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Sunday, August 21, 2016

May Your Joy Be Full

I turned another year older yesterday and I couldn’t be happier about it!

With all my recent travels I feel like I’ve been celebrating my birthday all month long.

There’s been opportunity for dancing, merriment and flowers.

Getty Museum 071

“Spring” by Lawerence Alma-Tadema, c. 1894

Delightfully restful naps.

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“Mischief and Repose” by John William Godward, c. 1895

As well as wonderfully good things to eat.

“Fruit Piece” by Jan van Huysum Fruit Piece, c. 1722.

Sure, there was a enormous pile of mail and  laundry to contend with upon my return.

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“The Laundress” by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, c. 1761.

But there were also new neighbors that happily welcomed a delivery of warm banana bread.

So I’ve decided to just keep on celebrating.

Life is too good not to.

Laura

“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” ~ John 15:11

All artwork images were taken by me at the J. Paul Getty museum unless otherwise noted.

19 comments :

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Well, dear Lauren- happy belated birthday to you!!!! It sounds as though it has been a very nice one = and it can't get much better than that! :-)

May you continue this next year feeling full of joy, peace and good health!

Many many more to come as well! ♥

GSGreatEscaper said...

Happy Birthday Laura! The Getty is one of my favorite museums - what a wonderful setting and gardens, too....

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!! I hope the rest of the year is your birthday celebration too.

Mrs. Kelley Dibble said...

Happy beautiful birthday, my dear.

*hugs*
Kelley~

Mountain Mama said...

I like a woman who knows how to celebrate!! 😊 Happy birthday, Laura!

Sandi said...

Haha! Love the photos. Happy birthday!

Love the Bible verse. That one has been coming up for me a lot lately.

Organized and Simplified said...

Happy late birthday, my friend!! I loved your pictures :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Happy birthday! I love how creative that post was.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Happy birthday Laura. May you have many more.

therelishedroost said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

A very happy birthday to you, Laura! I say keep the celebration going as long as possible! ;-) Perfect artwork to describe your thoughts. Here's to many more!

Katie Mansfield said...

Keep celebrating. I'm so glad it was a great birthday. You deserve it.

Stacey said...

Love your attitude and I'm glad you've had a wonderful time lately. :)

happywonderer.com said...

I'm glad to hear the celebrations continue!

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

Thank you for the beautiful images of the paintings at the Getty. And, happy birthday to a beautiful soul.
Ginene

Sarah said...

May the celebration continue all month long, sweet friend.

Jeanie said...

Belated birthday greetings. Just returned home from holiday and am catching up! I have a feeling I'll have much to catch up on here.

Loved how you illustrated this post. Delightful!

Here's to a great "new year!"

lynn cockrell said...

There are so many wonderful places to visit in our beautiful America. The Getty Garden certainly looks like such a place. I really enjoyed your post, Laura!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I hope that your birthday was wonderful and I know that you enjoyed your trip to Cali!!