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, April 9, 2016

A spring day in Garrett county

Fresh hay for breakfast
Then he stopped eating and looked up at me.
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This morning brought along with it some more snow.  I left the house right at 7:00 and it was 30 degrees with snow flurries, wind, and icy patches.  I'm back to wearing all my winter layers of clothing.  The sun did come out a couple of times for a few seconds just to tease me.

I had to watch where I walked because of the ice.  There was ice under the snow here at one of the cemeteries and I turned around here because it was pretty slippery.
I walked up and down the main roads in town, up Sale Barn a ways and down toward Happy Trails.  Not icy along those roads.
No people out and only a few cars.
A few rabbits hopping about.  They can sure move fast when they want to!!  Only birds I saw out today were crows.

Walked 6 miles.
Found some coins all in one spot.  1 dime, 3 nickels, and 3 pennies. : )
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Later in the morning it started snowing hard and it looked like a blizzard out there.
Ken went up to HT for the day but I stayed home.  He played around with tractor, a bit too cold to work on the cabin.  Will be nice when it warms up so we can finish the cabin this year.  I'm looking forward to getting the inside of it done and having fun decorating it.
A spring day in the back yard
Zoomed in on the cardinal from inside the house.  Doesn't his red color pop in the snow?
I got the rest of my house work done for the week.  Was going to tackle some more kitchen cabinet painting but just couldn't get excited about doing it, though I do want to get it done soon.

I sat by the fire and read for part of the afternoon. : )

It snowed all day and we got about 4 inches,  but by the end of the day we saw some blue sky.  Wonder what tomorrow will bring.  

A happy day to you.
happyone : )
"Luxury: The lust for comfort, 
that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest
and then becomes a host, and then a master."
Kahlil Gibran,


  1. Sorry about our cold air coming down to get you!

  2. Well, I spoke to soon about how its been in the 70 and 80s here, today I had to wear a sweater as it was in the 40's and tomorrow morning is suppose to be in the 20's with a chance of frost!.
    That cow photo made me giggle.

  3. Hello, That first cow photo is funny. The cow looks like it is climbing up onto the top of the hay. We had some snow yesterday too, I hope that was the end of winter. Great quote. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  4. I believe that cow was watching for you...lol...love the cardinal picture...one of my favorite birds. Happy SONday!!

  5. Hi Karen, we are in for the same weather today. What is going on this Spring???
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  6. I love the cows, except I am afraid of them. That big boy with that stern look would have scared me. :) Can't believe you got 4 more inches of snow!

  7. Beautiful photos. Can't believe you walked willingly 6 miles on that ice and snow! I use to walk 3 miles per day, but have gotten out of practice. You make me want to get back out there again.

  8. The cow looks very mean, great shot.
    At least you're ahed with your housework which is great. Can't wait to see the finished kitchen cabinets.
    Hope it thaws our for you tomorrow :)

  9. I think the cow was just checking you weren't coming to take his hay ... it's mine he is saying!

    I think you did well with your walking, you need to take extra care on ice and snow.

    All the best Jan

  10. My brother pointed out what female cardinals look like. That's a male I know that.

  11. The sweetest hay is obviously at the top of the bale!! Great photos. I can't fathom that you are still getting snow. It seems so late in the season for snow?


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