THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE CELEBRATED BIRTHDAYS with me here on A Way to Garden any of the last four June 10ths know the routine: I show you my favorite childhood photo (above), and then try to make you read an essay that I wrote to mark my 35th. Or you can skip it and just chip in for a new umbrella as a gift. Kidding–since truth be told, what I like about the snapshot is its optimism: Busted umbrella? No worry. To quote Leonard Cohen: There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. A good mantra, for gardeners and old gals. Here’s to imperfections!
Happy birthday and thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day and relax. Love the picture.
Thank you for the Leonard Cohen quote (he’s one of my favorite song writers). I might just have to borrow it! And Happy Birthday!
Hope you’re having a lovely day!
Happy Birthday Margaret……I hope you had a wonderful day .Thank you so much for your wonderful blog . I love on a busy stressful day to take a moment or two to join you in your garden , it seems so peaceful there .
Thank you, Jennie, Lynn, Tara, Peter, Bettina, Terri, and Carol. How nice of you to stop in and say hello.
I was happy to get advance gift of rain the two days before my birthday, and more today (the day after), but not so happy to get yet another black-fly bite on my eye on the actual day. Third one this week! Seems like they just love me this year. :)
Welcome, Diane. Yes, indeed. (But yikes, am I an oldie.)
I’m sorry I missed your birthday yesterday Margaret. I hope it was a fun filled day full of your frogboys croaking “Hoppy Birthday to you”. :)
Belated Happy Birthday Gardening Gal ;-}
Sorry I missed the day, but I don’t want to miss the opportunity to wish wonderful things to an absolutely delightful person! Thanks so much for mentoring us all, and for your great sense of humor. I have learned so much from you, and I know there is so much more to come!
A belated happy birthday and many more. What a delight to find you and Martha. Now I have three women to relate to. Tasha Tudor, Martha Stewart and you. Thank you. (My birthday is 6/9)
Thank you, Dorothy, and welcome! And happy just-belated birthday to you as well. Nice to see you here and hope it will be the first of many visits.
Happy Birthday! Love the photo & quote. Hope you had a lovely day in your beautiful garden.
Thank you so much, Jeannine, and welcome. Sweet of you to send your good wishes!