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, February 28, 2017

A pretty morning and lots of birds

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Temperature this morning was 34 degrees, very still and sunny.
When I leave at 6:30 the sun is not up yet but at least it isn't dark anymore. 

Walked the Town Route again this morning.
Lots of bird activity all around today.
 I saw the Red Winged Black Birds around the town pond,
Canada Geese in a few ponds, some landing, some taking off
honking the whole time.
The Killdeers chasing each other around,
I spotted a woodpecker, saw a Cardinal, and the crows were all over the
place, flying around and calling out to each other.
This one crow came to rest on top of a manure pile and I
quick snapped his picture.
All around I heard lots of birds chirping and it sounded as if they were all
enjoying the pretty morning as was I.

Walked 6.2 miles
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The sun went away and it clouded up but before it started raining
we went up to Happy Trails.
Ken was inside working in the wood shop for the church project
and I was on the outside clearing some sticker bushes and small trees
off the side of this little hill.
This is before I got started.
This is what it looks like now after a couple hours work.
Next time we go up there Ken is going to neaten it up a bit with the tractor.
Then will probably make a stone wall.

It started raining just as I was finishing up.

Home this afternoon doing a bit more housework.

For supper we had steak and I roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts together.
Liked the brussel spouts best of all.   

My son David called and we had a nice chat catching up.

A happy day to you.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

"Ever ask yourself
what you would do if you had tomorrow to live over again."
~ Robert Brault
Comment Replies:
Kim - I always have to make myself do my exercises but walking is always a joy and doesn't seem like exercise. 
Dianna - Brenda's is about 8 miles up the road from us and overlooks Deep Creek Lake.


  1. I love your morning walks, Karen! I made the decision this morning when I was outside snapping pictures in the backyard that once the weather breaks for good...you know when it is REALLY spring...that I am going to walk out here on our road rather than going to work out with Carroll. I would have taken a walk this morning, but I decided after being down for several days that I had better not push it just yet.

    You did a great job on that bank, my friend! It looks so nice.

    Thank you for answering my question about Brenda's. I think I have an idea about where it is now. :)

    Enjoy your evening.

  2. Such a beautiful shot of your morning walk.
    Your day sounds like a very nice and satisfying one. Oh, and dinner sounds delicious!
    I'm happy to say that a gentle rain is falling here right now.

  3. The first picture is stunning. The light is perfect.

  4. You work hard obviously. Must be nice to have Happy Trails to work away at.

  5. Always wonderful to catch up on your blog. I love the first photo. The colours are just gorgeous.

  6. What a wonderfully colourful image of the woodland scene.
    Your crow capture is brilliant.
    Ken has a big woodshed and it does look much tidier after all of his hard work.
    Have a happy Wednesday :)

  7. I always enjoy reading your diary walk. I wish I can go back walking again, I haven't been out lately because of the cold. I like that bird shot. I actually like all your photos. You never fail to make ordinary day extraordinary. such an inspiration. Have a blessed March happyone!:)

  8. Hello, I enjoy listening to the birds in the early morning. Sounds like you had a wonderful walk. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  9. Just love your opening photograph, and I agree with you, it is so nice to hear the birds sing!

    Good wishes for the new month of March

    All the best Jan

  10. Hi Karen, wasn't it a gorgeous morning yesterday? So glad you saw all the birds on your walk. I saw most of the same ones as you did. Makes the world seem small doesn't it?
    The wood shop looks great! Do you burn all the brush?
    So nice you enjoyed a chat with David.
    Take care.

  11. The wood shop looks cute! You did a good job clearing the brush. We have a lot of birds here too. They are singing loud in the mornings. I love it.

  12. Really like the lighting in that first picture! Great shot!

  13. You did a great job of spring-cleaning around your shed . . . I can't wait until our weather is nice enough to spend more time outside. I'm looking forward to getting out and working. Every spring we always have a couple of trips to the dump with yard and garden scraps. That first photo is beautiful, the light was perfect :) Have a wonderful day!

  14. Oh, what a beautiful morning it was! I love the golden sunlight in that first shot!


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