Last week around this time it was my birthday,
as the cricket score would say 78 not out.
Contrary to doctors' expectations,
I have outlived their predictions
by eleven years and counting . . .
even the heavens seemed to celebrate
a late afternoon rainbow
spanning the farmyard
what better birthday present is there?
Actually there was, DD* took me for a picnic morning tea
at Jenkins Scrub where the wild orchids were in bloom
and while we wandered there
suddenly, our of the bushes came my son and his
elder daughter who had flown over from Sydney
to surprise me.
I felt I was the luckiest of mortals to have
so many dear ones around me.
* DD = darling daughter
Wow, so ein Regenbogen ist wirklich was schönes!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, Arija, even if in delay...
Happy, Happy Happy belated Birthday Arija. I hope it was Joyful and that you have many more!!!!! xo GwenReplyDelete
how very awesome! sweet surprises for you all around!ReplyDelete
Oh, Happy Birthday indeed, Arija!!! And it does sound as though you had a wonderful one and, yes, many more to come!! Thanks for sharing the beauty of your world, as always!!ReplyDelete
Happy belated birthday dear Arija. What a wonderful surprise for you. Thanks for sharing your skies and experience. Blessings, JoReplyDelete
Happy belated Birthday! A rainbow is the most special of gifts right next to family.ReplyDelete
Belated Happy Birthday. I am glad your family took time to celebrate you.ReplyDelete
What glorious gifts of love, of caring, and of beauty.ReplyDelete
Happy belated birthday.
I am so happy that you are proving those doctors wrong.ReplyDelete
Such a sweet universal gift, the rainbow! And your family surprising you like that makes me smile and smile. xo
Great photos and a happy birthday.ReplyDelete
What precious gifts to receive. May there be many more rainbows and visits from family.ReplyDelete
What a special birthday you had:) A happy belated one! And have a great time in Australia!ReplyDelete
Sydney – City and Suburbs
How delightful to spend your day with your children and see a rainbow too!ReplyDelete
Fabulous rainbow shots.ReplyDelete
And as Geoffrey Boycott would say "If you've got to 78 what's to stop you getting a century!"ReplyDelete
I would wish you a belated happy birthday but it's obvious that you've already had one.
Orchids, rainbows and family - not a bad trifecta all in all!ReplyDelete
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
Beautiful rainbow ! and happy belayed birthday !ReplyDelete
This is the kind of birthday present I appreciate - when Mother Nature offers a gift. Beautiful rainbow.ReplyDelete
Fabulous rainbow and happy birthday!!!ReplyDelete
Oh Wow! Lovely shots and love the rainbow! Thanks for 'visiting'.ReplyDelete
artmusedog and carol ~ A Creative Harbor
Be very happy as God is celebrating with you.ReplyDelete
Oh, Arija! I am so happy for you! Happy Birthday! and thank you for your kind offer on my blog, but I will be fine. Gus will buy me a new camera and lens as soon as I figure out what I want!ReplyDelete
You are blessed and you deserve to be. There could not be a more perfect birthday celebration. Happy Year!ReplyDelete
What wonderful surprises.ReplyDelete
Happy belated birthday, Arija!