Yesterday I celebrated another year on this beautiful world with just a very few of my most special people. Yesterday was a perfect spring day and somehow my presents confirmed it. Well, at least here it’s Spring already, and looking around, I’m pretty sure about this.
First a gift of Orchids called Cymbidium, pale mauve pink and spotted peaking out from an abundant set of leaves. Love the name, the way it sounds. Sometimes I just love saying the names of flowers and plants, just for the way they sound, like cymbidium, alstromeria, phalaenopsis or pachysandra.
And it just so happened that I had the perfect pot for them, made years ago by mosaicing an old crock pot of all things.
Then, a beautiful arrangement of spring flowers which, after spending time being admired as my table centerpiece, will be planted out in the garden. Almost like a double present. The wire hearts will I think become part of some chime arrangement later.
And then last but not least, a Hart’s Tongue Fern. This is for some reason my most favourite fern. I’ve been wanting one for years. There is something about the curl of the leaves that I love. I may have to draw it first, before it takes its place in the garden.
So yesterday was a perfect day. And my birthday celebrations are not over yet! Friday, I’ll have more of my very special people over to make all kinds of pizzas and drink lots of wine. Ah, can’t wait!
16 thoughts on “A Perfect Birthday on a Perfect Spring Day”
Happy Birthday Helen – and I am so happy to hear you had a perfect spring day for it!
Happy Birthday. It looks like you had a wonderful time. Flowers always make great gifts, yours are beautiful.
Oh, BTW, Hart’s tongue fern is one of my fav’s also. I have it in a planter outside of our window. Love it.
What a wonderful way to spend your birthday. Your orchids are just beautiful and I love the mosiac pot. I found your blog on Blotanical – Welcome!
Thank you for the Birthday wishes Karen. I’m loving our early spring.
What is it about this fern that makes it a fave? Glad you love it too.
Hi Noelle, Thank you for the welcome to Blotanical. I’m hoping to keep these orchids going too. They’re a new interest of mine.
Hi Helen – Hooray ! Blotanical managed to list you just in time for us to find you and say Happy Birthday! The Cymbidioum are lovely.
Hi Sue, Thanks for the Birthday greetings! And it was a nice surprise to get listed on Blotanical just in time. I’m finding so many great bloggers!
Helen, excellent blog! (and a late happy birthday to you 🙂 )
You’re basically living my dream, with all of the art and sculpture that you create. You do it for a living! And it’s beautiful 😀 I’ll be back! (said in a completely non-Schwarzenegger way)
Happy belated Birthday, Helen. What a lovely Cymbid, you are a lucky girl.
And welcome to Blotanical, I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.
Hi Kyna, Thank you for visiting. Glad you’ve enjoyed all the artwork. I really enjoyed your blog too.
Hi Deborah, Thank you for the welcome and the Birthday greetings. I’m certainly enjoying Blotanical and all the friendly Blotanical bloggers.
Happy Birthday again Helen, what a beautiful orchid. Will send pix soon!
Happy Birthday, Helen. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful day. Your orchid is breathtaking! (I must confess to the teensiest obsession with orchids.) And, I love the Hart’s Tongue fern. Hmmm… pizza, wine and plants sound like the makings for a perfect day. 🙂
Hi Liisa, I’m quite sure orchids can become an obsession. My dad loved them and could never have enough of them. My Bday was a perfect day and the party on Friday with my friends and two sisters was the best ever.