Friday, June 12, 2015


It's been a lovely week.  Rain on my birthday cooled things off considerably and made it a delight to be out in the middle of the day.  My husband helped to make my day special, from gifts (the photo book is especially great) to meals to just being his usual sweet self.  My Facebook friends showered me with the love.  My daughter and her family sang 'Happy Birthday' to me over the telephone.

Dad made my favorite stacked red enchiladas with a fried egg on top.  Strawberry cheesecake was devoured with champagne.

Mom and I marveled that I could possibly now be 58 years old.  We all swapped hysterically funny stories of life at Chez Crowley when the sisters and I were young.  Mom had a very good time watching her family yuck it up.  I love the smile on her face on these occasions. She lights right up.

Tonight we are going to San Francisco to visit with Peter Turnley at the Leica store/gallery on Bush Street.  He'll be signing books, of which we have many, most of them already signed.  After his lecture and signing, we're off to dinner with several friends who share our passion for photography.

Fifty-Eight and feeling great!

I leave you, friends, with this great quote from Pablo Picasso:

It takes a long time to become young.

and Bob Dylan:
May you stay forever young.


  1. Happy Birthday, Tara!

    Kindest wishes for the coming year and always.

  2. What a beautiful picture of you. And happy, happy birthday!

  3. Happy birthday! I'm just behind you, age-wise. ;)

    The stories sound just wonderful. xoxo

  4. Sounds like a wonderful birthday journey. Full of love and celebration. As it should be always.

  5. A little late but heartfelt just the same...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


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