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, October 23, 2021

A Rainy Day Walk

 Woke up to a dark rainy morning at my normal time but
just didn't feel like a walk in the dark and rain.
I turned over to go back to sleep but was too wide awake 
so I got up.

I waited until it was almost light out though before I went to
town for my walk.
It was 44 degrees and still raining and rained the whole time.


Didn't see anyone else out in the rain.

Planned on just walking 4 miles but after that I thought
I'd go another mile and then once had 5 miles down,
thought I might as well walk the last mile.
So I got in all 6 miles.
I'm so glad I got out there and walked because 
I would have regretted not walking for the rest of the day. πŸ™‚

My rain paints and slicker work great for about 4 miles and then
water starts running down my neck and down the front of my
slicker and I end up getting wet.


I stopped to listen to the rain falling on the dried up corn
and took a video so you could hear the sound too.
Hope the video works.



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This it the last stairs picture in the series.
Number 24


In a couple of weeks or so I plan to start another series.
Think it will be benches.
Not all that many around town but enough to have a little series.

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Sure felt great to get back home in a nice warm dry house.
Thought oatmeal would be the perfect breakfast
and it was - with brown sugar.

Needed eggs so we made a quick trip to the Dollar General
and picked up a few other things while we were there.
I got this cute pot holder for my collection and put it up on the wall
with the others.


The rain continued all day and it was a great day to relax
and read and knit.

Made Potato Salad after lunch which we ate for supper
with breaded shrimp.  They were frozen and I cooked them in the air fryer.

Well that's all I have for today.
A happy day to you. πŸ™‚
Thanks for visiting.
πŸ‘©πŸ»‍🦳 happyone ❤️

19 comments:

Rose said...

I loved hearing the rain on the corn. I love to hear rain period. And it always feels good to come into a warm home after being out in cold and/or wet weather. That is one thing I thank God for quite often.

Oh, I like the steps...I have enjoyed the series.

Tom said...

...this coming week, we will hear the rain every day!

Hootin Anni said...

Beautiful rain melody!!
Love the porch steps. And that RED red leaf is something I don't see all that often here.

I used up some oatmeal & apples today ...autumn is a great season for apple crisp. 😊

Granny Marigold said...

I like those nice wide steps. They could do with a pumpkin or two.
I like your new pot holder and will have to change my display again. The ones I have out now have Autumn leaves on them.
We walked in light rain. I used my umbrella for a while then I just got a little damp.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Thanks for sharing the video and the sound of the rain. That is a wonderful sound.

Hill Top Post said...

Rain is such a blessing! We are still quite dry here so listening to the rain falling on the stalks of corn was quite refreshing! As was your oh-so-wonderful voice!

Unknown said...

You are a dedicated walker I will give you that. I love the sound of rain. On corn, on windows, on the roof, on anything. It is just the best sound.

Aritha said...

Your video. Yes, I can hear the rain. It love it!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
I think they are calling for a rainy week ahead. It has been dry here so we do need some rain. The shrimp sounds yummy. I like the new pot holder.
Happy Sunday, enjoy your day!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

You're so brave walking in the rain ... bet it was cold too.

God bless.

Sue said...

Loved hearing the rain on the corn, Karen, I also enjoyed hearing a voice to the blog, ~smile~
We are in much need of some rain, hoping we will get some this week!
A very cute pot holder, love to shop at Dollar General,too!
Do you like your air fryer, is it convenient. if so what brand did you buy, I have been contemplating on whether to buy or not. Thank you for sharing,
Blessings,
Sue

Deb said...

Hi Karen - we hare having a rainy weekend here too. I loved the video, and hearing your voice! I think that is the first time I have heard your voice. Glad you are having a good weekend. See you again soon. :-)

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Yes I could hear it. And it is nice to hear your voice too!

Glad you did not walk in the dark and the rain.

Notice where the stairs meet the floor of the porch..... On the left of the pic... That house has sunk, on the left, looking at it. See how much narrower, the left side of that step is, than the right side of it?

Rainy days are perfect for doing warm and cozy things.... -smile-

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Vee said...

Wonderful to hear your voice again...much nicer than the rain on the corn. Your walk sounded awful to me. 😁 So funny how different we are, but I admire your tenacity. The rest of the day sounded much nicer.

Jeanette said...

Thanks for the video of the rain on the corn! I love it and it makes me want to cuddle up under a blanket with a warm cup of tea!

Bill said...

The sound of the rain is comforting.

Debi said...

I really am enjoying your series photos. I love rainy days, but unlike you, I don't go out in it unless I absolutely have to. I prefer to watch it from inside!

Lowcarb team member said...

The video worked well.
We had a little rain today ...

All the best Jan

William Kendall said...

That red leaf is quite a sight.