Dale’s Birthday


Today is Dale’s Birthday. In honor of her birthday I’m posting pictures of roses and one very special addition to the garden. I’ve just noticed that somehow this young rose bush has joined the others. I’m not sure what variety it will be. It’s closest to the Brandy and the St. Patrick rose. We will just have to wait and see. It must be a special gift from Dale.

I’ve decided to take a little break for the holidays. I won’t totally disappear but I’ll only be doing a few posts from the garden on some upcoming special days.
Thank you for your wonderful comments and sharing our garden. You have brightened my days with your friendship. I’m only an email away.


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  1. Special Rose for a special lady! Dale’s memory and gift has kept giving, every day… enjoy your time off, Miriam! you deserve it!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dale (sorry it’s late)… may you bloom and grow forever!

  2. Happy late Birthday Dale.
    You deserve some time off Dear Miriam. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Big Holiday Hugs!

  3. Karen, I’m sure Dale left a present for you and the girls. Happy Holidays, with love and thankful memories of how you took such wonderful care of Dale.

  4. I love that you found Dale’s birthday gift to you, Mir. Guess I’ll have to check my garden. Blessing to you this holiday season!!

    With Love,


  5. Anuga, you bring joy to my days too! Your comments touch my heart. I will post for Chanukah, Christmas and New Years—–you are always in my heart.

  6. Happy Birthday Dale.
    You brought so much pleasure to my life w/ all the beautiful flowers, trees, bushes & animals that continue to change in your garden. Everyday a new wonder comes into your garden.
    You make it all happen on daily basis & I am so thankful to you.

  7. Thank you for all of the special garden flowers and pix. We have seen! Sending my care and birthday wishes on Dales’ Birthday. Alone, near or afar she’s forever in your heart and in your memories! You’ve kept her loving memory alive. My grandson, Lucas turned 4 yesterday! My Daughter has a birthday tomorrow. So Dale would fit right in here in our family! I have this friendship I feel with you here! You’ve been wonderful to cheer me on! Fighting Cancer is one thing. But living with endless disabling side effects is very hard! Please do concentrate on yourself! Take good care of yourself! Know you’ve touched many lives and hearts. Thank you for all you’ve done, cared and shared here! Have a Merry, healthy Christmas and a Joyous New Year. With my heartfelt, sincere Thank you!

  8. Miriam,

    I hope your holidays are joyous, Renewing and recharging is a good thing for even the most strong amongst us.

    Happy Holidays!