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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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bananas and strawberries

More low hanging clouds around and 50 degrees this morning for my walk.  By mid morning though the sun was out in a pretty blue sky.  Walked my usual route.  The farm there in the picture is the one where the chickens are always around.
Along one of the roads I walk there is a little building with a sign on it that says Chlorine.  Not sure what it is for.
The cows were nowhere to be seen today.  It's nice that they have such a large area to live in that they can just disappear where I can't even see them.

I am so thankful for the beautiful area I live in and for being able to take a walk every morning. : )
I walked 6.3 miles - 12,462 steps.
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We had a some bananas that were too brown to eat and I did what a lot of people do when that happens, I made banana bread.  I have a cookbook I bought a while ago but have never made anything in it until today.  Looked up the Banana Bread recipe in it.  The recipe called for a jar of maraschino cherries.  I didn't have any but I did have some strawberries so I added them instead.  It turned out quite well.  I ate that piece you see cut in the picture.  The recipe is HERE if you would like see it.
I'll just eat a little less chili for supper or maybe not any chips with it.  : ) 

Hope you are enjoying your day and that you smiled often.
happyone : )
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
but to be fearless in facing them.
~Rabindranath Tagore

8 comments:

  1. Great idea to add strawberries to that bread! I'm sure it made for a very tasty snack.

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  2. Strawberry banana bread? Ohhhh that sounds delish. Walking in cooler temps sounds wonderful, too.

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  3. That bread really looks good! Your nice cool temps sound so nice. I am getting tired of Arizona summer. A bit of autumn would be nice. See you tomorrow.

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  4. I love the silos in the distance on that farm :)

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  5. I would imagine strawberries would taste very good in the banana bread! I certainly would never have thought to add them.

    Looks like a beautiful place for your walk. It would be fun to see cows on a regular basis. Your blog header image tickles me!

    ~Lindy

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  6. My mouth is watering. I have a friend who despises both bananas and strawberries (how could anyone) so I will have to jokingly tell him that I will bake him some of your bread. Art

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