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, April 12, 2013

A mid morning walk and chili

It rained quite a bit last night and it was still coming down this morning quite heavy at times.  I don't mind walking in the rain but there was some thunder and lightening so I waited till 10:00 and left when it was just drizzling out.

While waiting I made some Chili - for supper tomorrow.  Here it is cooking in the crock pot.

My walk today was around the lake again.  Didn't see many people about but did some wildlife and was able to get a few pictures.
A Groundhog trying to hide in the grass and weeds.
A couple of Mallard Ducks by the water.
A Heron standing in the stream just up a ways from the ducks.
I also saw four deer but didn't take their picture.
The rain pretty much stopped by the time I got to the lake.  I wore my rain pants and a hooded sweatshirt but didn't take an umbrella.

As always I enjoyed my walk around the lake.
I found a penny. : )
Walked 5.7 miles.

Ken and I went up to the Tractor Supply store again this afternoon to pick up a few things.

The sun is just now starting to come out and as I look out the window I can see a bit of blue sky.

Hope your Friday is a good one and you get to see some sun.
Happyone : )
Life is short and we never have enough time for gladdening 
the heart of those who travel the way with us.
Oh, be swift to love.
Make haste to be kind.
~Henri Frederic Amiel


  1. No sun... Lots of cold rain and freezing rain and snow showers. Doesn't feel much like April. Are you feeling back to your old self? Sounds as if you are!

  2. O just love woodchucks
    ha ha...mallards for you too
    nice heron ....great path you walk
    ...I'm going to start a change bank of found coins...

  3. I really enjoy your pictures! It is amazing to see your opportunities to photograph wild life.

    The chili looks really good! You might need to set an extra place at the table.;-)

  4. It has been so cold here today only reaching the low 40s.

    You have great pictures for us today!

  5. My that chili looks good. I love chili and make it often...maybe you will share your recipe? I do love the pictures you take on your walks. Enjoy your weekend.

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    What some people will do, to build their blog's readership!!! -giggles-

    But then, I guess his blog is SELLING something... Those "online games"...

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  7. Great wildlife photos! Looks like a great walk. And that chilli looks pretty durn good! Art

  8. I really wanna make some crock pot chili!! I like to season it with garlic powder.

  9. Now that I am back to working in the garden my blogging has been a bit sporadic. Didn't realize I'd missed so many posts.
    Your chili sure does look good. Lots of fiber in those beans too :D.


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