They say it's your birthday. Happy Birthday to You-oo. . .Tuesday afternoon several friends converged upon me in my living room for a cup of tea and some good visiting (and cards and gifts!) That was a nice surprise. :-)
Yesterday after getting off work, my husband absconded with me to Iowa City where he purchased a pair of padded bike shorts as my birthday gift. (I need protective padding for bike riding a very long distance... although I might not have believed it until I tried it several times! ha!)
I've received some special cards via "snail mail" and a couple of wonderful e-mails and e-cards already this morning!!
However, in real life, this morning (this official day) my friend next door, whose garden you just recently visited, presented me with a most wonderful gift!
Can you tell what she's carrying???
It's so beautiful!
I had to try this photograph so you could see the detail.
I don't know what type of orchid she is...
Now, another gift that I've just planted in the front yard where the trees used to be until last August... Tennessee Cone Flower seedlings that I started in a milk jug outdoors in January. It worked! I hope they do well here. I am going to be out of town for the next 4 days... I may recruit help in making sure they're watered!
What do you think, Gail?
Nothing "shady" here today!