So it was my daughter's birthday and, though the family had gathered to celebrate a few days early, she agreed to my plan for lunch on her actual day. Because she works full time and is taking three classes this semester, I wanted to keep it short and sweet so that she would have time for her schoolwork. I met her at her new home and we went out for lunch in her hometown.
At least two of the mums there were birthday gifts. And her front door swag is also a birthday gift from her friend Lindsay. I think Lindsay nailed it as far as Laurel's colors go.
The tree below is the one being reflected above.
|Just up the street from our restaurant|
After our meal, I was chatting away like a magpie when Laurel took a different turn and soon we were off on a sightseeing tour. What a pleasant surprise! If you read this blog in autumn, you may remember that this is something Laurel and I have done each year for a few now.
Above us an eagle swooped and swirled on the thermals. Okay, you may have to trust me on this one.
On and on we went, one beautiful scene after the next.
Through small towns...
and back out into the countryside.
Along the river
and past the pond
until we had come full circle.
|The only picture of the birthday girl|
It was her birthday and she gave me the best gift of all: Time. Thank you, Darling Girl! What a beautiful day it was.
P.S. This will probably end my foliage reports as the rain came and has taken many of our leaves. Now I'm counting on you to share your scenery!