Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday to the talented and kind [livejournal.com profile] shirebound!!!!


May it be filled with pretty sweet scented flowers . . .


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Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mererid!

I'm so sorry this is a day late post, hon, but I wanted to wish a very happy birthday to my dearest friend [personal profile] mererid!!! I hope the birthday dinner was excellent and you're having a good Sunday. I still have many pics from my trip out there last February that I haven't posted yet, so here's a couple:

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Sabino Canyon in the Catalina Mountains, northeast Tucson.


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A little barrel cactus in Tucson Desert Museum Park.

*many hugs* <3

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Eep, late Birthday greeting!!!

Happy Belated Birthday, [personal profile] hederahelix!!!! I hope it was the beginning of a great year for you of good health, fun, and way better air travel karma, my friend!!!

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Here are some rose of sharon blooms to put on your cyber table. *hugs*

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Saturday, September 24th, 2016

2 for Birthdays!!!

Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] romeny and [livejournal.com profile] ladysnaps!!!

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Here's some ElijahBlue reflected skies in Greenbelt Lake to brighten your day.

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Bagginess Birthday!!!!

Happy Birthday to Bilbo, Frodo, and especially, oft forgotten, early draft Bingo!!!

I went on a very Shire-like hike on Saturday morning in the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area in Howard County, and saw some things that should accompany the Bagginess on all their hikes.


Woods full of ferns and mosses gentle on the feet.

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Friday, August 5th, 2016

A birthday with our Olympic team . . .

Moo and Tuxie planned to do a little dance for your birthday, [livejournal.com profile] febobe, but as you can see . . .


. . . they are very, very busy cats. It takes a lot of work and dedication to prepare to win the only feline Olympic sport and they are working very hard at their form here. They hope to bring back the gold in the synchronized team division.



Happy Birthday, dear [livejournal.com profile] febobe!!! May you have a gold medal birthday with fun, yummies, and love today with your folks!!! (((((You)))))

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Monday, July 18th, 2016

Happy Birthday!

A very happy birthday to dear [livejournal.com profile] mews1945!!! I hope today is filled with love and all good things and that you feel a little stronger each day. Here are some pretties and fuzzies from around Greenbelt Lake, and thereabouts for you.


A sweet william in all their variety of colors that was blooming in May by the lake.


A deer in the woods behind my apartment building who was very fascinated by my talking to him in baby talk--so many critters seem to just love that.


A squirrel by the lake feasting at a lakeside house's yard where they put out bird seed.

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Friday, July 1st, 2016

Happy Birthday, Dreamflower!

A very happy birthday to [profile] dreamflower02!!! I hope it is full of hobbity goodness!!! Enjoy!


These are sweet williams and daisies by Greenbelt Lake that were blooming tin May.

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

A belated birthday wish . . .

"Oh no!" says Moo, hiding her head under a pillow:


"It's past midnight where [livejournal.com profile] julchen11 is and surely she's gone to bed and we missed wishing her a happy birthday!!!!


"Well, maybe she won't mind seeing birthday wishes when she wakes up," says Tuxie, "so I'm going to say, Happy Birthday, Julchen, no matter how hard spell check tries to change her name to I don't know what!!!


"I guess you're right, Tuxie. Happy Birthday, Gulches! Gulches? It's Julchen, you stupid computer--I said, Happy Birthday, Gulches!!! Oh, it did it again--STOP that!!!! JULCHEN!!!! Happy Birthday, Julchen!!!"


We brought you some mountain laurel blooms and hope you had a lovely day!!!!

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Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Twin Birthdays!!!

Happy Birthday to two very wonderful hobbit folk, my dear friend [livejournal.com profile] jan_u_wine and [livejournal.com profile] addie71!!! I hope it is a fine one and you have a great long birthday weekend! Here's some pretties and critters in your honor I saw the past week:


Mountain laurels--opening a little late this year due to our cold rainy May until this week.


A very mellow frog I saw today who wanted to send birthday greetings along.

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Friday, May 20th, 2016

Happy Birthday, Hanarobi!

Happy birthday to the wonderful [personal profile] hanarobi!!! Here is a rose from beside the Youth Center in Greenbelt to tide you over until your roses start blooming soon.



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Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Soggy May

Life's been calm the past few weeks. I could do with some more of that. I saw a scarlet tanager out my living room window twice in the past week, and saw some Baltimore orioles down by the lake. The skinks came out when the sun peeped out today, and the mountain laurels are just starting to open up. Some of my hobbit posse here is coming out for a moot in a couple of weeks and I am very much looking forward to that.

Here's some pics from around the lake the past week in between the rains:


Lady slippers by my favorite mossy stump in the woods outside my apartment leading down to the lake.


American bullfrog down by the entrance pond of the little creek that leads down to the lake.

Reptiles by the lake . . . )

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Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Birthday Wishes and a Patapsco Valley Hike

Very Happy Belated Birthdays to [livejournal.com profile] blslarner and [livejournal.com profile] kittyfosterami!!! I hope it was a great birthday week for both of you.

I'm sorry I've been so absent lately. Things have been feeling hectic and busy--some good things, but a lot of stressful things.

But of the good things was the beautiful weather the last couple of days, and the gorgeous hike I went on today with the fun company of [personal profile] zlabya and a local women's hiking group to the McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley Park, about half way between Baltimore and Westminster.


So let me take you on the trail:

It's lined with little wild flowers, though you can't see them too well in this pic--lots of violets and spring beauties, among others.

And here's the Patapsco River we walked along most of the way:


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Monday, March 28th, 2016

Spring Flowers and Furry Friends by the Lake for a Birthday

Most Happy Birthday to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] shirebound!!! I hope it is full of love, fun, and puppy snuggles and as sweet a day as you are, dear friend!!!! Here are some pretties that have shown themselves around the lake here the past couple of weeks that I hope you will enjoy seeing. ((My apologies on the lousy formatting of my posts of late--for some reason DW or LJ is not allowing me space between paragraphs and pictures and I haven't figured out why or how to reset it. *grumbles*)) Redbud tree blooms: Read more... ) Also posted at http://lavendertook.dreamwidth.org/194255.html with comment count unavailablecomments
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Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Tucson and Back to Reality Again

I had a great trip for a couple of days visiting my awesome and lovely best friend[personal profile] mererid. She picked me up in Phoenix and drove me down to Tucson to stay with her and her excellent partner R and their exuberant and well-coddled quaker parrot, Baby. Sunday we drove into the Tucson Mountains southwest of town to the Tucson Desert Museum.



There we saw nicely landscaped local flora, and fauna in enclosures, but I especially enjoyed seeing the fauna not in enclosures, and I'll show you lots more pics in another post. My hobbit dolls had fun there, too. We also drove around some of the neighborhoods of Tucson and its signature murals.

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Friday, November 20th, 2015

A birthday . . .

Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] cali_se!!! May the evergreen magic of the natural world be with you today in full and always. Here's some pics of it I hope will brighten your day:


From a more brilliant autumn a couple of years ago, down by Greenbelt Lake.

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Thursday, November 19th, 2015

A birthday . . .

Happy Birthday to my dearest [personal profile] mererid!!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend full of fun and relaxation to make up for having to work on your bday. *hugs*

And here's the Greenbelt Lake Blue Heron last week sending birthday wishes.


I'm not sure if it's the one who has been around for 20 years, or a new one. But apparently they're like Highlander--there can only be one.

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Friday, November 13th, 2015

A birthday . . .

Happy Birthday, [profile] zblaya!!! I hope you're having a great day! Here's some pics from our beloved lake:


This was autumn a couple of years ago--a brighter one than the last 2.

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Birthdays . . .

A very happy birthday to two lovely ladies today:



Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] romeny!!! I know you love passion flowers, and often think of you when I see them blooming at Greenbelt Lake.



Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] ladysnaps!!! Here's some more dramatic scenery for you from Vedauwoo. I haven't finished posting my WY pics yet--more are forthcoming. I can't wait to see you again next year!

*hugs*

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Friday, September 4th, 2015

Laramie Moot: Vedauwoo 1 and Update

Back in July, on our first full day, Saturday in Laramie, our gracious host [personal profile] hanarobi took some of us in the afternoon to a place east of Laramie called Vedauwoo, pronounced Vay'-de-voo, or rhymes with "Made a zoo." It was a picture perfect day, so it was easy to make lots of post-able pics.


This pic is actually from the end of the visit through the car window, just to give you the long vista.


And here we are--big impressive rocks surrounded by beautiful aspen and fur trees, and other flora.


We took a path part of the way around the cliffs.


Mallorns Aspens--oh how I love them!

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