I saw the two white egrets. I took this far away picture of one coming in for a landing. He was standing at the shore line near me but flew away when I tried to get a picture.
On the path to the lake I saw a dead rabbit in the middle of the path. : ( It wasn't just dead it was half eaten and was really gross. There was also a squished frog up farther on the same path. Then when I was near home I spotted these three buzzards eating something. I'm not sure what it is.
Noofy - you asked about my pedometer. It is called a Freestyle Pacer Pro but I'm sorry to say they don't make them anymore. I like it because it is small and easily clips onto my pants. I know a lot of people like and use the Omron HJ-112 and you can check it out HERE.
I'm sure a lot of you have already read the following
but I really like it and wanted to share it with those of you who haven't.
The Green ThingIn the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized to her and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day."
That's right, they didn't have the green thing in her day. Back then, they returned their milk bottles, Coke bottles and beer
bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, using the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.
But they didn't have the green thing back in her day.
In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn't have an escalator in every store and office building.. They walked to the
grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks.
But she's right. They didn't have the green thing in her day.
Back then, they washed the baby's diapers because they didn't have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts - wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.
But that old lady is right, they didn't have the green thing back in her day.
Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house - not a TV in every room.. And the TV had a small screen the size of a pizza dish, not a screen the size of the state of Montana . In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn't
have electric machines to do everything for you. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used wadded up newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.
Back then, they didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.
But she's right, they didn't have the green thing back then.
They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty, instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled pens with ink, instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.
But they didn't have the green thing back then.
Back then, people took the streetcar and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus, instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances.
And they didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.
But that old lady is right. They didn't have the green thing back in her day.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I never did get to sit outside on the deck yesterday and start reading one of the books from the library. Had work inside to finish. I did start it later in the evening though. I'm reading the newest James Patterson book Toys. I like it already.
At 10 I did my exercise with Body Electric on television. I've discovered sometimes that is on and other times a stretching show so I just do whatever comes on. Then I read more of my book.
It is almost noon now, after posting this, I'll read blogs until lunch time and then get some work done around the house. By the way, the rain has stopped and the sun is shining. I think more rain is on the way.
Hope you have a good day and find lots to smile about.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
The most pleasant and useful persons
are those who leave some of the problems of the universe
for God to worry about.