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By Blogger Jane, at 9:31 AM  

Many happy returns to you, dear girl.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:26 PM  

Happy happy birthday!

By Anonymous diann, at 5:53 PM  

Wishing you a very happy birthday, Bess!

By Blogger KathyR, at 7:24 PM  

Belated Birthday Hugs, dear Bess!

Have a great year -- powerful, creative, compassionate...I like that!

More hugs,

By Anonymous Marg (almost in Mirror), at 8:13 AM  

Happy birthday, and may the year to come be the best yet!

By Blogger fillyjonk, at 9:14 AM  

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Sunday, September 21, 2008  

Yes. It's that time of year again. That BIRTHDAY time for me and I wish a happy one for all my other Virgo sisters .... and brothers, though I don't believe any read this blog. Most of all, of course, it's Happy Birthday Me! I love a birthday.

Of course, since it's my birthday I had to check out what Mr&MsHoroscope had to say.

Hmmm. Both are carping on about Mercury's retrograde – coming up this week. Back up your hard drive, check the oil and filters, don't start new projects, review the facts.

More interesting is this bit of astrology put together for me by the folks here.

Pluto aspects to the Sun (which usually last for a number of consecutive years) indicate an increased awareness of power.... Ambition and self-control are the more positive manifestations. Learning to deal with life on a deeper level is the hallmark of the Plutonian consciousness.
Neptune in aspect to Mercury in the solar return chart suggests working with the less clearly defined psychological drives such as compassion, creativity, and spirituality. Your sensitivity to subtle emotional connections among all people increases your concern for certain individuals in particular and humanity as a whole... It is also difficult to find practical applications for idealistic concepts and inspirations which are represented by this combination. Therefore, stress can sometimes be associated with the more spiritual manifestations of Neptune-Mercury aspects.
Mars-Mercury aspects suggest an energetic thought process. This can be a time of great mental energy and an active search for knowledge. Your mind should be quick and alert, though not necessarily highly retentive. Learning can be very exciting and self-perpetuating even if you study
When Mercury is conjunct Venus in the solar return chart, you are more apt to have confidence in your decisions and intellectual capabilities.

Much better – Increased power tempered by compassion, though also accompanied by some stress – more energy, more confidence and learning opportunities. Sounds good to me.

What I have been learning this weekend is how to use the new camera. Here's what's blooming down on the farm.

I haven't gotten out the mushroom book so I don't know what this is, but it's all over the woods.

One of my favorite autumn flowers - the Blue Dayflower

This is sneezeweed - and it looks for all the world like coreopsis, only it's growing in the marsh. Note the busy bee on the bottom right central flower.

And here is another Fimo bowl. I am still having the dickens of a time mastering what looks so easy in the books. But it's always an adventure in color when I play with polymer clay.

We're having some monumental high tides these days. Always do in spring and fall, but I was not prepared for this - was wearing shoes when I went out to photograph the sailor coming home from the sea. I only got this far down the pier. Jack, otoh, was prepared. He's a dog. He's always prepared to get wet.

And here is The Prince at Play.

Waiting for Daddy.

So. If it is your birthday - Happy Birthay! If you know someone who's birthday is today, be sure to wish her a happy one.

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