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, June 21, 2024


 As I was leaving the house this morning 
my cow neighbors where there to see me off.

It was 65 degrees and cloudy with some sun too.

My walk this morning started with me walking around both of the cemeteries.

Glad to see that the geese family was back by the pond.🙂
Babies are getting big.

Farmer Marvin has rolled and wrapped a good amount of hay!!!

A third row as been started.

Continued walking down the main road back toward my house.
Kept walking till I came to the street where I turn to go home
and down there a little ways.
Turned around here and went back to town.

Came down this way because I wanted to take a picture of
Harry's bears. 🐻

When I got back to town I stopped at the Jeep and picked up a DVD
and walked to the library to drop it off.

As I passed by the library there was a man sitting in a chair in the
grass with a bottle of water and reading a book.
I asked if he was waiting for the library to open.
He would have had a long wait because it doesn't open till 11:00 during the week.
But he said no he was using their WIFI to download games onto his phone.
As he told me to have a safe walk and me
wishing him a good day I headed to the ball park.
Walked around there and back to the Jeep.

Shiela was out running.

Morning Walk Steps

☁️    🌤

The living room got a good dusting today.
Moved furniture and vacuumed the cushions too.
Didn't find any money in the cushions but did find a pen.

I made chocolate pudding to have for our snack this evening.
Taking a break from ice cream.

Worked a couple of hours on the cross stitch.

Then sat out on the porch till supper time.
It was sunny with a nice breeze.

Happy Friday.
Thanks for stopping by.

She liked to sit on the front porch in the afternoons 
and read books she'd checked out from the library. 
 - Nicholas Sparks -


Tom said...

...I would photograph Harry's bears too.

Sandi said...

I love that you have cow neighbors!

Rose said...

That is a LOT of hay!!!! I hate to think how many square bales those would make...and so much more work.

Dianna said...

I'm so glad to read that you had a nice breeze this afternoon and was able to sit out on the front porch. The breeze didn't get the memo over our way. :)

We finished some chocolate chia pudding at lunch today...with a small dollop of Redi Whip on top. :)

I took the slipcovers off of our sofa and overstuffed chair earlier this week so I could wash them and vacuum the furniture. I didn't find any money or pens...but I did find an almond! Someone had a snack on the sofa. :)

Have a wonderful weekend, Karen.

Mari said...

It was nice of the cows to see you off!
I've been seeing more rolls of hay like that around here and I always think of you because I saw it first here.
Reading a book on the porch is perfect! (Although a little warm right now)

Deb J. in Utah said...

Hi Karen! Farmer Marvin's rolled up hay looks to me like giant cigarettes! I got that book by Tom Brokaw that your book club is reading from our library today. It sounded like a book I would enjoy. Enjoy your pudding tonight! See you again tomorrow!

Debby @ From My House to Yours said...

Oh I love chocolate pudding.
Your bovine neighbors look like they really are waiting for their friend, YOU! The closest animal neighbors I have are goats. They’re smart - like dogs. I’d love some cow neighbors.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love the geese in front of the church!

Granny Marigold said...

Those bears look realistic. They may make some folks look twice!

Katerinas Blog said...

What beautiful photos!
I loved the geese and the bears!!
What a nice picture to have someone reading and drinking water waiting for the library to open!!
Have a nice weekend!!

Ann said...

A quick look at those bears would probably fool me and make me think they were real.
The guy sitting at the library had a good idea bringing his chair and a drink.

Bill said...

Harry's bears look like the real deal.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like another great walk! Love the photo of the cows.
Harry's bears are cute, I would like them on my lawn.
The pudding sounds yummy! Have a great weekend.

ellen b. said...

Harry's bears look real from a distance. That's an interesting way to take advantage of the internet...

HWIT BLOGG said...

Another lovely walk :)

Visits With Mary said...

Happy Saturday, love the Nicholas Sparks quote. Are those bears someone's pets? You seemed to be awfully close to them. WoW

The Furry Gnome said...

I almost thought those were real bears!

Lowcarb team member said...

Nice to see the geese family back by the pond.

All the best Jan