Summer beauty

You know her as Anklebiter #1. This name doesn’t really do her justice. For one thing, she turned 9 on Monday and is more a shoulderbiter these days in stature.

The name doesn’t really sum up her true nature: kind, funny, warm, compassionate, adorable and extremely generous.

Light of my life.

A true beauty – both on the inside and the outside.

Happy Birthday, my summer treasure!


Brown and agile child, the sun which forms the fruit
And ripens the grain and twists the seaweed
Has made your happy body and your luminous eyes
And given your mouth the smile of water.

Pablo Neruda

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43 responses

  1. What a lovely picture and tribute!

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    August 3, 2010 at 07:02

  2. Beautiful! And thanks for sharing the beauty and such a lovely tribute! You are the best, Ladyfi, and I always look forward to your posts!

    Sylvia

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    August 3, 2010 at 07:04

  3. Reminds me just a little of a Mucha painting…

    http://www.paintinghere.com/product.asp?id=3778

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    August 3, 2010 at 07:23

  4. Great shot.

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    August 3, 2010 at 07:43

  5. Wonderful tribute to a lovely child, and gorgeous photograph.

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    August 3, 2010 at 08:13

  6. SirPe

    I really love this picture! πŸ™‚

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    August 3, 2010 at 08:31

  7. Seashell

    Lovely, lovely, lovely. I remember the shared joy & tears when Judy got the call that you had her, I was with her with my own now 9 year old. A truly beautiful moment to share and a memory that will live with me forever.

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    August 3, 2010 at 09:05

    • I had no idea. Thanks for sharing this lovely memory with me.

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      August 3, 2010 at 13:42

  8. What a beautiful picture! πŸ™‚

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    August 3, 2010 at 09:55

  9. That is one precious moment.
    Great shot.

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    August 3, 2010 at 09:55

  10. Beautiful Moment !

    Everyday Melbourne
    Everyday Shot
    Everyday Cat Visitor

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    August 3, 2010 at 09:56

  11. What a beautiful post, and a beautiful picture, and a beautiful poem.

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    August 3, 2010 at 10:32

  12. Kata

    And hopefully a beautiful day was enjoyed by all….

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    August 3, 2010 at 10:34

    • Yes, seven hours at the funfair, most of it in the pouring rain! πŸ˜‰

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      August 3, 2010 at 13:35

  13. Now that’s a beautiful photo. Happy Birthday!

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    August 3, 2010 at 10:40

  14. Po

    What a beautiful picture, and poem too.

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    August 3, 2010 at 10:54

  15. That’s nice Fi. Happy birthday to your daughter. – Dave

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    August 3, 2010 at 11:42

  16. Happy birthday from us!

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    August 3, 2010 at 12:17

  17. excellent pictue and words…hope your summer treausre has a wonderful birthday!

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    August 3, 2010 at 12:23

  18. You chose a wonderful poem to accompany your birthday wishes. Kids grow up too fast. Ankle biter to shoulder biter! I’m sure to your daughter it seems a long time, but to you very short.

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    August 3, 2010 at 12:59

  19. This is one of those photos she will treasure in years to come. Happy Birthday to AB #1 !!

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    August 3, 2010 at 13:24

  20. another August birthday girl….
    best wishes for more and more happy!

    and that poem , oh my.

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    August 3, 2010 at 13:42

  21. The poem and the photo goes very well together. Happy Birthday to the little girl.

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    August 3, 2010 at 14:08

  22. Happy birthday to shoulder-biter. I feel like visiting you in the summer. It looks so peaceful.

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    August 3, 2010 at 15:25

  23. Happy Birthday to her! She sounds like a delightful child.

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    August 3, 2010 at 15:28

  24. what a gorgeous photo to celebrate your daughter’s birthday. and the poem is simply beautiful.

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    August 3, 2010 at 16:14

  25. Lovely picture !

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    August 3, 2010 at 16:50

  26. I’m glad you liked magical Monday!

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    August 3, 2010 at 19:38

  27. You are the Mother of a nine year old! Time certainly does fly..you have a beautiful photo to forever remind you of her ninth year..Happy Birthday Shoulder/Ankle Biter #1 !! We can tell that your Mom loves you very much! πŸ™‚

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    August 3, 2010 at 19:38

  28. the girl from cherry blossom street

    This is a very sweet image!
    Perfect poem for a perfect day!

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    August 3, 2010 at 21:50

  29. Fi, the Neruda poem is perfect with the photo of your dear daughter. Happy Birthday to her. I still remember 9! I wish her a good year.

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    August 3, 2010 at 22:02

  30. Aww, Happy Birtday to your sweetie. That’s a gorgeous photo.

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    August 3, 2010 at 22:23

  31. Gorgeous – both the Pablo Neruda quote and the photo.

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    August 3, 2010 at 22:29

  32. What a lovely tribute to your lovely girl!

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    August 4, 2010 at 01:47

  33. Fabulous shot. Very lovely designs by the light and shadows.

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    August 4, 2010 at 03:12

  34. A wonderful age and a lovely young lady.

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    August 4, 2010 at 03:17

  35. Lew

    That is a beautiful shot of your not-so-little anymore girl! It is amazing how fast they do grow up. It does not seem long ago that I was rocking my youngest and now she has 2 little boys.

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    August 4, 2010 at 06:18

  36. Happy Birthday!!! What a fun age. Soak up every minute you can! That picture has such a great feeling in it. Love the color and composition. I bet this becomes a treasure for her AND for you.

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    August 4, 2010 at 06:20

  37. Great shot, and happy birthday.

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    August 4, 2010 at 06:32

  38. Oh beautiful tribute to your lovely daughter, who is as lucky to have you as you are to have her. Best birthday wishes to her.

    (And you do need to change her blog-alias ;>)

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    August 4, 2010 at 06:39

  39. happy related birthday!
    πŸ˜‰
    love the image!

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    August 5, 2010 at 15:05

  40. This is such a great photo, perfectly framed. It just seems to capture the essence of childhood.

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    August 5, 2010 at 16:56

  41. Tillykke med fΓΈdselsdagen!!! πŸ™‚

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    August 7, 2010 at 17:34

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