Monday, January 6, 2014

parley view parsnip. . . my day

 Japanese son is a wonderful photographer and takes photos of his trips all over Japan. I have posted some of these trip photos on my Wednesday in Japan blog.
On one very snowy train trip last winter he took a photo on January 4th (my birthday) and sent it in to his favorite train calendar that he buys every year.
Guess what ? his photo was slected for that day, my birthday ! 

       How special is that ! his photo my day, Perfect !

                                                         And here it is ! 
His name and the information is on the left.
I remember several photo from this trip and one favorite had the train coming into the station with 2 feet of snow piled on top.

Lunch was at The Arizona Inn. A fabulous, historic resort hotel built in 1930. Spread over 14 acres of gardens, fountains, lawns and flowers the casita styled Hotel is in the heart of Tucson and you wouldn't know it.
The Arizona Inn,  has been continually own by the founder Isabella Greenway family since then.  This  hotel is a gem.
Unfortunately  the photos I took will not download. But I will try post them on another day.

Later in the day daughter made a lovely light dinner, so we could enjoy my birthday "cake" given to me by her partner. Wonderful sections of my favorite pastries. Coffee was a gift from my son bought at our favorite shop in Tucson.
Just a perfect ending to a fabulous day.

I did have a great photo of The Square Ones enjoying my birthday for your pretty to start the week but picasa, computer and comcast has deemed it unworthy to post ! So you will just have use your imagination.

happy. . . parsnip
music. . . Follow Bliss,  John Hackett/Moodi Drury


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    1. you too !
      so glad your not getting the brunt of the super bad weather

  2. Oh Gayle, I didn't need any more photos - I am still drooling over those cakes - I fancy the layered
    one with chocolate on the top please. Happy birthday for the 4th - my nephew's birthday too.

    1. The chocolate one is an Opera cake.
      We all got a 1/4 of the selections so I very great tasting !
      Best of not no leftovers.

  3. A very happy birthday to you!

    Such tasty cakes!

  4. Happy Birthday...sounds like it was wonderful. Hurray !

  5. Belated happy birthday to you Parsnip. Sounds like it was a nice celebration.

  6. Happy birthday and congrats to your son. Ah, the trains...

  7. A belated Happy Birthday to you!
    «Louis» hopes the New Year is off to a good start for you.
    He gives his regards to The Square Ones ®. :-)

  8. Happy Belated Birthday! The food looks wonderful! Hubby would love the train photo as he'll know all the technical terms! Which ofcourse he will explain! (ARGHHHHHHHHHH!)

  9. A very happy birthday to you Gayle. Love the photo and the cakes! xx

  10. Happy Birthday Mom!

    I just checked out that photo on my computer. I took it on the 5th. So it's even more super special that the calendar people chose to put it on the 4th! Although, when I took that photo at 9:20 in the morning on the 5th, it was still the 4th back in the USA. Be on the lookout for your supplemental birthday present coming in the mail.

    -Your semi-sick son in Japan

  11. As Marie Antoinette famously said 'Let them eat cake.' Yes please:)