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, January 21, 2013

A look back at my garden

25 degrees this morning, no wind and it was cloudy. The sun made a short peek out from behind the clouds but it didn't last long.  I walked my connect the path with the trail route. 

Since its a holiday it was like an early Sunday morning and there were only a couple of people out.  A nice quiet walk and it was great to be out walking in the fresh cold air.

I saw a fox again but don't think it was the same one because this was about 2 1/2 miles from where I saw one the other day.  I'm not sure how far their territory is.  This one didn't stay around for a picture.   A few people were concerned that the last fox followed me and didn't run off.   I was a bit concerned too because they usually are skittish and run off but I think he just wanted to go the way I was going.  When he got a bit too close, I turned, stamped my foot and he ran off.  

Walking along a path I saw a blue bird.  He flew up in the trees and when I looked up to see him, I saw that he had joined a whole mess of blue birds.  I'd never seen so many together before.  I would guess that there were at least 15 of them.  Tried to take a picture but the blue color didn't show up. 

I took 13,161 steps on this walk.
Sunrise 7:23
Sunset 5:16
Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers for the house deal to go through.  Still waiting to hear after putting in our counter offer.
I was looking through some old pictures of the Savage house and came across some pictures I had taken of the gardens around the yard.  My goal was to get rid of all the grass and just have gardens.   I spent many enjoyable hours in the yard. This picture was taken standing on the front porch.  It makes me sad to see what the yard looks like now.
I started reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness but just couldn't get into it.  I read 60 pages before giving up.

Just hanging around home today and not doing too much of anything. We've been working on the 3 puzzles and it is quite a challenge but we're getting there.  I will be starting another book later on.  The second book in Anne Perry book series featuring Monk.

Till next time......
A happy day to you.
Happyone : )
  You are where you are,
at the time that you are,
for a reason.
Don't waste if by wishing to be somewhere else.
~ Mandy Hale
Comment replies:
Debbie - You noticed and got it exactly right.  I made my blog colors to match my new office.  :)


  1. Your garden was beautiful! Lots of hard work went into it I 'm sure.
    Yeah I was wondering about the fox too. I would love to see one. I' m glad he listened to you and went the other way!

  2. Seeing a fox is so neat....brisk walk sounds really nice

  3. Yes, your Savage garden was beautiful. You sure don't mind hard work.
    I, for one, would be more comfortable if you would stay away from foxes! MJ

  4. You had a lovely garden at your old house. I hope the sale goes through and you can move on but keep the good memories. Enjoy the rest of your day!

  5. 15 bluebirds sounds like a happy way to start the day.
    I'm so glad you shared this picture of your beautiful garden. I can tell you gave it a lot of TLC.

  6. You certainly worked hard on that yard! The gardens are very pretty!

  7. I remember your pretty gardens and how much you worked in them.

  8. Wow---your garden was beautiful. Why did you all decide to scale down to a condo????? We may have to do that sometime when the yard gets to be too much for us....

    Hope the house sells. That will be a monkey off of your back... Ken retires soon, doesn't he??? I know you both are looking forward to spending more time at Happy Trails.


  9. Hi there - sounds like another nice walk. That is not likely to be the same fox, although they can roam. Wishing you the best on the home sale. I know that is stressful from personal experience. Have a great day. Art

  10. Glad you stamped your foot, at that fox. Glad you were a bit worried. Worried, in an unknown situation, is good.

    Your idea for all garden and no grass, in your old home, is/was a delightful one. I agree! Who needs grass?!?

    "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness, would not be something which you would get into, I don't think. But I don't want to discourage any reader, ahead of time... When I did enjoy a book, myself.

    Because sometimes, a reader will surprise me, and like a book I did, which I didn't expect them to. :-)

    Btw, I did not get out the next book, after "A Discovery of Witches." By then, I didn't have any interest in getting back into the deep plot. One was enough.

    Not familiar (right now anyway) with Anne Perry books. Will look! I always have a *zillion* book possibilities, on my Maybe-Read-List!!!


  11. WOW it's cold this morning. You're probably all bundled up. 1/22...Meghan's birthday


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