Sunday, June 27, 2010

fortyonederful

It was my birthday yesterday. After turning the big 4-0 last year this one was pretty uneventful. I did let it be an excuse to go to the plant nursery and buy the dahlia and rose above. It is a little late for roses in the nurseries but this Abraham Darby was still there and it smells like Heaven. I have been working in the garden all week and I got a little crazy in one of my beds and ripped about 2/3 of the plants out. It was overgrown and the roses were pretty diseased. I hadn't meant to do that but it looks so much better now. Blackberrries grow here with gusto. Everywhere. I am constatnly pulling them out- I always have to laugh because my best friend in North Carolina buys them and plants them. I can't imagine them not growing everywhere the way they grow here. They are like the cockroaches of plants here- opportunistic and indestructable. I knew a woman once who had two small goats that she bought just to get rid of the huge tabgles of blackberry vines on her property. Can you imagine eating them? I got a blackeberry thorn poke through my gloves right into my knuckle the other day and it got all swollen and I could hardly bend my finger for two days. I can't imagine all that going through my digestive tract! That cake was yummy, by the way. I made it myself from my favorite "The Cake Book" which is the best cake baking book EVER!

19 comments:

Heather said...

happy belated!! i'll be meeting you on birthday train in a couple days!! haha... and i pull ivy like nobodies business!!

xo, Heather

Kelli said...

Happy Belated Birthday! The cake looks very yummy! I love ready your posts!

Kelli
xoxo

Kim G. said...

Happy Birthday Mo, the dahlia and rose are beautiful, my kind of present!

Valerie said...

Happy Belated B-day! I'm glad you had a fortyonederful birthday -- that dahlia is stunning. And I cannot imagine having blackberries grow EVERYWHERE. I remember that about Oregon -- everything is so lush and green and lush....very stark contrast to here in what we Oklahomans call "green country", haha...

Maija said...

Happy Birthday dear girl!!!

Dogwood said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY.

That cake looks "over the top" delicious! I have an awful sweet tooth and love cake of any flavor

Dogwood

Jennwith4 said...

Happy belated birthday. Found your blog from Above All Fabric. Just wanted to say that I love your fabric line Party Dress especially Shindig!! Planning to get some soon!

Lori said...

Happy, happy birthday my fellow summer baby!!! The Abraham Darby is gorgeous... but then you can never go wrong with the English Roses.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Happy Birthday. The cake is lovely. 41 - you are just a kid!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a pretty pretty cake. I love baking and will check out the book. Happy Birthday. Also, my beautiful bundle of FQs arrived today and I am in heaven. I will blog about them as soon as my company leaves. Many, many thanks.

walklet said...

I have to make that cake!

wishes, true and kind said...

What a beautiful cake and photo! And happy belated birthday! I love your Party Dress line!

Dogwood said...

i just wanted to thank you for the beautiful package of fabric. i have been out-of-town so just opened the package. wow, you are so so so generous. i had no idea i would be receiving so much. i am truly thrilled and jumping up & down with excitement! i fell like a very lucky and blessed lady. i need a new summer skirt so that is what i am going to make first. i not sure which fabric i will use but my new skirt is going to be the cutest!

big thank you hugs to you...Cory/Dgowood

Dogwood said...

ps~thanks also for the cards of your fabrics designs.

Dogwood said...

Mo~Check out my blog post dated July 15th! Thanks again. I am in fabric heaven. Dogwood

Jill Bagley said...

cant believe you just "whip up" cakes like that. you make it look so effortless. how come i was not offered any of this said cake?
i guess i did get to eat some of the same type at mayas birthday party---so , im not too mad about it.
hope you had a great birthday. you should let me watch your kids while you and dave see a movie or something!! we would love it!!

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trish said...

Oh my...this is REALLY belated but Happy Birthday! :>)That cake looks DELISH!!!

Storybook Woods said...

Happy belated birthday. I can see it was a yummy one!!! Clarice