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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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A beautiful fall day

This morning the temperature was back down to 44 degrees - more normal for this time of year.  It was a bright, sunny, crisp, morning and especially beautiful around the lake.  The header picture is one of the pictures I took this morning.  Here's another one.  I just had to stop awhile and gaze at this.  It was breath taking!! 
Quite a few people out this morning and most of the regulars were around.  Some have just been leaving later in the morning because of it being dark.

I counted four deer around the lake, a heron sleeping at the edge of the lake and a white egret sitting in a tree.  If you look at the picture you can barely see a white speck in the red/orange tree in just about the middle of the picture.  That speck is the egret.
I also saw a Kingfisher. 

What a beautiful morning to be out walking.
I found a lucky penny. : )
I walked 6.4 miles.
Sunrise 7:19
Sunset 6:26
Yesterday afternoon I finished reading Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg.  I thought the book was excellent. It's about a writer who is recently widowed and finds out that her husband had withdrawn a huge amount of money out of the bank just before he died.
A quote from the book:
It seems to her that life is like 
gathering berries into an apron with a hole.  
Why do we keep on?  
Because the berries are beautiful, 
and we must eat to survive. 
 We catch what we can.  
We walk past what we lose 
for the promise of more, just ahead.
I went to the post office first thing this morning to mail a package.  Someone I know has just become a grandma and I sent the baby a little something that I knitted. : )  

From there I went to my knitting group.  I hadn't been for the past two weeks and it was nice to get back and meet with friends. : )  There were 11 of us there.  I worked on some weave-it squares.  I can tell I did more talking then weaving because I only made three.

What a pretty day we have to enjoy here in Maryland today.
Hope your day is a pretty one too.
There ought to be a way to combine 
autumn and morning into one word,
the combination of the two 
is special enough to be its own entity.
~ Terri Guillemets


  1. This Header pic is different... This one has the dark stones protruding out into the lake, as well as all the other purrrrrfect photo aspects. :-)

    At least, I think it's a diff pic, than the one I saw here before... But after your blog look change.

    I prefer this one. :-) The dark of the rocks, adds such a touch...


  2. Beautiful photo ..... today has been a Gorgeous day here too!!

  3. The sun came out about an hour ago so things are looking up! John will be so happy to have some good days to work on the garage.

    Your header is stunning. The water like glass...I said, "ahhhhhh." ☺

  4. It sounds like you have had a wonderful day! The pictures are just breath-taking! It is a very nice gesture to send the baby something you have knitted yourself.


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