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


Thursday, May 26, 2022

A sunny day

A nice sunny morning for walking with just a few clouds.
A nice warm 58 degrees.

Walked around both cemeteries and then headed down the main road
back toward home for a mile.
Then turned around and walked back to town.


Walked through town and over to the Dollar General where I
turned around in the parking lot and went back to the 
Jeep which is parked by the pond.

Didn't see anyone else out walking at all and no one even fishing
at the pond.

At the end of my walk I went down by the pond and
sat down on one of the benches for a little while.
So peaceful sitting there looking over the water.

Today I walked 5.4 miles

🌸    🌀    πŸ₯Ύ    🌼

I made some pancakes for breakfast.

A nice sunny day so I did a load of laundry
and did a few more house chores and then sat out on the
deck out back watching the chipmunks on the stone walls.

All the trees have just about grown in now and it all looks so
lush and green.

Like most afternoons I did some reading and knitting.

It's been a good day
and for that I am thankful.
Thanks for stopping by.
A happy Thursday to you. πŸ€—
πŸ‘©πŸ»‍🦳 happyone ❤️


Granny Marigold said...

The sun wasn't shining but it was a lovely morning here for walking.
I hung out a few things on the line and they dried in no time.
Sitting on a bench in the quiet of the morning is so pleasant.

Rose said...

I would love to sit by that pond...it would be fun to see what comes and goes.

Hope Ken is feeling better.

Tom said...

...those cows have some wonderful green grass.

Mari said...

I always enjoy seeing the cows. The pond is very pretty.
How is Ken?

Ginny Hartzler said...

The pond is beautiful. How lovely it would be to just sit there. Are there ever any ducks swimming around?

Victor S E Moubarak said...

The first photo - have you ever been tempted to walk on that barrier by the side of the road? Great for balance and poise.

God bless.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the water shot!! That would definitely be my 'go to' spot to sit a spell & watch nature go by.

eileeninmd said...

Love the view of the cows and the pond. Pancakes sound yummy.
Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.

Deb said...

Sounds like you had a lovely, relaxing day. Great pictures from your walk. Pancakes sound good. Hope you have a good Friday!

KEV. Robertson. said...

Great photos you have taken Karen- you always seem to see something different on each and every walk...hope the warm weather holds for you. Cheers. KEV.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Have to love sunny days in spring!!!!

Hope Ken is not being too uncomfortable. At least he knows what to expect and for how long.

What a lovely spot to sit.... Ditto about your porch.

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Henny Penny said...

Your days most always sound enjoyable. I like the picture looking down hill at the cows. Would love to sit and watch the chipmunks on the stone wall. Have a good weekend.

LC said...

Thanks for inviting us to share with words and images your lovely walk. Blessings!

Nellie said...

Sounds like a good day. How is Ken?

Billy Blue Eyes said...

I forgot how straight your roads are till I saw the first photo. What is it that sitting beside water has such a lifting effect

William Kendall said...

A good walk.

ellen b. said...

Looks like a beautiful day for your walk!

Debby said...

What beautiful country. Reminds me of Amish country. I think I would love it there.