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

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

A walk to Whipps

I've walked in all kinds of weather this week.  This morning it was fog and the temperature was 64 degrees.  A few miles into my walk a light mist started falling but only lasted a few minutes.  Gradually it started clearing and by the time I was back in the house the sun was out.
I walked along a couple of roads and down this path.
 Then took the trail behind the school.
Saw two deer on the other side of the little stream and 
one looked back to get his picture taken.
I walked back to the road and made my way over to Whipp's Cemetery.
This is only my second time walking this route but it is one that I really like.  I don't really like to walk here during the week because I have to walk a couple of blocks on a road without sidewalks along a curve.  But it really wasn't bad.  I ran the two blocks and stopped in driveways when cars came by.  So I think I'll be walking this route more often in the future.
New wood chips have been put down and more flowers are around since the last time I walked here.  It is a very nice, lovely peaceful place around the old graves and I enjoy walking along the paths here.

Walking home after getting off the curvy road without sidewalks I go a different way so I end up walking pretty much in one big circle.  I like routes that I don't have to backtrack and with so many paths and trails around here I can pretty much do that. 

I wonder where all the people were this morning, I only saw one other person walking!! Maybe they were waiting for better weather.
I walked 6.7 miles.
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I'm home again today.  I don't mind being at home though.  I can always find things to do around the house to keep me busy. 
Since the sun is out now I'm doing laundry today.   One load is already hanging on the line and the second load is just about done.  I'll be ironing Ken's shirts later on today.
But right now I've still not had breakfast and it's almost 10:00 and I'm hungry so off I go to eat my Cocoa Krispies with strawberries!!! : )

Be happy and enjoy your day.
Happyone
The person who seeks all their applause from outside
has their happiness in another's keeping.
Claudius Claudianus

11 comments:

  1. What a lovely story, behind Whipps Cemetery. And what a lovely walk, it makes.

    Repeating, you are so lucky to have all the lovely walking places, you have. I hope that during the day, many people make use of them. And tell who ever is responsible for them, of their appreciation. :-)

    "To be astonished
    is one of the surest ways
    of not growing old too quickly."


    ~Gabrielle Colette

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  2. That walk sounds scary...glad you've figured out a way to make it less so. Is there ever a problem with woodticks when you are out walking?

    We're in the soup here today, too.

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  3. What a lovely walk, it's looks quiet and peaceful....I would enjoy that walk too.

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  4. Lovely write-up in today's blog. It was nice to see Whipps Cemetery again.
    MJ

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  5. That was a lovely walk. I enjoyed you sharing it with us.

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  6. What a lovely walk! It appears that you have some nice level areas for walking.

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  7. The paths at the cemetery look well maintained. It looks like a peaceful place to walk.
    Like you I never have trouble finding things to do at home.

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  8. It looks like a wonderful path. It was a lovely day. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

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  9. Hi Karen, Whipps Cemetery looks like a great place to walk... So peaceful with such a good trail.

    When George and I were hiking this week in the RAIN, we were singing all of the 'rain' songs we could think of... ha

    Hugs
    Betsy

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  10. I agree with what others, you are so lucky to have such interesting walking paths close to home! Have a good weekend!

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  11. What a well maintained cemetry. I love the yellow iris on the path verge and the photo of the deer.

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