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18 July 2014 @ 11:42 am
A very good birthday  
Well I had a very nice birthday. actipton80, I got your letter yesterday and LOVED it. I'm not picky about details when it's a gift art. It's the thought that counts. I will post that on DA soon enough. I appreciate everything you said too. Thank you. I'm feeling much better today and like that it arrived on my birthday.

I got lots of cool things yesterday but am still waiting on a few more gifts in the mail. I will take a pic of everything once it all arrives. I'm dying to show it now but don't want to do an updated or part two pic because I didn't have everything yet.

I do have a bunch of pics I want to share. Chris took me to Bok Tower Garden on the 16th. It rained but that didn't stop me and got soaked. I didn't stay as long as I would have liked though because my back started to hurt from my shorts getting heavy with rain.

Luckiy I planned for that and brought my water proof camera. I only took some pics with my normal one then had to switch to that. BTW, if you guys don't have a DA please get one. It's unlikely Chris will post here again and he posts all his cool photos over there and makes journals there too. Earthmother, Actiption80, I'm looking at you

Ok so here are some pics.



The entrance to Bok Tower.





Entrance with the tower in the distance.



I was thrilled to find this metal nepenthes sculpture. I LOVED it. Too bad the lid was missing.





The giant lily pads were out. I love these things. They are from the Amazon. If I had a large pond I would grow some.



The lovely Bok Tower. I loved that unlike most towers this one was carved with birds, plants and fish. Also pink is very unusual. I loved the color.



This is when the storm was letting up.



Chris had an umbrella and still got really soaked. I was walking around in the rain and got totally soaked.



They had nepenthes ventrata in the gift shop but they were over priced. Odd because the other plants were very good prices.





Floating Tillandsia.



An agave coming over the wall like a octopus. I love full grown agaves and they always look like octopus to me.



This was a nice building called Window by the pond. It was a big window over this gorgeous pond and very relaxing to be in there.

Yesterday we did a garbage run then went for breakfast. I had strawberry banana pancakes. I opened my gifts in the morning. We played our games for a while. Then we went to Staples in the evening to get a memory card for my new camera. I'll talk more about that in another post. I saw a nice book bag. I'm looking into getting something smaller for travel that can hold my laptop, art supplies and electrical chords. My current laptop bag is too big. I got it so it could hold my art tablet which is bigger than my laptop. But really I don't often travel with my tablet so I need something less cumbersome. I need to upgrade my camera bag too since I have more cameras now but still keep it on the small side too.

Then Chris got me an Oreo milkshake at Sonic as my "cake" and we watched Flight of Dragons. I was so tired yesterday from Bok Tower and was hurting so yesterday was a day to relax and rest my back. I got some very nice gift art on DA too I'm happy about.
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actipton80actipton80 on July 18th, 2014 06:26 pm (UTC)
What a gorgeous botanical garden. I love the Nepenthes sculpture.

I'm glad my letter came on your birthday.
Des: Budgiesthagirion on July 18th, 2014 07:08 pm (UTC)
It was very nice. I feel gypped I got hurt and didn't do everything. It was great timing. BTW, you might be interested in this poll I put up on DA.
http://thagirion.deviantart.com/journal/poll/4583267/
Unfortunately when you're not logged in the first comment is last so mine isn't on top like it should be.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on July 19th, 2014 09:20 am (UTC)
Happy birthday! I'm sorry I never got it together to send you a card. I'm glad you had a nice day, though.

What is Bok Tower, by the way? Is it a botanic garden or what? Very nice pink stone. Huge water lily leaves, too. I really like the floating Tillandsia. I'm sorry it rained on your day out, though.
Desthagirion on July 19th, 2014 12:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks. That's ok. It was very nice.

Yes it's a garden. The rain didn't bother me. You'll soon see how soaked I got.