Sunday, August 21, 2016

High Five, Little Blog! Happy 50th, Pam!





Five years ago, I began writing this blog! Also, today is my sister's birthday, her 50th! Happy birthday, Pam! I was very pleased to see that someone else turned 50 this very same month, so she is the same age as my sister! Silke is a fantastic artist and you may find her blog if you click on her name! (Guess what, I was able to order one of Silke's prints and send it to Pam for her birthday! Silke doesn't know this yet, but I hope she will read it here!) *
Silke also lives in Georgia but she is originally from Germany. You would not be reading this blog today if it were not for someone else from Germany! Thank you, Meike! (Her blog is:


 In years past, my Dad has grown his own vegetables and shared them with me.  The photo above is from August 2010 and everything in that picture came from him, even the sunflowers! Aren't they beautiful! 

Our cereus cactus blooms in August. (You can't be serious, ha!) We only had one bloom this year (due to our weather, I suppose) but I can show you what it usually looks like in the photo above.  It only blooms at night, so you have to really watch for it, or you miss it!

Happy Birthday, Pam!


Happy Birthday, Kay's web log!




THANK YOU for reading this blog! It has given me great joy and I appreciate your kindness and support more than you could know.

This is KG, signing off, for today! (A baby was born 6 years ago   and she has the same initials as mine. Of course, I had to crochet a blanket and have KG on it, it was just the right thing to do!)

*Just to say, this is not like a creepy radio ad, where I am speaking with you and all of sudden, start trying to sell you something. Silke IS an amazing artist and I really DID send an art print of hers to my sister, Pam! When I saw they were born the same month in the same year, it just seemed right!



34 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your sister Pam. I have a sister Pam too. :):) Your father is a great gardener. I hope you continue to blog...some people seem to have dropped away. I have enjoy blogging and especially in winter when it's a bit ,lonely staying inside so much. Blessings to you Kay, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Yes, we are both beautiful women with beautiful sisters named Pam! LOL! I know what you mean about people who have stopped blogging. There are so many that I miss! Blessings to you, sweet Susie! xx

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  2. Blogging is loads of fun. Happy birthday to your sister!

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    1. And many of my bloggers help me to LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of life! :-)
      Thanks for the well wishes for Pam!

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  3. Happy five years of your blog, one of the happiest places to visit on the internet!

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    1. Thank you, Nan! I remember when you decided to stop writing your blog and how sad it made me. And then, you changed your mind and kept it up! That made me very happy!
      And I am thinking that yours is the very first one that I read every day, and that is where I found Meike and Scriptor Senex and Kay from her blog in Hawaii!
      Love "Letters From A Hill Farm"! xx

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    2. I should also say a sincere thank you for all your help and support with my blog!

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    3. And I thank you for your kind, kind words.

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  4. This was such a happy post. Happy birthday to all the folks you mentioned. The cactus and the veggies are lovely. And I love the Lovin' Spoonful.

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    1. "Hotter than a matchhead"...man, that is HOT! HA!
      Thank you for well wishes!

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  5. Great blog, I enjoy visiting.

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    1. Thank you, John! And I very much enjoy your blog and it makes me happy to see your comment with your daisy photo! :-)

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  6. Dear Kay, happy blogoversary to you! Is it really only five years ago that I managed to pester you into starting your own blog? You know, your blog has become such an integral part of my daily morning routine (and sometimes nights, too, such as right now - it is 22:42 as I am typing this) that I can not imagine you NOT having a blog anymore!
    I really am glad that this blog brings you as much joy as it does to its readers, myself including. Thank you for providing us with entertaining, interesting, funny and thought-provoking posts - for at least another 50 years, I hope :-)
    Speaking of 50 - Happy Birthday to your sister!
    And thank you for linking to my blog.

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    1. Dear Meike,
      Thank YOU for your encouragement and help with my blog! Thanks for your kind words about my writing. Honestly, it has been a struggle to do anything recently, I have been so tired from work.
      And thanks for the birthday wishes for Pam! She was born a happy, pretty girl and she still has that same sweet nature.

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  7. Happy birthday to your sister and happy blog anniversary! I slipped over to Silke's blog and you are very right..she's amazing! The fact that she hadn't painted until her 40's is cool...great to find talent hidden! Thanks for one of my fav tunes for Summer! Today the heat and humidity have fled and it's so pleasant outdoors. I'm enjoying the breeze through my window as I type this. I hope it's nicer by you too. My Mom and Sis are going to visit my brothers down in Georgia on Thursday. So I really hope it's not to uncomfortable as they come from Chicago. Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you for going over to see Silke's art! She is so wonderful! When she is a famous artist, you can say you saw her here first!
      Oh! I hope the weather will be nice for your Mom and sister, wish they could see Stone Mountain while they are here! Now, you know if you ever get to Georgia, I hope you will let me know, I would love to meet you and walk up Stone Mountain with you! xx

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  8. Wishing many happy returns of the day to Pam!

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  9. Happy belated blogoversary to you Kay. It's quite amazing how we all live together in Blogland transcending all national boundaries and helping each other to understand and to know other peoples and other places. I hope Pam had a happy anniversary of her birth too.

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    1. Thank you, Graham. I very much agree with you! By reading blogs and having one of my own, I have honestly met some of the nicest people, like you! (And your brother and your fellow islander, Pat!)
      And don't get me started on how much I now love New Zealand!

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  10. Happy Blogoversary, Kay! Your blog has been on my toolbar as "GG" ever since I discovered it and is one I check every day because it is such a pleasure to read. I am so delighted that you decided to begin it! Here's to the next five years and on!

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    1. Thank you, Kristi! You know I love YOUR writing so much, both on your blog and your wonderfully written comments here!
      Do you notice that I have the post highlighted about the Paul and Stephanie book? I LOVE that book!!
      I am grateful for you!!

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  11. Happy birthday, Pam and Silke.
    Aloha from Hawaii.
    And happy anniversary to your blog, Kay.

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  12. Happy 5th Blogoversary, Kay! May you have many more! I read Silke's blog and know her art so you made a fabulous choice!

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    1. Thank you, Debra! I hope that more will look at Silke's great blog and her art! You are one of the reasons that make me glad that I have my own blog! :-)

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  13. Well done on five years as I know how much commitment and time a blog takes to write, especially doing more than one post a week like you do. I'm guessing the night flowering cactus must be pollinated by bats?

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    1. It takes a moth to pollinate it but we don't have the moth here! Still, it has offshoots that we let dry out and then, put them into soil and presto, new cacti!
      (By WE, I mean Richard!)
      And it does take me an age to write anything, even just very short posts!
      Thanks Bob, for your comments here, I really appreciate them.

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  14. There's nothing quite as good as fresh, homegrown vegetables and fruit (above and below).

    Happy Birthday to your blog....and Happy Birthday to your sister...and to all others celebrating a happy day. :)

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    1. Lee, I am so happy that you left birthday wishes here!
      Pam lived in Australia once for a couple of years and she LOVED it! G'day! :-)
      Thanks for being one of my blogging buddies, I am thankful for the nice people I have met here!

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