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


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

A short 1.5 mile walk around home

 Another day of not walking in town (#7) but I did have a nice
little walk mid morning around about here.
Only went 1.5 miles but it is a start and my ankle still felt fine afterwards.

Went across the street to see the cows.
Number 17 stopped eating to get her picture taken.

Our house peeking through the trees.

Walked out back a little too and spotted mamma and baby deer
in the woods.  The little one is not so little anymore.

There have been a lot of Fritillary Butterflies hanging about
the cone flowers.  I was finally able to get a pretty good picture of one.

🥾    🙂

After walking around I sat on the porch for a while till it was lunch
time and I had peanut butter breads for lunch.

This afternoon I started the third scarf.

Made Baked Spaghetti Pie for supper.

That's it for today.
Happy Wednesday 🙂
Thanks for popping in.
👩🏻‍🦳 happyone 🌻

Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. 
It is the one way of freedom. 
If you go to a place on anything but your own feet 
you are taken there too fast, 
and miss a thousand delicate joys 
that were waiting for you by the wayside.

- Elizabeth von Arnim -


Tom said...

...great news!

William Kendall said...

The cow looks stoic.

Debby said...

slow and steady wins the race!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the quote at the end. You know I love to walk too. I'm glad your ankle is feeling better! Love the deer and that gorgeous butterfly!

Deb said...

Hi Karen. I am so glad that your foot was well enough for a short walk. Gorgeous photos on today's post. I have made your spaghetti pie recipe and it is delicious. Continue to heal. See you again tomorrow!

Mari said...

I'm happy for you to get a walk in - you're getting there!
I like the way that cow posed! The butterfly is pretty. I've never seen that type.
Spaghetti pie is always good!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I’m sure it feels good to be able to walk at least a short distance.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Walking again, I am impressed! You have a beautiful house. And your butterfly shot is stunning!

Vee said...

That's a good start! I love the view you have...gorgeous!

Galla Creek said...

I lived on a diary farm when I was 10. No numbers for us. They all had names. I recall Syble, Bossie, Brownie. About 30 or 40–all with names. Milking cows is work not fun.
Glad you are on the mend.

Granny Marigold said...

You'll soon be back to walking in town...maybe not the full 6 miles at first though.
You sure got a great picture of the beautiful butterfly. I've never seen a Fritillary butterfly; seems we don't get many butterflies except for the cabbage white.

Hill Top Post said...

You have great views in every direction. I love the pathway through the rocks. 1.5 miles is a pretty good walk on any day.

Hootin Anni said...

..."A thousand delicate joys
that were waiting for you by the wayside.". Amen to that!! And you shared some great sights!!

Ann said...

Glad you were able to get out and start walking. Smart to start slow at first.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Great you managed to walk a little.

God bless.

eileeninmd said...

It is great news you can walk without pain now. Love the cows, butterfly and the sweet deer. Take care, enjoy your day!

Jeanette said...

Well, good you got a little walking done! Slowly but surely!

Beside a babbling brook... said...


but listen to your body. if it hurts, it is not yet ready...

Happy@Home said...

Sounds like you are off to a good start. Yay! I enjoyed seeing the sights (especially the butterfly) around your house.

ellen b. said...

Nice way to break that ankle into walking again slowly! Congrats. That is a pretty butterfly. Glad it sat still long enough for the great photos. Love the view of your place through the woods!

Lowcarb team member said...

I am pleased that your ankle is slowly getting better and you were able to enjoy a short walk.
That butterfly is lovely :)

All the best Jan

Rose said...

I am glad you can walk with no pain...I have had your blog open for a day or two but coukdcnit settle down to read.

Thsts a great capture of the butterfly.