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Friday, January 7, 2022

Nature, Feline and Birthday Friday

  Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus

One of my favorite NCSU Physics PhD students in the late 1990's is now a Professor at University of Arkansas, where he lives with wife and three daughters.

His wife, Sandra, is an elementary school Teacher and amateur Photographer

On January 2, 2022,she posted the most amazing snowflake photos, I have ever seen, on her personal blog.  She wrote:

The snow was so light and you could see so many individual snowflakes...

My comment on her blog was:  these are award winning photos and 100%  National Geographic quality.  

Today is my Birthday
Yesterday my husband went on a secret mission. 
When he got home he said, "DON'T come downstairs 'till I call you"!
He was setting up this most beautiful birthday surprise

Here is a close up:

The cake is Hot Cocoa Cheese Cake IT IS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!
A bottle of pink champagne
A bottle of DR Riesling and a card.
A beautiful blooming tulip with several more about to open
The candles and hummingbird were the decorations

Bizarro always makes me laugh


  1. Hari OM
    HAPPY B'DAY HiC!!! Glad you got spoiled... Those snowflakes are amazing... YAM xx

  2. Happy birthday! What a lovely surprise!

  3. happy happy birthday!!!! cheesecake is the must have for every birthday ;O) and we love the snow flakes... and we wonder if the mama ever can snap such photos (we say noooooo, never LOL)

  4. Happy Birthday! That was a lovely surprise. The snowflake photos are beautiful.

  5. Happy Birthday, Miss Cecilia! What a sweetheart your hubby is. The snowflake photos are just beautiful!

  6. that cheese cake looks fantastic and I am in shock that a man could set up a table like this, with decorations and all these gifts. I have never known a man that could. now at least I know they exist.

  7. What a lovely, and considerate, celebration. Happy Birthday!

  8. Happy Happy to you, sweet friend (BTW, your other half is a keeper, hang on tight to him!) ... hugs and love on your special day. Extraordinary photos from Sandra ... thanks for sharing with us.

  9. happy belated birthday! Your husband is very sweet!

  10. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful sweet hubby! He did good.
    Knows how to make my friend happy.

  11. Love the snowflakes. So beautiful.

    Your husband is a keeper. What a lovely thing to do for you.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Cecilia,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  12. Happy Birthday! That cake sure looks and sounds yummy! What a thoughtful surprise.

  13. Happy Birthday! What a sweet surprise!

  14. Happy birthday from Bertie and me! No need to wish you a wonderful day - one look at that cake tells it it already is. As for those snowflakes, it's hard to believe they are real. Amazing. Thanks for sharing. (And surely, they don't get a lot of snow in Arkansas?)
    Cheers, Gail.

  15. Those snowflakes are beautiful! Happy Birthday from all of us, your Hubby sure done good!!!

  16. Those photos are amazing. Happy Birthday!! Your hubby is most thoughtful. You have the same b'day as Nic Cage. :) XO

  17. Happy Happy Birthday! And your sweetie really prepared a lovely celebration! Have a great weekend!

  18. A very happy birthday!!!! What a lovely way to celebrate!

  19. C; the snow flake photos ARE amazing !!!!

    and a MOST happy 21st birthday to you ☺☺☺ how very thoughtful and nice of B to
    do this for your birthday !! enjoy the day with lots of happy the whole year
    through ♥♥

  20. A hummingbird to top it all off!! What a super sweet surprise. Of course, you deserve it...that goes without saying!!

    Happy birthday C

  21. Happy Birthday! What a nice surprise! Snowflakes are really beautiful. We see them sometimes and they don't look real but we've never tried to photograph them.

  22. HaHa!! Love the cartoon! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! May the year bring much joy, good health, and many laughs your way. That is a wonderful husband to present such a nice layout of those things you enjoy. Nice!

  23. OMG....What a wonderful husband you have!!!!! How sweet is that!!! You are one lucky girl!
    When we lived in Michigan, I sure don't remember snowflakes looking like that. Have they changed shape over the years?
    Wishing you a very HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  24. Those snowflake photos are incredible!!!

    What a sweet hubby. Mom is so sorry she missed your birthday. But we all send you wonderful birthday wishes for w fntastic and healthy 2022!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  25. Happy Birthday! What a nice way to celebrate!

  26. Oh my dear friend - I am SOOOOOO sorry I forgot your special day.....what an amazing hubby you have though to have brought home the perfect and quite romantic (woo hoo) birthday surprises. He's definitely a KEEPER. As for those photos of snowflakes - I've NEVER EVER seen a photo of a single snowflake before. WOW.

    Big Birthday Huggies........Pam and Mr. Boop

  27. That comic is hilarious and true! I'm going with your comment on the snowflake pics. Wow! And Wow! What a wonderful "gift" for your birthday. I think your hubbie is a romantic and knows what you like and likes to please you! I would say I hope you had a happy birthday, Cecilia, but I already know you did. So happy birthday from me and the pups, and wishes for many more. Amy

  28. I am late here at the blog with your Happy Happy Birthday but a little buttie pillar told me you celebrate your birthday the whole month of January! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY again today! Hugs to YOU!!!!♥

  29. Happy BIRTHDAY dear friend! I am so sorry I missed this till now. What a wonderful birthday surprise! Everything was special and beautiful!

  30. And those snowflakes..I envy that opportunity she had. That is beautiful and one of the most special photos a person can take!


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