Monday, September 30, 2013

Rose Hips - Happy Birthday

Rose Hips  - Happy Birthday by linfrye ..
Rose Hips - Happy Birthday, a photo by linfrye .. on Flickr.

to me!

7" x 9"
Arches 140#CP

Today is one of those milestone birthdays and we've spent the weekend celebrating. A wonderful dinner out on Friday, birthday party with friends on Saturday and a lovely dinner with my son, grands and in-laws yesterday ... all delicious, fun, wonderful, heart-warming - and all helping make this 'getting older' business much easier and far more pleasant! LOL

The weather too has been incredibly glorious! Fall blue skies, bright sunshine, slight breeze, and a sky show of clouds that makes "looking up" both a metaphor and a reality. We've seen hay bales, fields turned golden yellow with rudbeckias and goldenrod, spots of crimson among the sumac and dogwoods, new apples in the grocery stores, the promise of festivals and fairs over the next few weeks, and the whisper of change on the wind.

It's been one of those weekends filled with all of my favorite things -- and a gift beyond measure.

I am truly grateful and send a warm, heart-felt thank you to my friends and family here for their love and support and encouragement. Blessings.

3 comments:

Lorraine said...

Wishing you the happiest birthday and year ahead ever -- and many many more to come.

I'm glad your birthday has brought you such joy and happiness as well as fun. You so richly deserve all of it and more.

And to "gift" all of us with a beautiful painting on YOUR special day is another reason why we all love you.

I love the colors in this one and especially the leaves. Thank you dear friend for this beautiful gift.
Hugs and Love,
Lorraine

Joan T said...

Happy Birthday, my friend!!! I am glad that you had so many people to celebrate with and make not just the day but the whole weekend special.

This is lovely...you have a way of making something so ordinary look so elegant. Bravo!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Lin - Happy birthday. Sounds like you are celebrating well my dear one. These rose hips are enchanting. I always love seeing your gorgeous paintings. Take care and enjoy your day.