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

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

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, June 20, 2019

The deer and the hosta.

Just a cloudy morning when I started out on my walk.
64 degrees with a slight breeze.

Walked to town and around both cemeteries,
through town and back and then headed home.

Just me and the usual deer and rabbits and birds were about.

About 2 miles from home I felt the first rain drops.
Then a nice gentle rain for the next half mile.
Nice listening to the rain falling on the leaves.
the clouds let all the rain out at once and the rest of
the way home it rained.
I was soaked and dripping wet by the time I arrived home.
Ken was just coming down the road to rescue me but I was
already soaked so thanked him but continued walking home.
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Didn't have to eat breakfast at home because it was Baby Blanket
day and we have breakfast there before we start on the blankets.
I had volunteered to bring breakfast this month.
While I was out walking Ken made
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls for me to bring.
I cut up watermelon and cantaloupe and brought that too.
We all ate breakfast and then Marilyn
gave the devotional for this month.

Last month Crystal asked if I would show her how to make weave-its squares.
So Ken bought a weave-it loom on eBay for her 
and today Crystal learned how to make them. 🙂
She did well making the first one with only a couple of mistakes in it.
She will be a whiz at making them in no time!!

I planted hosta out back to see if the deer would eat it.
Last evening we were watching her out of the bedroom window when she found it.
Thought she would gobble it right down but she just ate a few leaves.

Didn't go out for pizza Monday but we did go this evening.
Not to Brenda's but to Ledo's

Never did see the sun today.

Hope your Thursday was a happy one.
Life is Good
happyone 🥰


William Kendall said...

There is something quite tranquil about a deer. Wonderful shots of this one.

We had rain earlier in the day, but I think it's dried out now.

Joyful said...

Beautiful photos Happy One. I like that Ken made cinnamon rolls for you while you were out for a walk. You two make such a wonderful team.

Tom said...

...I have a large collection of hosta and for some reason our local deer leave them alone.

Rose said...

I wonder if there is something about hostas that the deer do not like...I thought sure you were going to say it ate it all. I am glad it didn't.

John's Island said...

Getting soaked in the rain is going to happen to me ... sooner or later. Today, when I started, there were a few drops here and there, but most of the walk was dry. Sometimes I see folks carrying umbrellas. Good for you finishing up the walk even in the rain.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've gotten sprinkled on the last two evening walks I've made. I'm glad you were on the way home when you got wet! Love seeing those deer so close! Enjoy your evening! Too hot to walk tonight...boohoo!

Granny Marigold said...

I guess that wasn't the mama deer that came around. Luckily she didn't eat the Hosta. Does that mean you'll be planting more in the future?

Jeff said...

What a gorgeous place to walk! I love the peace provided by the country, and the way a walk can clear your mind while providing good exercise. I'm excited to visit your blog regularly! ~Jeff

Hill Top Post said...

I got caught out in a thunderstorm once. Oh, how it rained! I kept going even though the rain was so heavy I could hardly see. I thought my eyes would never be normal again. If it should ever happen again, I will just sit down and put my head down on my knees.

Adam said...

The Sun sees me everyday, he's trying to kill me.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Really wonderful photos of the deer. You have a lot of patience.

God bless.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the pretty deer. I am glad your hosta survived. We had a little bit of rain, most is missing us now. Wishing you a happy day and weekend!

KEV. Robertson. said...

HI Karen- It is 4 Deg here in the morning, reaching a top of 10...my little heater in the shed is struggling to cope- and so am I. Hoping for an early Spring. Made some model Buildings to-day for my SCi-Fi Project...will paint them tomorrow. Hope you don't get caught in a down pour again- not much fun getting soaked. Regards. KEV.

Retired Knitter said...

Hostas don't last long in this area. I have several in my back yard in the town house - the deer ate them down every year, but they continue to come back up. After a few years - the Hostas just gave up.

Michelle said...

Well, we did have sun today, but it was the first time this week. I always enjoy seeing deer.

Lowcarb team member said...

That deer look so sweet …

All the best Jan

ellen b. said...

Good experiment with the Hosta. Mine haven't been eaten either. That's nice that Ken set out to rescue you!