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

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


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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A new telephone pole

This morning it was still nice but warmer than it has been.  Back to short sleeves again.   I was at the lake early enough to get this picture of the sun coming up.  Once it did come up it was sunny with few clouds.  I walked a little bit farther than usual for a total of 7.2 miles.  I walked directly to the lake this morning and then walked around the lake two times. I didn't take the upper path but just stayed on the path by the lake.  After walking around the lake I walked directly back home.
At one point I took this little path that runs along the paved path but goes down to the water.  It's not very long but I can pretend I'm hiking in the woods for a little while.  Quite a lot of people out walking and I stopped for a short chat with a few of my walker friends.  I don't usually see many bike riders around the lake but today there were 6 of them.  I saw the white egret again.  I have been spotting him in the same place each morning.  He hangs out over by one of the foot bridges.  Must be a good place for him to fish for his breakfast.  A bunch of low flying geese passed right over my head so low that I could hear their wings.  Thankfully I got "clean" away if you know what I mean. :-)  I also saw a few Goldfinches, rabbits and LOTS of squirrels and one cute little chipmunk. 
A family of deer stepped out of the woods as I walked along and I stopped and took this picture.  I was walking up very slowly trying to get a closer picture when a runner came around the bend and scared them off.  It was a great walk this morning and I am so thankful that I live where I do and can walk around this lake whenever I want to.  I am also thankful for the desire to walk. :-)

It was very windy later in the day and my clothes dried outside on the line in no time at all.  I had planned to go out and do a little shopping here and there but never made it out.  I got distracted watching the new telephone pole being put in right out on the side of my house.  I took lots of pictures and a few videos too.  It was fascinating watching it all.  Here are just a few of the pictures I took.
Moving the pole near to the hole.
 Lining the pole up.
 Mission accomplished.
 High up there moving the wires.
 When he came down and they all left the top of the pole looked like this.
It wasn't that the pole needed to be replaced because of age, but it needed to be higher for the wires. Now they just have to take down the shorter pole and take the one out of the middle of the street which you can see in the first picture.

This afternoon I ironed and did a few chores around the house.  I'll go out tomorrow to do that shopping.
Now I'm going to go walk down to the end of the street and pick up the mail.
I am looking forward to sitting down then and reading. :-)

Hope all is well with you today.
Happyone :-)


  1. Seven point two is a long way. Sounds as if these are the perfect kinds of days for walking. They're mine and then hunting season begins and it's all over. We don't have very many paths like the one you walk around here. I think that the nearest one is on the coast. I'm going back to enlarge the deer family.

  2. Oh I was just going to say that John just set his own electrical pole (he did them all for his property). It needed to go up 27 inches to avoid being clipped by the snow plow. He's always choosing such labor intensive projects.

  3. Any idea when they'll finally remove the one from the middle of the street?

  4. Oh my gosh. I will never again look up when a flock of geese are right overhead. Geting "clean away" never entered my head. :-)

  5. I agree with you... It excites me to witness such things... the heavy machines and all... :-D

  6. Kathy, I have no idea! I think verizon has to do something with their stuff on that pole yet.

  7. Now that's something you don't see every day. Looks like you had a good vantage point for seeing all the action.
    I'm glad to hear you got "clean away" from those geese. I was talking to my son in Australia via Skype the other night and he was telling me about the many birds he saw while touring Sydney. He wasn't so lucky with the clean getaway, but at least he had a hat on :).

  8. You certainly see a lot of different 'critters' on your morning walks (and capture beautiful sunrises). I hope the pole is now gone from the middle of the street.


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