Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Birthday.... Happy, happy birthday...




Yes, today is my birthday, and I had not intended on posting about it but something happened last night that I just could not keep to myself.

But first, let me say that one of the way cool benefits of writing Weekly Photo Tips is the fact that I have met (and continue to meet) some wonderful people. I have developed relationships with people from all over the world and have even had the pleasure of breaking bread with a handful them and truly feel enriched because of what you folks add to my life.

One of the people with who I have developed an email friendship with is Ray Sanford, Ray loves photography and though he shoots Canon, I don't hold it against him.

:)

Well, yesterday the UPS truck rolls down my street and pulls to a stop in front of my house (my absolute favorite sound) and the driver hands me a small box. In it I found a thoughtful hand written birthday card and a Nikon 18-35/3.5-4.5D Wide Angle Lens! I kid you not!

I am not often rendered speechless, but surely I was left dumbstruck by this generous gift.

And though I am still having a hard time speaking, I wanted to publicly thank Ray for his thoughtful consideration.

THANK YOU RAY!

And a big thanks to all of you for hanging out here with me.

No, not going to share my age, but it won't take a rocket scientist to figure it out with the date stamp on this picture (June is when the picture was developed, not taken).



13 comments:

Woody said...

Well Happy Birthday from a slightly younger 'old fart'. That's quite a cool birthday gift!

corina said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the day and the thoughtful gift from your friend

Chance said...

All I got for you was a comment on a blog ;)

Happy birthday!

Scott said...

Too funny Chance...

:)

Joanna Kapica said...

Happy Birthday, Scott!

Arty Lady's blog said...

Happy Birthday Scott - I'm sure that made your day.

BTW, Ray - do you want to adopt me as a friend LOL.

photography by anika alonzo said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your day and celebrate with all your loved ones. And the lens. Give it a cuddle for me :)

Baz said...

Happy birthday, enjoy your day

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday!

I am happy to share my birthday with such a cool photographer.

Scott said...

It has been some time since i was referred to as cool!

Thank you... and a very happy birthday to you Sharon.

Glenn N said...

Happy belated Birthday. Look forward to reading your blog each da.

Thx, Glenn N
Chicago

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kristin said...

happy birthday Scott! hey my birthday is coming up soon..... ;))

xo
kristin