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, October 31, 2023

A cooler morning walk

Those 60 degree mornings I've been walking in the last few days have come to an end.
This morning when I walked it was 31.
Got to town and started walking at 6:30 in the dark. 
Sunrise was at 7:44.

First walked to the library to drop off a book and a DVD down the slot and then continued to the DG Market where I turned around in the parking lot.
Went back through town, around the ball park and both of the cemeteries.

The builders are back to the first new house and finally putting up the interior walls.
They were working as I walked past so couldn't peek in the windows.

Didn't see anyone else out walking and not much happening around town this morning.

Once it started getting light it started to get a bit foggy.
It was a thin fog and through it saw some blue sky and clouds.

I couldn't decided which picture I wanted to post so heres all three of them.

Morning Walk Steps were 13,375

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This week we went over to Casselmans Market for our food shopping.
I started the shopping on my own while Ken went next door to the auto parts store to get some new hoses made up for the tractor.
He joined me when that was done.

This afternoon I enjoyed walking along some of the trails around Happy Trails.

Lighthouse Number Ten
Located on Prince Edward Island in Canada

That's all I've go for today.

Monday, October 30, 2023


Another warm morning with a temperature of 62 degrees and very windy.
On the way to town saw 4 deer this time.
I first see their shining eyes in the headlights of the car.
I was at town and stated walking at 6:30.
Sunrise was at 7:43 and it was cloudy.
The last mile of walking it started drizzling but I only got a bit damp.

Walked all around town under the street lights till it was kind of light.
Dropped off a couple of DVD's at the library book drop.
Continued walking around both of the cemeteries and the ball park.

Saw Joy out walking this morning.
Was nice to see her out again - has been a while so we stopped for a chat.

A woman was out walking her dog but didn't come near me.
Don't think the dog was friendly and she was avoiding people.

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Time for getting the usual house chores started for the week during the morning.

Liz is in Florida visiting her daughter so we took David out for lunch at Brenda's for pizza.

It was a rainy afternoon and a good time to finish reading a book.

That's about it for today.
Happy Monday and thanks for stopping by.

Lighthouse Number Nine
Located in Cumbria, England

Comment Replies:
Tom - Yes, that does look like a garage at the modular home but it is a window still covered up.  A garage is going to be built at the back of the lot.  Looks to me like it will be a tight squeeze back there.  Well, at least they won't have much grass to mow. :)

John - We sang In Times Like These yesterday in church. :)

Sunday, October 29, 2023


 Happy Sunday
Morning sky earlier this week.

This Morning

🎶In Times Like These🎶

Ruth Kaye Jones

1. In times like these you need a Savior,
In times like these you need an anchor;
Be very sure, be very sure Your anchor holds and grips the Solid rock!
This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He’s the One;
This Rock is Jesus, The only One!
Be very sure, be very sure 
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid rock!

2. In times like these you need the Bible,
In times like these O be not idle;
Be very sure, be very sure 
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid rock!
This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He’s the One;
This Rock is Jesus, The only One!
Be very sure, be very sure 
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid rock!

3. In times like these I have a Savior,
In times like these I have an anchor
I’m very sure, I'm very sure my anchor holds and grips the Solid rock!
This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He’s the One;
This Rock is Jesus, The only One!
I’m very sure, I'm very sure 
My anchor holds and grips the Solid rock!

📖 Hebrews 6:19 📖

We have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast.

A Blessed Sunday to all.

Comment Replies:
Dianna - We met as Casselmans Oct 9,2015.  Hard to believe it was that long ago!!!

Saturday, October 28, 2023

60 degrees!

It was even warmer than yesterday when I started walking - 60 degrees!!!
It was a cloudy morning with a bit of a breeze.
Got to town and started walking at 6:35 and sunrise was at 7:41.
Morning Walk Steps 13,330

Walked through town over to the DG Market and turned around in the parking lot and then back through town up and down some side streets.
Continued around the ball park and the two cemeteries.

KitCat lives with two dogs and their owner was taking the dogs for a walk.
It always amazes me to see KitCat follow along and walks with them too.

A little more progress at the modular home site.
It now sits on the blocks.
I like the little porch in front.
I peeked in the side window and saw a kitchen on the far side and what will be the dining room or maybe the living room.
The back windows were too high for me to see into.

Went over to the big barn to see the cows.
Farmer Marvin was there and we talked a bit.
The cows here are heifers - the ones making all that noise last week.
They had just been taken out of the pasture away from their mothers and that is why they were making all that noise.
All these heifers were born here at the farm.

It felt like it would rain any moment but never did.

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We were eating breakfast when there was a knock at the door.
Our neighbor had baked a pound cake and gave us half of it.
I took a little piece to taste and it was delicious.
Going to have a piece this evening for my snack along with a scoop of ice cream.

I gathered up one of my knitting projects and headed off to the library for a morning of knitting.
There were 5 of us there this morning.
The little boy James never did show up again.

This afternoon I got some reading in.
Supper is going to be home made pizza which Ken is making now as I type this.

Happy Saturday and thanks so much for stopping by.

Lighthouse Number Eight
Located in NC

Comment Replies:
Dianna - Ken and I will deliver a trailer load of 20,000 Romans books (Spanish) back to Bedford, PA to Beacon of Truth who in turn distributes them to missionaries who will hand them out.  In the inside cover it has the plan of salvation. When we drop off the books we will then get 20,000 more scriptures to bring back to church to assemble and it happens all over again.
Ken and have been involved with this ministry for 10 years now.

Friday, October 27, 2023

The modular home has arrived

Was surprised how warm it was this morning - 58 degrees!!!
Started walking around town at 6:30 and the sun didn't rise till 7:40 and when it did it was cloudy.
Saw 6 deer on my way to town, 2 on my road, 2 more on another road, and 2 more crossing the road just as I got to town.

Walked all over town and both cemeteries and the ball park.
Didn't see anyone else out waking.

The corn did not get cut down yesterday as I thought but the modular home was delivered in two pieces

Morning Walk steps were right at 12,000.
Couldn't get any more in because I had to get home.

Thought these scarecrows were cute.

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Just had enough time when I got back from walking to get changed and eat breakfast and then we were off to get some more work done at church on the Fingerprint Ministry.
We worked from 9:00 to 12:30 along with about a dozen others.
Today combined with yesterdays work we finished over 9,000 Romans books.  All put together, stapled, cut, and boxed up.
Like yesterday I worked the cutter.

On the way home we stopped at the library so I could pick up the biography of Harriet Tubman.

Didn't even get to make our bed this morning so did that as soon as got back home.
I ALWAYS make our bed.  
I can probably count the number of times I did NOT make my bed on my one hand.

That's all for today.
Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by.

Lighthouse Number Seven
located in the Barneagat Lighthouse State Park in New Jersey

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Work Day


A nice clear morning with no wind.
44 degrees when I started walking at 6:30.
Sunrise was at 7:39 and it was nice and sunny.
Morning Walk Steps 14,158

Walked all around town, both cemeteries and the ball park.
Went down the the road toward home a ways and then back to town.

Saw deer again on my way to town and later while walking saw a fox run across the road right in front of me.

Finally saw someone else out walking, John and his dog Prim.
Saw them far away so we just waved.

The 4 holes at the modular home site have been filled with concrete.
Ann - The concrete filled holes are the foundation for the home. I think they will put cinderblock on the concrete and then set the house on those.

The corn is really dried out now and I wouldn't be surprised if it was all cut down today. 
Guess it had gotten too wet with all the rain we had and had to dry out again.

Another great morning for walking.
Just love these crisp fall mornings.

🙂        🍁         🥾         ☀️

It was a Fingerprint Ministry work day at church.
About 20 people came and went during the time we were there.
We worked from 12:00 to 5:30.
I mostly worked on the cutter.
5,000 Roman's books are ready for shipping.
Work will continue this evening for a while yet and we will be back again tomorrow morning.

Nice to be home now for a little relaxation.
Looking forward to my ice cream snack. 
Lately I've been having Turkey Hill Chocolate Chip mint.

Happy Thursday and thanks for stopping by.

Lighthouse Number Six
No markings on this one but pretty sure it is supposed to be 
Cape Hatteras which was posted Tuesday.

A couple of people had walking questions.  
Under the header is a page entitled
I've answered every walking question I could think of there. 🙂

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Purple Skies


Was out at town and walking at 6:25 and watched the sun rise at 7:37.
47 degrees this morning and when the sun was up there was a mix of sun and clouds.
Morning Walk Steps were 13,120.
This was my last walk wearing my currant walking shoes, they are now officially retired, start out with a new pair tomorrow.

Under the street lights, walked up and down main street in town a couple of times.
When light enough walked over to the industrial park and had this beautiful sky to walk under. 
Wow it was spectacular in person.

Back through town to finish my walk.

No one else out again, at least no one that I saw.

No modular house yet and now there are an additional 4 more holes dug.

Didn't see any deer on my way to town but on the way home saw the twin fawns, and they sure are getting big!

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Did a bit of work around the house in the morning.

Last night we watched the movie, Harriet.
It was about Harriet Tubman and was very good!!
What a remarkable women she was!!!
There is a biography of her life in the library, The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton that I've put a hold on and look forward to reading.

Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by.

Lighthouse Number 5

Located in Rhode Island

Comment Replies:
Janice - Yes, I'm assuming the baby blanket will be given to a baby boy.  All the blankets I and the group of ladies from my church make go to the local hospital for all newborn babies. We meet up once a month at church to work on the blankets and also during the month at home.
Each blanket is given with a card and an invitation to visit our church.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

More Sun

37 degrees when I got to town and started walking.
Saw a few deer on my way to town.
Another clear morning like yesterday and sunrise was at 7:36.
About 7:00 the sky gets a glow and then I can see without walking under the street lights in town.

Had my usual walk all around town, the cemeteries and the ball park.

Once again I didn't see any people out walking but KitCat was out and came over to see me.

The tarp is now gone from the lot getting the modular home.
It was just covering up the concrete filled holes.
Guess the tarp kept it from becoming too muddy.
I keep walking by expecting to see the house there or a least part of it.

Morning Walk Steps were 12,849

🙂         🥾         🍁        ☀️

We had to go down to Oakland for an appointment this morning and since we were down that way decided to go shopping at Walmart this week.
Saw a woman from my book club there and a couple minutes later I saw Trish, a friend from church.
Most times we are at Walmart we see someone we know!

These are the colors I'm using for the next baby blanket for November.

A sunny day today and by afternoon the temperature was in the mid 70's!!!
Hard to believe this morning it was 37!!!
I got to sit on the front porch and read for a while.

Happy Tuesday and thanks for stopping by.

Lighthouse Number Four
North Carolina

Monday, October 23, 2023

A sunny day

How nice to wake up to a dry morning!!
Got to town and started walking at 6:25.
Sunrise was at 7:35
It was a clear, crisp morning and wow looking up was amazing seeing all those stars!!
The temperature was 32 degrees.

The sun didn't come over the mountain till I was walking my last loop around the cemetery on top of the hill at about 8:00.

Saw another skunk this morning.  

I was surprised not to see anyone else out walking after all the rain of the last few days.
It sure was a beautiful morning for a walk.

This is the place in town that people can bring branches, leaves, and other yard waste to be burned.

Walked around the ball park loop a couple of times and up and down some side street in town too.

I was surprised to see these hydrangeas still blooming.

Morning Walk Steps were 13,705

🙂         🍁         🥾         ☀️

Sheets got washed and hung out to dry.
They will smell even better today because the air is so cool.

I baked a loaf of bread in the bread machine.
Used the raisin bread recipe from the book that came with the machine.
I put raisins and craisins in it.

In the afternoon I went for another walk but this time around Happy Trails which is what we named our property.
It was a beautiful sunny day.


Thanks for stopping by.
Had to melt the frost on the mirror with my finger as I wrote the message for today. 

 Lighthouse Number 3
On the base it says
The lighthouse is located in New Jersey

Sunday, October 22, 2023


 Happy Sunday

🎶Come, Thou Fount🎶
Robert Robinson

1. Come, thou Fount of every blessing;
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above;
praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
mount of God’s unchanging love!

2. Here I raise my Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I’m come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.

3. O to grace how great a debtor
daily I’m constrained to be!
Let that grace now, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here’s my heart; O take and seal it;
seal it for thy courts above.

📖 Pslam 3:8 📖

 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD:
 thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

A Blessed Sunday to all

Saturday, October 21, 2023

2 Part Walk


It was raining when I got up this morning.
It was SUPPOSED to stop by 7:30 so decided to leave a little later than usual.
I was at town and walking by 8:00 when I thought the rain had stopped.  
Once to town though it started drizzling again.
My plan was to walk till 9:30, go to the library for Stitch N time, and then finish walking afterward.

I parked in the library parking lot and started walking but was soon wet.
I was back in the car at 8:50 and waited till 9:00 when the library opened.
Went in the library to dry off and started knitting.  

A couple woman showed up at 9:30 and we had a nice time visiting and knitting.
While at the library I checked out a few DVD's and the next book club selection.
About 10:40 I left again and finished my walk.
It was still misting so I got wet again.
It was around 48 degrees and very windy.

Walked around town, the ball park loop and one of the cemeteries.
Didn't see anyone else out walking.
Didn't keep track of my steps but they were probably around 13,000.

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It sure was nice to get home, change into dry clothes and be in a nice warm house.

Didn't do much the rest of the day.
A nice puttering around the house kind of day.

That's about it for today.
Happy Saturday

Lighthouse #2
This one didn't say anything on the bottom of it so have no idea  
of the name or where it is located. 
I bought this one because it is red. 🙂

Comment Replies:
Mari - Supper was delicious. Thanks for the recipe.  We will certainly be making it again!!

GrannyM - No, haven't visited the lighthouses in my collection.  Just came across them through the years in different shops.

Ann - No, don't walk with a flashlight, but I walk in town where the street lights are till it gets light enough to see.

Friday, October 20, 2023



Got to town and started walking at 6:20.
Sunrise was at 7:32.
The temperature was 50 degrees.

It was supposed to be raining but hadn't started yet when I left the house so I didn't wear rain clothes.

As I got out of the Jeep I felt rain drops and thought oh oh here it comes but by the time I walked a half a block it had stopped.
It did that several times while I was walking and then at the very end of my walk it starting raining in earnest.  

I walked up and down all the streets in town and then around the ball park loop a few times.
Never made it to the cemeteries.  

Pretty dark when I start out.

This tree that looks like it is right next to the house isn't there at all.
It is a shadow!!

Didn't see anyone else out walking, but maybe it was just to dark to see anyone!! 😄

The latest development on the lot for the modular home have the concrete holes covered with tarps.
Was going to go and lift up a part of the tarp to see what exactly was covered up but it was too muddy.

Morning Walk Steps were 12,818

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Spent most of the day getting my house cleaning done.  
Instead of doing a little bit each day I did all of it today.

Late afternoon it was so nice to sit down for a little knitting.

For supper we are having roasted hot Italian sausage, pepper, and onions.
It will be ready in another 15 minutes and it already smells delicious. 

Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by.

I've come up with a new picture series.
My collection of

Located on Simons Island on the Georgia coast