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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring and Eleven Days in April

It's April.
My birth month.
Spring.

I celebrated with a little John Denver on my way to work.
I little bit of "Sunshine on My Shoulders".

Morning work drive

When I got home there was a cake and birthday wishes from J. and Obama!
Yum!


Some of you may notice, I've decided not to keep the tradition this year of the 
"5 Things" Birthday celebration.
I got bored of it.  Maybe you did too.
At any rate, sometimes a tradition is just an obligation in disguise.

How's that for profound!  Ha.

Anyway, I've been delighting in the simple beauty around me.

Sunset on lavender
Roadside flower
Sneaky neighbor
April's egg moon!
Hatching
Along with noticing nature, I've added a bit to the scar cloth.
Is that what I was calling it?
Oh well.

Scar and a heartbeat
I completed the scar down the whole length of the cloth diaper.
Now I've started the 'heartbeat'.
There's always a heartbeat, even if there are scars.
This one looks pretty out of sync, which tells me to take care of my heart.
Even if it is my sewing skills that make it turn out this way!!
I like the symbolism.
New puppy ~ Sonny
Lastly, I've been thinking of this guy a lot lately.
Possibly because many of you post your dog (or cat) happenings or because there are so many silly, touching or even sad dog posts on FB.
This is Sonny.  I got him as a puppy, sort of for my13th birthday.
I'd begged for a dog for years, but they were not allowed in our apartment building.
So, one week after moving into a house my sister and I got sibling puppies!
Sonny was the kind of dog you wish for.
Smart, sweet and loyal.
I adored him (as did my daddy).
He lived a good, long life.
My wise old man.
I still miss him.

Old Man, Sonny
Have a great week everyone.
Enjoy spring in your neck of the woods!
~Nancy
Photos by Nancy A. Erisman ©2015

9 comments:

deanna7trees said...

i just love that birthday card and that the cake has 1 candle. wishing you a year full of wonderful surprises.

blandina said...

Happy birthdy Nancy, what a lovely thing that someone baked a cake for you! Love your pictures.

Nancy said...

Deanna~ Yes, I got a good laugh out of that card...and sometimes one is all you need! Thank you for the wishes for the year!

Blandina~ Thank you. The cake was a wonderful surprise!

Marti said...

Happy Birthday Nancy, the wheel turns, the seasons change, and it all begins anew. May this year bloom for you with you simple joys and daily wonder.

Velma Bolyard said...

belated happy birthday, and i, too, have been thinking of sweet dogs. wendy who was, your sonny, these friends deserve our loving thoughts.

Nancy said...

Marti~ Thank you :)

Velma~ Thanks. Funny how past loves are suddenly in your mind sometimes.

handstories said...

A very belated to you, Nancy! As always, your post and heart are so full of noticing the moments of life with such care and love. And love the heartbeat stitching.ox

deemallon said...

Happy Birth Month,Nancy!! Love the wisdom that sometimes traditions are obligations in disguise. But more, of course, I love Sonny. What a sweetheart... we never forget childhood pets... our dog was Buffy and she was simply perfect.

Nancy said...

Cindy~ Thank you for your BD wishes and kind words. I like how we hear each others hearts.

Dee~ Yes, let's celebrate the whole month! Why not?! Sonny....Buffy, yes never forgotten. Thanks for stopping by.