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today is my birthday . . I share it
with a common century plant .. alike in many ways

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. . a long time bloomer . . a bit quirky . . always reaching toward life . .

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swaying with the wind . . a blue sky lover . . at times hidden in the trees

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growing up and out . . a few sharp edges . . displaying bright color of age

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times of shadow . . soft strength . . content to be . . a year older

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44 comments:

S. Etole said...

may your year be as beautiful and creative as you are ... Happy Birthday!

kt said...

Happy Birthday! Sending big wishes for you!

rachel awes said...

happy birthday!! xoxo

Freshly Found said...

Ahh. Happy Birthday! Glad I popped in today! Lovely to have a Friday to celebrate, with the whole weekend ahead.

ginny said...

birthday greetings and blessings dear elk x
wishing you the happiest of years ahead x

Joan Elizabeth said...

My goodness that is a tall one ... happy happy birthday.

Chrissie said...

many happy returns Elk and may you continue to bloom!
chrissie x

becky at abbeystyle said...

Keep on growing and blooming...you're a beautiful flower, ELK!
Happy Birthday

Tracy said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU, Elk! Wishing you a beautiful year. :o) ((HUGS))

spread your wings said...

Happy Birthday Elk. I hope your year is wonderful in every way.
what an interesting plant. what is it? it has it's arms outstretched - as do you - always reaching out to help.

Oliag said...

Happy Birthday dear elk!

May your year be full of many happy moments...like each one I spend here.
♥xo

74 Lime Lane said...

happy birthday elk! here's to another inspiring, creative and beautiful year

k

beth said...

happy happy birthday! may your next year be filled with so many rich blessings!!!

sperlygirl said...

hope you have the loveliest of birthdays. may it be 'musical'! ;) warmly, s

beth said...

happy birthday sweet friend.....
maybe the sun set tonight perfectly just for you....

Cinner said...

Happy Birthday, I am glad you are content at a year older, I think this is such a wonderful time of life, your happiness and love for it always shines through in your photography. best wishes my friend. have a great day.

Gayle said...

Happy Birthday! Hugs to you!

Betsy said...

Happy, happy day!!! ;)

Jamie said...

May you have a VERY happy birthday

m. heart said...

Happy Birthday my friend (and fellow Virgo)!

Kellee said...

Beautiful beautiful. Happy birthday!

Sunmallia said...

Hope your day was filled with joy Elk! Another year of health, happiness and love to you :)

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh, this is so very beautiful. I love scrolling down your newer posts. Bright yellow flowers and a dried sunflower. Water on bare feet. The lightness of life. Happy birthday. roxanne

Amy said...

Beautiful! You, your words and photos, the lessons you take from that lovely plant. Happy Birthday! =)

emily wierenga said...

sweet, sweet ELK... happiest of birthdays, friend... remembering, how you made mine special, with birds that now flutter across my fridge and hearts that dangle low reminding me of life's real meaning, and hoping i can somehow bless you too... you are so special. and these photos... yes, this is you, bright against sky-blue... love, so much love... e.

*jean* said...

ooo happy belated birthday, dear E!! i love this plant! i've never seen one before...the sillouette is especially nice!!

Marcie said...

Happy Birthday!!! And what a wonderful metaphor!!!

n. davis rosback said...

i'm late! happy birthday!

maccandace said...

Oh, I just saw this! Happy late birthday. You definitely have the right attitude...unlike me...and beautiful photos to commemorate it.

elizabeth said...

happy happy birthday, dear elk. i wish you a year full of more joy and delight than you can even imagine.

Country Girl said...

Belated birthday wishes to you, my friend. That last photo is simply divine!

Judy said...

Happy "belated" Birthday wishes. I hope you had a wonderful day.

margie said...

you continue to surprise me with your "long time blooming". happy birthday ELK. so happy we found you!! happy to share.

Jewels said...

Happy Birthday a few days late friend! May your year ahead be a blessed one!!!

Renee Howell said...

My bestest buddy since before Kindergarten shares the same birthday. Happy Happy month of August Birthday Month.

Ellie said...

Happy Birthday Elk, this is a lovely
representation, reaching for the sun and looking at the large picture of life! So, reflective of you, your nature!!! xXx

Jill said...

Belated birthday greetings to you. I "met" you at the Inspiration Studio. I'm looking forward to perusing your blog!

smith kaich jones said...

I think I said happy happy on FB, but I apparently forgot to come here, to read your words. I hope it was a wonderful day. Was there cake?

xoxo
Debi

myletterstoemily said...

happy birthday! thank you for the
lovely collage and gorgeous photos!

kelly@thebluemuse said...

Sorry to be late, but I hope you had a wonderful birthday! This was beautiful as always, and I love that last photo. And isn't that the key, content to be a year older?
(I'm working on that part)

mariana said...

belated birthday wishes for the year elk! i hope your day was blissful.

Relyn said...

Oh, I hate that I missed wishing you a happy birthday on time. Still, my wishes are no less sincere.

May your year be full of laughter. May your tears only be happy ones.
May your joys be doubled by sharing them with many, many you love. May you laugh and laugh and laugh. Happy birthday, my friend.

patty said...

it's tall and gorgeous and elegant and strong.
belated happy birthday!

Sue Henry said...

Belated birthday wishes...

Love the last image!