Friday, July 21, 2006

Once Upon A Time....

.....when the world was a little younger, I was born on this date.

Happy Birthday to....me!

Here I am with my brother. I think I was about 4 and he was about 6 and a half.

I had a very pleasant surprise phone call from my dear friend, Alice this morning. She was trying to call me while I was on the Internet checking my e-mail, reading her e-card birthday greeting, and sending one back to her.
She was watching the clock tick towards her bedtime while willing me to get off the Internet so the phone line would be free!
When she finally reached me we had a wonderful chat and she was rather late getting to bed :)
All in all it was a lovely day, and I got just a little bit of gardening done.

Two of the front gardens, blooming profusely



Chasing butterflies.....I managed to get this one to hold still for a second. It's a tiger swallowtail. I'm seeing a lot of them this summer.



Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia or Black-eyed Susan) with Achillea (Yarrow) Cerise Queen



This Monada (Bee Balm) is all dressed up in her Sunday best, with a pretty hat :) I've never seen one sprout a 'hat' before.
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23 comments:

jellyhead said...[Reply]

Oh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kerri! Hope you've had a lovely day :)

Sue said...[Reply]

Kerri,
Hope you had a wonderful birthday. How nice you were able to share it by phone with an old friend...
May the year ahead bring you every blessing.
Your flowers and garden are lovlier each time you post.
The picture of you is so very sweet.
Your sweetness shows in all your posts...
{{hugs}}
Susie

Zoey said...[Reply]

Happy birthday, Kerrie!

Isn't it fun to chase butterflies? I also love to chase hummers, but I haven't seen many this year.

Your garden is looking great. Don't you just love black-eyed Susans? So cheerful. Mine are almost ready to bloom (although they are very short this year).

Hope you had a wonderful birthday and ate lots of cake and ice cream.

Sigrun said...[Reply]

Happy birthday, Kerri!

Your photos are excelent like always, I like the photo with the butterfly very much.

Sigrun

Connie and Rob said...[Reply]

Hope you had the Happiest of Birthdays!!!

Your photo with the butterfly is amazing!

Hugs,
Connie

Motherkitty said...[Reply]

Kerri, here's a belated birthday greeting to you. I hope you had a wonderful day. You know you are loved when your butterfly friend comes calling. Our gift is your beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

(I love that you know all the names of your flowers.)

Tammy said...[Reply]

Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday dear Kerri!!!
Happy Birthday to You!!
<(:-D

Alice said...[Reply]

I'm a bit late with a comment today - I must have overslept. I wonder what could be the reason...ha,ha.

That first photo is simply stunning, as are the rest. Are you sure it's your garden (just kidding!!!)?

I hope you are getting lots of time in the garden today and not being interrupted by chatterboxes from the other side of the world. It was just lovely to have a nice long chat with you. Happy Birthday (everyday).

Alice said...[Reply]

I actually meant the first photo of your garden is stunning - but of course, you and your brother are beautiful, too.

Val said...[Reply]

Many Happy Returns, and a great year ahead to you too!

Sonia said...[Reply]

Happy Birthday to you dear Kerri!
I hope you've had a wonderful day!

Carol said...[Reply]

Happy belated birthday Kerri! I'm glad to read you've had a good day! Your garden is so very beautiful and you photos very special again! I love that photo with the gorgeous butterfly, fab shot! By coincidence I've just took a photo of a monarda with a hat too in my garden. Will put in my next post.

Merle said...[Reply]

Hi again Kerri ~~ A Happy belated
Birthday to you. I hope you had a wonderful day. The photo of you and your
brother is cute, and your garden as nice
as ever, especially the photo with the butterfly. Take care, Merle.

HORIZON said...[Reply]

Happy birthday to you dear Kerri !
I think the Bee Balm wore the hat just for your special day lol.
Your garden is so utterly colourful and reminds me of the Kew gardens here in Britain- wonderful- you have a real green thumb and more!
Bests, :)x

Abandoned in Pasadena said...[Reply]

Happy Birthday Kerri and your flowers are blooming profusly just for your birthday...You always have such beautiful pictures of your flowers and what a beautiful shot of that swallowtail butterfly!

How nice of Alice to call you & to send you an ecard for your birthday...she's a real sweatheart.

Janet said...[Reply]

I just found your blog through Sue and this is my first visit. Happy Birthday! Your flowers are just gorgeous....and the kitten photos (earlier post)are adorable. I enjoyed my visit and will return.

Pam in Tucson said...[Reply]

Hope your birthday was as beautiful and flower-filled as your blog. Many, many happy returns!

Karen said...[Reply]

Glad to hear you enjoyed your birthday. Hope you have many more. (So nice to be able to garden on your birthday.)

Gabriel said...[Reply]

What a wonderful garden! OOH! The colours! It's such magic! You must have real good green thumbs!

snappy said...[Reply]

your front garden is absolutely beautiful.what a gorgeous view for your birthday.I loved the bee balm with a hat,they are such fun flowers.hope you had a great day!

clairesgarden said...[Reply]

belated happy birthday blessings!

PEA said...[Reply]

Kerri, I felt so bad when I came back from my holiday and found out it was your birthday last Friday!! I would have left you a birthday greeting on my site...that's why I wanted to know everyone's birthdate. I didn't see yours until I got back:-( Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful day!! Did you ever get my email that I sent over a week or so ago? Just want to make sure it got through:-)

Tanya said...[Reply]

Sorry I missed it - but hope you had a fabulous birthday.

And once again - STUNNING pictures!!