Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Happy Birthday JZ!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Standing on the ancient stones of Tikal. "And oh how they daunced... the little people of Stonehenge!"

Today is Julie's birthday.

We've spread the celebration out over the past 10 days with other events (including Phoebe's birthday), a trip to Cowtown, and friends visiting from near and far. These little distinct commemorations have been more like small, semi-precious stones strung on a necklace than like a giant diamond ring.

For gifts she wanted plants for the garden, so we scored (but she hand-picked) several special rose bushes. Her sister Barb sent along the perfect complement to the roses, a really great garden gnome.

Mother Nature even marked the day by bringing us a momentous thunderstorm at dawn--just the sort of thing those new roses need--buckets of rain.

Artist, writer, singer, photographer, gardener, mother, partner through thick and thin, fixer of broken animals, deep thinker, Science Chimp, and naturalist extraordinaire....

Happy birthday dear, sweet Julie.

Leading a Swainson's warbler field trip in West Virginia. Image by Jeff Gordon.

Belting out an Aretha tune with The Swinging Orangutangs.


On July 24, 2007 at 3:50 PM Anonymous said...

Happy Bird Day, Julie!

On July 24, 2007 at 3:51 PM Jayne said...

Happy Birthday to Julie!

On July 24, 2007 at 4:22 PM possumlady said...


I like the idea of spreading out the celebrations. In fact, I pretty much celebrate my entire birthday month!

On July 24, 2007 at 9:09 PM NatureWoman said...

Happy Birthday Julie!! Yay!!!

On July 25, 2007 at 12:42 AM Born Again Bird Watcher said...

As they say in dear old blightey, many happy returns!

On July 25, 2007 at 8:33 AM Rondeau Ric said...

Her birthday but you get the best present of all.
Your a luck man BOTB

On July 26, 2007 at 10:31 AM mon@rch said...

I missed Zick's Birthday? Happy Birthday Julie!