Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Birthday and More

It just dawned on me that I have not shared any pictures of my birthday celebration.Well,before it is too far in the past I will do just that.

My sister Becky,friends Marge and Alvera and I went to A Rocha for a birthday lunch.Of course we had to pose for a picture.From left to right are: Marge,Ruth,Alvera and Becky

Below is a picture of the current directors at A Rocha,Nick and Susan,together with the birthday girl.Notice on both the first and second picture the scenery over our shoulders.

 Susan had prepared a super delicious lunch of vegetable soup,fresh homemade bread,cheese and two kinds of sandwich fillings.For dessert she served Chocolate Bundt Cake with chocolate sauce,whipped cream and blueberries, Yummy!
Here we are at the dining room table,enjoying sweet fellowship.


This is the scene we saw as we looked out of the window.Now, that would make any food taste extra good.This is overlooking the Pembina Valley.Of course just outside the window we could hear a chorus of bird song. It was wonderful.

Walking around the yard,after that delicious lunch, I spotted this Yellow-tiger Swallowtail Butterfly.He gave me many opportunities to get pictures.What fun!

I have to add just one more picture of the clouds the other day.
I love those sunbeams pointing to the sky.


Thought for today:
Count not your years by adding the days…
But with joy count the friends you've made along the way.

When I count my friends,I am rich indeed.

35 comments:

  1. looks like a great way to celebrate a birthday! friends, food and views! love that butterfly - and love the lady with the camera around her neck. :)

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  2. Good food and good company equals a great birthday celebration.

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  3. Oh there was no doubt which one was you.. the camera is quite the give away. ;) Belated Happy Birthday to you, dear Ruth.

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  4. What a glorious celebration. The Yellow-tiger Swallowtail came to give you a special gift. Diane

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  5. P.S. Very cute pictures of you and your friends.

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  6. Belated Happy Birthday ~ It looks like you had a wonderful celebration.

    FlowerLady

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  7. Great pictures, Rose, of your birthday celebration. Thanks so much for sharing so much JOY.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. oohhh ruth, i would have know you anywhere, with that big ole' camera and smile!!

    looks like the perfect day....so happy that you have such wonderful people to share your time with!!

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  9. That Pembina Valley is a beautiful view! So glad you had such a fun time with family and friends! You are rich indeed and make others rich by your friendship! Loved your photos - so true that the butterfly was a special gift!

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  10. I'm loving being invited to your birthday celebration. And how fun...good friends and good food. And your camera, it is bigger than you are!!

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  11. What a wonderful way to celebrate your Birthday, with camera in hand, along with your other friends. :) Looks like a good time had by all.
    I always enjoy your photography Ruth, and your thoughts for the day.
    Happy belated Birthday Ruth.
    Dianne :)

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  12. What a lovely day for celebrating! That bowl on the table with the soup in it looks just like a bowl I have!

    Glad you had good friends to enjoy your special day with.

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  13. Looks like you had a fun time on your birthday! Gorgeous butterfly!!!!

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  14. What a great way to celebrate! Gorgeous views!!

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  15. Spending a delightful day with friends sounds like the perfect way to spend your birthday!

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  16. There's nothing like good friends and good food to make a good celebration. The butterfly is gorgeous, and you captured it beautifully in your photo. Those sunbeams were interesting. I don't believe I've ever seen any quite like that.

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  17. Looks like a wonderful day filled with good memories.

    Your butterfly looked so perfect--great picture. And your sunbeams reminded me of a song I learned in Sunday School--probably close to 70 years ago--"Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam."

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  18. stunning shot of the butterfly and all that food plus a veiw like that? wow. also did not notice the scenerey over your shoulder because i was focused on that killer lens you have on your camera and was fighting off green eyed envy moment

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  19. A wonderful way to celebrate your birthday. : )

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  20. Ruth, I'm so please you had a wonderful day! Here's to a whole bunch more of those!
    All the best!

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  21. Glad you had a wonderful birthday! Friends and family and food....life is good! I could have guessed which one was you just by the camera slung around your neck :-)

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  22. Nothing like good friends, and good food to help celebrate your birthday - oh yes, and a good camera too! Great photos.

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  23. What a wonderful birthday celebration. Hope the year ahead is a great one for you.

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  24. What a wonderful birthday celebration. Good food, good friends and lots of fun. Wishing you lots of belated birthday blessings Ruth! And what a gorgeous butterfly too!

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  25. How fun! A belated Happy Birthday to you!

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  26. I'm glad you had such a wonderful birthday celebration with your sister and friends. The lunch location was beautiful. Your last picture is glorious.

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  27. My walking partner and I call that a "God Sky". Nice way to end the post~

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  28. What a beautiful view from A Rocha's house, and what a lovely birthday celebration for you with your sister and friends.

    That is a perfect capture of a swallowtail butterfly, and what a gorgeous shot of sunbeams streaking up above the clouds in the last photo. Fantastic!

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  29. Looks like you had a great time. With that scenery how could you not enjoy it!!!

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  30. i totally enjoyed your photos, ruth dear, it does look like a great way to celebrate a birthday!

    hope the year ahead is a great one for you.

    xoxo

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  31. Happy belated Birthday Ruth. Isn't it wonderful to have great friends to spend a special day with! I do love the scenery..as a matter of fact, I noticed it right away.
    Glad you were treated like a queen!
    Blessings
    Shug

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  32. Happy belated birthday Ruth!
    Loved the pictures!!!

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  33. Wonderful to have great friends to share a celebration - a gift.Great shots of the Pembina Valley and the Swallowtail (and that's a pretty serious-looking lens straining your neck muscles ;>)

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  34. Happy belated birthday Ruth and what a great celebration you had. I love your photo's the butterfly is gorgeous.

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  35. I am so happy you have friends to spend it with. May I borrow them when you are done. teehee .... they look so friendly and so nice. Just like you... I think with each passing year, you look much more younger, and I really mean that. HUGS and kisses... luv you..XOXOXOXO

    MJ (Michele)

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