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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Monday, August 19, 2019


 Out walking at 6:35
64 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds and very still
Sunrise 6:23

On the way to town I saw a few deer,
two of which were walking down the middle of the street.

Walked around the lower cemetery and then went
up the hill to the other cemetery.
Tina and Max were coming down the hill.

Walked around the cemetery a couple of times and then
down to the Drane house.
Back up to the cemetery around there one more time
and then back home.
This guy was just a little thing when he arrived at the farm next door.
He has grown quite a bit.  
He is the only red/brown one there.
Poor thing, look at all those flies on him.
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Got some house work done first thing after breakfast.

Ken was outside working on a stone wall on the bedroom
side of the house.
The wall is continuing down from the waterfall.

After lunch we started trail blazing a road for the
ATV to go from the back of the house over to the driveway
that leads up to the cabin.
From there we can hook into another road that we've made.
Also will be a good place for me to walk in the winter 
when I can't walk the roads to town with ice and snow.

I only lasted a little over an hour out back 
till the bugs just got too bad.
Then I sat out on the front porch and read and made weave-its.

Pizza Monday and this time we went to Little Caesar's 
and got the thick crust pizza.
On the way home a car was on the side of the road with a man
 standing next to the bear (dead) he had hit.
The police were already there.

It's been a nice sunny day with cool breezes.

Hope your Monday was a happy one
Life is Good
happyone 🥰


Rose said...

I love your photos today...I hope everyone clicks to expand the view...that goldenrod shot is excellent!

Tom said...

...I can't imagine hitting a bear!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Hitting a bear cannot be a good thing. Love that Goldenrod.I am seeing a lot of it in bloom around here as well.

Granny Marigold said...

Too bad about the bugs plaguing you. This time of year seems to be the worst for bugs.
Too bad the bear got hit. I imagine there was a fair bit of damage to that car. We had the misfortune of hitting a deer once. It didn't do a lot of damage but still we had to have the grill fixed.

Vee said...

Yikes! Hitting a bear! How big was the bear? 😣

Your new road will be ever so much better for winter walking. Far better than walking in circles in the basement. 👍🏼

Hill Top Post said...

When I look at those gorgeous early morning shots, I can almost feel a bit of cool early fall air. :~) Guess I am just dreaming because it is so hot here. We almost made it to 100 today - 98 hot degrees. Like everyone else, I love the goldenrod.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

So sorry about the bear.

God bless.

bill burke said...

Hope the guy who hit the bear wasn't hurt. I've seen many moose hit by cars in Alaska and some drivers were killed. Lovely photos, a great start to a new week. A happy day for sure. :)

eileeninmd said...


Love your beautiful sky and landscapes. Cute cow! So sorry about the bear, I guess it didn't run fast enough to cross the road. Some of the young bears now are skinny, not much to them. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Adam said...

He doesn't look too healthy

Lisa said...

The cow looks sad and unhealthy.
But I guess the bear had a worst day.

Debby Ray said...

Poor little bear. :( So glad it wasn't you who hit the him. I agree with Rose...the goldenrod shot is amazing!

Aritha said...

I love the flowers (guldenroede). What a nice photos.

William Kendall said...

The poor bear.

Pom Pom said...

That's sad about the bear.
I'm glad a walking trail is being blazed for the winter.

Henny Penny said...

That poor cow is covered in flies. You and Ken are always working on something interesting. Hope you will show us the stone wall...not that I can copy you on that one. :) I'll do good to ever finish the one I am working on. It is not looking as pretty here in the summer months. When fall gets here I want to add lots of fresh limbs. Gosh, I can't imagine hitting a bear.

Lowcarb team member said...

Wow! That first photograph is fabulous.

All the best Jan