Sunday, July 10, 2011

Good morning, beautiful

Today was a beautiful day.


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A sunflower greeted me early this morning at my husband’s garden.



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The cheerful faces of the morning glories as they climb the garden perimeter.

(apologies to my friend, Daryl, whose morning glories passed away at a young age after being destroyed by caterpillars.)



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A juvenile red-bellied woodpecker stopped by for some suet cake. I notice the absence of his parents today, although I read that the young chicks stay with them until fall.




I read a book over the weekend that I had no idea was a “hot summer read”, according to the review I just found on my sidebar. I just know I loved the book, a love story/murder mystery that takes place in both Biloxi and New Orleans, going back and forth from the present day to the past.

You can read the review here:

The Beach Trees



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And finally, guess who turns four years old today?

George was born on July 11, 2007 in Ellsworth, Maine. His mother just had another litter of puppies, which should be ready to sell in early August. You can check out the Facebook page below.

Sheepscot Border Collies

And no, in case you’re wondering, there will not be a party. But someone might get a new toy (and something yummier than usual for dinner).

Hope you all have a wonderful start to your week. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today.


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35 comments:

texwisgirl said...

happy birthday, sweet and beautiful george!!!

i love how those juvenile red-bellies look bald. poor things. :)

Snappy Di said...

But this is only July... so is George's birthday next month? Am I just confused?

Love the sunflower pic... !!

Di

missing moments said...

Happy B-day George! Such a handsome fella! (Was he premature? His birthdate is August but it is July!)
:-)

That sunflower is perfect as this day sounds!

Country Gal said...

Happy birthday George from Miggy and I.
Lovely photos .The book sounds good, I have two books on the go now but will look out for this one. Your morning glories are beautiful.
My morning glories are doing wonderfully they started from last years seedlings ! Have a good day !

Country Girl said...

Thanks, Di. My mistake!

Gone Country said...

Looks like you had a beautiful day indeed!

The photos are gorgeous as usual and the book sounds really good! LOVE the sunflower!

Happy Birthday George! He makes me smile every time I see his picture!

myletterstoemily said...

i love mystery/love stories and look forward
to this good 'read.' sorry about your friend's
morning glories. those blasted caterpillars!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

The photos are gorgeous, and so is George. He's Georgeous. Happy Birthday.

Low Tide High Style said...

Beautiful pictures! And Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof (that's Happy Birthday in dog talk!) ;-)

Kat, Mr. Quinn, and Misty Belle :)

Alisa said...

Happy Birthday George!! Steven and I are celebrating our 19 year anniversary today!!

That Janie Girl said...

Happy happy birthday, George! Zack and Zanna send birthday love and lickies!

Beautiful photos!

Stacey Dawn said...

That sunflower is truly beautiful.... love it's upturned face. HBD to George!!

JackDaddy said...

Happy 4 and many more!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Well first and foremost, happy birthday to a very handsome border collie, who is proudly displayed on my office wall in the form of a calendar!

Sunflowers are really lovely flowers, so vibrant. I nearly bought a bunch last week but went from freesias instead.

Have a lovely day with your birthday boy!

CJ xx

TSannie said...

Give George a birthday ear-scratch for me! (BTW - Petco sells these treats (that look like a pile of poop when they're on the floor) that Stella-Bella adores. They come in red or yellow and are part of the doggy treat bucket table in the front of every Petco store.)
Miss you, Miss K.

Mental P Mama said...

Happy Birthday to George! And happy day to his mama!!!

These Nine Acres said...

That is a beautiful day! Give George some kisses for me...Happy Birthday big boy!

Jill of All Trades said...

That sunflower picture was stunning. Happy Birthday Mr. George...you are about the same age as our little Clayton.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I must have been evil in a previous lifetime....because I'm being tortured by MG's.

I've been pulling thousands of morning glories up in the yard and garden.

I have no idea where all these seeds came from.

Nurse Nancy said...

Happy B'Day to George. Love to see his smiling face......
My sunflowers were eaten to the groudn while we were away...UGH!

beth said...

aww george. you don't look a day over....well you know what they say and actually it never really makes any sense to me. let's just say you are beautiful no matter what and happy 4th birthday, big fella.

now granted, you are a bit spoiled, but you knew that already and how could you not be, with a face like that.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Aww, happy birthday George! Love the baby woodpecker! How lucky are you to be able to capture him! Sunflowers always make me happy! Have a great and happy day!

Alli said...

Happy birthday to George!

Hmmm.... I'll have to check out that summer read. :) Thanks for the suggestion. I love your sunflower picture! I was in some gardens last week and there were sunflowers that were about to open up. They are truly stunning.

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday to George. Thanks for the book idea, always love to hear what others are reading and get it on my kindle. Sounds like a great read - I hadn't heard about it.

Daryl said...

George gets handsomer every year ... and it was a gorgeous Sunday here too .. and I owe you a BIG apology ... as ToonMan and I walked along The High Line on Sunday I pointed across the river and said 'look its the Statue of Liberty' .. we owe Kate an apology .. he said 'YOU owe Kate an apology'.

Linda said...

That's just like George, trying to get TWO Birthday parties, LOL!
Always love coming here to see your lovely photos. sigh.

ELK said...

I will eat cake for George today ..and in honor of that beautiful sunflower...

Bluebird49 said...

Isn't the sunflower just saying "Hi--how you doin'?!!" And the baby woodpecker is so sweet.

I've been looking for a good read-so I'll see if my library has that book. I'm dying for something good to read!

And of course--the money shot--was George--the healthiest- looking , happiest-looking dog I've ever seen!

mrs mediocrity said...

Happy birthday to George! And I hope you had a wonderful weekend as well...

Chocolate Cat said...

Happy Birthday George!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday George...great photos...

Mary said...

Happiest of birthdays to George! xoxox

WPgirl said...

Happy Belated Birthday George! Hope you had an awesome day?

Lili said...

Your sunflowers are just so beautiful Kate. Mine are literally just inches from the ground, it's going to be a while yet. I so enjoyed that link to the border collies. I want Dapper Dan, or Stripey. George is so handsome and I hope he had a great birthday celebration. xo ~Lili

Gail said...

Happy Birthday, you fine furry friend to all...and a famous blog star!