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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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. : )

14 comments:

  1. Lovely flower box with water works. Mary Jo

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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 :)
    K.

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

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  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!

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

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  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)...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  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.

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

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

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  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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