Tuesday, 9 April 2013

The very Happy Birthday weekend

A spring flower show.

A new walk.

A bright birthday dawn.

The first tulips and the first glass of rosé.

A daring walk at an unusually low tide
round the familiar headland

to reveal the one beyond.
A little symbolic I couldn't help thinking 
as I look ahead to
the uncharted waters of my sixties
from the last year of my fifties.

Useful and beautiful presents
and kind cards and messages
from friends and family.
What better?


  1. In my experience, one's sixties hold unexpected joys. May you find the same. Happy Birthday, Lucille!

  2. Happy birthday, Lucille! I always mentally add 'graceful' to 'useful and beautiful' when thinking of you.

  3. Looks like it was a good one. Blessings for the coming year.

  4. Happy Birthday Lucille! I shall be sixty just before you..... and am very much looking forward to it.

  5. Congratulations! Wishing you a very, very happy year - although I suggest that you do not talk to people trimming hedges in case your life changes unexpectedly like Rachel.

  6. Holy cow! If you walked right past that cake shop without buying anything [and with a perfect excuse for a celebratory purchase] then you're a more disciplined 59 year old than I. (I rather suspect you are, because there's always so much order and organisation within your pictures and in the form of your postings)
    I hope your year turns out as well as it seems to have begun.

  7. What pretty images you have shown us Lucille.

    Best wishes for a very happy year.

  8. A wonderful-sounding birthday. Many happy returns, to you... Jo x

  9. Wait...is that...the SUN? So very glad it shone for you on your birthday!
    That chocolate, the flowers, the new walk all say 'Happy Day'. Many, many happy returns, Lucille!

  10. Wshing you a slightly belated and very, very Happy Birthday Lucille :)

  11. Very many happy returns from me too. Being sixty has the advantage of free bus travel and ... not quite for you, but soon... the OA Pension.

  12. A very, VERY belated happy birthday, Lucille! But hopefully, like me, you drag the celebration out for at least a week :)