It takes a long time to become young: Pablo Picasso
....Welcome, and thank you for stopping by on my birthday - I hope you have a cup of tea and some cake (I have!) and that you are enjoying your day as much as me.....
This is my birthday owl - isn't he pretty? made of paper mache.
I am having a lovely birthday with friends popping in and out, both real world and blog!
and have received some very special presents...
From my blogging buddy Nana a huge package of goodies came in the post - Beatrix Potter book, CK keyring, Scottish scone cookery book, pretty printed silk scarf, enamelled earings (handmade and posted separately), and knitty loveliness in the form of wrist warmers - I love everything and it was so much fun opening it all up this morning- the wrist warmers are soft and cosy and being worn immediately and I feel thoroughly spoilt (thankyou Nana xxx)
I also have some new silk paint supplies from hubby
Silk has doubled in price and so this has become a bit of a luxury as a hobby,
I haven't painted on silk for ages so am looking forward to using these
but I plan to save them to paint something very special
and to take ages thinking about and planning it... that's half the fun, don't you think!
Yesterday evening we went for a walk in the woods as dusk was falling.....
The sky in the spot above suddenly became packed with starlings - we were witnessing a 'murmering' when birds launch themselves on a flight path that, to our human eyes, appears like an invisible roller coaster ride - they loop and turn, suddenly alighting on the trees and then all take off again in unison. This lasted about five minutes and made the eve of my birthday feel very special and magical.
Other special sights were a very brief glimpse as I disturbed some deer and the first snowdrops growing wild...
Thanks for visiting - off to enjoy the rest of my first day as a 55 year old!