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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Friday, August 10, 2012

A rainy walk

Woke up to pouring rain beating on the windows and roof this morning.  But did that stop me from getting up and walking?  No, it did not. : )
Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while weren't surprised that I walked in the rain and know I enjoy it.
I headed on over to the lake with my big golf umbrella.  This is the path that starts my walk to the lake and my house is just two blocks from here, though I walk around the block first to get here.
Because of the rain there were only a handful of people around the lake and that is the way I like it.  I had the lake practically all to myself.  There were only two cars in the parking lot which has been full lately.  It has been a while since it really rained hard during a morning walk.
About a quarter of the way around the lake the rain eased off, and finally settled down to a steady light rain.
I saw the white egret, a green heron, and a couple of gold finches. A few geese were around too.
On the way back down the path to home I stopped to take a picture of the little stream that runs along the path.  As you can see it is muddy and full.
 I walked 6.4 miles.
Sunrise 6:16
Sunset 8:09
We are staying home this weekend again and not going up to our land.  Ken had to work today and besides with all this rain we wouldn't get much done.  (it's raining up there too).

I've done the house stuff that HAS to get done and now I'm just having a bit of fun around the house. 
This afternoon I plan to:
Be on the computer
Nothing very exciting but these things make me happy. : )

Have a great day and hope you get to do something you enjoy.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin,
but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
~ Samuel Ullman


  1. It was pouring here this morning as well. We got powerful thunderstorms overnight and are expecting more this evening.

    I know that you do love to walk in the rain, but had not yet realized that you prefer to have the paths all to yourself.

  2. Great walk, again...so proud of you. My exercise gets interrupted so easily. And you went in the rain.

  3. Look at that nicely full little stream! We can't complain about rain lack, in this NE neck of the woods, now.


  4. I can just imagine how healthy your heart must be. You are so committed to your daily walks. Keep up the good work.

  5. Good for you, Karen! Just don't be out and about in thunderstorms, OK? Promise? I'll usually wimp out of raining in heavy rain, UNLESS I am doing marathon training - then there are no excuses. I love the green herons - they are so pretty. Enjoy the day. Art

  6. That was some wet start to your day - how lovely the young trees look on the opposite side of the stream. Sounds like a good day at home to me - enjoy it.


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