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, June 23, 2022


 After supper yesterday I cut up an apple that was getting old 
and put it out back on a rock which I do every once in a while.
The deer usually come and eat it.

I looked out the window and saw Rocky Raccoon sitting
on the rock eating it.  
He lives in an old tree out back and we see him coming or going
once in a while.

🦝    🦝    🦝

This morning it was 62 degrees when I started my walk.
There was a mix of sun and clouds.

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

At the lower cemetery I saw a truck pull in with a digger on
a trailer.  A new grave will be getting dug later today.

Finally had a Robin sit still so I could take a picture.

A thunder storm came through last night and dumped a good
amount of rain on us.
The rain gauge said 2 1/2 inches.

That was good for the corn
which comes up to mid thigh now.

Saw some deer and rabbits.
This must be a good year for rabbits, so many of them around.

A woman was setting up for a yard sale but I just said
good morning and past right by.

Didn't see any of the usual people out walking.

Walked 6 miles

🌤    🥾    🌸

I've been wanting pancakes for breakfast the past few days
and today I finally made them.

More house work to do this morning.
Saved one more job for tomorrow.

Ken loaded a bunch of stones in the dump trailer this morning.
Then after lunch we took them to church.
Pastor Matt, our youth pastor was making a fire pit
and we told him we had all the stones he would need!!

They unloaded the stones.
Notice I captured a stone in mid air.

Ken and Pastor Matt making the fire pit.

Finished - Only took them 40 minutes.

When we got back home we sat on the porch and had a drink.
After Ken went inside I read till I had to come in and make supper.

Life is Good
A happy day to you. 🤗
Thanks for stopping by.
👩🏻‍🦳 happyone ❤️
🙂Be the reason someone smiles today.🙂


Rose said...

That is a great firepit!

Tom said...

...rocky is an understatement! Your corn should be "knee high by the 4th of July!"

Nellie said...

There is a raccoon that “attacks” our bird feeder on occasion. He’s not easily discouraged, either! Great work on the fire pit! We’re way behind in rainfall for this month. I’d love even 1/2 inch!

Hill Top Post said...

Rocky Raccoon is lucky to have such a good home there. Ken is so talented with those rocks. What a great looking firepit the church will have.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Yo DID catch a stone in mid-air. And it is not even blurry! This is a nice fire pit. I am so glad you happened to see the raccoon eating your apple, and had your camera handy!

Mari said...

You made Rocky happy!
Your corn is taller than ours. It beat knee high by the fourth of July!
Great capture of that mid air stone! The finished fire pit looks great.

Ann said...

They did a good job on the fire pit, it looks great.

Bill said...

The fire pit looks great! Rocky loves apple pie, bet he was a happy raccoon.

Deb said...

Hi Karen. That firepit will be great! I love the picture of Rocky. Have a great Friday. See you again soon!

William Kendall said...

The raccoon is a character.

Vee said...

That photo of the robin is so clear. Another wonderful day in your corner. The fire pit came out so nicely. Will it get used soon?

Granny Marigold said...

Nice picture of the Robin. Also the picture with the rock in the air. That must have involved either great timing or plain old luck.

eileeninmd said...

Cute photo of Rocky the raccoon and the robin. The firepit looks awesome!
Take care, have a great day!

KEV. Robertson. said...

Ken is very clever with the Rocks - and Dry Stone Walling is an Art- Great Work. Cheers. KEV.

Debby said...

That rock in the air photo is cool. How’d you do that? Love the stone fire pit. I’m sure it will be enjoyed by many.
No raccoons venture into our neighborhood - I’m thinking it might be because we have mountain lions that wander in and take a stroll? In the 14 years living here, I’ve noticed a couple of bears and mountain lions. I’ve only seen a few squirrels- we do have many missing cats that never return.

That’s a lot of rain for 1 night. When we get rain here, even a good rain, it never measures an inch or more. In fact an inch of rain would make front page news! Crazy how we live in the same country- but have totally different visiting animals as well as weather.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Stone in mid-air!!!! Cool!

No yard sales for me either!!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

That firepit looks great.

All the best Jan

ellen b. said...

Great catch of the stone! That's a mighty fine fire pit!