August 21, 2013

Birthday


It's my birthday today.

When I was a kid I disliked having a summer birthday since my friends were all away at summer camp or visiting relatives and I thought if they were around I would surely have a party with 50 people and it would be so awesome. If only.

Now I like having a late August birthday. All the prettiest flowers show up and the party is grander than any I could stage.

Even the roses and clematis that faded after June have come back now to help me celebrate. They are reblooming. Not as profusely, but beautiful and delicate.

The dahlias are a little tattered now, but they have hung around blooming all summer long, just so they would not miss my special day.

And what is a birthday without fireworks? The cardinal flowers timed it so they would go off fiery red just in time for this day.

Except for the fact that I'm getting older, it's a grand day.



You know he loves you when he gets you awesome power garden tools for your birthday:

14 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Your garden is rightly celebrating. I hope you have a lovely day.

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  2. All flowers are nice in your Birthday! They and me greet you, wishing good health and happy gardening!Kisses!

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  3. I am so happy for you. Happy Birthday. Flowers this time of year are like fireworks. Great to see on your birthday no doubt. Have a good time today. If you were a kid now, you would be back in school so your buddies would be able to celebrate with you.

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  4. Happy, happy Birthday, Laurrie! Today is also one of my good friends' birthdays;before she retired, it wasn't her favorite day, because it was also usually our first day back at school:) Looks like your garden knows how to throw you a party, however--enjoy!

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  5. Resilience, rebirth, persistence, fiery beauty all stand out in the garden – and the gardener. Happy birthday, Gardener Laurrie.

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  6. Happy Birthday! My father liked to say, getting older isn't so bad when you consider the alternative...

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  7. Today is also my nephew's birthday. He's 2 years old!

    Nice to know he shares a birthday with such a wonderful gardener :)

    It's funny -- I was going to write the same exact thing as Sarah from Galloping Horse Garden about getting older being better than the alternative.

    Apparently, great minds think alike (and ours too) ;)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Laurrie!! And many happy returns of the day.

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  8. I hope your day was wonderful! Happiest of happy birthdays to you!

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  9. Happy birthday! Thank you for sharing so much of your beautiful garden.

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  10. Always felt the same about my birthday on the first but never looked at it from your refreshing perspective. The cardinal flower looks like a birthday and the Fourth of July all wrapped up into one.

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  11. Happy Birthday, Laurrie! I do love the fireworks that come with cardinal flowers. My birthday was the 11th, so I know what you mean about August birthdays. I try not to think about growing older, but rather I am determined to learn something new every year. I am having a hard time deciding what it will be this year. Since I have already forgotten what I learned last year, maybe I will just relearn that.

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  12. Happy Birthday!!!! And your hedge trimmer look lovely! I got an electric lawn mower for my birthday this year! haha Most women would think our husbands a bit crazy, but gardener's husbands know what we really want!

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  13. oh my! we celebrate on the same day! happy birthday! those are definitely beautiful flowers!! maybe you should get some Gladiolus too as a present for yourself :P

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday...I love your birthday flowers and what a great present.

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