Follow by Email

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Catching up!

My birthday continued to be wonderful with a lovely meal with friends at Mahle House and the presentation of a beautiful bouquet.

Photobucket


On the morning of my birthday I drove to where the river meets the sea because it's becoming that time of the year when some of the salmon spawn.

Photobucket

Although I didn't see any fish, a gaggle of Canada geese and many active gulls were enjoying the bright blue day.

Photobucket








Photobucket


Photobucket





A beautiful heart rock, about four inches in width, caught my eye ~

Photobucket

One birthday gift was a card from one of my sons offering me "free pruning"! Last Friday he phoned to ask if I'd been out in the back garden, and I said that I hadn't even gone out that way all week. He suggested I take a look, which I did. He had put a lovely golden plum tree out there when he came for my birthday, and was assuming I'd find it! I love golden plums! I'm getting quite the orchard. Anyway, he came over on Saturday and by the time he was finished pruning, we had a stack of limbs and branches piled up at the front. The city chipper truck comes by on November 16, so hopefully it will all disappear. We also planted the golden plum tree. He stayed overnight and I treated him to a yummy breakfast at a nearly restaurant before he headed back home. A super helpful birthday gift ~ we had a productive and very enjoyable time working together.


Autumn is showing off her red dresses which look quite spectacular in the sunshine.




Photobucket
Photobucket



We have had such a mixture of blustery weather with blue sky and sunshine valiantly attempting to make appearances when possible. Clouds and sunshine trail across the sky and gather to grace the mountains overlooking the sea.




Photobucket

Photobucket

8 comments:

  1. I read the post first then I whizzed (at this time in the morning! Whizzed! I feel quite light-headed now) back to see the pictures, give them time to up/down load...
    The photos are beautiful but I loved the redness and that last one could be a picture postcard! How lovely of your son to plant you a gift! I hope you had a magical birthday but it looks as though you did and celebrated in style!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy Belated Birthday, Glo!

    The sky looks so pretty... it's winter already, right?

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a lovely post to read and look at!
    The images certainly capture the time of year perfectly.
    It sounds like your son's golden plum tree gift will be much appreciated in the years to come!
    Flighty xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Daffy ~ Nice to see you whizzing by and coming back. I guess I should make my photos clickable thumbnails and they'd take less time to load up, but really appreciate you coming back for a look. Glad you like the photos :) Yes, it was very thoughtful of my son to plant me a tree ~ and a golden plum one, at that. It was a lovely birthday, thanks :)

    Thanks for the birthday greetings, Selby :) Not winter quite yet..still autumn. The first day of winter is officially Dec. 21 I think. But if the snow hits first, then it will feel like winter. Some years we don't get snow...but last year, lots!

    Hi Flighty ~ I'm pleased you enjoyed the post and fall photos. I am looking forward to seeing the plum tree develop, and I can taste the golden plums already! It was a lovely gift!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I don't mind coming back... I didn't go far... just dropped you down the bootom of my screen for a minute. No trouble at all. Oh and many thanks for tidying up my mess I left! haha x

    ReplyDelete
  6. The bootom? I wonder what that is?

    ReplyDelete
  7. I enjoyed seeing your birthday bouquet, Glo. Loving those spiky shapes and fall colours. But what I really loved was your son's ingenious and thoughtful birthday gift.

    ReplyDelete
  8. So glad you enjoyed your birthday Glo. I like golden plums, and help in the garden too. A very thoughtful present from your son. I presume you brought that lovely heart-shape stone home with you? x

    ReplyDelete