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, December 2, 2019

A split walk

Drove to town and started walking at 6:40.
30 degrees and cloudy with a bit of a breeze.
Sunrise 7:20

Saw three deer driving to town.

Walked over to the library first and put a couple books 
down the book drop.
Then walked around town.
It started to snow after a couple of miles
when I was walking around the lower cemetery.

Another mile and the snow was coming down pretty hard.
Started to stick on the roads so after 3 miles I went back to the
Jeep and drove back home.

I changed my shoes to snow sneakers and went back outside
to walk the other 3 miles up near the house.
Of course by that time, the snow stopped.

I walked up the lane.

At this point to the right leads to our neighbors Ron and Theresa's house.
The left is the driveway to a neighbor who I don't know.
They just come up once in a while.
Was going to walk up there but since it is hunting season
and didn't know if anyone was up there, 
I decided to check it out another day.

So turned around and went back down

and walked around Happy Trails.

Walked a total of 6 miles.
It was nice to break it up and walk in both places. 🙂

 ☁️     🌨     ☁️

 Did the usual morning stuff around the house
and then in the afternoon I started the next puzzle.

Thought about getting some Christmas decorations put out
but I didn't do more than think about it.

We had snow on and off all day and now this evening
it has started snowing in earnest.
Maybe by morning we'll have a decent amount.

That's it for today.
A happy day to you.
Thanks for visiting.
happyone  🥰

He is a wise man
who does not grieve for the things,
which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.


Tom said...

...a beautiful area for a winter walk! Our overnight snow left the landscape looking magical.

Hill Top Post said...

A dusting of snow surely can dress up the countryside. You really do, as Tom said, "live in a beautiful area for a winter walk!"

Happy@Home said...

I enjoyed seeing the snow on your walk. Looks so pretty. I understand about having to be in the mood for Christmas decorating. I don't even start until I know I'm in the mood or I seem to go round in circles accomplishing nothing.

Rose said...

I so love your photos today...a sprinkling of snow for now. I can't wait to see what you post tomorrow.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The snowy scenes look beautiful. It's nice you have shoes and all the gear to get out in all weather. I got a new pair of hiking shoes today so I can't wait to wear them tomorrow! Take care! Stay warm and safe!

Vee said...

It looks so pretty with a dusting...we have a bit more than a dusting with more coming. I am teasing you, but what were the deer driving?

Deb said...

Glad you got your walk in. Looks like you have a lovely woods to walk in right around your home. Hope you have a good day tomorrow. So glad the Christmas card reached you. I like to get mine out early before the hectic part of the month gets underway. Lots of things on the calendar this month. See you tomorrow!

William Kendall said...

It doesn't take long for the snow to start changing things.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I think I would prefer walking among the trees to walking in town. Somehow that just seems so peaceful to me.

Granny Marigold said...

Maybe the snow will inspire you to put a few Christmas decorations out.

KEV. Robertson. said...

Very nice looking Winter Scenes.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

"Saw three deer driving to town."

What kind of car were they driving?

God bless.

Adam said...

The path looks so cold

Lisa said...

What a beautiful walk. I would love to walk down a path like this.

bill burke said...

The road looks pretty with the snow dusting. It must be getting slippery when walking. We used to have spikes to wear in the wintertime when walking, they fit over your shoes or boots and were very efficient.
Have a lovely day!

ellen b. said...

Looks like our dusting but by now you probably have a good amount on the ground. Nice job sorting out your walk to get in your 6 miles!

doodles n daydreams said...

Looks like a lovely winter walk and very wise not to walk in unknown areas in hunting season.