April 2011

April 2011
Boondocking at my brother's in Reno, April 2011

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Guess What We Did Today???

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!  Well except for some necessary cooking and dishwashing.

Russ got up early and snapped a couple of pictures as the sun was waking up.
sunrise1

sunrise

  And then we just enjoyed a perfect day.  No rain, blue skies, gentle breeze, and temps in the mid 70s.  Now that’s my kind of day and we haven’t seen one like this in quite a while.  Wonderful!!

blue sky

poppy 
Russ

killdeer
Nope, he isn’t the newest member of the family – just a visitor!  The one below was rather shy and wouldn’t come out and pose for his portrait.

bird

But the most important thing about this date did not happen today…it happened 45 years ago.  That is the day my wonderful daughter was born.  We named her Merry Dawn, which means joyous new beginning – because that is exactly what she was.  I probably don’t tell her often enough how much she means to me.  So Merry, if you read this, Happy Birthday and I love you very much.

merry collage

19 comments:

  1. What a beautiful name Merry Dawn. Love the meaning of the name. Pass on our Happy Birthday wishes, please.
    I love days like you had. Stop catch my breath, smell the roses, and thank God for all this Blessings!

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  2. Sounds like a perfect day. That is a beautiful bird - isn't it amazing how each type is so different, the colors, the designs, sizes, everything about them is different, but each is beautiful. I guess like us!

    Happy Birthday to Merry Dawn! Great photos of her life. :)

    My son will be 45 in June. Hard to believe!

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  3. A perfect day! And Happy Birthday to Merry Dawn - what a cool name!

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  4. With practice I think the both of you could get real good at doing nothing.

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  5. Love it when we wake up in the morning with nothing to do and by bedtime its only half done.

    Glad you are enjoying!

    Sharon and Ron

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  6. You realize, of course, that we're absolutely going to have to meet you before we leave the Pacific NW and head south again????

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  7. Happy birthday to your darling daughter!!..glad you all had a lovely day doing a whole lot of whatever you wanted!!

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  8. A perfect day for a birthday. Happy birthday, Merry Dawn!

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  9. What a lovely day to make up for the soggy ones you've had to endure this spring. Happy Birthday to Merry Dawn.

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  10. After shooting sunrise photos, a day of doing nothing is a good reward. Russ got it right.
    Great photo collage of Merry Dawn.

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  11. Sounds like a perfect day. I'm hoping to have one just like that very soon. We've been too busy for too long and it's time for a rest.

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  12. Isn't it something that the perfect day doesn't have to be one of those "go-go-go" days? Looks to me like a great balance to the travel days! And... Happy Birthday to Merry Dawn... what a lovely name!

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  13. Sounds like a perfectly peaceful and restful day. Those are to be enjoyed to the fullest...way to go!
    Please wish Merry a happy birthday for us, she has wonderful parents!

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  14. What a wonderful day. Glad you enjoyed. Best wishes to Merry Dawn. Our kids can be such challenges with all the worry they give us but they give us so much joy.

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  15. A lovely day, a lovely daughter and a lovely tribute to that daughter.

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  16. Beautiful pics, Happy Birthday Merry Dawn -- love the name! It's nice every once in awhile to do -- NOTHING! Be safe in your travels!

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  17. Your first two photos in the blog are fantastic shots!

    Happy Birthday to Merry Dawn.

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  18. You have to practice that fine art of doing nothing. I think I'll give it a go today!

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  19. Those days of beautiful weather and just relaxing and near perfect.

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