Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Really??? Today???? Oh yeah! It is.....my birthday. Family came over last Saturday. We had a fine celebration. So, I kind of just forgot about it. My mind has been centered more on doctors appointments and pain medication (that doesn't seem to be helping much) for my husband. In between that I was harvesting some broccoli that was starting to bolt.
Finding the last of the season's rhubarb.
Chopping it up for the freezer.

Mmmm....pies, crisp, jam, chutney........what about roasting some for a savory sauce?......

Taking a walk in the garden for a few moments.......breath.............

Marveling at the first raspberries.

Being amazed with the hydrangea bush. Last year this bush grew 3 blooms. This year......Well, whatever happened....it liked it!

Then pausing to look back, just a quick glance, before I go back to thinking about those things crowding my life right now. It is a happy birthday.....It's my life. Sometimes unfortunate things happen. But in the middle of it all I am blessed. I thank God the the last of the rhubarb, the first amazing luscious raspberries, and for special people who bring me garden fresh flowers.


Mindy said...

Happy Birthday Debbie! Sounds like you had a pretty good day! Hope your husband gets to doing better soon.

Debbie said...

Thank you Mindy!

Look beyond the picket fence said...

I am sorry I missed your birthday! Happy belated birthday!
All your pictures look so lovely! Hope your husband is feeling better very soon. Enjoy the holiday!

Look beyond the picket fence said...

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Have you been doing anything creative? I have put crafting on hold for a bit and I am enjoying a cleaner house that way!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, Debbie- I'm so sorry I missed your birthday! But then- I've missed lots of things this summer- not had enough time to squeeze much blogging in! Love all your wonderful pictures- your garden is gorgeous!
Hope you are doing well- hope you had a wonderful Birthday, too...