Saturday, March 19, 2011

First day of Spring and a Birthday

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring, it is also the birthday of a tiny baby girl who was born a month early. That baby girl will be 62 years young tomorrow and she is FlowerLady. She is thankful for being born on such a lovely day, and for the life she has been given.

I plan to putter around here with my DH having a quiet day tomorrow. In the plans, is a special dinner that I look forward to fixing as I love to cook. We do NOT like the hassle, nor the expense of going out to eat. We've been that way since newlyweds. To me there is a real joy in creating a wonderful meal from scratch.

I do hope all of you have a lovely first day of Spring. Spring is such a hopeful time of year, filled with newness and rebirth of our gardens. A time of joy of seeing the earth sprout with new growth and of scents of blossoms filling the air. Wonderful color replaces the bareness of the winter landscape for most of you. Even down here I see different things happening in my gardens that only happen at this time of year.

So, let's all enjoy the day and be thankful for blessings large and small.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady



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"The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings."
Joyce Kilmer, Spring

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Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL

32 comments:

gld said...

Happy Birthday! I hope everything is just perfect for you both.

I agree completely about eating out and isn't it wonderful that our mates agree with us.

Joyce Kilmer! I haven't thought about her poetry in many years. We had to memorize 'Trees' in grade school. I still remember a lot of it.

NanaK said...

Happy Birthday FlowerLady and Happy Spring! I hope you enjoy your special day just the way you like. The meals you prepare are always so original and sound scrumptious. May you feel refreshed and springlike in your soul.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Happy birthday!!!! Enjoy your day.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! May it be filled with love,friends, family and lots of flowers.I will be 62 next month. Hey, we are the same age girl.LOL!Enjoy your day.

Floridagirl said...

Happy Birthday, FlowerLady! How wonderful to have a first-day-of-spring birthday! Your relaxing day with a home-cooked meal sounds wonderful. I might enjoy cooking more myself were I any good at it.... Your recipes and dinner photos are inspiring to me, and I have so many more years left to practice. ; )

Denimflyz said...

A most joyous Birthday greeting to you. May you enjoy more. Many blessings.
We have something in common, I was born very early and at only 1 pound! My dad said that I looked like a baby drowned rat!LOL But I was blessed to live and be a pain in the rear to all...
Hugs

Kit said...

Happy Birthday my dearest of friends! Have a wonderful celebration (I know you will!) and I love you! Kit

Nell Jean said...

Best Wishes to a Spring Chick! Enjoy the day in your pretty garden with your Sweetheart.

Nancy's Notes said...

Happy Birthday dear FlowerLady! I hope your weekend and special day is as great as can be!

Nancy

Balisha said...

Happy Birthday to you..
Happy Birthday to you..
Happy Birthday dear Flower Lady..
Happy Birthday to you.
Please post your menu...I love to hear what you are cooking. Have a great day. Balisha

Elephant's Eye said...

I remember one of the birthday meals you blogged about ... have a wonderful and happy birthday!!

shadesofidaho said...

Happy Birthday Flowerlady. Hope your have a wonderful day. I will be catching up to you in August. Where did the time go to?? So glad you have been my friend for these years. :^))

Chris

L. D. Burgus said...

Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have pie or cake.

Bernie said...

Oooh, I'm late for this very important date! Still I'll send birthday wishes all the same. I do so hope you had a fabulous day, you spring chicken! How marvellous to be born on such a special day ... born a month early just so you could have that special day for your special day!

Gayle said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday relaxing in your garden.

Debbie's Garden said...

You're the first rose of spring!

Jenni said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday! Enjoy your special day with what sounds like a most excellent meal. Best to you and Happy Spring! Cheers, Jenni

Corner Gardener Sue said...

How cool that your birthday is the first day of spring! God bless your day! I prefer cooking over eating out, too.

I wasn't born too early, but my mom had a nutritional deficiency I can't remember the name of, and they unsuccessfully tried to induce labor a little before I was due. I just did a search, and am thinking it was toxemia she called it, which is an outdated term, and it's now called preeclampsia. I ended up being a sick baby, and had pneumonia at around 5 months old. There was an evening my parents were called in because they thought I was going to die. Well, that's not cheerful birthday reading. I know you won't mind, though. God must have had plans for me to live.

sherryocala said...

May your 62nd be your best ever! Happy Birthday, FlowerLady! And many more!!

Amrita said...

A very Happy birthday to you dear Lady. Have a super - duper celebration

sweetbay said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Masha said...

Happy birthday, FlowerLady, and many more! I hope you have a great time.

Southern Lady said...

Happy Birthday to You!!! Hope your day is blessed! Carla

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday, FlowerLady! I'll look forward to knowing what your birthday menu was!

Beautiful evidences of spring met us each mile as we traveled southward toward a North Carolina destination today. How marvelous this time of year!

primitive ole frugal mumma said...

Happy Birthday , and i agree eating in is so much better and at least we know what we are eating then fresh home made goodness :-)

Heidi..

tina said...

I hope you had the happiest of birthdays yesterday!

Susan said...

Happy birthday to you Flowerlady. What a wonderful day to be born on. I hope you had an enjoyable day and dinner. We, too, prefer to eat in most of the time...and to enjoy our favorites on our birthdays. I'll be your roses were showering you with lots of blossoms on your special day.

organicgardendreams said...

Happy belated birthday, FlowerLady!!! Hope you had a wonderful day and fun cooking your birthday dinner. Wishing you a lovely spring!
Christina

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Happy, happy birthday you dear soul.

Hugs from across the miles,

Sharon

Ami said...

Happy belated Birthday, Flowerlady! Sorry I have been busy working on a garden project and have not checked blog for a while. How lovely that you were born at the first day of the spring! The symbol of the life! Maybe that is also why you love gardening so much! A quiet birthday dinner with your loved one sounds so nice. I too love cooking whenever I can find more time.

(((Hugs)))

~ Ami

Becca's Dirt said...

Happy Birthday Flowerlady. Sorry I missed your day. A home cooked meal can't be beat and I mostly would rather cook than go out to eat.

About my bougainvillea - I don't plan to put it in the ground. I will leave it to live it's life in a container. According to what I've read it should live a long time or at least a couple of years in the container I bought it in. The plant looks like it is established well in the container. I will be bringing it into my utility room over winter. I am looking forward to being the caretaker of this beautiful plant.

Karen said...

I'm so sorry I missed your birthday. Your plans sounded so wonderful, I hope you enjoyed it thoroughly!