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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Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Drizzly Walk, Lichen, and a Woodpecker

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This morning I walked in an off and on again drizzly rain and it was 45 degrees.
Windy too so when it wasn't drizzling I dried off.   

First walked to the library to drop off a book down the slot and then came back past my house and walked the roads behind my house.  Then through town and around one of the cemeteries and a few times around the ball park loop.  One side of the ball park has a lot of trees on one side and kept some of the rain off me.  

No other walkers or runners again.  Dave a man I know from town was getting into his jeep with his fishing pole and as I walked by he said, "You sure get the miles in.  How far do you go?" When I told him 6 miles he laughed and said, "You go farther than the Marines."  Well, I don't know if THAT is true!!

Walked 6.2 miles
Found a penny
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Today the 'Super Seniors' group from church had lunch with the visiting
missionaries.  We all brought some food to share.  I made some chocolate
chippers Tuesday and took them along.
It was a nice time of getting to know the missionaries.

On the way home we stopped at Walmart and did some food shopping.

Last week while I was mowing the lawn I noticed this lichen on one of
the small trees in the yard.  I was told that it doesn't harm the tree
but I wonder if I should take it off or just leave it alone.
The woodpecker came back to the backyard feeders again today.
He stayed for quite a while.

The days just seem to fly by.
Hope yours was a happy one.
happyone ๐Ÿญ

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day."
~ Sally Koch

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  1. You certainly do put in the miles. They would add up to a lot in a year!

  2. I loved seeing the woodpecker, the lichen looks quite pretty on the trunk xx

  3. You are a master at acting on those small opportunities. Ken too.
    I don't know much about lichen, but it sure is interesting to see the various types on your tree.

  4. Now I have to Foogle to find out how far Marines march and if lichen on a tree is harmful or if it can be removed...that makes three. It does not pay to come here if one is short on time. =D

  5. I worked out in my backyard today staking a small tree and getting my small vegetable square ready.

  6. It was a chilly morning to be out walking, but I admire you for your faithfulness at doing so.

    Hubby says you can leave the lichen on the tree. ;)

  7. I wonder that same thing about the lichen on our trees. Love that first photo. Happy Thursday to you!

  8. ...what a spring this has been, days that are too warm, then days that are down right cold and then rain,rain!

  9. It does look wet in your neck of the woods..i do wish I had taken photos here today. It has rained all day long and I don't think it stopped all last night....granted some was light rain. A lady told us this afternoon that it had rained over two inches...

    Anyway, I don't know if lichen hurts a tree, or not. I always think it interesting. Great photos of the Red-bellied woodpecker.

  10. Good shot of the woodpecker

  11. The lichen makes for pretty pictures.That Woodpecker is a special one to have at the feeders.

  12. I've never seen a woodpecker before, lovely shot! Did the missionaries like the flower and flag arrangement?

  13. My favorite thing is to watch the birds. In the winter, I move my feeders to the window by my "quiet" chair. Now that it's warmer I moved or in front of my "treehouse room. Your woodpecker is a Red Bellied.
    Yesterday I planted 3 perennial flowers and 4 annuals, hoping that God would water them today. He is ๐Ÿ˜

  14. visiting from Diana's blog, what lovely photos and I love how you are documenting your walk :) I walk daily with my dog, Frodo.

  15. The lichen is very pretty and unusual. If it truly doesn't harm the tree, I think I would leave it. The picture of the woodpecker is beautiful too. We have cardinals here in our yard for the first time ever.

  16. That's a lovely woodpecker!

  17. I loved seeing the woodpecker in your photo's.
    Nice shot of the lichen too, I'm no expert but I think it is ok to leave it on the tree.

    All the best Jan


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