Thursday, April 20, 2006

Today I celebrate ...

I have lived 70 years. Today, as I embark on the 71st,
with heartfelt thanks I celebrate my life, my friends and family,
the splendour of the universe
and the wonder of all plants and creatures on our planet.


1- Female Br0ad-tailed Hummingbird, Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, Arizona, 18 April 2006; Canon Rebel XT, 300 mm., F/5.6, 1/80, ISO 100
2- Prickly Pear Cactus, Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, Arizona, 18 April 2006; Canon Rebel XT, 150 mm., F/5.6, 1/800, ISO 100

26 comments:

Endment said...

I wish for you a very happy day today. May this be a special celebration of your 70th birthday.

the hummingbird and the cactus are beautiful the side-by-side gold and orange light up my computer monitor :)

Happy day!

Jean said...

Deux belles images intimistes !
Remplies de tendresse !

Ontario Wanderer said...

Happy Birthday Pam! (I hope I am as young as you when I am as old as you.)

thor said...

dear pam,

a very happy day to you in celebrating a rich and incredible 70 years. it is hard to imagine that i have known you for over 42 of these.

in that time you have taught me so much: to appreciate the beauty of our world, to celebrate the tapestry of cultures and communities that contribute to this world, to see art in all things, to respect the humanity of all people even (especially) when I disagree with them, to make a difference in this world through my actions and based on my values and beliefs, and to embrace the challenges as well as the triumphs that life inevitably brings.

i am blessed to be on your journey with you. and i am proud to call you friend as well as mentor. i really wish i could be in tucson to celebrate with you. greta and i will share a piece of cake tonight in your honor. (no candles though, she's not very good at blowing them out.)

i love you mom!
thor aka tigger :)

Laura said...

Dear Pam, I have only recently become acquainted, through your blog, with your calm and warm spirit. I wish you so much joy today and in the years ahead. And, please, keep showing the rest of us the world according to Pam, as reflected in your beautiful photographs.

Rain said...

Happy Birthday, how exciting to be starting a whole new decade. Beautiful photo too. I will miss seeing the cactus bloom this year but will enjoy getting to see them vicariously through your lens

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Happiest of happy birthdays to you, Pam. Here it is your birthday, and you are giving these delightful gifts to us. We are the lucky ones today! I am glad to have found you in this wild world on the internet. Happy birthday.

GrrlScientist said...

Happy Birdday, Pam! Thanks for sharing all your lovely photos of the birds (and cactus and everything else) who share your life with you. I hope today is wonderful!

GrrlScientist

Anonymous said...

Dear Pam- I wish you the happiest of solar returns. It truly is a joyous day. I am quite glad to have known you for nearly half of my life.. Your pictures are beautiful,thank you for the cards you have sent me! I sent you a little card hopefully it will get there soon. Once again Many Happy Returns to you!
Hugs
Synde

psynde said...

Dear Pam
Happy Solar Return!!
I am proud to have known you for nearly half of my life. Your pictures are quite beautiful!!
Love to you on this joyous day!
Love
Synde

Mary said...

Many Happy returns. I love coming to look at your photos.

Cathy said...

I woke up this morning thinking this is a special day. I was a bit perplexed why I had this certainty til I read your blog. Happy happy BD!

T. Beth said...

Happy birthday! How fortunate you are to be able to celebrate it during one of the most beautiful times of the year here. :-)

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Ummm Happy birthday to you...

and many many more :-)

Anonymous said...

Hello Pam: A very happy birthday to you . . . your photographs are truly incredible frozen moments . . . clearly no moment in your life has been so "frozen" and yet you have been able to stop-time so gloriously.

All best wishes of the day!
Heather in St. Paul

Torris said...

Happy Birthday Pam and many more!

Chancy said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! April, what a grand month for a birthday. Mine is in December, near Christmas, I would trade for April
I have you beat by 6 years.

Cheers
Chancy

homebird said...

I found your blog through GrrrlScientist's Living the Scientific Life and am so impressed! First, happy birthday to you. Second--what beautiful photos and text you have here. I am adding you to my blogroll and will be back as often as possible. Lovely, lovely site.

Gwyn said...

Happy Birthday to you on this landmark birthday! Lovely photos with which to celebrate, too!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAM!!!
and many more...
Fred Gray

LauraHinNJ said...

Happy day to you!

Pam in Tucson said...

Wow! I'm overwhelmed! I'll respond to you all individually over the weekend. In the meantime, thank you all for making this day so meaningful and special for me.

The Ridger, FCD said...

I too came here from GrrlScientist's blog - Love your photos!

Hope the day is as happy as possible. Many happy returns.

joared said...

Happy Birthday! Cont. to enjoy your blog and photos.

Have only been into the 70th a few months myself, but so far has been a good year. Can only wish the same for you.

TDharma said...

Happy Birthday Pam. What a sweet comment your son left for you.

chiefbiscuit said...

Happy Birthday Pam. I have been away over the weekend and Monday, so am a little late in wishing you this - but trust you had a special day.