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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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Stone flower box

Picture of the Day
Old Barn
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When I walked this morning the temperature was 55 degrees and it was cloudy and  quite a breeze blowing too.  It can get pretty windy along the long stretch of road by the farms.

I walked the Farm Loop, around one of the cemeteries and the loop behind the ball park and through town.

A pretty quiet morning.  Didn't see anyone else out walking, but still always nice to be out early walking.

I walked my usual 6.2 miles.
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Ken and I were out and about this morning getting a few errands done. 

I finished reading the book club book selection for next month, The Rope by Nevada Barr.  This one I liked.  You can read about it HERE.

This is the flower box that Ken made on the other side of the water feature yesterday.  He planted a daisy, a cone flower and a marigold.  Dug up from other places around the yard.
That's it for today.
Hope your day is a happy one.
happyone : )
One of the things I learned the hard way
was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged.
Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life
can restore your faith in yourself.
~ Lucille Ball
 Three Thankful Things Today
  1. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on toast
  2. The letter carrier who brings mail to my house every day
  3. A pantry full of food
Comment Replies:
Patti - Thankfully our yard is big enough for the clothes line and bird feeders. : )


  1. Lovely flower box with water works. Mary Jo

  2. Very pretty flower box and I like the idea to find flowers from the yard to fill it.
    Good advice from Lucille Ball today.

  3. Beautiful pictures.
    I've not heard of that book. I've been reading essays by EB White. They are stunning in their simplicity.

  4. Clever idea of putting a garden on the backside of the fountain. Your walks sound so inviting.

  5. Hello :) I like Ken`s stone flower box.

  6. Nice pictures.
    The flower box will be a nice place for perennials to flourish.

    I agree with your thankful things # 3. It is such a blessing to have plenty of food.

    Smiles :)

  7. I really love that old barn. They add such personality to a countryside.

  8. Love that picture of the barn!

    You and Ken are working really hard in your yard. It will be like a welcoming oasis with the flowers and water feature.

    Lucille Ball had a good philosophy!

    You are probably already out there walking this morning, as I am commenting on Wednesday morning! Sending you wishes for a good day!

  9. I enjoy your beautiful pics! Nice to get out and about with the husband

  10. It is warm and VERY windy here today. A cold front is coming through tomorrow... Cannot wait... I love cooler weather in Fall.

    You probably won't believe this, but I grew up on Peanut Butter and MAYO... Still love it --but since I don't eat much Mayo these days, I choose PB and BANANA now.... Never did care for PB and Jelly (and never have ever eaten much jelly --other than Strawberry Preserves)...


  11. What a neat looking barn. The pattern of the shingles is interesting. I really like your stone water features. Tell your hubby it looks great.

  12. Followed the link - that book looks really good!

  13. I really like the stone flower bed that Ken made.

  14. The stone flower container is nice!

    I like a lot of Nevada Barr's books, although some of them are pretty violent. Not sure about that one. Maybe I will check it out!


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