Friday, June 8, 2012

Celebrating a birthday with these beautiful pink flowers

I wanted to share a couple of pictures of my rhododendron that bloomed this year. It has grown so much that I need to trim it down so I can see out my front window. This year they were so large and pretty.. My young neighbor guy was so impressed he took several pictures.. He got one with a bumblebee inside the flower and told me he used it as his screen saver..

 In fact seven years ago when my husband was ill with cancer he had our daughter trim it so he could see out the window when he sit in the living room... and so it must be done again

It's been a busy last few days with birthday celebration..I turned seventy but do not feel like it..  My friend Nancy had me over last night for supper on the patio . She had everything set so nice with table cloth and flowers and candles.. She made a favorite treat of strawberry shortcake. She did this in memory of my husband  who birthday was June 15 and we always celebrated together..

The guys have promised me a motorcycle ride this weekend and Gwen has planned a family and friend potluck at her home on Sunday.  Yeah!!

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  1. Happy 70th Elaine! I don't THINK of you as being that old either!!! You are a young thinker...I said THINKER not STINKER!;>)

    It sounds like you had fun at your neighbor's house. How nice that she did that for you. I know you must miss your hubby more on days like this.

    Blessings to you and be careful on that motorcycle ride! xo Diana

  2. I like would like to have them flower .
    Hope you have a nice PS

  3. What beautiful flowers Elaine!!I am also retired and have only been blogging since April..I love it and have met so many sonderful people!! Please come by and visit! Penny

  4. Happy happy and more Happy!!!
    Love your photos!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Cricket @ gypsea nurse

  5. It has certainly been a wonderful hear for rhododendrons! Mine bloomed better this year than it has in years! I just love it with fragile petals and the gorgeous slender stamen! Wishing you well and my heartiest congratulations! Cathy

  6. I must've always been too late to see it bloom. I don't think I've ever seen that bush with such pretty pink flowers. Happy birthday! Glad to hear you are being celebrated by family and friends. Love, T

  7. Hi Elaine! I found you over at the Pink Saturday Party. Your flowers are very pretty. I hope you had a very Happy Birthday! Denise