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, May 26, 2015

Cathy's Place

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54 degrees this morning and sunny when I went for my walk.  The rest of the day as been mostly cloudy and with a couple light rain showers thrown in.

Stayed around town walking up and down all the streets here and around the cemeteries.  This tombstone caught my eye this morning.  : )  You will probably have to click the picture to read it.
I caused quite a ruckus walking down the road at the Drane House by the pond.  There were two geese walking down the middle of the road and I was thinking about taking their picture when out of the long grass in the field about a dozen more geese all flew out honking making their way to the pond.  Two geese families took off running down to the pond, a few swallows started dive bombing me and the horses started neighing. : )

There seemed to be a lot more traffic than usual on the main road through town.  Probably people leaving the lake after the holiday weekend.

Didn't see any other walkers around.
I found a quarter.
Walked 5 miles.
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Cathy asked if I'd like some rhubarb and asparagus to plant in my garden.  She is the woman we pick up and bring to church and gives us the eggs.  I told her I'd love to have some, so this morning we went over to Cathy's place.  She lives on 30 some acres and has two horses, two dogs, cats, hens, and geese.   Cathy not only gave us the asparagus and rhubarb plants but more eggs, a couple different kinds of lilies, and 42 stalks of rhubarb.
Some of her 32 chickens, and I did thank them for the eggs. : )
Here's Blackie.
Geese - the one with the brown on the left is Paulie.
I took a special liking to Ellie, a white Great Dane.  She came just about up to my waist and I could just stand and pet her.  Really cool dog.
It was an enjoyable couple of hours.

When we got home I planted all the plants and then we sat out on the porch and Ken read and I knitted.  

Life is Good.
Hope you had a happy day.
happyone : )
We turn not older with years,
but newer every day.
~ Emily Dickinson
Comment Replies:
Kim - No, I didn't see the piper on my walk.  Across the street from our house is a War Memorial and they were having a ceremony for Memorial Day.  I actually zoomed in and took the pipers picture from my side yard. 


  1. Looks like your garden will be a little fuller with all those plants. It's always nice to get plants from a friend or to share plants with them.

  2. What a nice day. It is always fun to get new plants to put in the garden. Cathy sounds like a very nice friend. That tombstone cracks me up - that man must have quite a sense of humor! Enjoy your evening!

  3. That sounds like a VERY entertaining walk! I love, love, love the gravestone saying - haha! That's the right attitude to have toward going on to our real home, isn't it? Lovely. And I laughed at your adventures with the geese and horses and other animals. Sounds like a noisy walk along the road! Thanks for the entertainment :)

  4. I can almost see the ruckus with the geese! Yikes!
    The flower/plant trip to Cathy's sounds fun.

  5. What a nice day you had! Love the critters. The gravestone makes me wonder.

  6. What a great day! I love planting vegetables. I wish I could have some chickens. It's been a dream of mine to have a piece of quiet land with a few animals and a large garden. Maybe one day!

  7. It is so nice of your friend to give you all the wonderful plants, eggs and the rhubarb. I love seeing all the chickens, geese and the cute dog. A nice day and great photos. Have a happy Wednesday!

  8. How nice of Cathy to share her garden bounty with you. I imagine every time you see a lily bloom in your garden you will think of her. That rhubarb is gorgeous! I'm curious to see what you end up doing with it.
    It looks like Kurt (or one of his relatives) had quite a good sense of humor. :)

  9. Ha, ha! Laughed at the tombstone. Glad you enjoyed the last couple of days.

  10. That tombstone made me smile! There are a few in our cemetery that make me weep.

    What sweet gifts from your friend! Guess we'll be seeing some rhubarb pie or something here soon.

  11. Oh that first shot is so lovely! and that tombstone made me laugh!!!


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