Saturday, April 05, 2014

I know you wanted to know...

what the "purple" surprise was that Sofia was planning. Among several nice gifts from my family were these wonderful slippers, picked out especially for me by Sofia. They are pretty and feel great!

My daughter, son-in-law and the grandchildren cooked breakfast for us this morning—crepes, fruit, bacon, juice, coffee. Lovely. Then Ray took me shoe shopping. (my feet fared very well on this birthday.)

I was looking for blue sandals until I saw this color...

Ray thought we might go for a drive somewhere after breakfast and shopping. Emily mentioned she thought we might like to head south to Woodburn to the tulip festival. Perfect. It is one of those things I have heard about for years and never got to. It was blowy and muddy and wet, but bracing and worth the trek. The colors—well, they don't even seem possible.


Can't think of a better way to spend a birthday. My eyes were ready for all this color after the long, gray winter. Thank you for all the good wishes. Another year down, and now onward...

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. Happy B'day!
    Once when passing thru your neighboring state of WA, we saw tulips there. It was a bright sunny day and the fields of tulips were glowing. It was simply amazing to see field after field of solid packed colorful tulips. Incredible. I am sure it was well worth the drive.

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  2. The colors are as vibrant as I believe you are! Glad you had a worthy celebration.

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  3. What a lovely day. And oh,those flowers! So colorful and much needed after winter. And oh, those sandals....you must surely be feeling spring now.

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  4. Happy Birthday! The tulips bloomed just for you. :)

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  5. Oh, my goodness. For a minute there I thought that your (non-worry) family had booked you on a trip to Holland! Not a flower in sight, nor a bud on the trees here in cold, damp, November-like, gray New Jersey. Glad your birthday was happy!

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  6. The tulip fields are something like I have never seen before! Beautiful vibrant colours - great photography! Happy Birthday.

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  7. Sophia has great taste in purple. I'm also a big fan of those "I've always wanted to go but never gotten around to it" kind of outings. The tulip fields remind me very much of being in The Netherlands. Yet another thing to like about Oregon. ;-)

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  8. My eyeballs are exploding.

    And I love love love those sandals!

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  9. Love the shoes and the slippers. Any idea where they came from - if they can be found online? I'm on the east coast.
    Best thing in this post is all the gorgeous color! And what a surprise! My maiden name is Woodburn and I never knew there was a town with my name. And one with such beautiful color is even more special. Thanks Terry!

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