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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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A rainy and windy day

Driving to town saw a few deer along the way.
Started my town walk at 6:40.
Was surprised that the temperature was a 51 degrees.
Thought it would have been cooler.
Sunrise 7:28 
but never did see the sun.
Walked all over town, up and down the streets.
Have a route now that I usually walk but do deviate from it often.

Went around the ball park loop and both cemeteries.
Walked down to see the cows again.
Only 5 of them there today.

The lower cemetery has corn on two sides of it.
Looks like some animal ate this ear.
Cleaned off the kernels pretty good.
Pretty quite around town and didn't see anyone else out.

Felt a few rain drops at the 5 mile mark but it didn't amount to anything.
Once I started driving back home, the rain started.

Walked 6 miles

☁️     ☁️     🌧

A rainy day so nothing got done outside.
Ken spent a good part of the day down in the basement
working on his train layout.

I kept busy with house work in the morning.

This afternoon I finalized my thoughts and got them written
down for the devotional tomorrow at Blankets for Babies.

Read and made a few weave-it squares.
These squares are for the yellow and white gingham bedspread
I'm making for us.

It's been rainy and windy with temperatures dropping
during the day.
Very windy right now and 39 degrees.
Trees are shedding their leaves big time. 
Might have a cold walk tomorrow!

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

This is the last leaf picture,
and it's not a leaf at all, 
but the stain left on the sidewalk from a wet leaf.


Hill Top Post said...

Because of your giddy-up-and go this morning, you were just ahead of the cold rain. It may be time to get out the warm L.L. Bean coat. :~/ Both your pictures today, nice as they are, seem to be sending the message that winter is knocking on the door. The leaf print is a little ghost-like.

Susie said...

I had to laugh about the ear of corn eaten by some animal. They surely were hungry. You do see some interesting things on your walks. It has been down right cold here at night and early mornings. What is happening. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Vee said...

The last leaf, eh? ☺️ That’s what I’m afraid of once this storm blows through overnight and tomorrow.

Praying that your lesson goes very well and is well received.

I almost forgot that you are working on a yellow weave-it blanket for your bed. Both you and Ken know how to stay busy no matter the weather.

Tom said...

...I'd say that it's a print, not a stain.

William Kendall said...

A very moody sky!

KEV. Robertson. said...

Hi Karen- Sounds as though Winter is on it's way there. Lovely photos. KEV.

Rose said...

That is a cool last leaf picture...now I want to go look for stains. That is getting cool...it was 48 when we left the house about 10:30...I am not sure if it warmed up much more, but am sure it did some.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

It looks very cold from the first picture.

God bless.

eileeninmd said...


It is windy here this morning. I love the leaf print and moody sky!
Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

Henny Penny said...

That is a neat picture of the leaf. It looks like a drawing. Our weather yesterday was a lot like yours. Rainy and windy and turning cooler. Leaves were falling like crazy here too.

Lisa said...

The temperatures are finally dipping here and its starting to feel like Fall. We got some rain too and it was much needed as it hasn’t rained here in months.

R's Rue said...


Adam said...

A very corny find.

bill burke said...

It does look chilly in the eary morning. The leaf left behind its imprint.
Very nice photos.
Enjoy your day.

Granny Marigold said...

I walked in wind and rain this morning. Leaves were flying around and it was amazing.