Sunday, June 5, 2011

Another Happy Birthday

Yes, it was my birthday yesterday.   I did have to work in the morning, but Hubby eased the pain by bringing a dozen red long-stemmed roses, some fat-free cupcakes and some strawberries to my workplace.

And as usual, I wanted to go to the beach to celebrate.  I had heard about a place in North Hampton called Fuller Gardens, and since it was so close to the ocean, we figured that would be a good choice.  When we got there, we were told that the roses were not in bloom yet, and since the roses are the main attraction, they would let us in for half-price.

They had some beautiful statuary.

And a very lovely Japanese Garden with a Koi Pond

All this will be roses in another two or three weeks

The Azalea and Rhododendron were blooming

 And the most gigantic purple irises I've ever seen

The ocean is a short walk away

So we decided to go.   We'd driven along route 1A many times, and kind of noticed people walking, but never really realized that there was a sidewalk for miles along the ocean.    So we walked...........

And did a little resting on the stone wall

Then we headed to North Beach in Hampton and did some more walking along the beach.  The tide was low, but the sand was still wet, and cold enough to make our feet ache.

And we finished off our day at my favorite seafood place, Brown's.    When we got home, we had the cake Hubby had made me.....strawberry with real strawberries in the filling.

The perfect birthday.


Joan J said...

I don't think there's a more romantic thing a man can do than bring/send flowers to where we work. Bravo, Tag, for that one. And what a gorgeous garden and walk! I hope you go back when the roses are in bloom because I want to see pictures. :) Happy Birthday, friend!

tag vennard said...

Ba-da-Boom, ba-da-bing
happy birthday darling!
im glad you liked your friggin awesome cake!
we had a nice day together sweetheart, I love you!

elizasmom said...

Happy belated! Sounds like it was a yummy and pretty day — not too shabby!

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Unknown said...

Looks like a great place! Happy belated birthday!