Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A June Birthday

The Stella d'Oros have reached their peak for 
blooming this early summer.  It is so very hot and
dry right now.  The temp tomorrow is supposed
to reach 106!!  How we will survive July and
August if this keeps up, I don't know.

Chicory, a wildflower that grows in the fields and along side the roads.

The heat may slow me down, but it doesn't
slow down the march of time.  I ask this question
quite often lately...where do the days go?
This month will soon be over.  
But, before it ends we have a birthday to
 celebrate!  Our son will celebrate 35 years 
in a few days.  

He will be home for his birthday and will
bring his pup, Marley, with him.  It should
be interesting with 2 kitties that are still
getting acquainted!  I hope we can keep things
calm.  Our son travels a lot and
puts in long hours and needs some R and R 
every chance he gets. 

It wasn't too many years ago, or so it seems, that we 
were going to baseball games in the heat of the summer.
Our son was a pitcher and played first base and
occasionally other positions.  He was quite good at
pitching, as was his dad in his heyday.  I'll never
forget one particular game that he pitched a no-hitter.
It was exciting...he pitched the whole game
and it was against a team from a much larger town. 

We are looking forward to sharing his birthday
with him.  He is a lot of fun to be around as well
as just being an all-around good guy and a
wonderful son!  We love him very much!

Happy Birthday, Brett!!

I will be taking a blog break for a few days.
Enjoy the rest of the week and weekend!!  
 Until next time... 


  1. I hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration! Your flowers are wonderful, are the chicory yours? I love chicory, they have glitter inside, fun to snap.

  2. Cheryl have a wonderful blog break and birthday celebration with you son. Wish him a Happy 35th Birthday.

  3. I know you will enjoy being with your son for a few days. Happy Birthday to him.

    Yes--the days are flying by.. I just hope that they will fly by this next week since it's extremely hot and dry here... Hate it!!!

  4. Happy birthday to Him....God bless you and your family!
    Here, in Portugal, we are having a heat wave - about 37 degrees Celsius...that is too much for people and animals.
    Hope you have a magnificent day, dear.

  5. Hello, Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter.

      Your exquisite work leads my impression.
      The passion for the art.  It is universal.

      The prayer for all peace.

    Have a good day. from Japan, ruma ❀

  6. I agree, Cheryl.. the days an months fly by like a gust of wind was flipping the pages of a calendar.
    Your flowers are lovely.

    Happy Birthday wishes to your son, Brett.

  7. Happy Birthday to Brett!
    May you have a wonderful visit and celebrate, party, eat cake!
    Enjoy your blog break!

  8. Enjoy your blog break! And I'm sure you'll have tons of fun with Brett.

  9. Happy Birthday, Brett!! I enjoyed your reminiscing. A no hitter! Go, Brett. It is amazing how quickly they grow up. Amanda will be 36 this year. How could that have happened? ENJOY your time with family! blessings ~ tanna

  10. Sending your son Happy Birthday wishes.
    Enjoy your time with him. See ya when you get back.

  11. Oh our sons are similar ages. Mine will join yours in his 35th year next time.

    It sounds miserably hot there. Are you able to keep cool with the AC on or can't it keep up? The Stellas are blooming here, too, and still have a ways to go before they are done, done. The ditch lilies are just starting. The Columbine is kaput.

    Have a wonderful time with your son. Stay cool!

  12. Happy Birthday Brett!! I wish your son a very Happy Birthday. I know you will enjoy your time with him.

  13. Enjoy your family time and KEEP cool! CrAzY isn't it?

  14. Me tooooo! My son will be 35 on July 4th.

    I don't know what I did to deserve children so awesome, but I have them.

    Have a great time off.


  15. enjoy your break, hope kitties and pup get along well.

  16. so sweet. enjoy your time with your son. and i love your granddog marley. :)

  17. Happy Birthday to your son!!!!!!

    Enjoy your time with him...

    Our oldest Granddaughter was/is a pitcher. Yesss! Did well in HS and is gonna' play some, in college. Not big play. Just lesser play, for the fun of it. :-)

    Mmmmm, my quote today, may well not fit, in the comments of people, in so much heat!!!! Eeeeek!

    "Warm summer sun, shine kindly here.
    Warm southern wind blow softly here."

    ~Mark Twain

  18. It has been so hot and dry this year in so many parts of the country.
    I too worry about what we will do when we get to the real 'dog days' of summer.

    Happy birthday to your son!!

    I hope it's a great one!!

    Enjoy your time with family.

    Smiles :)

  19. Oh, it is so hot here, too. I am wondering about the poor farmers. Just not good at all...I think it is about 104º at the least here.

  20. Happy Birthday Brett. I know what you mean Cheryl - my neck hurts sometimes when I watch life go by so fast. Where did it go? He sounds like a great young man. And I hope the fur babies get along. sandie

  21. Happy birthday to Brett. I hope you have a fun and memorable visit when he gets in!

  22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your son. I'm fond of little leaguers myself. ENJOY your visit. marley is a sweetie.

  23. Enjoy your break and Happy Birthday to your son. That game must have been exciting for you and your family! Enjoy!

  24. Gotta love those sons with June birthdays! Marshall is just a few years younger than Brett. And your description of your son sounds very much like I would describe my Marshall.

    Enjoy your time with him, and wish him a Happy Birthday for me!

  25. Enjoy your blog break, I think I could use one myself! Richard

  26. Happy Birthday Brett!! Such a rare and exciting to pitch or to witness it, as a Mom, the perfect game. The odds are awesome for that happening. I know you will enjoy he and Marley.
    Blessings, Ginger

  27. Sending Happy Birthday wishes to your son, Cheryl, I agree time does pass to swiftly!Enjoy your time celebrating a special's son birthday.

  28. Happy birthday Brett....
    We are right in the middle of those kind of hot days at the ballpark...but, it's with grandkids..
    I love every minute of it...
    Enjoy some time off..

  29. Happy belated birthday to Brett! Our sons have the same birthday! How exciting!!! I've been falling behind in blog land partially because of my son's birthday. :) Turning sixteen is a big deal as you know and I had a lot of planning and prepping to do. :) Besides a few tears it was a wonderful day! Kyle did get his license first thing that morning. I cried and he couldn't stop smiling!
    Boys and baseball go hand in hand. :) Sounds like your son really enjoyed it and played well. :)
    Our sons also like puppy dogs. :) Hope Brett had a wonderful 35th birthday celebration!!!

  30. Hello Cheryl...thank you for your comment today on my Birthday Post. It was not an easy decision to make...but I must make changes now, while it is still my decision. Country living is a challenge, even for the young. I hope you have a wonderful time with your son...

  31. I'm late I know, but Happy Birthday Brett! Lovely pictures Cheryl!