Monday, December 10, 2007

Reflections . . . .


On a 61st birthday sunrise (shared with Mom)


Birthday reflections on Mom's cruet collection



I've been reflecting on my amazing mother. (Here, filling her bird feeders)



On the fact of Primrose blooming on the last day of Novemember



On the lovely grace of a niece. On the love of a merry husband.



On the strength of character and caring - of a nephew.



On the gift of a precious brother. (His 60th)



On the joy of celebrations.



On the magic of light and love during the days of solstice waiting. (The tree is from the Botanic Garden compost pile :0)


I've missed dropping in on you all. I know you know how life throws curves when you want to follow a preferred trajectory. It's all about bending with the breezes, right? My blogging has borne the brunt of the season's turnings.


Merry Christmas and warmest wishes for happiness and health in the New Year.

20 comments:

NatureWoman said...

Happy belated Birthday to you and your brother, and Happy Holidays! I wish you and your family a happy, healthy New Year!

KGMom said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
And happy birthday.
I have been missing you in the blogging world--will look for you to return full force in the new year.

Pam said...

Happy birthday to you and your brother. This is a very touching and lovely post and it sure is good to see your mom up and about.

threecollie said...

Oh, so very lovely and heartwarming...thank you!
Happy birthday, Merry Christmas and best wishes for a season that treats you and your loved ones well.
Take care!

RuthieJ said...

Wonderful pictures, Cathy.....and missing you too! Your Mom is looking good! I'm glad the birdies are bringing her joy and a reason to go outside when the weather's nice.
Don't forget to take care of *yourself* too during this busy season.
We'll be here whenever you get a chance to visit. {{{BIG HUG}}}

Anvilcloud said...

Seasons Greetings backatcha.

Mary said...

Cathy, I am so glad to hear from you. Been wondering...

Happy Birthdays to all! Merry Christmas to all!

I've been missing you, Cathy. Enjoy the holidays with your Mom and the whole family. Even that cute little tea-cup puppeh.

Hugs,
Mary

Patrice said...

Lovely post, Cathy. May the holiday season and this new year find you and your loved ones together with much love and good health. Take good care.

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday AND Season's Greetings! Loved your reflections.

LauraHinNJ said...

Hope it's all wonderful for you, Cahty. Enjoy the solstice waiting and the celebrations afterwords.

Larry said...

Happy Birthday to you and your brother.I like the images.You seem to be a young 61.-Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Mary C said...

Cathy, it's good to hear from you again. Our birthdays are the same year and only a few days apart! So, happy birthday to you and your brother. And Christmas blessings to you and your family.

Laurie said...

Merry Christmas to you too, dear lady.

Bonita said...

Have a Happy Holiday with your precious family, Kathy. I love your cast-off tree from the Botanical Society. It is so like you to provide a celebratory occasion for it.

kat said...

Thanks so much for visiting the site and for your holiday wishes! Best wishes for you and your family. So glad your son could be home for the holidays!

threecollie said...

Just stopped by to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Hope all is well.

Laurie said...

Just stopped by to see how you are doing. I hope everything is going well for you. I miss you!

Anvilcloud said...

I'm just popping in on a few old blogging friends to say Happy New Year. I think your life got turned upside down this year, but perhaps it will straighten out again soon. I'll be here (I think) when you finally get back. :)

Cathy said...

Dear Friends -

Yes. You are dear.

I'm headed for a little minor surgery in the AM. And yes, AC - bless you, . . .there's been quite a bit on my plate this past month. I've missed you all and hope to drop in soon.

Happy New Year and health and happiness to you all.

Mary said...

Cathy, missing you... Hope all is well!

Mary