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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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Another day outside

Old Stairs
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44 degrees this morning and cloudy when I walked.  Felt like rain in the air but it never did and the sun ended up coming out once I was back home.

Walked a couple of blocks in town over to the post office to drop off a Netflix in the mail slot.  Then continued on my walk around the Farm Loop.  Stopped for a chat with Farmer Bill.  His bees are doing nicely and he will be selling the honey from them.  I look forward to when I can buy some.

I was going to say it was a quiet walk but it was really wasn't if you stopped to listen to the sounds.  I could hear lots of birds chirping and singing,  some geese honked flying over head and a dog barked in the distance.  The rooster was telling everyone to get out of bed, some cows mooed and the sound of a farmer on his tractor at work in the field.  Nice country sounds to listen to on my walk.

I took a detour down this lane here.  There are a couple of houses along here but the lane dead ends into a driveway.
I also took Spear Road and walked up past that old tree for a bit before turning around and getting back on the farm loop.  I saw lots of these weeds along the road which I thought were trillium but when I looked it up on line when I got home it didn't quite look like that. They only had three petals on the flower.  Maybe this is just a different variety? 
Since I took couple of detours I got my miles in without having to walk around the cemeteries.

I walked 6.7 miles.
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Back outside in the yard again after breakfast - time to mow the lawn again, but as you know I like to mow the lawn.

We took some more shrubs out of the front yard because they just looked too crowded and I'm going to plant something colorful between the shrubs that are still there.

Last year the cone flowers grew very tall and leaned over the walkway so we put these couple of low fence sections there to keep the flowers off the sidewalk. The shrubs we took out were on the other side of the walkway.
Ken planted 10 tomato plants in one of the planter boxes and I planted Dill, Parsley, and Basil in the other one.   I'm still going to plant another herb but will buy it already started and not by seeds. Didn't take a picture because all the plants are so tiny and they wouldn't show up very good.  I'll take one when they grow a little bit.

Our neighbors Ron and Connie were outside working in their yard too, so I went over to say and hi and have a little chat.  They also go to our church.  

After the yard work was done we both sat in the swing for a while enjoying the beautiful day.  Just look at this sky.  It was 70 degrees too which made it perfect.
That's been my day so far.
Hope yours is sunny and bright.
happyone : )
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If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move  you,
if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand,
rejoice, for you soul is alive.
~ Eleonora Duse
Three Thankful Things
  1. The sounds on my walk
  2. A day of work out in the yard
  3. The beautiful sky


  1. Hooray for 10 tomato plants. When those are ripe please think of gardenless me eating store bought tomatoes. :-)

  2. That'll be a nice lot of tomatoes! Don't forget to set up the tomato cages. Those things climb! I like to use saplings for mine.

    I experimented with the sounds I hear. Yes, even though we might say all is quiet, it really isn't at all!

  3. Your little white flower is a Mayapple or commonly called May Apple. If you "google" it, you will find more information and other names it goes by!

  4. Sounds like such a lovely day! I enjoyed the description of the sounds you heard on your walk. Hope your garden grows nicely. I hope that one day I can figure out how to keep a garden alive here in Arizona.

  5. Nice picture of the farm with low clouds in the background. It'll be interesting to watch it grow over the next few months. Good luck with your gardening!

  6. What a beautiful day you have had! Perfect temperature for walking this morning, then a lovely day after the clouds moved away. You make such good progress with your yardwork! Enjoy the evening!

  7. I was going to tell you the flower is a May Apple too. The flower will form a little 'apple' later in the season. We picked up our tomato plants today too, but they'll sit in the new little greenhouse to harden off and grow a little before getting planted out.

  8. Oh how nice it will be when those tomato plants start producing.
    I learned what the mystery flower is from your comments. I have heard of this flower, but didn't know what it looks like. Learn something new every day here in blogland :).

  9. Beautiful day, beautiful description of the sounds around you. I'm sure your yard is looking very nice. Mary Jo


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