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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Saturday, September 26, 2020


 55 degrees, cloudy and a little sunshine this morning when I walked.

Parked at the town pond once again and walked all over town.
Pretty quiet on this early Saturday morning
and didn't see any other people about.

Did see a lot of flying geese though.
They are hard to see in this first picture but they are there!
You will have to enlarge photo to see them.  Look just above the sun.

These are easier to see.

A splash of fall color.

Walked around both cemeteries and the ball park too.

A nice quiet 5.8 mile walk.

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We went to the Dollar General to use that coupon we got the other day.
I didn't see Lena walking today but did see her in the store!

Spent a good part of the day working on outlining the counted cross stitch
and very happy to say that it is now finished.

Before Outlining

 Outlining Completed

Now I can start on the next cross stitch project.

That's all folks.
Thanks for stopping by.
A happy Saturday to you.
happyone ❤️

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Hootin' Anni said...

I love your hand work!! Very much. Beautiful sky shots with the geese in flight.

Susie said...

I love your needlework. It is very pretty . You do keep busy . I like seeing the geese fly. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Rose said...

There is nothing quite like hearing the geese as they fly over....it is one of those sounds that sets my mind to dreaming.

I love your handwork...both before and after outlining.

Tom said...

...fabulous, just think, one of these days they will appraising it on Antiques Roadshow!

ellen b. said...

That's a wonderful cross stitch project. Well done! Sounds like a good Saturday.

Debi said...

We are just beginning to see the geese heading south. I love your finished cross stitch... it turned out great!

Granny Marigold said...

Good for you finishing the outlining on your cross stitch! I wonder what pattern you'll choose next!
I love the red leaves in the middle of all the green trees. It's so striking!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I love to hear geese flying overhead. In a few weeks Sandhill Cranes will be coming to our area to stay for the winter. Love, love your pretty cross stitch!

Deb said...

Hi Karen, I really like that counted cross stitch. It looks great. I love your beautiful fall pictures. Hope you have a good Sunday. We are back on home church as COVID rates are super high around here. See you again soon.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

They always fly in V formation following their leader.

God bless.

eileeninmd said...


Beautiful sky and I love the captures of the geese in flight.
The tree is colorful, very pretty. Your cross stitch project is lovely.
Enjoy your day, I wish you a great new week!

KEV. Robertson. said...

Hi Karen - You've done an excellent job of your Cross Stitching project. Great photos there of the flying Geese - we don't see things like this here- well done. Regards. KEV.

Lisa said...

We have seen several Geese flying by here too. We never really see the birds “fly South for the Winter”, then in donged on me that we LIVE in the South. Hahaha.
Love the cross stitch. I have never had the patience for it.

Sue said...

Your cross stitch is lovely, I haven't had to work on mine this summer, but days are getting shorter and work is slowing.
We have geese who wander in our pasture, about dusk they take flight, I always enjoy seeing them.
Thanks for sharing,
have a great day.

Vee said...

The cross stitch turned out beautifully. It will look so nice framed or are you turning it into a pillow?

bill burke said...

Great capture of the geese. The cross stitch is beautiful and looks fabulous. Well done!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I have seen a lot of geese in flight the last couple of days as well. Isn’t it interesting how much of a difference the outlining can make on a cross stitch project?

Henny Penny said...

You take the most beaautiful sky pictures, and I love to see geese flying. That crossstitch is beautiful. It will be so pretty framed and on the wall.

Lowcarb team member said...

Such lovely sky photographs, nice to see the geese in flight.

All the best Jan