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, July 13, 2020

Walk, deer, and work


A little foggy this morning as I headed out walking to town.
It was very calm and 60 degrees.

Once I got to town walked around both of the cemeteries,
two times each.

Saw Lisa and her husband Dwayne walking around the lower cemetery. 

Passing the town pond on my way to the cemetery on the hill
I spotted the geese back again.
The little ones are just as big as their parents now and
couldn't even tell the difference.


Walking back home again I saw this deer just coming out of the woods.
She stopped just at the edge and watched me.
She was a lot closer to me than it looks in the picture.
Stopped for a bit to talk to her and she just stayed there.
Finally I walked on and she started eating.
I think she must be one that comes visiting us because she didn't run off.
Others when I walk can't get away from me fast enough.


One more mile to go before getting home when I reach here.
So very peaceful.  Just hear the birds.


Walked 5.7 miles

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We went to the Dollar General right after breakfast
to pick up a few items.
Only one other person in the store.

Dolly came by and stopped under the bridge again.


We worked on the deck for a couple of hours.  
It was a pretty cool day but hot out in the back
working in the sun.

Went in for lunch and later worked a bit more on the deck.
A thunder storm came rolling by so we quit working.
We are a little more than half finished.
Will take some pictures of our progress tomorrow.

Sure am looking forward to my ice cream tonight.
Chocolate Marshmallow.

Thanks for visiting.
Life is Good
Find the good in your day.
happyone  ❤️

18 comments:

ellen b. said...

Dolly found a good spot for sure. Our DIL named one of the deer that visit our yard Reba because of her ribs sticking out. Look forward to seeing the progress on the deck. Dear and our son got 4 roof panels up on the shop between yesterday and today. We are happy for that progress. I'll have to post a photo. Enjoy that ice cream!

Susie said...

Glad it is cool when you walk, that has to help. So many nice things to see, even friends while walking. You will have that deck done and sitting out on it soon. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
p.s. I love when I have the store to myself. LOL

Hill Top Post said...

Your foggy morning picture is beautiful. Those early morning shots are always the best. Just think of all you would have missed if you had slept in all those mornings when you were out walking. Dolly is a smart one; thinks the bridge was built just for her.

Tom said...

...the deer sure like the shelter that Ken built!

Rose said...

That first deer is such a pretty color right now...I am thinking you are probably right in it being one that visits your home. I love that first picture, too.

Vee said...

That first doe has some set of ears on her! She must be used to your voice. I imagine that it is cool under the stone bridge. How nice for Dolly to have her own secret place. Enjoy your ice cream.

Debi said...

Sounds like you are really coming along on the deck! Your walks look so peaceful... nice that you have the deer to talk to!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi, Glad to hear and see that you are still walking.... That is so healthy --and good for you (for all of us)..... Having a deer friend keeping watch on you is just SO special...

We are fine here in TN... Just trying to stay healthy and safe...

Hugs,
Betsy

Deb said...

I love the pictures of the deer. Glad you are making progress on your deck. The ice cream sounds great. Stay well. See you again tomorrow.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Beautiful geese. Keeping cool by the fountain.

God bless.

KEV. Robertson. said...

Hi Karen- Nice photos. Will be looking forward to an update on your Decking- Ken does good work so it all should look very ship-shape. Cheers. KEV.

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...


The last but one photo is nice.

Lisa said...

I just love that stone bridge and Dolly looks sweet standing under it.
LIsa

bill burke said...

The deer must consider that bridge hers. Chocolate Marshmallow sounds interesting, never had it. Enjoy and have a nice evening.

Granny Marigold said...

Chocolate Marshmallow does sound interesting. Last week I bought Chocolate/ chocolate chip flavour. Neither of us were impressed so I gave the second one to the "downstairs family". I had bought 2 because they were on sale.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photographs.
I hope you enjoyed your Chocolate Marshmallow ice cream.

All the best Jan

Sue said...

I haven't walked in weeks,I can tell to, it has been so hot and humid, and I have had to start early to can our produce.
I am now finishing so maybe I can get back soon.
Your doe is lovely she looks so healthy, we have one that visits us every day, coming at night to eat flowers! . Hope the weather co-operates so y'all can finish.
Thanks for visiting,
Blessings,
Sue

Becki said...

Love the photos. How fun is the one with Dolly under the bridge. I wonder if she feels safe under there.