainy day


Yesterday and today were rainy walking days. Not a steady rain but showers so I was putting my umbrella up and down a lot! It is nice to hear the rain on the umbrella. Once in a while I like rainy walking mornings. I'm ready for the sun tomorrow again though. :-) The weather was mild with a temperature of 50 degrees this morning. I walked around the lake and the signs about the fox are still up so I'm assuming they haven't caught him yet. I'm thinking maybe he died in the woods. I saw a few goldfinches, cardinals, and red winged black birds. They didn't seem to mind a little rain. Just a couple of people out and they were running.
I walked a little over 6 miles.

It ended up being a rainy day. I stayed home and got some stuff done around the house. I am glad to have gotten all my ironing done today - that was my main goal.

I made eggplant sandwiches for supper. I cut an eggplant in thin slices, dipped them in egg, and bead crumbs, and then fried them. We then put them on rolls with sauce and mozzarella cheese. It was very good and the eggplant was nice and crispy, just the way we like it.

We walked over to the Giant and got a few things we needed.
Just having the usual evening at home.
Television
Ice Cream
Knitting
Reading

Hope this Monday was a good one for you.
Happyone :-)
You live longer once you realize
that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.
~Ruth E. Renkl

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sing a song

Psalm 96:1-3

Oh, sing to the Lord a new song!
Sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Sing to the Lord, bless His name;
Proclaim the good news of His
salvation from day to day.

Declare His Glory among the nations,
His wonders among all peoples.

Happy Sunday.
Have a blessed day.
Happyone :-)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Walking, cleaning and toilet paper


This morning was a mix of sun and clouds. I didn't look at the thermometer but it felt like about 45 degrees. I walked along a couple of paths and ended up by the school. I spotted Gertie out that way and walked about 3/4 of a mile with her as we talked. She is one of my favorite people and its just amazing that she is 87 years old! She says people are always telling her she is too old to do the things that she does but she goes right ahead and does them anyway. She really is a great person and I'm glad she's my friend. :-)
This deer along the path stayed and let me take a picture. She actually started walking toward me. I wasn't too comfortable with that so I left before she got any closer.Near home I saw the older couple who walks every day. You would never guess that they are in their upper 80's also! This walking seems to really pay off. I hope to be still walking when I reach that age!!
They were the only people I saw out this morning. I'm sure everyone else was out walking around the lake!!
I only walked 5.5 miles. I had to be home and ready to leave again at 8:50 and wanted to be home by 8:00.

Ken left while I was walking and went to the old house to get some done work over there. After I had some breakfast and got changed I left and walked down the corner to church for clean-up day. I should say clean up morning, from 9 - 12. My job was in the nursery and I had to wipe down all the kids furniture and toys. The person who was supposed to help me didn't show up so I did it alone, but I didn't mind, I got to play with all the toys while cleaning them! :-)

During the afternoon I read a little and when Ken came home we put the umbrella we bought a few weeks ago up on the deck. It has been sitting in the box on the deck all this time. The weather has been on the cool side and when I'm sitting on the deck, I've been moving my chair around to STAY IN THE SUN! I'm all set now for summer weather again.

This evening we were looking around the book store Boarders and I went to the ladies room. There was no toilet paper so I asked the woman next to me if she would hand some under to me and she did. I said to her "Isn't there a Seinfeld episode just like this?" Which got us both laughing. :-)
I think in the Seinfeld show the women wouldn't give Elaine any TP.

Last night we watched a couple episodes of Damages and will watch a couple more later on. I will be having ice cream and knitting as usual. That's what I do when watching television. If I don't do anything, I fall asleep! :-)

I hope you enjoyed your Saturday.
Happyone :-)
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take,
all the books I want to read
and all the friends I want to see.
~John Burroughs

Friday, April 23, 2010

Driving the new car


Ken went in to work a little earlier than usual this morning so I got up too and started my walk at 6:00. It was almost 50 degrees and no wind and the sun came out too so it was good walking weather. I walked a tad over 6 miles around the lake. I saw a few different people but later on saw most of the regulars just farther along in my walk.
There were a few signs around the path warning of a sick fox someone spotted in the area. Foxes usually are very skittish and ran away, but this one didn't. I kept a lookout for it but didn't see it.
No deer around today, at least none that I saw, but I did see the heron and 4 egrets. Last year I only saw 2 - nice to see more of them around. The sea gulls were back too.
Someone stopped and let me cross the street and I wasn't even in the crosswalk. That sure was unusual, but nice. I hurried along and waved a thank you!
I also found a lucky penny.
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Ken went to work in his Vette and left the new Xterra for me. It was my first time driving it and I liked it. It handles well and it didn't take long to feel right at home driving it. Of course it's not as good as my car! :-) I think having a Vette has spoiled any other car for me. I mean once you get your dream car how can you go back to just any old car!! :-)

I finally made it to the commissary. Usually Fridays are a bit of a mad house and I avoid Fridays but it wasn't bad this time. Only a small line. It was nice loading up everything in the back of the Xterra as I had quite a few bags. I have been really good about remembering my green canvas bags. A lady behind me in line said, I remembered to bring my bags from home, only I forgot them in the car!

I got 3 big loads of wash done. Two loads up on the line before I went out and the third one this afternoon when I got home. I'm glad I got all the wash done because the next few days we are supposed to be getting rain. Now I just have to iron. I was going to do that this afternoon but never got around to it.

I didn't read yet today but did get in a little knitting.

Damages came in the mail from Netflix today so we have some TV to watch in just a little while. We have ice cream too so tonight I'm going to have some Cookies and Cream with a topper of chocolate. :-)

I hope your Friday was a happy day for you.
Happyone :-)
Go for it now.
The future is promised to no one.
~Wayne Dyer

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Saturday on Thursday

We had Saturday today! :-) Ken took a vacation day so we got to spend the day together.
I walked first thing this morning as usual. I walked around the lake on a very foggy morning.
The lake is on the left.
This is the sun trying to break through the clouds right at the very end of my walk. I took this picture near my house.The sun did eventually come out and it was a very nice day.
Walking down the path on the way to the lake there was a deer on the path. When she saw me, she hopped down into the stream and got out on the other side and ran into a yard. That was the only deer I saw. Lots of people out and the topic was the fog. Every one mentioned something about it. I like walking in the fog and seeing things come into focus. Barb said she felt like she was in a Stephen King book!
I walked the usual 6 miles.
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I made pancakes for breakfast, which really made it seem like Saturday. At 10 when the library opened we were there. I dropped off two books and I didn't get any more out. Didn't I do well!? I have two more at home that are due next Wednesday. I hope to have them finished by then so I won't have to renew.
From the library we went to the car dealer and dropped off Ken's yellow Corvette. The engine light came on last week and he couldn't figure what was wrong. The book said something to do the emissions. He did a few things but the light was still on so we took it in.
While the car was in the shop we walked across the street to a shopping center where there was a Ruby Tuesday and had lunch there.
Picked up some stamps at the post office and then went back to the dealer to pick up the car. The problem with the car? It needed a new gas cap!! Thank goodness it was only that!!We dropped the car off home and got the Xterra and went on base to hand in the old sticker from the FJ and to get a new one for the Xterra. On the way home from there we stopped at Lowe's and bought a tomato plant and a bell pepper plant. While Ken washed his car, I planted my two little plants. :-)
It's after supper now and Ken is washing the Xterra and here I am. We will have our usual evening at home. Not sure what I'm having for my snack tonight. Right now I'm not hungry so I can't decided just yet.

Hope you all had a happy Thursday.

It was nice to have a Saturday in the middle of the week.
Happyone :-)
How is it that one match can start a forest fire,
but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?
~Christy Whitehead

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I never did make it to the commissary this morning. I was just going to read for a little while before I left and kept reading until I finished the book. In my defense, it was a rainy day and perfect for reading. I can just go the commissary tomorrow! I read Echoes of the Dance by Marcia Willett. Another great book by her. She writes of the English countryside and the people who live there. Each of her books can be read on their own but they continue with the same characters so it's nice to read them in the order she wrote them. I enjoyed this one and all the others and look forward to reading the next one. The next book I read though won't be one of hers, I have a pile of others to read first!
A quote from the book:
"You love Nat, I know that, but are you in love with him?"
"I dunno. What's the difference?"
"Of loving and being in love? Oh, all the difference in the world. It's the difference between madness and peace. Between ecstasy and contentment. If you have to ask you've never been in love."

I did manage to do a little around the house but I admit not much! :-)

Since I didn't go shopping, we had nothing good to eat for supper so we went out to Red Robin and had fish and chips. Didn't that work out well?!!

Kenny dropped me off at church afterwards for my ladies Bible study. I was going to walk home, but it was still raining out and Kenny was there to pick me up.
When we got home, we watched some television, ate ice cream and once again I knitted. I'll read until bedtime.

Goodnight all!
Happyone :-)
Campers:
Nature's way of feeding mosquitoes.
~Author Unknown

Off the main path

A cool cloudy morning for my walk today. I walked along the neighborhood paths. Here you can see how pretty it all looks now that everything is so nice and green.I don't know what the real name is for these big leaves in the picture but its also known as skunk cabbage. When you crush the leaves they smell like skunks. It really does. I know because I did it this morning!
I walked down this little trail off the main pathand walked along this stream for a bit.
I came across this other trail off the main path that has just had some fresh wood chips put out along it and couldn't resist following it.A bench a long the trailThere is a circle here to the left and the trail turns around and leads back to the main path.
It's not long, only about 1/4 of a mile. What a nice little trail though and I saw and I saw a few deer at the end of it. I spooked them and they all ran away before I could take a picture.
I saw only a few people out this morning and all of them were walking dogs. Never did see the sun. It is supposed to rain later and I'm glad it held off for my walk.
I walked just over 6 miles.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures for today. It really was a great walk.
Have a great day and if you can, get out there and take a little walk. :-)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Number Three

Here I am again for the third time today.
Tuesday morning is when I go to my knitting group so after breakfast I left for that. Ken was nice and washed my car for me on Sunday so it was nice and clean. :-)
Once May gets here the knitting group will be changing locations again. This time to a small shopping center which has a very nice court yard in the center and we will be knitting outside if the weather is nice. On rainy days we will meet back at the Mill. It will be nice to be outside and knitting.

This afternoon I made up my shopping list for a trip to the commissary in the morning, read some more and played around on the computer.

We went out for pizza for supper and it was especially good tonight. The crust was perfect, and the pie was juicy with just the right amount of cheese. Really Good!
Watching television tonight I had some chocolate chip ice cream and then knitted on the ripple afghan.

Now I'm off to do some more reading until bedtime. Kenny is downstairs working on his layout.

I'll be back in the morning with another walking post.
Goodnight and pleasant dreams to you.
Happyone :-)
Camping:
The art of getting closer to nature
while getting farther away from the nearest
cold beverage, hot shower and flush toilet.
~Author Unknown

Trains

An update on Ken's train layout. He put the mirror up. The curtains in the window won't be there when he starts the scenery. The curved upper parts are called splines and that is where the track will be.As you can see there is a lot of work to be done first before he can even begin to do scenery and track.

Mowing Day



It's really nice now that it is light out when I start on my walk, but I don't get to see the sunrise anymore. A beautiful sunny, cool, calm morning. Perfect walking weather. I walked my usual 6 miles around the lake. It was mowing day and I saw 5 mowers out around the lake and paths. Lots of people out and I saw quite a few regulars as well as some new people. I learned the name of another walker too. I went off the path and down to the lake to take a picture and when I came back on the path, a man was just walking by. We walked at the exact same pace so we just started talking. His name is Ray. I walked with him for about a quarter of the way around the lake before I turned off on the upper path. Lots of birds singing and chirping, heard a woodpecker, and the geese always make a lot of noise. I saw 4 egrets today and the heron. A crow was at the edge of the water on a rock eating a fish. I was pleased that I was able to get this picture. He took off flying just after I took the picture. He left the fish and I waited for a bit for him to come back. He did, but picked up the fish and flew off with it before I could get another picture. It was really neat to watch though!
It's never boring walking around the lake. Even though its the same, its never the same. :-) I love this part of my day.
Now it's time to begin the rest of my day. It will start off with breakfast. I like that part of my day too! :-)
Enjoy your Tuesday.
Happyone :-)

Monday, April 19, 2010

At Home

Since I didn't make pancakes over the weekend, I made some for my breakfast this morning. Then I put the makings of Mexican Meatloaf in the slow cooker for supper. The nice about the slow cooker is you can get supper going first thing in the morning and then don't have to worry about it. Supper comes around and it's already cooked. :-)

I just hung around the house getting a few things done. It ended up being a sunny but windy day but not too windy that I couldn't hang my clothes out to dry.
I did a couple of crossword puzzles. I don't do them often but every now and then I get the urge.

This evening we watched a little television and had cookies for my snack. Got a little knitting done too and when I get done here I'll go and read for a while.

That's is for today.
Hope all went well for you today.
Happyone :-)
Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations.
When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.
~George Carlin

I spotted the egrets

It was quite chilly out this morning with a temperature of just 40 degrees. The wind finally stopped though and the sun came out. One side of the lake was in shade and when I got to the other side it felt soooo good to feel the sun. It was 45 degrees when I got back home and its supposed to get to the upper 60's I think later today. I walked around the lake and saw many people out walking, running and a few fishing as well. All those rabbits I've been seeing, I read on a poster are Eastern Cottontails. I saw the white egrets for the first time today and got this picture of them. I didn't notice until I saw the picture that there is a squirrel on the tree trunk across the top of the picture.The water lilies are started to come up. They are small now but will turn green when they grow bigger. The usual deer, geese, and birds were about too. They all help make my walk around the lake such a pleasure! :-)
I walked just over 6 miles.
Make this Monday a good one.
Happyone :-)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Be a blessing

1 Peter 3:8 & 9

Finally, all of you be of one mind,
having compassion for one another,
love as brothers, be tenderhearted,
be courteous.
Not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling,
but on the contrary blessing,
knowing that you were called to this,
that you may inherit a blessing.

Do something nice for someone today
and be blessing. :-)

Have a wonderful day.
God loves you.
Happyone :-)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Secret Sisters and a new car

This morning with my pumpkin bread in hand I went to church for the Secret Sister Brunch. What a nice time I had. We all brought a little something to eat and of course there was way too much food and all of it looked delicious. I picked out a few things that looked especially good to me and had a little piece of blueberry coffee cake, a pastry with a chocolate cream inside, some kind of spice bread and some strawberries. We talked and got to know each other a little better. There was a short questionnaire to fill out with questions about ourselves. Birthday, anniversary, interests, favorite food and other things like that. Then we folded them up, put them in a basket and each one of us drew a name out which was our Secret Sister. I drew a women named Tracy. It is of course kept secret throughout the year and I send her little presents, words of encouragement and any thing else I want to. Then in January we all get together again and find out who our Secret Sister is. I'm already planning on making Tracy a cross stitch book mark for her birthday in August. :-) Tracy and I both listed Ice Cream as one of our favorite foods and her favorite color is Red which is my favorite color too. I can't help but wonder who drew my name. I've always wanted to do this. When I was a kid I remember my mother participating in this type of thing but they called them Secret Pals back then.
Today they had four little bags of goodies and I got one because I was the newest member of the church. Here is a picture of what was in my little bag of goodies. :-)A very enjoyable morning.

The afternoon wasn't so bad either. Ken has been talking about trading the FJ in and getting another car for quite a while now. Nothing wrong with the FJ but he just wants something different. I think always wanting new cars is a man thing!! I am perfectly happy with my car. Anyway we went to look at Xterras (Nissan) and we ended up buying a new dark gray one. We got a real good deal on our trade in and ended up almost making an even swap. It rides very nice and we are very pleased with our new car.
Here she is all cleaned and getting the tags put on.Here she is sitting in the sun. :-)
This evening we went out to eat at Bertucci's. Now we're home for the evening.
Later we will watch an episode of Oz, eat ice cream and I'll do a bit of knitting.
All in all Saturday was one fine day!

I hope you enjoyed your Saturday too!
Happyone :-)
The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly.
~Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun

Quiet morning walk

It was 50 degrees this morning but cloudy and pretty windy out during my walk. I walked the path to the school and then around in that neighborhood. Then picked up the other path and headed back home. I saw a group of seven deer and then two more. A quiet morning, only saw two other women, one at the start of my walk and one at the end, one walking, the other running. The sun was out by the time I got home.
I stopped to take this picture of the Wisteria climbing up the tree. The sun wasn't out yet so the picture isn't all that great. I read that Wisteria is a climbing shrub of the pea family, native to North America and eastern Asia.
The morning sky.
Walked a little under 6 miles at 5.7.
Almost Secret Sister time. I'll post about it later.
Have a great Saturday.
Happone :-)

Friday, April 16, 2010

When I made waffles the other day I had three extras so I put them in a baggie in the refrigerator for three future breakfasts. Then I just pop one in the toaster to heat it up. I add a little icing sugar on top and it satisfies my sweet tooth. I don't eat it with a fork but just pick it up. It kind of reminds me of a donut. A glass of milk (skim), a piece of fruit and I'm set until lunch time.

I made Pumpkin Bread this morning for tomorrow. It's nice that the recipe is for three loaves because I get to freeze two of them. While I was in the kitchen I listened to more of the audio book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. It's one that I own and was a gift from my daughter. I've been listening to it for a long time. It's a long book and I only listen to it if I'm in the kitchen.

I spent the day at home again. Did a little work, knitting and reading. I was going to wash my very dirty car but never got around to it. It is so dirty that I won't drive it anywhere until I wash it first. The day ended up windy and a few rain showers.

We will watch another episode of Oz tonight and eat some ice cream. Then I'll probably read.
Hope your Friday was a happy one.
Happyone :-)
Beautiful and graceful,
varied and enchanting,
small but approachable,
butterflies lead you to
the sunny side of life.
And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
~Jeffrey Glassberg

Paddle boats back in the water

A mild 55 degrees this morning. It was cloudy, but I saw the sun peek out once in a while and there was even a very light rain shower. It only lasted a few minutes and as I write this the sun is shining. I walked over to the lake and took the shorter route that stays down by the water. The heron was standing on the rocks by the water and I watched it take off and fly across the lake. The fox was about too and I watched him hurry off into the woods.
This is what the sky looked like this morning.
Lots of people walking and there were about a dozen people fishing at the edge of the lake. Down in the water by the entrance the park rangers were putting the paddle boats back in the water for the season. I snapped this photo of them paddling them over to the pier. The man fishing in the left of the picture was smoking a cigar and as another woman passed by we wrinkled up our noses and said how awful it smelled. :-)
I left the lake behind and walked down the road and along one of the paths before heading back home. There were many people on that one path and I don't usually see many people there. It is one of those mornings when it's just so nice to be outside.
I walked 6.5 miles.
All that walking made me hungry. I'm having breakfast next.
Happyone :-)