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Sunday, March 27, 2011

#165-A SPECIAL HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A SPECIAL PERSON!

For once, I am having problems coming up with the words to describe today's birthday girl.  First of all,  I got away with referring to her as "OLE GAL" just the other day.  That means that she is a special person to take my ribbing.  But, there is more to her than that.

I am talking about Desiree the writer of the blog Driftwood Ramblings.  Desiree had been a consistent and wonderfully positive commentator on my blog since January 21, 2011.  I definitely look forward to her comments.

Desiree has become one of my favorite people for many reasons.  I started reading her blog shortly after she commented on mine.  Not only is it well written and informative but, it is filled with insight into a person in love with life and in love with the beautiful world she has around her.  She is a devoted ambassador for South Africa and shares all of its splendor and beauty with her "word art."  Not only that she accompanies her "word art" with her "photo art" which cements the whole experience into one grand escape to South Africa.

In and amongst the words and pictures are glimpses of Desiree, the person.  She comes across honest, sincere, and very devoted to her husband, her family, her country and of course her dogs.   Along with this she shares her love of nature and has a delightful way of writing about this love.  She approaches all of this like a fantastic adventure and this excitement resonates in every thing she writes.

To me, it is an adventure to follow her around and experience this this amazing person, and the place she calls home.

Happy Birthday, Desiree!

IF YOU AREN'T A FOLLOWER OF HER BLOG ALREADY, I INVITE YOU TO GO THERE IMMEDIATELY (FACING 50 HAS HAPPILY PROVIDED HER WITH A BUTTON FOR HER BIRTHDAY)...SO CLICK ON IT.....NOW (IT IS ON MY SIDE BAR>>>).
By the way, Carol drew the button herself......Cool, huh!

Here are just 12 out of hundreds of Desiree's 
beautiful PHOTOS:







                                       


This is their "Slum Dog Millionaire, Heathclif.
This is HER Toby.
This is her back yard!
This is her garden!
And, as if that isn't enough....THIS grows in her garden!
kt 3/26/11

12 comments:

  1. Oh dear Karen! I am so unbelievably touched by this wonderful birthday gift. I have a grin from ear to ear and happy tears in my eyes! I had no idea that my casual mention to Carol of my turning 56 today would have had any repercussions at all and for one of the few times in my life I am speechless! Almost! Thank you for this beautiful post dedicated to me. I really almost can't believe it, so I logged off, then came back on again and there it was a second time so I had to accept I am not just dreaming! If you were close enough I'd hug you right off your feet but have to settle for giving you a great big virtual hug instead. (((. )))

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  2. Sniff, sniff....I've obviously been at the cough mixture again and now I'm all emotional...bloggy love is flying about and I feel unusually touched by it. What a wonderful post Karen. You are a great friend to have. Another cyber hug being sent from me...careful though you don't want to catch what I've got do you? :)

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  3. Hi Karen,

    This is an amazing piece for Desiree. Your writing is so heart-felt and wonderful. I'm really happy to join this great group of friends.

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  4. Desiree's reaction is just exactly what I thought it would be. Humble and warm and so appreciative. :) Just makes me so darned pleased to know her...and of course it's a pleasure to meet her friends and followers.
    Such neat folks!!

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  5. Gorgeous photos and nice post. Thanks Karen. I will check out Desiree's blog too.

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  6. Hi Karen!

    I'm back here after an incredibly special day! I am still trying to process all of the loving thoughts and generosity of spirit that have flowed to me today from all of my incredible bloggy friends...it has been an overwhelming experience!

    I am spending tonight popping over to thank as many of you as I can...and I'll be doing a special post tomorrow. That poor helicopter pilot must be going out of his mind wondering when he'll be permitted to land, since we're still all ostensibly up there flying around with him to complete the final part of our flight.

    Sweet dreams, Karen! And, THANK YOU once again for this incredible gift!!!

    Hugs,

    Des xoxo

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  7. I'm also dropping by and I have to agree with you, Karen, that our "ole gal" is every bit as awesome as you have described her. And oh, a few great pictures I haven't yet seen. Thanks for sharing them, they really are some of the best.

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  8. Happy Birthday Desiree!
    her pics are so gorgeous, i m gonna check out her blog

    n KT ur looking gorgeous in ur new photo

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  10. What a lovely tribute to your blogging friend, I am calling by here thanks to facing50, good to meet you.

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  11. new GFC follower
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  12. Thankyou for calling by News From Italy and leaving a comment. Sorry but it was not me that went to S.A, I was quoting the lady who runs italy tutto, apologies if it sounded misleading.

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