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 17, 2017

Rooster in the doorway

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Sure was a great morning for walking today.  58 degrees and sunny. 
I woke up a little early today and was outside walking at 6:15. 
Being a little early I decided to walk the Farm Loop because I would
be walking past the school before any of the school buses arrived.
The cow family that lives in this pasture has grown a little
and has three more little ones.
Couldn't get the other three in the picture.
The llamas were out over at Farmer Bill's farm.
Once I got back to town I walked around the ball park loop 
and one of the cemeteries.

People out around town this morning.
Lawns were getting mowed.
Builders started the roof on the new building by the car dealer.
A new sidewalk was getting put in by the old bakery.
George stopped to say hi.
Caroline was watering flowers over at the Day Care center.
It seemed mid day instead of early morning.

Walked 6.2 miles
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We have a new project at the church and today after breakfast we
went and picked up a 20 foot corrugated drain pipe.
Just picked up the pipe but didn't start the work yet.  I'm sure I'll be taking
pictures when we do the work.  : )

Stopped up at Happy Trials for a little while.  Ken did a little work,
but I wasn't in my work clothes so just walked around.
We went home lunch time.

We brought the tractor back to the house and were going to transplant
4 lilac bushes but we never got around to it.

It was like a summer day with temperatures in the low 80's.
I was tempted to plant the petunias and some of the vegetables
but have learned in the past NOT to plant anything till June 1.

Just finished supper and off to church in just a little while.
Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone  ๐Ÿ’—

"If you think sunshine brings you happiness,
then you haven't danced in the rain.
~ Unknown


  1. A great morning by the looks of it! I really enjoy your photos from around the countryside!

  2. Sounds as if your little community there was out and about early today. :) I need to get back in my walking routine out here. We haven't been to the gym since the last of April. It is too pretty outside to be cooped up in there when we can be active here at the house. :)

    Hope to see you Friday?

  3. I've seen someone tried to tie a pipe like that but shorter to a sedan. Didn't really work out.

  4. Love that rooster shot! Low 80's! Wow.

  5. ...here too, if your plant before the end of May you can plant twice.

  6. I so love that first shot! I love roosters...this shot would make such a great painting. And love your ending quote....

  7. How's Ken doing? I think he must be doing great since he is busy as ever. For just a moment there you sounded exactly like Jan Karon writing a chapter from Mitford. ☺

  8. I so enjoy those morning walks with you.Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  9. Last chance of frost here is May 10.
    I often "borrow" the quotes you have at the end and post them on my Facebook page. Today I'm borrowing the rooster picture and your quote.
    I love the rain.
    Thank you

  10. Nice picture of that ol' rooster :)
    Around here, we try not to plant annuals until after Mother's Day.
    Well, we planted some annuals on Mother's Day weekend, and wouldn't you just know it.. we had a hard frost last night....grrr..
    Anyway, the plants have been covered, and they will be fine, but it is one of those years when we just might have frosty mornings through June.. **sigh**.

    Love that picture of the cows grazing.
    Thanks for sharing your day :)


  11. I love everything about your rooster photo, Karen. He is a handsome fellow. The way the dappled sunlight is falling around him is so nice. How fun to see him on your morning walk and also to see the everyday happenings at the break of day. Lovely.

  12. The rooster looks like cock of the roost in that window! It must be lovely walking that early. I have such a nostalgic love for lilac bushes! I hope to see yours in full bloom - probably next year? Have a great day.

  13. I love the Rooster shot.

  14. Loving the rooster, beautiful sunny pictures xx

  15. I do like that rooster picture.
    It sounds as if everyone was out and about enjoying the day!

    All the best Jan

  16. Oh, the old "I'd help but I forgot my work clothes" excuse! Nicely played! ;^)

    Cool llamas!


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