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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Thursday, October 14, 2010

A walk and no work

This morning I walked around the lake once again.  Very few people there today.  Rain was predicted and it felt like it was on the way.  Just as the sun was about to come up I took a picture of lake and sky. The pretty sky only lasted a few minutes before the clouds took over and it was gone.  How lucky I was to get this beautiful short peak at such beauty.
I was about three miles into my walk when I started to feel drops of rain and thought, I'm going to be soaked by the time I get home.  As luck would have it, the rain stopped just like that and it didn't start again until I was a block from home.  Perfect timing, Thanks God. :-)
Walking around the lake I saw a couple of deer, a chipmunk, heron, green heron, white egret and ducks and geese.  I stopped for a while and stood to the right on this bridge watching the geese swim through the lily ponds and just enjoying the scenery.
Someone walked across the bridge and since I was still, I could feel the bridge moving.  It was an odd sensation.
A walker friend Barbara, who I see most mornings walking her dogs, was out as usual.  From a distance before I knew it was her I saw two red blinking lights in the distance.  As the lights neared I saw that it was Barbara and each one of her dogs had a flashing red light attached to the little coats they were wearing.  Good idea for walking in the dark.  A couple of runners that I saw had lights somehow attached to their hats.  Looked like coal miners hats. 

The first little rain shower was just enough to get the ground damp and it had the smell  of wet pavement that smells so good to me.  Walking past the Giant, nearing home, I smelled another one of my favorite smells, baking bread.  A walk and good smells, a good way to start this wet rainy day.

On this rainy day I stayed home and planned to get some cleaning and ironing done but you know how that goes.  I walked into the living room, saw my book sitting there and read some of it.  Went upstairs in my loft to put something away and saw a bookmark counted cross stitch project started and worked on that for a bit.  I was given some yarn the other day and started a new knitting project with that.  Before I knew it lunch time had come and gone.  I missed lunch but I did eat a nice crispy juicy granny smith apple.
I suppose I should go and get some of that cleaning done, but it is too late for that now.  I guess I'll go and finish that book.
Tomorrow is another day.
Hope you enjoyed your day.
Happyone  :-)


  1. Beautiful shot there; actually, it's stunning! The rain is coming here for tomorrow...so not looking forward to it, but perhaps there'll be some baking going on. Sounds like a perfectly relaxed day at your house and we need days like that...

  2. It is stunning!
    you had a wandering day....the best

  3. What a great shot! Beautiful. At that time I was still stumbling around the kitchen trying to get the coffee made. ;-)

  4. Great dawn photo, and I love the perspective of the bridge. Good that you're getting the moisture - I hope you don't get the heavy rain this weekend!

  5. WOW Karen. that picture is truly amazing... just perfectly beautiful..

  6. You were lucky to catch the beautiful sunrise over the lake. Perfect timing! Another great one to frame.

  7. I've been catching up on all your writing that I've missed. The Colorfest was amazing, huh? I heard it was much more crowded on Saturday than on Sunday, and it was crowded then! I was so glad to find the apple dumpling place. This year I ate the whole thing. I think it was worth the trip just for that.

    Hope you're having a great day!

  8. I had a day like this, too. I guess it's the rain. Did a lot of reading and really enjoyed it.

    Great sunrise shot!

  9. That's a beautiful picture of the morning sky.

  10. You got the sunrise that so many other people will have missed.


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