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


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Cold to Warm

Clear and 22 degrees this morning for walking. 
Nice to see the sun once it 
rose at 7:18
Walking Steps 13,122

Walked first to the library again and dropped off a DVD.
Continued on to the main road and went to the Dollar General.
Since I was in the area I thought as might as well walk around the industrial park.
Nice and flat, no cars and peaceful.

Next walked behind our old house in town again.
This old barn back there is starting to slowly deteriorate.

From there I walked over to the ball park and around the loop
and then headed up to the cemetery.

On the way back down stopped at the pond and took a picture
of the future home sites from this end.
The brush continues to burn with the smoke going in the opposite direction today. 
Bulldozers are digging up the stumps.

One day I'll be taking a picture of the houses reflected in the pond.

Didn't see anyone else walking this morning.
Though it was cold, it was sunny and I was nice and warm in all my layers.

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The last couple of days we have counted out 10 gospel tracts and put
 rubber bands around them and stacked them in piles of 5.
Each pile has 50 tracts. 
April is tract month at our church and though we do give out tracts
throughout the year this is when the whole church gets involved with it.
We put them in groups of 10 so it easy to keep track of how many we have.
We did three boxes and there were three more that others did.

It warmed up nicely this afternoon to 55 so I went out for a walk
around Happy Trails.
The long white roof you can kind of see through the trees in the
middle of the picture is Farmer Marvin's big barn.

I'm walking down David and Liz's driveway here just getting 
to the lane on my way home.

Thanks for visiting.
Happy Tuesday

Comment Replies:
Terra - the lot is being cleared of the trees to build a few houses.  Not to worry we have LOTS of trees around here. 🌲🌲🌲


Tom said...

...I like the barn which overhangs the basement wall on the back side. This is a style that is rare here. I associate it with southern barns.

Michelle said...

Looks like a good walk today and good work for your church.

Hootin Anni said...

Great photos shared today!!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Seeing the open water of the pond is so beautiful. I like to accept whatever weather we get, but I am now very ready for spring.

Jennifer said...

That is quite a lot of tract bundles! What a great month...Tract month! Imagine what God can do with each of those gospel witnesses. Blessings to you today!

Ginny Hartzler said...

The water in the pond is gorgeous!!

William Kendall said...

The old barn has character.

ellen b. said...

We got into the 50's here today. It's so nice to work out in the yard when it's in the 50's. You get a lot of good workers at your church!

Mari said...

I hate seeing those beautiful old barns deteriorate.
Nice to see the sun and that beautiful clear water in the pond. I Love that tree shot too!

Deb J. in Utah said...

Hi Karen. You were busy with those tracts today. Do you still give them out to people in your local area, or are they sent to other countries like the little books of Romans? I love the last picture in this post of the road leading to your home. What a beautiful place to live! See you again tomorrow.

Ann said...

Looks like it was a beautiful day.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

At least the snow has finally gone.

God bless.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a nice walk, I like the old barn and the view of the pond. The last shot of the roads is a pretty view! Take care, have a great day!

Debbie said...

We now have houses on the far side of our lake and the lights shine on the water at night. We had to put a 10' fence all the way around though, since it's a private lake.

Aritha V. said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely morning walk! It sounds like a peaceful way to start the day. I particularly enjoyed your attention to detail, from dropping off a DVD at the library to admiring the reflection of the houses in the pond. It's also heartwarming to hear about your church's outreach efforts and the dedication to spreading the gospel. Keep up the good work, and I hope you continue to have many more enjoyable walks in the sunshine this week.


Connie said...

I wish I was there . . . I need a walking partner. I truly admire you for getting out every day. I need encouragement to walk alone, seems like if I have a partner it's fun and exciting to get up and do it, but walking alone is something I just can't seem to get motivated about.
Love that you're getting the gospel out there for folks to read :)

LC said...

I enjoy your walks. Please keep sharing your experiences.

Debby said...

Nice post and photos- I’m always sad when rural areas start changing. We’re see a lot of that here as city people are leaving and moving to more rural areas of California. They buy a house and property, then demolish it and rebuild, cutting down trees. But that’s me. You can’t fight progress.

The Happy Whisk said...

Wow, wow. Another wonderful day. Life is good. I read on your last post about walking alone. I like that too. It's quite nice to walk at our own pace and just be.

Love, love, love that.