Thursday, October 7, 2010

Just a Perfect Day

We can't remember when this tradition began, my husband seems to think it's been at least 10 years ago if not more that we started this.  On my birthday, I like to go pick out my pumpkins and mums and take in a few antique shops before celebrating with family.
It was a beautiful fall day yesterday, about 65*, partly sunny with heavy fall clouds dotting the sky.  We headed up this time to a farm stand I recently saw out on Rte 50 in Maryland and then stopped at a curious little antique mall near Cambridge.

On our way home, we ran into a stray shower and at one point I looked out my window and saw the most glorious double rainbow I have ever seen! I practically stopped the car in the middle of the road!  My husband urged me to find a safer spot to pull over as i was frantically trying to pull my camera out of the back seat.  I pulled into a side lane and jumped out of the car not quite putting into park yet, and you will see here why.  Have you ever seen where the rainbow ENDS? Well, we did, it came straight down to the ground in FRONT of the tree line!
I was so excited i could hardly breathe! I was so hoping it would show up in the photos- take a look-

These pictures are as shot from the camera, no photoshop, just cropped. Can you see the entire spectrum? Is that not perfect??? And truth be told, the pictures really don't do it justice.
Then as we started to drive away, the song "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan came on the radio and as i listened to the words I felt i had been given a divine gift.  I had goosebumps.

"Forever Young"

May God bless and keep you always

May your wishes all come true

May you always do for others

And let others do for you

May you build a ladder to the stars

And climb on every rung

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous

May you grow up to be true

May you always know the truth

And see the lights surrounding you

May you always be courageous

Stand upright and be strong

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy

May your feet always be swift

May you have a strong foundation

When the winds of changes shift

May your heart always be joyful

And may your song always be sung

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young.

Like I said, Just a perfect Day!


  1. That was just beautiful !! Wish I was there to share the day with you....It was a divine gift for sure...have always loved that will stay forever young, I know you the cake !!! They went crazy with the icing on the looks so yummy !! I guess that will be our traditional birthday cake from now on...what nice memories you made yesterday...loved all the pix of the pumpkins, apples, Ray with the wagon & of course the rainbow !! Spectacular !!!

  2. Laura, What a beautiful post ... and beautiful day ... and to spend it with someone you love! The day sounds like it couldn't have been any better! Congratulations on the big 5 -1! I've got 8 years on you! Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks.

  3. What wonderful photos and an outstanding post! And that cake! Mmmm. We had coconut cake as our wedding cake!

  4. Hi Laura..just catching up here on your blog. Happy belated birthday, friend! What a wonderful tradition you have... your family seems to have many wonderful traditions. I was trying to see if I recognized the antique mall in the looks so familiar but I can't tell which one it is. Happy Belated Birthday!

  5. What a wonderful day! So glad you had such a special celebration, Laura. We are almost the same age by the way! I hit 51 in July. : )


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