…a few of your favourite things for your birthday!
You are there, we are here, but we wish you a happy day and send you all our love.
peonies for you
some home-picked figs
wild irises from out the back
some hand-picked lilas
a little baked bread
a beautiful red poppy
…oh boy, some more tins (you are the Queen of tins!)
…and a rooster
why not, a rainbow!
…and some snow for you, who’s never seen the snow
a sniff of wisteria…
a little girl in an old dress
and a hug from me
What a crazy year this has been, Mum, but today is the LUCKY 13th!
As Mamy said, life is not a straight line… And yeah, it’s crooked as hell right now, but there is a beauty and a whole lot of love in all these kinks.
Lilas and her pickings …not quite the ripe grapes papa is hoping for, but they taste just as good
A little mini update from the vineyards…
‘Les Vendanges’ (harvest) will begin remarkably late for us this year, with picking beginning as late as one week from now. Yes we’re enjoying beautiful sunny days in these first few days of September, but the grapes are having a hard time ripening due to 2013’s fairly cool Spring and late Summer. Waiting waiting waiting. Benji’s getting those annual, pre-
mens vendanges nerves and I’m keeping food on the table…
But even if the grapes aren’t all sweet and ripe for the picking, there is some ripe fruit to be had… After an evening’s inspection of the vignes (vines), we’ve been tucking into the wild mures (blackberries) out the back!…
And hey Dad, Happy Birthday!!….
Before I get started after all this time away, distracted by a Summer full of time with loved ones in all this delicious heat, I have to say (is it one year already!??)
Happy Birthday Pop!
It’s a biggie, but as you know, it’s only as much as you feel. And that deserves a toast!
Have a good one and here’s to more voyages across the sea!
All our love to you on this big big day.
And a thousand mercis for making me feel part of your family.
me and my Pop
Happy Birthday Pop!!
…oh the tears when your team beat mine that day!