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 16, 2016

A spring day outside

Picture taken from the school parking lot. 
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35 degrees this morning when I left the house at 6:25 this morning.  No wind and I watched the sun come over the mountain as I walked along the Farm Loop road.  A beautiful morning.

Coming back down to town along the road in the above picture I walked through one of  Farmer Marvin's barnyard roads.  You can see the barn in the above picture too.  This one is taken walking up to his barn.  I walk around the barn and it comes out by the Drane house and then I go up the hill to the cemetery.  Farmer Marvin has given me permission to walk here.  I don't do it often but it's nice for a change.
Walked around the other cemetery as well and the ball park loop too.
I saw quite a few red winged blackbirds again, a rabbit and the killdeers.

Stopped this morning to talk to the man having the three day yard sale at the house that is for sale.  His wife's aunt lived there all her life and just died a few months ago at the age of 89.  So they are selling house and the contents. 

Walked 6 miles.
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After breakfast and doing a few morning routine things around the house I went outside mid morning. The sun warmed things up nicely to the mid 50's and I cleaned up, dug a nice neat edge around it,  and weeded one of the front gardens where all the daisies grow.  It took me till lunch time.  After lunch it warmed up even more to 65 degrees and I went out again and mowed the lawn this time.  We have a riding mower and I enjoy riding around on it. : )  It's not as much fun as the first time I used it but  I still like mowing the lawn.

While I mowed Ken cleaned out the shed in back.  He made some shelves and and got all the little things off the floor.  Nice and organized now.

When work was done we sat out on the front porch.  I think spring has finally arrived in Garrett county.

A happy day to you.
happyone : )
Faith can move mountains,
but don't be surprised
if God hands you a shovel.
~ Unknown
Comment Replies:
Diana -I like the pancakes I make at home better too than the ones I eat out.

Eileen - I thought the birds from yesterday were some kind of sparrow.  Thanks for identifying them for me. : ) 


  1. That first photo of yours is so lovely and tranquil, I love all the colours it contains in the buildings and scene.

    It sounds as if you had a busy and satisfying day.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend

    All the best Jan

  2. You live in such a lovely picturesque little town. So glad you had a nice day!

  3. The spring weather is very welcome.

  4. Yes, I think spring has arrived here today finally.

  5. You really got a work out walking that far. Love walking by old barns! Hubby and I spent all day in the garden today. Planted a few plants and seeds, spread mulch, and mowed as well. Hubby did it today, but I love mowing the lawn. Just something about the smell of freshly cut grass.

  6. Good morning, I love the view and the red barn. Great shots from your walk. The killdeer are cute birds. Sounds like you had a nice day. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  7. I haven't been to a yard sale in a long time

  8. I love the barn. Sounds like a great day. Spring is on its way.

  9. What a beautiful outlook for a school!!

  10. I love this weather. Sounds like a productive day for both of you.

  11. A beautiful morning and I love the countryside you are blessed to enjoy on your walks!
    Sounds like you both had a very productive and satisfying day!

  12. Everything looks lovely your way Karen! We have been enjoying better weather too.

  13. Hi Happyone, That scene from the school parking lot is just classic. That is some wonderful country back there. Have a happy day!


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