Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Corner View Wednesday: "the unveiling"



Today the theme of "unveiling, showing your true self" is the subject. This is something difficult to capture for me, as I feel that I live a very inward life and as my Cancer sign conveys, I have a protective shell that I tend to hide beneath. But, today is my birthday! And my family has been so very sweet and considerate, making a fine breakfast of salmon with bagels and fruit salad, adorning me with gifts, and showering me with kisses! So my heart sings with gratitude and my dear Mia Belle took some fine photos. I do not like to smile for photos, can you tell? I much prefer to be on the other side of the lens. This was the photo that my girls chose to best represent me.











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26 comments:

juliette said...

Happy Birthday! Lovely photos too - I think the best photos are usually taken by or at least in the presence of ones we love. I used to spend summers working at or attending a camp near Asheville and just love western NC! =)

Cate said...

and what a beautiful birthday girl you are! lovely. your family sounds like they are spoiling you very appropriately!

Allison said...

It looks like it doesn't matter which side of the lens you are on, your shots are beautiful.

I lived in North Carolina for almost 10 years before my husband imported me to Germany. (Near Raleigh for 3 and near Charlotte for 7), but Western North Carolina was always my favorite part... since I am a WV mountain girl.

I am curious, what ever happened to the Amy Butler fabric project... a skirt, a towel, a pillow? You got some really great fabrics. Grüße aus Hamburg!

Likes Chocolate said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!! Great photos!

Cabrizette said...

Wouhaou ! Lovely ! Beautiful photos ! I love to put flowers on my hair too ; )

caitlin said...

Oh wow, that first picture is amazing. Pleased to meet you :)

Cam said...

Happy Birthday to you! Love the flower in your hair! Inspires me to go pluck on for mine! Hope you continue enjoying your day!

Erin said...

Happy Birthday! I love that dress you are wearing ...

Tan Family said...

Happy Birthday! What beautiful pics. :)

Cris Siqueira said...

happy birthday!!
i wish you a happy life!!
and i love the shots!!!
you are so beautiful!!

xo

Francesca said...

Looks to me you are smiling! Happy birthday!

Bonnie said...

happy birthday !! i am amazed at how well you know yourself ! that is really neat !! hope the rest of your day is wonderful and that this is the start of a fabulous year ...

ps. the photo of you is beautiful.

MODsquad said...

Oh, beautiful!! Hope your birthday is as lovely as you are!

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday! May all your wishes come true. Beautiful photo of a beautiful bday girl. enjoy! xoxo

Jodi said...

wow - great words and HBD!!! now that it's nearly over I hope you had a wonderful day!

april said...

viel glück zum geburtstag! sounds like you had a wonderful birthday. and you've a very special family, that's such a nice idea with the breakfast. and i can understand you about the protective shell (i'm aries mixed with cancer ;-) on the picture you look very dreamy and beautiful*

Kaylovesvintage said...

happy birthday , pretty woman

Ritva said...

you had your birthday!-congratulations!!!
a beautiful photo
so nice to see you!

jane said...

happy birthday! love the top photo of you! sounds like you had a perfect day! dos besos!

hanna said...

Happy birthday from Sweden! What lovely pictures! If you want, check out my trip to Latvia!

Jen said...

Happy belated b-day! Look at what a pretty dimple you have that you can't see in your profile photo. You do take stunning pictures and this one is everso sweet :) Hope you had a great day!

onegoldensun said...

Thanks, everyone, for the sweet comments and birthday wishes! xoxo

p.s. Allison, the Amy Butler fabric is still waiting to be transformed! But I think I can hear it tell me that it would like to be a little doll quilt for a recently thrifted doll bed. More to show soon, I hope! I have had a serious vacation from my projects. :)

Kari said...

Happy Birthday and what a beautiful picture.
Your children know you well.

Windsting said...

Happy birthday. Your blog is very sweet. Sweet wishes to you, Anna

C.T. said...

Happy B-Day (verrrrrrry late, sorry) and I know that feeling. Anywayyyyy....nice to meet you and you look lovely - even without a smile ;-)
That second picture is beautiful as well.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I wrote...
Au coeur des fleurs
comme un secret
la beauté du monde...

and somebody wrote on my blog "Women are flowers. And sometimes we are allowed to admire that Secret."

He was right ;)