In keeping with the Birthday Rules and doing only exactly as I please on my birthday, Joy and I headed out bright and early yesterday for another photo safari! Woohoo! It was a great way to start the day. It was a hike filled with so many things that I adore.
Things like flowers:
Insects of all sorts:
Some wonderful birds too. One of which was a great surprise. We could hear the grouse for a long time but couldn't see it which was driving us mad! We would return it's call over and over and actually twice saw it quickly cross the path in front of us but so quickly we didn't have time to snap the shot. Finally, we gave up and continued down the trail. Suddenly, I just had a feeling that the bird was right behind us so I turned and there it was, standing in the trail looking at us. Under my breath I said softly to Joy, "Turn Around". Very quietly she did so, we raised our cameras and the bird ran like mad to the other side but we still got the picture. Hurrah!
And then there were two other surprise guests:
It was a Terrific Birthday Hike. Couldn't have asked for better! Great company, good exercise, and some decent pictures!
I came home to some beautiful flowers and a bag of M&M's which I immediately dived into. I was starving after all that hiking! The flowers really are lovely. Hydrangea and Freesia.
I had just enough time to cool off a bit and re-hydrate and then it was time for the noonwalk. We are insane to be out doing our daily walk in the hottest part of the day, but still we do it, nearly every day! By the time we returned, once I had several more glasses of water (It's hot!) I finally took the time to shower and change. Ahhhh. I felt like a whole new woman!
I answered phone messages, read so many lovely emails and texts and IM's and Happy Birthday messages on yesterday's blogpost !!!! Then with only a few hours left before dinner, I had to decide what to do? There are always things that need doing around the house and yard but then I decided that I would just sit on my prodigious butt and read the rest of the afternoons away. Remember - no chores is on the list of Birthday Rules!
I no sooner sat down with my book in my favourite spot on the family room sofa, got settled in, glasses on my face, book open, ready to find out "what happens next" and I fell asleep. Out Cold! I should feel guilty but I don't. Not one bit. After all, it was apparently what I wanted to do and on my birthday I get to do whatever I want to do!
I woke up just in time for dinner. When asked what I wanted (remember my birthday, my choice) I was actually still feeling kind of full from all of those M&M's earlier, so I just wanted a sandwich. Jersey Mike's came immediately to mind. When Tim brought it home, mine had a nice little birthday message on it. Awwwwww.
So there you have it. An absolutely Perfect Birthday!!
Sorry for the extra long post today but it was an extra great day ;) Thank you for being a part of it!
Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs all 'round
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