Jean’s Birthday

 

I woke Jean up this morning with a rousing ukulele accompanied happy birthday sung with a Caribbean rhythm. Our resident sea gull joined in the chorus.

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Jean’s request for a birthday activity was a walk to and around Beacon Hill Park. Therefore, we bundled up (it was in the 20’s) and headed uphill.

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Beacon Hill Park is one of our favorite parks in all our travels. It combines sweeping views of the Straits of Juan de Fuca with ancient trees, lakes, fountains, flowers, and many birds. We love the ducks, gulls, and ravens, but the icing on this birthday treat is the large flock of resident peacocks. They seemed relatively unfazed by the frigid temps.

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A new sculpture caught our eye. Moss Lady was created by artistic parks department employees in 2015. She’s enchanting.

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The shadows lengthened as we headed back to our condo.

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A stop at our neighborhood wine shop secured a bottle of prosecco to celebrate Jean’s day. Some sweet treats from the local bakery will cap off the evening.

Happy Birthday my love!

Paul

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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5 Responses to Jean’s Birthday

  1. Carolyn says:

    Happy late birthday, Cousin! Glad you are enjoying your escape from Seattle! Nothing like cool fresh air!!

  2. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    Very nice indeed. The pixes are exquisite. In on this very special occasion, it turns out that the gull has two legs after all. The moss lady seems having a pleasant rest and your two shadows go nicely together. Enjoy! Watch out: not too much Prosecco for whoever drives! Aha! JP

    On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 3:24 PM, Travels With Picasso wrote:

    > Paul posted: ” I woke Jean up this morning with a rousing ukulele > accompanied happy birthday sung with a Caribbean rhythm. Our resident sea > gull joined in the chorus. Jean’s request for a birthday activity was a > walk to and around Beacon Hill Park. Ther” >

  3. redharparts says:

    Happy Birthday to Jean!! That gull is funny! And the moss lady is very creative!

  4. Jean says:

    Love you my dear. It’s been a great day and it’s only half over:)

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