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


Saturday, August 13, 2022

A sunny morning walk

😀 Happy to say I went walking this morning.😀
Sunrise 6:28
It was 50 degrees and sunny.
Nice and cool so wore my sweatshirt in the beginning.

First walked up to the cemetery.

On the misty mirror where I leave messages I wrote,
I'm Back :)

Went down to see the bulls and they weren't in the barn yard
but in this pasture where the little horses usually are.
Guess the bulls are being the lawn mowers.
First one looked up at me.

Then another one,

and he came over to the fence to take a look at me up close.

Going back down the hill to the pond took a picture of a couple
of rabbits.  One is easy to see the other not so easy, but there are two.

Walked over to the ball park and walked around there twice.
Concrete slabs were poured on both sides while I've been gone
where the bleachers go.

Saw John, Roger, and Rebecca - all walking dogs.
All of them asked where I've been.
Seems I was missed.

I walked slower than usual and not as far.
It took me 65 minutes to walk 3 miles.
I wore my high top hiking shoes for better ankle support.
All in all I think pretty good for the fist time back to walking.

☀️    🥾    🌻

This morning we drove over to church again and delivered
the brownies for the Sunday School kids.

We had one more fence post to put in the ground and now 
the fence job is completed too.

Ken needed some mortar mix and a tub to mix it in 
so we made a stop at Lowe's also.

Back home I dead headed the daisies out front.
While I was doing that one of the deer came by.

In the afternoon I picked a couple more strawberries
and ate them.
Strawberries is the only thing that seems to be growing in the garden.

Did a little knitting and reading too before supper.

Thanks for popping in for a visit.
A happy Saturday to you.🙂

Comment Replies:
Mari - The garden is at church and is by the radio transmitter - the main radio station is in North Carolina.
Fundamental Broadcasting Network


Vee said...

And does the ankle feel good? So glad that you will not bull your way back. I don't know why I worry about that when you never have before. You are smart with your health.

Tom said...

...we had similar, chilly morning with a lot of dew. Fall is in the air.

Deb said...

Hi Karen. I am glad to hear that you are back to walking, but are still taking it slow. I will have to check out that radio station. Sounds interesting. See you again tomorrow!

Hill Top Post said...

I am sure the bulls are enjoying some late summer grazing. Your first two pictures really strike my fancy. I still think you would have made a great cowgirl. I turned my ankle once when I was a quite a way from home and had no way to get in touch with anyone to come get me. It was a long painful hobble home. After that, I bought high top Keens and wear them every day. I have walked through wet grass so much with my old pair that they are literally coming apart. Tomorrow I am wearing a new brown pair.

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a gorgeous butterfly and Coneflower photo! So the deer are pretty tame? Cows are very curious!

Nellie said...

I am glad you were able to resume your walking today! It was a nice cool morning here, too. This seems very late for strawberries, though I’m only familiar with the growing season where I live. Take care!

Ruth Hiebert said...

In my humble opinion you did great for a first walk after your mishap.

William Kendall said...

Who can resist wascally wabbits and bulls?

Ann said...

It must have felt so good to be out there walking again. Did your ankle bother you at all?

Anni said...

I bet your body felt good, but tired, after your walk!! Nothing can beat an early morning walk tho!! Great photos today. Love the mirror message!!!!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, I love the cattle images, the cute bunny and the beautiful deer, lovely flowers and butterflies. It is great you are working you way up to walking more miles. Take care, have a great new week!

Jeanette said...

I'm glad you're back to walking again! Looks like your walking friends were glad to see you too!

ellen b. said...

Woohoo! Congratulations that you are back doing what you love. That's really nice that people noticed you were missing in action!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Nice to see the bulls out in a field.

Good to wear high top walking shoes.

and when you got home, how did ankle feel ???????????????????



Billy Blue Eyes said...

Interesting walk you did that morning. The cemetery is very similar to some of ours here in the UK

Lowcarb team member said...

I'm sure it felt good to be out walking ...

All the best Jan

Mari said...

Thanks for the info on the radio station.
Glad you were able to get out and walk again. It was pretty and I know it felt good to be out - and to be missed!