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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Monday, April 10, 2017

End of my blog break

Linking up with Tom for the Barn Collective Series and ending my blog break.
This barn is along the Farm Loop that I walk and took the picture this past Saturday.
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Nice having a bit of a blog break but glad to be back blogging again.

I have still been taking my morning walks around town 
and the weather has still been up and down.
Some days I walked in the rain.
Some days in the sun.
and yes a couple of days in the snow too.
Farm Loop
 Friday it snowed and I'm pretty sure it will be the last of the season.
We usually do get that last snow in April so it didn't come as a surprise.

Today I walked around town and it was a beautiful sunny morning
in the high 40's.  Really Nice!

Saw a new walker but didn't get near enough to say hi, maybe tomorrow.

Caroline who works at the Day Care in town was just arriving and having
trouble with her seat belt that got twisted somehow and between the
two of us we got it straightened out.  ๐Ÿ˜Š

I'm thinking from here on out now the mornings will all be great walking
ones.  The mornings have gotten lighter too and I no longer have
to walk in the dark.

Walked 6.3 miles
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Lots of birds have been visiting my backyard during the past week
and I've taken quite a few pictures.
The snowy ones were taken on Saturday.

Hung a feeder right outside my kitchen window and now I get to watch
birds up close.  Nice to watch them when I'm doing the dishes.

Weather is nice to be outside working in the yard and
I plan on doing some of that in just a little while.

Nice to be back.
Will be around to visit you later in the day.

A happy day to you.
happyone  ๐ŸŽˆ

A little fresh air would be good for you just now. The weather is lovely; and a little stroll in the park will bring the colour back to your cheeks. ~J. Palgrave Simpson, For Ever and Never, 1884

Comment Replies:
Adam - I started this blog in September of 2008.
Vee - I read up on Anne Perry after your comment.  Wow what a surprise!!


  1. Hi Karen, nice to have you back! It has been two weeks of up and down weather too. We did receive a little snow on Friday too.
    Wonderful photos of all the birds.
    Have a good day!

  2. Hello, nice to see you back again. Don't you have some big weather changes! I love the bird photos, how beautiful they are and how lovely to be able to watch them from your window xx

  3. SO glad to have you back among the blogging community again. I missed you! It has been another beautiful day today. Loved the barn picture!

  4. ...spring is an up and down affair. Your snowy barn scene is great, but I'm more than happy to be moving on to greener pastures. Thanks for stopping by, please stop back again.

  5. Welcome back ... and a new look to your blog too!
    That first photograph is lovely, and so nice to see all the birds too.

    Enjoy your week

    All the best Jan

  6. Glad to see you back....

    I see someone told you about Anne Perry...I debated about it. I have not read the book, but I do want to one of these days.

    I love your barn/farm shot. And I really enjoyed seeing your birds.

    Have you ever worked puzzles at jigzone.com or jigsawplanet.com....

  7. Hi. Glad you had a nice break and are back at it again!

  8. Good to see you back and posting again. You do have a lot of birds to enjoy.

  9. Nice to have you back! I can't believe that it snowed again. I hope it doesn't do that here because we still have more than enough. If the temps in the 70s hold, I don't see how it can last too much longer. I love that birdfeeder right outside your kitchen window...what a good view of your feathered friends. I see that you read up on the author. Yes, fascinating and sad and redemptive all in one.

  10. Nice to see you back. Hope you had a relaxing break. As it happens, I'm just leaving for a break, but I'll still be reading my blogs.

  11. I really like that blue jay picture

  12. Hi Karen - welcome back from blog break. I haven't been in blog land much myself lately, but will be doing another update again soon. Lovely pictures. Hope you are having a good spring. See you again soon!

  13. Welcome back! Love the barn and the pretty birds!

  14. Welcome back, Happy-K. glad to see you are still walking a lot, and also enjoying the birds. For next year, you might want to check out the Feeder Watch project with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. I did it this year for the very first time, and it is enjoyable and useful to society. Nice photo of the red-bellied woodpecker. Art

  15. Hello, welcome back. You have a wonderful feeder set up. The birds must love it there. I like the barn shot, very pretty scene. Have a happy day!

  16. Lovely bird photos!
    Wonderful light in the first photo!
    Have a great day!

  17. Great photos! I am so sorry that your weather is up and down and all over the place . . . here's wishing you some warm spring days and No More Snow.
    Connie :)

  18. I love seeing all of the birds and there certainly a was good variety! Most people aren't partial to the starlings but I do love their deep iridescent colorations! Happy Easter week to you!

  19. I always love a little bit of snow, crisp air, and bright sunshine. Sounds like a great walk!


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