Richard always gets the amarylis to bloom almost exactly on my birthday, we have had several of these for many years and they are spectacular. Lucky for me, they are usually right on the day!
Can you recognize my Daddy in the photo above? He was only 18 years old and was in his army uniform, just before he was sent to Germany. One of the few photos I have him without a smile. Hey, he didn't know me yet!
The bluebird and the meadowlark photos were taken at my Dad's on Saturday. The meadowlark has such a beautiful song and that bluebird! People put out boxes for bluebirds (that box next to the meadowlark is where the bluebirds have built a nest) and they need to be on the edge of a field. We don't see any bluebirds where we live, it is too wooded. Same thing for the meadowlark, duh...it likes meadows!
The Canadian geese with the precious babies were taken at Stone Mountain Lake. You have seen the lake from the top of the mountain. Now you have seen the mountain from the lake! Scriptor Senex, this should look like the postcard that you have on your display board!
Stone Mountain was my birthday present to myself last year and this year too. (A visit there, I mean, I don't collect mountains!) I think it is a perfect place to ring in another year on Earth!
And that reminds me, even if it isn't your birthday...it is Earth Day today, so Happy Earth Day! That is something we should all celebrate. (Unless you are an alien reading this, and if you are, I hope you are a nice, intelligent one and maybe will guide us to a better appreciation of all that we have.) One lives in hope.
One of my presents to my Dad was a couple of CD's. My Dad is a big fan of Johnny Cash. He has always reminded me of my Dad. Johnny Cash was a great singer and songwriter. Johnny Cash didn't write this song, it is by one of his good friends, Kris Kristofferson. (Thanks to Andi for the comment below!)