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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Monday, February 20, 2012

A quiet day

I would like to say Thank You to all who left comments here on yesterdays post.  Thanks so much for the kind words!! : )

I am happy to say that we did NOT get any of the snow/rain that was predicted here yesterday and last night!  It stayed to the south of us, so I got to have a very nice morning walk.  It was 30 degrees and there was a slight breeze.  The clouds in the picture didn't stay around long and before long the sun was shining and warming things up.  I walked around the lake.  I was there early enough so that the workers weren't there yet.  The blocked off path was opened so I could walk without a problem.  I made it just in time though because as I was leaving the work area the trucks and workers were just getting there.
Very few people were out around the lake.  I only counted four others.
Quite a few Mallard ducks were around and they were all paired off swimming around the lake.   There were also some of these ducks around too.  I had to zoom in from far away to take this picture and I think it came out looking like a painting. 
A very quiet walk.
I walked 6.3 miles.
Sunrise 6:54
Sunset 5:50
Not much happening today.  Ken had the day off but went into work anyway.  He can get more done when there is no one around to bother him asking questions.  
I've just done a minimum of work around the house which leaves me time for some knitting and reading.  

So until tomorrow......
A smile from me to you.
Certain flaws are necessary for the whole.
It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
~ Goethe


  1. It really does look like a painting!

    The snow stayed south of you? Oh. I've got to check on weather reports.

    I like that quote, too. Old friends and their quirks. Ha!

  2. Love the photo of the duck and how you have caught the ripples in the water - amazing.

  3. That photo did turn out to look like a painting. The ripples are awesome.
    Enjoy your quiet day.

  4. The snow storm... I just read a post by a blogger, who did get the little snow storm. So she must be more south, than you.

    Yes, today's photo does have a water-painting look to it.

    And I already told you, how magnificent your last 2 ducks on water photo was, in your Just Photos blog.


  5. Hi Karen, I am just the opposite from you when it comes to wanting snow. IF they predict it here and we don't get it (which is often), I get so upset and frustrated...

    If I were walking 6 miles early in the morning, I'd LOVE it if the snow came and I didn't have to go... ha ha (Guess I'm not 'into' walking much!!!!! I only do it because I need to not because I want to! Oh Well. I am BAD!)


  6. awesome post thanks 4 sharing this post with us


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