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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SIGNS OF SPRING AND BIRTHDAY MEMORIES

Once again it is snowing outside, so instead of taking more snow pictures I thought I would take pictures of springy things inside today since it's my birthday.
Although these are fake, they really brighten up the kitchen.
Yes, these are real Hyacinths. My youngest daughter gave them to me for my birthday. They are so pretty and smell so good.
This is a McCall's bunny I made a few years ago and tulips I made many, many years ago.
Here's a shelf with one of my favorite bunnies that I made.
This is a photo of our first cat. His name was Simba. He was so pretty and always liked being in the middle of everything when I worked on my crafts. On my birthday two years ago, we had to make the awful decision of having him put to sleep. His heart was giving out and he couldn't breath good anymore. He lived a good life. We had him for many years. I will always remember him. Twenty-six years ago, also on my birthday, my father passed away. He also had a bad heart. He lived a good life. You could always find in in the garden, either planting, weeding or harvesting vegetables. I helped him from little on. He loved flowers too. I think that's where I get my love of flowers as you can see from all the flower pictures on this blog. I think my best memory of my dad is of him working in the garden.

15 comments:

rachel said...

Happy Birthday!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! Simba was such a pretty kitty and he was lucky to have a long happy life with you. Sorry that your birthday brings some melancholy sadness with it too, but your memories of your father are so precious to have.

Let's hope the snow is almost done for the year!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Happy Birthday Becky! Your dad lives on in your heart and in your beautiful gardens! ~*~Lisa

Brenda said...

Well Happy Birthday to you Becky!!

Brenda

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday, Becky! Sure looking springy there!

Enjoy your special day,
Tracey

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh Happy, happy birthday Becky!!! Such bittersweet memories I'm sure - your Simba was beautiful - as I'm sure your father was also. Hope you always remember just mostly the "sweet" part of those memories. Enjoy your day and night - too bad Wisconsin didn't give you a better day today! Smiles ~ Robin

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Becky Happy Birthday~
Beautiful memories of your Father and the garden!!!Simba was a pretty~ pretty cat!
I hope you enjoy your birthday to the fullest~ Remembering the wonderful joy that your loved one's filled your life with and still touch your life with everyday~
Big Birthday Hug!!!
Teresa

Angela said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you have had a great day, and all your birthday wishes come true.

Jacque Ferreira said...

My first time on your blog and I get to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thanks for dropping by mine and I look forward to looking around ~ Jacque

~Madalynne~ said...

Such sweet memories Becky. Happy Birthday.

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Becky, Happy Belated Birthday!!!!! Sorry I missed it!!!! As you read, my computer crashed....again!!!! Hope it doesn't happen again!!!
Well, we've had rain and getting more rain again this week. At least it's not snow!!!!
Happy Easter,
Lois

tina said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you! I hope it was a great one and not like some previous ones you've had that have not so great associations. Losing one's father and cat are just sad I think. The hyacinths and flowers are perfect for brightening up a birthday!

tina said...

I just love the pictures of your gardens from Summer 2010! And your spot to pot up plants is wonderful!

Angie Berry said...

Happy belated Birthday! How wonderful to have such precious memories of your dad to live on in your heart!

Danice said...

What a lovely blog! I am now a follower. I especially love the shelves and items on them. The bunnies and the blue birdhouse :)