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


Monday, June 14, 2021


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Happy Flag Day

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My morning walk started off cloudy and 60 degrees, 
with just a slight breeze.
We are into the days now of the longest daylight.
Sunrise 5:48
Sunset 8:46

Walked around both cemeteries, the ball park and all over town.

Joy was out walking - we passed by on the main road in town.
Another woman walking a dog was out, and we talked for a bit
though I don't know her name.  
Ran into yet another woman around the ball park.  
She was walking and running in turns.
Never saw her before but we said good morning.

Saw a deer again over by the cemeteries and I'm pretty sure
it is the same one as the other day.

The town pond at the beginning of my walk.

The town pond at the end of my walk.

Walked 6 miles
Found a dime and a penny

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  Today was the day of my appointment to go the MVA
in LaVale to renew my drivers license.
Everything is being done by appointment only now and it was all
very well organized, orderly, and everyone was very friendly.
Happy to say all went well.
This MVA is the best one I've ever been to in my entire life!!!

Was planning on getting some house cleaning done today but 
when we got back home, just didn't feel like it after being out.
Cleaning will just have to wait for tomorrow.

Spent the afternoon outside.
Pulled weeds out of the gravel.  Easy to pull up out of the gravel
and it rained yesterday which made it even easier.
Then just walked around and finally ended up on the front porch reading.

David is out of town so Liz came over after work
for a visit and had pizza with us for supper.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hope you made your day a good one.
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Deb said...

So glad all went well at the MVA. I never like to go in and deal with driver's licenses. In AZ driver's licenses were good until age 65, but here they have to be renewed every four or five years. I think I have until 2023, but after reading this post, I think I'd better check. I have been here in Utah four years this summer! ;-) I am glad you had Liz over for dinner. Sounds like a good day. See you again tomorrow.

Tom said...

...how things changed during your walk!

Ruth Hiebert said...

The fog over the pond is just gorgeous.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots.

Carol W. said...

I love that cheerful two-timed pink flower!

Martha said...

Beautiful photos as always and sounds like it was a good day. I put the follow.it widget on my blog for email followers. I wasn't going to do anything until I saw just how many follow by email subscribers I had, I was shocked!

Hill Top Post said...

I love the early view of the pond at the start of your walk, which just goes to show that the early bird does indeed get the worm. But, the later view is very pretty too.

Granny Marigold said...

Cleaning can always wait for tomorrow. Good that you ended up sitting on the porch and reading.

eileeninmd said...


Nice walk, I love the morning view of the pond.
The flower is so pretty. It is good to have an appointment for the MVA.
Take care, have a great day!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

At last ... a dime and a penny. I was beginning to despair.

God bless.

Hootin' Anni said...

My favorites are the pond...my FAVORITE of the two us the early morning fog lifting above the water line.
I think the longest day (as in daylight) is the 1st day of summer.

Kim said...

Last time I got my license renewed it was a pleasant experience as well, thankfully. We have to get ours renewed every 8 years, which I think is generous. That pond looks so different with the change of light. Light really is everything. Hope you have a good Tuesday! Take care!

Vee said...

I've never been to a well run, organized MVA. I'd like to, though,

R's Rue said...

Beautiful shots. Blessings.

bill burke said...

Nice shots, I like the look of the pond at the beginning of your walk.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Lovely photos all!!!!

I noticed last night, that there was still a bit of light, when there *should not* have been. -smile- Yes, this is the longest time, isn't it? With Mid Summer's Eve on June 21st! It is creeping up on me!!! LOL

Our oldest Granddaughter said that the MVA is done by appointment now, and is such an improvement!!!! Something good, to come out of this horrible China Covid Pandemic?

Gentle hugs,
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susan q said...

excellent peony pic! ♥ it. Did my DMV last year. looks like all is well in your neighborhood. thanks for sharing it:)

Henny Penny said...

That picture with the flag is wonderful! Of course, all your pictures are always beautiful. My oldest grandson was born on June 14th, Flag Day.

Lowcarb team member said...

So pleased all went well at the MVA.
Lovely photographs, especially the two of the pond.

All the best Jan

ellen b. said...

Great before and after walk shots of the fountain. Glad all went will with your license renewal. You and I were both pulling weeds out of gravel today! How nice that Liz could come for dinner while David is out of town.

Debi said...

I absolutely love the photos of your town pond. They are so pretty. Thanks for sharing them.

Jeanette said...

That first pond picture is really pretty!