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, June 20, 2014

A walk down to Bear Creek

Old Barn along my walking route today.
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60 degrees and a foggy morning, a slight breeze and the air was cool.  Took a different route today.  Walked straight through town and down the hill passed the turn off to Happy Trails which is there on the right just ahead.
It was a nice mile and a half down hill.  Then I turned left here by Bear Creek.
Crossed over the creek turned right and went along here. 
The creek runs all along the road and I can hear the water running over the rocks.  When I had walked just a bit over three miles I turned around here and headed back.
Once I got back to the main road I then had to walk the mile and half UP the hill back to town.

There must be some kind of bike event going on because I saw a bike zip by me  followed by a white van.  I saw them going down the hill and at the bottom before a steep incline I saw the bike rider get in the van with his bike and ride up the hill.  mmmmm  Later I saw one other bike rider and later still another bike rider each with their own van behind them.  They biked up the hill.

I was amazed how this tree is managing to grow here on the side of the road in amongst all the rocks.  The roots are all entangled in the rocks.
I only heard the birds along by the creek.  Didn't see any wild life or people either. (except for the bike riders)
I walked 6.3 miles.
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Ken headed up to Happy Trails again and I had too much to do here at home so I stayed home to:
  • Do more house cleaning 
  • Laundry
  • Finish up the notes to the prisoners
  • Finish my book which is due at the library today -  It was book number 25 for the year.  My goal is to try to read 52.  Looks like I have a good shot at it.  This latest book was Death By Darjeeling by Laura Childs.  Good Book.  It was the first in the Tea Shop Mysteries.
All of the pumpkin seeds Ken planted have sprouted.  Here's the beginning of our pumpkins.  Sure hope we get lots of pumpkins.  I'll be keeping you posted.
 In a little while we are off to Brenda's for supper.  Probably for pizza but they have some really good sandwiches too.  My favorite is the roasted veggie sub. 

Hope your day as been a good one and you smiled often.
 happyone : )
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People don't notice whether it's winter or summer
when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Three Thankful Things Today
  1. A walk down by the creek
  2. Finishing all the things on my list
  3. Supper at Brenda's


  1. Every day of the week you give a ride ..or you rest one day,,,?


  2. Once again I love that fog. Creates such an incredible atmosphere. And that creek looks so tranquil. I would love to spend a day there reading :)

  3. Another nice day for you.

    Enjoy this weekend.


  4. Karen, I love the pictures you capture while you are walking. They are so peaceful!
    I hope you and Ken have a great weekend!

  5. That's a beautiful walk (except for the mile and a half uphill). I have a tree growing like that. Those look like foundation stones.

    Oh you'll have a wonderful pumpkin patch!

  6. It looks as if you had a wonderful morning for a walk. Your pumpkin patch is off to a good start.

  7. That must have been very pleasant to hear the creek water running over the rocks.

    Another ambitious day for you! :)


  8. I wish you good luck with those pumpkins. It's exciting to have the seeds begin to sprout.

    You were busy today, as usual. Enjoy your evening.

  9. What a lovely walk. Glad you finished everything on your to-do list. Mine was long today and even longer tomorrow and then I am looking forward to a nice restful Sabbath on Sunday. Enjoy your weekend.

  10. P.S. you will have to tell us more about your project of writing to prisoners. Maybe I missed that post when I was out of town. Also, congrats on reading so many books. I am way behind you - have only read 15 so far this year, but then my goal is 30 and I will probably make it. One of these days I may have time to read more....

  11. I like the scenery you saw while on your walk..I am sure the birds and wildlife like the creek area.. Lovely photos, enjoy your weekend!

  12. hi Karen! I am here alive and sort of well. This chemo 3 has been a bugger. urgh.

    Love this misty off in the distance shots. You live in a beautiful area!

    I am thankful for medicines that make the chemo medicine not so harsh. how that? ♥

  13. That looks like a nice walk. You always have a lot going on.


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