Thursday, April 18, 2013

Strolling Right Along

 ♫ Come into the garden it's a beautiful sunny day ♫

As I took my morning stroll through the garden, that song popped into my head.  It was one I remember hearing on Mr. Rogers show many years ago when my boys used to watch it. 

Spring continues to unfold here in North Carolina.
It seems a daily stroll around the garden is necessary in order to not miss any of the action.  I watched for days as the tulip buds grew plump.  It's a good thing I got out there on the day they opened as they only lasted a day or two due to our high temperatures at the time.

With all of the heavy and sad news that has settled on our country this week, it has been a welcome reprieve to spend time with nature.

  I've made it a policy to not discuss politics here and I won't, but I must admit yesterday I was tempted.

 Have no fear, the happy homemaking will continue and the political rants will not happen.  Just makes me feel better to let a bit of steam escape ;-).

Moving right along (and changing the subject), I was talking to my soon to be 27 year old son the other day and he was telling me how he couldn't believe he was going to be so old.  I asked him if he'd like to trade ages with me.  He just flashed me a cute little grin
When I think about the age I'll be turning tomorrow ... well, I'd just as soon not be reminded.  But it seems like everywhere I go it's staring me in the face.

How did I get here so fast?



  1. Happy Birthday, Miss Kim! I'll be 59 in August, and it seems like a dream to me. I guess we are lucky to have gotten this far, in light of this week's tragic events in Boston and Waco. Your flowers are doing great and a walk around the yard is always a good thing. xo

  2. I love this post Kim. Happy Birthday tomorrow. I'm way over the next hill and wish I was turning 55 again! I hope you have a great day celebrating. Your flower photos are beautiful. Blessings, Pamela

  3. Happy Birthday Kim. : ) Enjoy your special day.

    Your flowers are absolutely beautiful.
    I love the flag picture and how the sun is shining on it.

  4. I don't get political either...but boy this week has push me almost over the edge....and I just am waiting to hear what reason those idiots had for Boston maim runners...oh, oh...I am going over the edge now!

  5. Oh, you're a youngster! I'm 56. Happy Birthday!

  6. Happy Birthday sweet friend! That's a FUN age to be...I can kind of remember! heehee! Enjoy your special day and have a fun weekend, too! Love your photos...looks like the weather will be beautiful! Sweet birthday hugs, Diane

  7. Yay! Happy birthday!
    I like your cheerful attitude!

  8. Spring is my favorite time of year....your porch looks so inviting.

    Happy birthday my dear friend, 55 is young! I had a birthday on Monday and I am now 72.......where does time go, I don't feel this old. Lol!

  9. Happy birthday Kim! I'll be five years older than you in a couple months ...I always say I'll take a new year instead of the alternative!

    It really looks so beautiful there! We had snow again this week but today was sunny and half of it melted. For this state the extra oisture was a blessing.

  10. Dear Kim ... Wishing you Birthday Blessings! Hugs ♥ Teri

  11. Dear Kim, the happiest birthday ever - you are at the perfect age - the fifties were lovely for me. I will really be over another huge hill later this year, reaching 70 is hard to imagine! Like all the other decades, I plan to make the best of this coming one too - life is too precious to waste a single day, and this was proven in Boston. I love your flag hanging out - helping to send a message that America is strong and will never give in to these lunatics who try to take away our values and beliefs.

    Anyway, I see the lovely collage too, that is more what we're about here, sharing the beautiful parts of life - this one is so pretty and looks a lot like what's happening here in my garden too. We do have amazing Springs in NC don't we!

    So dear friend, enjoy your special day and every day - Happy Birthday and many happy returns.

    Hugs - Mary

  12. Kim, you're just a young'un. I've got you beat by miles, errr years.

    Your mosaic is lovely and how good for you to decompress.

    As for politics, you didn't tip your hand. Hope it helped to let off some steam. I do all the time. The forsythia bushes know all about it.

  13. Happy Birthday, Kim! I've got several years on you, so I'd gladly trade places with you. I can't believe I'm 67 some days, I really don't think of myself as being so old. Well, the aches and pains remind me, but I try to ignore them. Much as I try to ignore the political world as best I can. The beauty of nature certainly helps. Your flower mosaic is just beautiful!
    Have a wonderful day and weekend!

  14. Happy Birthday, Kim. Life does pass by in a flash, doesn't it? I'm 56 (really?) and still feel like a young girl in my head.
    Your garden is beautiful. Nature is so restorative, and a true retreat when life is difficult, as it is for so many this week.
    Enjoy your celebration weekend!

  15. Happy birthday to you! I hope it is awesome. And yes there is a lot of sadness right now - but when I looked at your photos - a lot of happiness too. sandie

  16. Kim,
    Are you 55 today? Happy Birthday, dear! I always love your posts, as you have a way of writing and telling a beautiful story and using perfect pictures to go along with it.

    Have a fabulous day.


  17. Us April babies sure get a lot of decorating for our birthdays...All the spring flowers seem like they are there to celebrate our birthday! Or at least that what it always felt like to this April baby growing up.

    Happy double nickles

  18. Happy Birthday to you Kim! It is also my daughter's birthday tomorrow. Wish we could celebrate together, however too many miles separate us.
    Enjoy your day


  19. Happy Birthday to you Kim! It is also my daughter's birthday tomorrow. Wish we could celebrate together, however too many miles separate us.
    Enjoy your day


  20. Happy Belated Birthday dear Kim! I can relate to the fact that it has all happened so quickly. But I must say, I would not choose to go back to 27. Your porch looks so inviting. There is something about brick and white rockers that always says, "come on in" to me. Your pictures are beautiful as always.

    Wishing you many more years, and wishing us, more of your heartwarming posts to read.


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