Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Morning After

What a lovely birthday I had.   Thank you to everyone who sent me good wishes.    I was inundated with flowers from all quarters and today every room has flowers - roses, chrysanthemums, lilies and greenery everywhere.

Being hallowe'en one of my grandchildren always buys me a pumpkin, the farmer hollows it out and puts a light in it and it sits outside glowing all evening.

In the afternoon I went to our monthly Poetry meeting.  What a celebration we had.   Isabella had dressed up as a Witch, complete with long grey hair, a pointed hat and black veiling.  She writes very good Dot and Bella stories (about herself and her friend D) and read one about Dot and Bella on Hallowe'en.   Then we all read our favourite poetry.

W had decorated the room with balloons and A had baked a cake with candles on it.   What a lovely afternoon amongst dear friends.
In the evening my son and his wife came round for a couple of hours so that was enjoyable too.

Now it is back to earth with a bump this morning although a jolly ride through pleasant Autumn scenery to our feed merchants lightened up the morning.   All the way through the colours of Autumn they were harvesting the whole=crop maize.   The ground is very wet but it is not going to dry out at this time of the year and harvesting it is vital to winter feed.

I have put a few photographs on of our ride, amongst the colours of Autumn and also a photograph my friend G took of me on the eve of my birthday.  If I had remembered to take my camera to Poetry yesterday I could have posted some of the celebrations (including a Happy Birthday flag on W's flagpole outside) - but I forgot and left my camera at home.   Put it down to advancing age.  


John Gray said...

belated birthday greetings pat! for some reason I thought it was today!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, I'm a numpty!
I forgot your birthday was on Halloween. Such a perfect day for a birthday, too!
From the looks of things, I think my good wishes are unnecessary. You seem to have had a beautiful day.
But I send them anyway, for a wonderful, healthy, peaceful, creative year ahead!
Happy Birthday!

Gwil W said...

You share your day with John Keats!

Much have I travelled in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states of kingdoms seen;
Round many western islands have I been
Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.

Many happy returns.

Rachel Fox said...

Glad you had such a marvellous time. Have a great year too!

Heather said...

Your lovely photo belies that last sentence Pat. So pleased you had such an enjoyable birthday and I wish you many more to come.
Everywhere is looking very beautiful even on dull wet days - the autumn colours help to take our minds off the damp chill.

Tom Stephenson said...

Happy Birthday, Weave. October 31st? Did they prise you out of a crypt to celebrate? Nice Autumnal photos.

Emille said...

A belated happy birthday wish, Weaver! Happy to read that you had a great time with your friends! Didn't know you were once a teacher - that explains my (previous) wonderings for your love of education!

The Solitary Walker said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday from Carmen and myself, Pat.

Molly said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday. Love your photo.

Penny said...

Lovely photos, all of them and including the one of you, did you say it was your 70th?

Gerry Snape said...

Pat...a happy birthday for yesterday! what a great poetry group!
and a gorgeous pic of you looking very happy. Great.

Angie said...

Can I just say that is a lovely photo ...are you sure you are 80??? I would have guessed 70 from that image. Glad you had a great birthday.

Woman Seeking Center said...

Happppy Birthday!! to you (tho a tad late) from this side of the pond Pat!
What happiness you had by the discription of your day as it unfolded. Special indeed is any day filled with fun, friends, remembrances and love ~ but all the more on your bday :-)

And that's a lovely image of you!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Belated birthday greetings! You look wonderful!

Robin Mac said...

I am so glad you had such a lovely birthday. Are you getting the tattoo? Cheers

George said...

Happy Birthday, Pat. Well done!

Pondside said...

What a lovely way to start November! I hope you go on this year as you have started on your birthday!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you for all your lovely birthday wishes - they are much appreciated.

Cloudia said...

Happy Birthday!