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 12, 2019


Started walking this morning at 6:40
55 degrees, mostly sunny with a few clouds and it was calm
Sunrise 6:27

Walked to town with a library book and dropped it down the
book slot at the library.
There are pretty flowers in pots all along the front of the library.
Continued walking around town along the back roads and on over
to the ball park and walked the loop there.
The woman with her dog Max was walking there and today I
learned that her name is Tina.
Now its official, we're walking friends.
Didn't see any deer at all today and only one rabbit.
Lots of goldfinches though.
Walked back through town and home.
This is the last curve on the hill just before I get home.
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Breakfast eaten and morning chores done
we headed out in the truck to LaVale.
Stopped in several different stores getting errands done 
and then had baked potatoes for lunch at Wendy's
before driving back home.
Ken got busy building a church project.
I had a very easy afternoon
sitting on the porch working on the latest baby blanket.
Want to have it finished by Thursday which is when Blankets for Babies
meet at church.
 Also did some reading.
 Pizza Monday at Brenda's.
Hope your day was a happy one.
Life is Good
happyone 🥰


Granny Marigold said...

I like those flower pots that sit in front of the library. Pink Dahlias if I'm not mistaken.
Enjoy your pizza at Brenda's.

Rose said...

I was wondering if those were pink dahlias....seeing Granny Marigold's comment makes me feel sure they are. They are a gorgeous pink. I like the idea of pots of flowers around the library.

William Kendall said...

Your pathway is an appealing one.

Tom said...

...we also went to Wendy's. my wife had a baked potato, it sure looked good!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those pink flowers surrounded by the yellow, makes for a very pretty display.

Joyful said...

Beautiful pink flowers.

Retired Knitter said...

Lovely pictures!

Hill Top Post said...

Every day now is getting two minutes shorter, one minute in the morning and one in the evening, so we all will be adjusting our schedules quite soon. The goldfinches have been all over my sunflowers. They are so fun to watch. Your curvy highways make for some interesting pictures.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Pretty pink flowers always make me happy! Glad you made a walking friend. The more the merrier I think!!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Beautiful flowers.

God bless.

KEV. Robertson. said...

Hi Karen- very pretty Library Flowers- we don't have many flowers in our yard - mostly Palms and Ferns...we do have an Hybiscus which has nice big flowers. Enjoy your day. Cheers. KEV.

eileeninmd said...


All the flowers are beautiful, I especially love the pink flowers. It is always nice to meet new friends. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy week ahead!

Lisa said...

Very Pretty flowers. All of my flowers have bloomed and died already. Fall will be here soon.

Vee said...

Another good day for both of us. (I spent mine catching up with John’s sisters whom I had not seen in nearly a month.) I am glad that you met another walking buddy.

Sue said...

Beautiful flowers, I am so jealous over your cool temps. I have had to slack up on my walking, as we are under a heat advisory and will be for days. the humidity is what is so cruel.
I enjoy reading of your days, so productive.
Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed day.

Adam said...

My library has a conveyor belt drop off box. Makes me feel more at ease when I put Blurays in them.

Debby Ray said...

I had a pink dahlia that color once...it came from Lowe's and I believe it was being sold in connection with Breast Cancer Awareness...such a beautiful color of pink!

bill burke said...

It must be nice and peaceful in the morning when you walk.
Lovely photos!

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