Monday, February 19

Passing Time.

Isnt this a beautiful Sunflower.
My Best Friend J sent me some lovely birhtday greetings, along with this photo.

And this photo followed the first. Taken a month apart, she likened the progress of our lives, to the progress of the Sunflower.

When we were young together, we were like the full, fresh young flower, seeingly filled with endless energy for the sun & life.
And now, as we age, we are losing our 'petals'.
But I like to think of the rich bank of seeds in the centre of the bloom, carrying so much hope for the future.

It could represent the bonus of our knowledge & wisdom we have gained throughout our lives, & hope to pass on to our children, & their children.

I am being very spoilt today, by GOM. Get to do just as I please, & he bought me a delicious Black Forest Cake for my birthday! Sinful, but bliss!

And I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all who left me wonderful birthday wishes on my blog. How lovely of you all.
And Molly, fancy your OC having the same birthday!

And I dont know what the hell Blogger is up to now, but it has taken away all the nice colours it gave me to use for print, & so I have to stick to black!grrrr.


Ali Honey said...

I do hope you have had a wonderful Birthday, cake and all.
Both the sunflowers pics are beautiful; the simplicity of form, very like the first flower shapes kids draw, matched with the brilliant colour.What other seeds come packaged so colourfully.

shellyC said...

Meggie - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!! My daughter is 6 today!! And I am having a birthday tomorrow!! I hope you had a wonderful day.

Love the sunflowers.

Aunty Evil said...

Hi Meggie,

The first pic of the sunflower is spectacular, with the blue sky behind the bright yellow, just lovely!

Glad you were spoiled today, you deserve it!

Tracey Petersen said...

Happy birthday! How lucky you were to have such a delicious treat! Hope that you enjoyed every bite.

Angie said...

Happy, happy birthday to you, Meggie!!! Wow, there are bunches of us February babies that do quilty/crafy blogging! My 51st birthday is Feb. 26. I just knew you and I shared too many similar traits/interests not to be "related"!! LOL Wishes for the lovliest birthday you've ever had---and I LOVE your analogy with the sunflower/petals/leaves!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The sunflower/sentiment is so true. The photos are just stunning, thanks for sharing your birthday greetings with all of us!! Enjoy your cake!

smilnsigh said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

Getting to do just as you please. Annnnnnd a delicious Black Forest Cake too. Fantasic!

I always liked the idea of, on our Birthday, being able to do just what we want to. And not a bit, of what we don't want to. I'm with you!!!!


Ancestor Collector said...

Happy Birthday, Meggie!! Sit back and enjoy your day.

Alice said...

Happy Birthday, dear Meggie, for yesterday. (Sorry I missed reading some blogs yesterday and didn't realise that it was your birthday, too.) I hope you had a lovely day.

Those sunflower photos are lovely. I once read that yellow flowers in a garden are more noticeable than any other colour. I didn't believe it at the time, but have found it to be true.

I hope this next year will be as bright as a sunflower for you.

Lee-ann said...

O! your sunflower is beautiful I love the way they nod their heads to the sun...........almost a simple thankyou.

the bright yellow is beautiful too........O! how I wish I had water for the garden here. maybe next year.

have a lovely day.

MargaretR said...

Happy Birthday, Meggie. It's my birthday on the 27th. You are just a chick at 64.
Enjoyed your thoughts about the sunflower and the seeds that are the promise of things to come.

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Shelina said...

These sunflowers are beautiful, and what a sweet tribute to yur friendship! Happy Birthday!

caramaena said...

Happy belated birthday!

My float said...

Happiest of birthdays. It's a beautiful photo, and very appropriate for all of us! The sad thing is that many people only ever see the sadness of the older flower, when in fact it has lived, and is continuing to live, a glorious and colourful life.

h&b said...

Happy Birthday Meggie !

Sorry i'm late ! :)