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, May 19, 2014


Mom and babies
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Only 34 degrees this morning (35 yesterday) and a bit of frost in places but the sun was out and there was no wind.  34 seems a lot warmer in May than it does in January. : ) 

I walked the Farm Loop and saw quite a few animals around this morning.  Three deer crossed the street in front of me and later I got a picture of another one.
A few rabbits were around as well.  This one was a big guy.
This farm is just outside of town. Here mom is checking on one of her babies.  Can you spot the red winged black bird perched on the old corn stalk?
I walked around town a bit too.  Didn't see any people and it seemed extra quiet for a Monday morning.  It was still in the 30's when I got home but moving on up.

I walked 6.1 miles.
Found a penny.
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Had breakfast and did my morning routine.  Hung the sheets out on the line to dry and then we went to Lowe's and bought the wood for Ken to build the raised garden beds.  I think the last of the frost is gone and I'll be able to plant my herbs outside now.

The weather warmed up nicely to the mid 60's and the sun was out too in a beautiful blue sky.

This afternoon Ken went up to HT to the wood shop to start on the raised garden beds.  He's making two of them to start.

I stayed home and mowed the lawn.  You should see me on my mower now. : )  I can turn that thing around on a dime and I zoom around the yard and have it mowed in no time. 
When that was done I dug up six ornamental grasses that were just starting and threw them away.  Just too many of those things around the yard.  I have an off shoot from my neighbors lilac bush and planted that and also six yellow marigolds in their place.

I saw a couple of hummingbirds so hung up the hummingbird feeder on the front porch.  I'll be able to watch them from the picture window. In the picture below of the birds nest you can see it hanging in the reflection in the window.  Also me taking the picture.

I climbed up on the step stool out by the front door with my camera to get a picture inside the robins nest.  I can't see anything until I take the picture because it is high up at the top of the porch.
I was happy to see three perfect little blue eggs sitting there in the nest.
That's been my day so far.  
Hope your day is happy and bright.
happyone : )
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There's something about getting up at 5 a.m.,
feeding the stock and chickens,
and milking a couple of cows before breakfast
that gives you a lifelong respect for the
price of butter and eggs.
~Bill Vaughan
Three Thankful Things
  1. Seeing all the animals this morning
  2. That I have a yard and garden and a riding mower
  3. Three perfect eggs
Comment replies:
Kim - about the fast vacuuming - I didn't feel at all like doing it so I got it done as fast as I could. : )


  1. How exciting! You will have baby birds! It sounds like a very good Monday for you. Here, the average date of the last frost was a month ago. The weather has been so different, though, that we were a little concerned when this last cold snap came through.

  2. Love the blue eggs....you see such pretty things on your walks. I enjoy seeing them, hope it is gonna get warmer someday

  3. We saw some geese and their goslings yesterday too.

  4. Those eggs are a beautiful shade of blue. Those robins really know how to choose a cushy spot! And talk about being out of the weather!

  5. So nice to see all these animals and birds...and the eggs! :)

  6. What a sweet picture of the goose and her babies! Wonder what she is telling them? :D

    Nice photos of the deer,rabbit, and cattle. The robin's eggs are pretty! I like your Battenburg lace curtain in your window.


  7. Geese family, deer, rabbits, and robin eggs. Wow that marvelous wonders of nature that you saw on this walk :)

  8. Beautiful post!
    What a lovely walking route you have, with lots of wonderful things to see!!

    Awesome to see those darling little robins eggs... so cute!!

    We saw a killdeer mama and her babies yesterday, running through the field next door. So sweet.

    It's a wonderful time of year!!

    Have a happy day.


  9. What a beautiful nest....perfect in every way :)


  10. What a beautiful walk! I love all the animal pictures. When I see animals on my walks it always makes my day and you captured them beautifully! I had no idea robin eggs have such an amazing blue color :)


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