Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday Morning Flowers, Hiking Mania, and Birthday Wishes!



Happy Mondays to you all!

Here are some flowers just for you to start your week off right.





I have been a hiking maniac lately and since a Certain Very Nice Man was visiting me this weekend we decided to go on a at Sycamore Canyon hike just before sunset.



On the trail!  Hoping to make it to the top of the hill before the sun goes down too far.


We made it!  This was the view from the top of the ridge.  It was gorgeous!



I want to wish my Mom a Happy 90th Birthday!
(Her birthday was yesterday.)




This is one of my favorite pictures of us together.  I think her lively spirit comes through in this shot.


Happy Monday, My People.  It's time to do what we love and love what we do.

Are you with me on this thing?


Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all. 
--Oiliver Wendell Holmes

23 comments:

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. Love the quote about mother' hopes. I'm very close to doing what I love.

Leah J. Utas said...

Totally with you on that thing. What a great quote, and I love the hiking pics.

Lin said...

Happy Birthday, Mom!! :)

Looks lovely out there, Betty. I'm counting on you for flowers now that ours are all freezing their hinies off here.

Mamma has spoken said...

Happy birthday to Betty's mom!
Looks like another wonderful day spent in the beautiful outdoors!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday to your mom! Glad you got to the top in time for the sunset.

Seams Inspired said...

Beautiful flowers and gorgeous Momma! You look just like her. :) Happy Monday! :)

Alison said...

Golly gee, what an awfully romantic hike that was. The best kind of date is one where you can wear old jeans and a t-shirt!

Happy birthday to your mom. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Old Kitty said...

Happy birthday to your wonderful mum lovely BB!! Yay!!

And love your hiking trips - you go to the nicest hiking places!! And now with your Special Man!! Awww!

Take care
x

Brian said...

That is a wonderful photo of you and your Mom. Happy Birthday from all of us.

CiCi said...

Your mother's fun spirit does shine through in the photo. Hope her birthday i super wonderful.

Out on the prairie said...

Those second blooms are exotic. Happy B day MOM!

Anne Gallagher said...

Happy Birthday Betty's Mom! Wish I could hiking with you. The prize at the end is dynamite.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi BB and happy 90th to your sweet Mom. We have been missing of late...since my grandma fell our schedule has been helter skelter.
Hugs all around
Madi and mom

Ms. A said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Gigi said...

Happy belated birthday to MOB (mom of Betty, of course!) She must be fabulous; she raised you, didn't she?

Daisy said...

Lovely pictures of your Mom, Betty. I hope she had a nice birthday. Gorgeous sunset. Your hike sounds like a lot of fun.

Thank you for the lovely flowers. I can always count on you to brighten my day. :)

jenny_o said...

I love the picture of your mother in her youth. You can see the warmth AND the mischief in her eyes and smile!

Retired English Teacher said...

I am with you, Betty. Happy Monday. You are looking fit and happy. That makes me smile. Happy birthday to your mom.

Jimmy said...

Happy Monday and Happy Birthday to your Mom, she looks like a fine lady who loves life.

I'm with you

Pat Tillett said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!
That really looks like a nice hike. Where is it?

Hilary said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely mother. Apple and tree - the two of you.

Baby Sister said...

What a beautiful view!! I love the second flower. Any idea what it is?

Happy Birthday to your mom!!

Linda said...

A Certain Very Nice Man has excellent taste in choosing dating activities. The hike looks a fun one...well, except maybe for the steep part. But the sunset was spectacular. Love the picture of you and your mom...and Hilary's comment about the apple and the tree.