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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Friday, August 4, 2017

The Cattails are making a comeback

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Sunny and 63 degrees when I was out walking this morning.
The sun no longer wakes me up at 6:15 shining in the bedroom window.
The days are getting shorter.

Look what has started growing again around the town pond.
Maybe by next year the cattails will be back along with the red winged black birds.
 I first walked to the post office to mail off a letter and then continued
walking all around town.  Walked 3 miles when I ran into Kathy and I
ended up walking all of her 3 mile walk with her!!  We just got to talking
and didn't stop till her walk was finished.  
George was out and we both stopped to talk to him a bit too.
Also saw Rebeca out running.

When we had walked back to Kathy's car, we said good bye
and I walked back home.

Walked 6.7 miles
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I had some of that Rhubarb Dessert I made the other day for breakfast.
Ken doesn't care for it so I have to eat it all myself.  ๐Ÿ˜Š
I figured if I eat some of it for breakfast I won't be temped to eat it between meals.

Didn't do much today.  Just home doing a bit of this and that.
Got some reading done, walked around the yard and sat
in my swing for a while and took some pictures of the clouds in the sky.
After a while the sky got dark, heard thunder and moved unto the front porch.
Sure looked like rain but all we got was WIND with a couple of drops of rain.
Still a chance of rain later and I hope it does so I won't have
to water the gardens.

Hope you found bits of happiness scattered throughout your day.
happyone  ๐Ÿ’—

Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man bringeth a snare:
but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.


  1. ...those coneflowers and daisies sure are pretty!

  2. Nice, relaxing scenes.

    Love he daisies at the end. What are the pink ones?

    1. the daisies, not he, as you can probably guess!

  3. Love the clouds you captured. Pretty flowers. Rhubarb Dessert for breakfast sounds good. :)

  4. That last photo is a beauty.
    Rhubarb dessert for breakfast sounds good to me.

  5. Desert for breakfast! That sounds like a good plan.

  6. You are going to get me started with that photo of Goldenrods...when I start seeing them, I start with Helen Hunt Jackson's poem that starts:
    The golden rod is yellow,
    The corn is turning brown,
    The trees in apple orchard
    With fruit are bending down...
    Lets hope that the cattails do come back...a pond is not a pond without some cattails.

  7. beautiful sights. I love the clouds, as you well know.

  8. You remind me to be on the lookout for cattails. We did not have the invasion of blackbirds this year either, come to think of it. For the last two years we had three days of noisy blackbird visits, LOTS of pretty guys. Hmmmm.
    Happy weekend, Karen.

  9. I love the forst photo. NICE flowers!

  10. Beautiful photos and I like your thinking for breakfast xx

  11. What an amazing picture of the clouds! :)

  12. Hello, It is nice you had company for your walk. I love the sky and flowers. Pretty photos. Happy weekend to you!

  13. We call your cattails, golden rods. The bees and hoverflies love them. Lovely photos :)
    Have a wonderful weekend Happyone :)

  14. I love seeing big cloud formations like this one! And your flowers are so full and beautiful. Enjoy those nice temps and your walks! Hugs, Diane

  15. Sometimes it is so nice to look up at the clouds ... love your photo!
    The coneflowers and daisies are a joy to see, wonderful together.

    All the best Jan


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