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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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Four on a log

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As much as I liked yesterdays walk it was nice to get back home to my
regular walk.

45 degrees this morning and though it started out cloudy it wasn't long
before the sun was shining.

Walked behind my house, through town and all the way up Barn Sale Road.

Once back to the main road I walked down toward Happy Trails and
passed by one part of Farmer Marvin's farm.
Back to town and around both cemeteries only once and then
back home.
Didn't see any people out walking or running but did see
a couple of deer and some rabbits.

Walked 6.1 miles
Found 3 pennies
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I spent part of the day reading and finishing my book,
A Man Called Ove for the book club meeting which I will be going to in a little while.
 A great book, I liked it a lot.  Ove is a grumpy not so old man who really isn't
so grumpy after all.
A must read book.
Ken and I both did a little yard work in the afternoon around the house.
It was a nice sunny day.

I've not mowed part of the back yard since last year because I wanted
a little bit of a meadow in the yard.  For a while the grass just got long but
now some pretty weeds have taken to growing.
I still haven't scattered the wild flower seeds around that I bought but will in the next day or two.

That's it for today.
A happy day to you.
happyone ๐Ÿ’—

A good example has twice the value of good advice.
~ Unknown

Comment Replies:
Sharon - I've lived in a quite a few different houses and places and each place I've been I have enjoyed being there.  But I wouldn't want to go back.  I like where I am now.  Very crowed where I used to live, too many people, traffic and lights.  Though stores were closer, I can go farther here to the store and take less time because there is hardly any traffic and no lights!!  : )  I like the open spaces here and the slower pace of life.

BettyC - No, the path I started out walking in Savage yesterday is not the one by the Bollman Bridge.  I know the one you mean and have walked it many times.  The one from yesterday starts out at the park.  If you go through town on Baltimore St to the end and make a right it goes to the park.  The path starts by the ball field. 


  1. I love your idea of the meadow in part of your yard, Karen! I love the little blue flowers and when you are able to plant your wildflower seeds and they grow you will have an array of different colors. Love it!

    Have a great evening!

  2. I loved Ove, too!
    I hope your book club is fun.
    It IS nice to walk around your own turf, isn't it?

  3. I think a back yard meadow is a wonderful idea. Less to mow and it will look so pretty!

  4. Back to say that the doves are lovely! Great photo, K!

  5. The doves on the log are so pretty. I still think it's funny that you find a little money just about every time you walk. Maybe I need to start looking down more. :)

  6. Love the four on a log! Sweet photo. Glad you enjoyed your walk. Happy evening to you!

  7. Lovely pictures. The lined up Mourning Doves are quite cute.

  8. A great photo of the Doves on the log!

  9. I love that first shot and the third one...

  10. Thanks for both of your answers. I will look for your Savage path. Thanks

  11. I've really been enjoying the walks around home too with the pretty spring weather we're enjoying! Love your first photo of the four birds on the log!

  12. Thanks for responding to my question last post. Not mowing and just loving what comes up is a good idea. If we lived more rural, I might try it.

  13. Hi Karen, love the photo of the mourning doves, so pretty.
    I am glad you liked "A man called Ove" I did too. I passed it along to my Mum.
    I am off now to enjoy the sunny day.

  14. Oh a meadow is a wonderful thing!

  15. I love the picture of the four on a log! You have a wonderful place to walk and enjoy all that's around you.

  16. I will not let my hubby mow off the pretty weeds with blooms in our sparse yard either...I love these little purplish-blue ones. Have you ever sowed wildflowers before? Just wondering...I always wanted to do that but cannot where we live now...no sun and hard clay. Will have to wait 'til we move to the meadow for that. Super capture of the doves on the log!

  17. A Man Caled Ove....what a wonderful story!!! I just watched the movie on Amazon Prime.
    Thank you

  18. I love those four on a log ...
    I've heard so many people write and say good things about 'A Man Called Ove'

    Enjoy the rest of your week.

    All the best Jan

  19. I am now intrigued by that book and will be adding it to my list. Thanks for the suggestion.
    So cute how the doves were congregated on the log.


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