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


Friday, July 28, 2023

Popping In

 Still on blogging break.

Popping in with a picture of Black Eyes Susans, Maryland's state flower,
 so you won't forget about me.

Wishing you all a happy day.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

A little break

All is well

Not doing anything special

Not going anywhere

Just taking a bit of a blogging break

Be back to blogging soon.

Enjoy your day.
Happy Wednesday

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

In a mailbox


58 degrees this morning when I started out walking.
A calm morning with a mix of sun and clouds.
Sunrise 6:03
Morning Walk Steps 13,273

I picked up what I thought was a penny but it didn't feel right.
A little too big.
Looking at the picture off the camera you can kind of see what
it is but I couldn't see it that well when I first saw it.

Cleaned it up the best I could when I got home with copper cleaner
and a Brillo pad and come to see it is a nickel.

I walked all around town, both cemeteries and went down the main
road toward home and then back to town.
Stopped at the library and dropped a DVD down the slot.

Came across this interesting place a bird decided to build a nest.

Roger was out walking Prim up by the cemetery
and saw another man out running that I haven't seen before.

The church is now looking nice and bright with its new
white siding which is now done.

🌀    πŸ₯Ύ    πŸ™‚   

The sheets got washed and hung outside today because yesterday
it was supposed to rain though it never did till in the evening.

Finished reading A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen.
It's a good story with a happy ending and though a bit
predictable I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I've read 5 or 6 other books she has written and liked them as well.

Started another knitting project a couple o days ago.
It is the same pattern as the small white afghan I just finished.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Tuesday

Comment Replies:
GrannyM - Yes, the Wedgewood heart is mine.  I have a small collection.  Bought some pieces when we lived in Scotland. At the time (70's) I didn't know what it was but just liked the blue and white.
No, no ice cream with the cake but we did have real whipped cream on top of a chocolate pudding cake.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Wedgewood Heart


62 degrees when walking this morning and it was cloudy.
Sunrise 6:03
Morning Walk Steps 12,987

Walked the Farm Loop and took my walking stick with me.
A nice quiet walk and didn't see any people
and only one car passed me by the farms.
A few pictures along my way.

Walking down the road from the school back to town I heard a 
little voice say HI.
I stopped, looked around and saw a little boy at the open window in his house.
He said hi again and waved.
I waved and said hi back. πŸ™‚

Back in town I walked around the ball park loop to make up the
rest of my walk and then headed back to the Jeep.
Sheila's car was parked by the pond but never saw her.

☁️    πŸ₯Ύ    πŸ„    πŸ“    πŸ™‚

Yesterday Ken and I played another game of corn hole.
This time he beat me
21 to 16.

Got a slow cooker of chili started this morning.
Baked some corn bread to go with the chili.
Then baked a birthday cake.
Today is David's birthday.

David and Liz came over in the afternoon for birthday cake.
We sat out on the front porch and ate our cake
and had a nice visit.

Thanks for stopping in
Happy Monday

Sunday, July 16, 2023


Happy Sunday

πŸ“– Colossians 2:6-8 πŸ“–

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, 
so walk ye in him:

 Rooted and built up in him, 
and stablished in the faith, 
as ye have been taught, 
abounding therein with thanksgiving.

 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, 
after the tradition of men, 
after the rudiments of the world, 
and not after Christ.

A Blessed Sunday to all.
Jesus Love you

Comment Replies:
Latane and Deb - The two books in the series I got from the library to read are westerns by William W. Johnstone.  Taylor Callahan, Circuit Rider and Save it for Sunday.  Though I don't usually read westerns I read one by Johnstone and liked it so thought I'd give these two a try.  He has written a LOT of books so I'll have lots of books to read!!!
The book I'm reading right now is A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen.  I'm about half way done and think it is very good.  

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Painted Rocks


64 degrees with some low hanging clouds around.
They soon moved off and it was a sunny walk.
Sunrise 6:02
Morning Walk Steps 12,781

Walked around both of the cemeteries first.

 Then down the road toward home a ways, turned and walked back to town.

Up and down the streets in town and around the ball park loop a 
few times and then back to the Jeep.

Eric was out walking Sparky
Rebecca was walking Leo.

Took another picture of the house being built.
Looks like it will have a garage.
I'm thinking it will be two levels otherwise it is going to be pretty small.

I'm pretty sure this is a funnel spider web.
There were a few of them in the grass at the ball park.

Spotted these painted rocks over by the day care center.
Some of the older kids must of painted them and they were drying.
If I had to guess I'd say that the watermelon slice was the one
that Kinsley made.

🌀    🚢‍♀️   πŸ™‚

If you remember I came home yesterday with book and realized it
was number 2 of a series so I put a hold on the first one.
Already this morning I had an email saying the book was ready for pick up.
The library opens at 9:00 on Saturdays so on the way to
the DG Market we stopped to pick it up.

Puttering about the house this afternoon.
Spent some time sitting out on the front porch.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Saturday

Friday, July 14, 2023


64 degrees this morning when I started walking.
Cloudy at first and even had a few sprinkles of rain.
Then some blue sky and the sun appeared.
Sunrise 6:01
Notice the sun now doesn't rise till after 6.
Morning Walk Steps 13,512

Walked around both cemeteries. 

Down the main road towards home and back again.
Around town and up and down the side streets.

Passed the new house being built.
Foundation and parging is done.
Looks to be a small house.

Walked a couple loops around the ball park and then back to the Jeep.

Sheila was out running and saw Eric walking Sparking
two different times.
Stopped to talk to Elaine (Kermit's wife).

☁️    πŸŒ₯    🚢‍♀️ 

Did my usual morning routine.

Gave all my potted plants a good water and did a bit of
weeding the gravel around the house.
Weeds usually pull up pretty easy from the gravel.

We went to the library this afternoon to get a couple of DVD's.
Checked out a couple of books too.
A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen
Save it for Sunday by William W Johnstone.
When I got home I realized that Save it for Sunday
was book number 2 so I went on line and put the first one on hold.

Another book I put on hold is next months book club selection.
The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Friday

Comment Replies:
Meta/Roses - Our Dollar General has never been the kind where everything is a dollar.  It is mostly groceries with some seasonal items. Some aisles of clothes, cards, and kitchen items.  The name was changed because it now has meat, fruits, and vegetables in it.  The name change to DG market reflects the change.  I think quite a few of the stores will be updating all over.  Living in a rural area this store is very WELCOME HERE.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Another Sunny Walk


A sunny walk this morning.
65 degrees
Sunrise 6:00
Morning Walk Steps 12,505

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

Since the Dollar General in town was remodeled and added produce 
it got new colors and a name change.
Yellow and green and is now called DG market.

Saw a few people out walking and they all were walking dogs.
Rebecca and Leo
Eric and Sparky
and a man I see often but don't know is name
His dog always barks at me when I walk past their house.

There were lots of rabbits out running around on my drive home.
Across the road, along the edge, and right up the middle.
Glad I was able to dodge them all.

☀️    🚢‍♀️    πŸ™‚    πŸ‡

This morning was book club meeting day.
Since we the weather was so nice we met out at the park again.
We each brought our own chairs.
I noticed when we have the meeting outside we tend to stay longer.
The book for discussion was The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner.
Everyone liked it, I liked it to but not as much as the others.

When I got home Ken made us nachos for lunch.
Isn't he nice?!

I baked a yellow cake (box) in two square pans.
Put one in the freezer and the other we are going
to have a piece of it for our snack tonight.
No icing on this but will add lots of strawberries and 
a Redi Whip like topping.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Thursday 

There are a lot of grave stones in the shape of hearts.
I'll just post this one with the double hearts.
Sadly the graves of a young couple.
Since they both died on the same day I'm thinking it was 
probably a car accident.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

A Farm Loop Walk


This morning I walked under sunny skies.
60 degrees
Sunrise 6:00
Morning Walk Steps 13,361

This morning my walk took me around the Farm Loop.

Farmer Bill's corn is the tallest around here so far with it coming
up to my shoulder.

The farms around here grow corn (for feed) and soybeans.

When I got back to town still had to walk a couple of miles
so walked up and down the side streets.

My left shoe seems to have developed a squeak
which is driving me a bit crazy. πŸ₯Ύ

When I got back to the Jeep I saw Sheila's car in the parking lot
but never did see her.

☀️    🚢‍♀️    πŸ™‚

I am happy to say that one of my tomato plants out back 
in the pots is getting a tomato.
We might have a couple of home grown tomatoes after all.

Another nice sunny day in the 70's.

House chores in the morning.
Afternoon read and knitted.

Thanks for popping in for a visit.
Happy Wednesday

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Another nice sunny day


This morning there was a mix of sun and clouds as I walked around town.
58 degrees
Sunrise 5:59
Morning Walk Steps 12,789
Found a Penny

Find a penny.
Pick it up.
All day.
Have good luck.

Started my walk by walking around both of the cemeteries.

Then over to the ball park to walk that loop.
Continued up and down all the streets in town.

Work continues again today on the church and house.

I saw 4 little baby chicks in the yard of the people who have
 chickens next to the ball park.
So cute but too far away for a picture.
I'm wondering if some eggs got over looked when 
egg collecting and hatched.

Driving back home I saw a deer cross the road followed by twins.
Also some rabbits, a couple chipmunks and even a mouse.

🌀    🚢‍♀️    πŸ™‚    πŸ’°

Food shopping day.
This week it was at Casselmans Market.
They had some nice looking cherries, strawberries, and corn on the cob.
Wonder if I could make a meal out of those three items. πŸ’πŸ“πŸŒ½

Liz is out of town this week so since when David was gone we took
Liz to Brenda's for pizza we took David to pizza this time.
Instead of going for supper we went for lunch.

Finished July's baby blanket.
You can see it 
if you care to take a look.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Tuesday

Monday, July 10, 2023

Blooming Daisies

 This mornings walk was under cloudy skies and 60 degrees.
Sunrise 5:57
Morning Walk Steps 13.378

Started out walking around both of the cemeteries.

Then down the main road towards home a ways, turned around
and back to town.
Continued over to the ball park and walked that loop a couple of times,
through town and once again around the lower cemetery.

Saw John walking Prim.
They were just getting to the pond as I was getting into the Jeep for home.

The footings have been poured for the new house and workers
there getting ready to start the block.

Workers back at the church working on the siding.

The house/store on Main Street that was recently bought by
Lin and her husband (Can't remember his name) had this sign
in the window.
I peeked in the window and saw paint cans about.
Looks like they still have a lot of work to do before they open,
but looking forward to it.

☁️    🚢‍♀️    πŸ™‚

Before I went in the house when I got home I took a picture of the daisies
starting to bloom in the front by our house.

Got to work doing house chores this morning.

It was a nice cool sunny day.
Spent some time this afternoon out on the front porch and the back deck.
It was actually a bit too cool for sitting on the porch so I went
out back on the deck in the sun.
Then after awhile it got too warm and I'd go back out front.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Monday

Debi - You wondered about the cows and bulls.  They are out around the different pastures now.  Farmer Marvin moves them about every so often.

Sunday, July 09, 2023


Happy Sunday

🎢 Only a Sinner 🎢

Lyrics: James Martin Gray (1851-1935)
Music: Daniel Brink Towner (1850-1919)

1. Naught have I gotten but what I received;
Grace hath bestowed it since I have believed;
Boasting excluded, pride I abase;
I’m only a sinner saved by grace!

Only a sinner saved by grace!
Only a sinner saved by grace!
This is my story, to God be the glory,
  I’m only a sinner saved by grace!

2. Once I was foolish, and sin ruled my heart,
Causing my footsteps from God to depart;
Jesus hath found me, happy my case;
I now am a sinner saved by grace!

3. Tears unavailing, no merit had I;
Mercy had saved me, or else I must die;
Sin had alarmed me, fearing God’s face;
But now I’m a sinner saved by grace!

4. Suffer a sinner whose heart overflows,
Loving his Savior to tell what he knows;
Once more to tell it, would I embrace—
I’m only a sinner saved by grace!

⛪️    ⛪️

πŸ“– Luke 18: 9 - 13 πŸ“–

  And he spake this parable
 unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, 
and despised others:

 Two men went up into the temple to pray; 
the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 
God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, 
extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

 I fast twice in the week,
 I give tithes of all that I possess.

 And the publican, standing afar off, 
would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven,
 but smote upon his breast, saying, 
God be merciful to me a sinner.

A Blessed Sunday to all.
Jesus Love You