Sunday, November 13, 2011

post-birthday gratitude


 for recycled light that sings when the wind blows ...


 for purple-skirted petunias with white lace petticoats ...


 for hand-copied books of poetry ...


... and hand-made birthday cards.

for love that surrounds me, even on the sickest days.

for another year of life.



23 comments:

Loree said...

Happy birthday Leslie. Hope your day was wonderful even though all your pain.

lilylovekin said...

Hope you had a happy day despite your difficulties, it is so good to be surrounded by love.

ayala said...

Happy Birthday, Leslie. I hope every day is a wonderful gift filled with light and happiness .

becky said...

What? November 13 is your birthday? Mine, too. I was born on Friday, November 13. :) Seems like a good day to me :)

So happy birthday, dear Florida friend!

Leslie said...

Actually, I'm a Veteran's Day baby - November 11th :)

Happy Birthday to you, Becky!

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm glad you had a happy birthday. Your photos are delightful, as always.
Now, may I wish you a happy year?
Luv, K

Jodi said...

I hope this coming year will see less sick days. I'm running behind but watch your mailbox in a week or so. ;)

S. Etole said...

Rejoicing with you as you celebrate life! Belated birthday greetings.

[fascinated by the "red wheelbarrow" poem]

Pierre BOYER said...

Greetings from France...

Pierre

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, Leslie. May your pain and sickness dissipate and may you find ease and healing.

Love and blessings to you, over and over and over.

Beth said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I had no idea! (He didn't tell me that when He was instructing me!)
Such beautiful bottles! Your garden must be enchanting with all the lovely hanging windows, bottles, and such!
The cards and poetry book are precious and also beautiful. Was the book from Em? That poem used to puzzle my 7th grade city students. I need to try it on my farm kids. :>)
Am still praying, friens.
Love you--♥b♥

Tracy said...

HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY WISHES, dear Leslie! Wishing you a beautiful day, a beautiful year... Grace for the hard days, peace, joy and LOVE :o) ((HUGS)) LOVELY pretties you share with us today...

Nancy said...

Happy belated, friend. You always share such beautiful things here. Paused now to pray for more beauty and strength for you in the year ahead.

rebecca said...

dear one,
you are such a distillation of perfect faceted light. you, so quick to offer sun on water, shadows on flowers, words from your heart. i too count birthdays as the true compass beginning of a personal year. may this circle of seasons unfold around you with compassion, patience, understanding and strength.
you who light the way for so many, may you bask fully in the loveliness of pure untroubled light.

xoxoxoxoox

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Feliz aniversário....
Cumprimentos

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday Leslie! Thanks so much for the thyme tea recipe. I'm going to try it. I might even add some to some other teas that I drink on a regular basis!

Anonymous said...

Leslie,
I'm sad missed sending you greetings on your birth day.

But I'll send you wishes on this day because you are worthy of celebration!!

May the year ahead be paved with God's mercy and grace!

~Deb D.

beth said...

happy birthday....a bit late. i hope your next year is filled with ONLY healthy days !!!.....xo

Francesca said...

Dear Leslie, Happy Birthday!

Noelle Renee said...

Happy belated birthday dear Leslie. I am so sorry I missed it. I have been ill myself. I love your beautiful bejewlled colored glass and the purple-petticoated petunias. These were one of my mom's favorite flowers. I too have some handwritten poetry books. Lovely gifts to remember. I am thankful you are here as well.
Love,
Noelle

Bonnie said...

ooooh ... i like that recycled light !! very pretty !

LauraX said...

wishing you a belated happy birthday...may you find a little joy in every day:-)

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

good god (pardon my french)!
it has been your birthday!
did i miss it, did i falter?
really???

♪♪♫♪happy belated birthday, sista!♫♫♪♫♫

{leslie, i am catching up backwards here. bear with me... ;)))}
n♥