June 6th, the day of the Venus transit, was also my 35th birthday. (I can’t believe I am 35! How did that happen so quickly??)
Usually my birthday is pretty low-key, with a little bit of cake, a couple of friends, and a card from my son. But this year, we had a real celebration. Still on the farm (which is full of fellow Gemini’s), I woke up in the morning, enjoyed a cup of coffee, did a little yoga, and then went out to the field to harvest vegetables for CSA day.
I harvested tomatoes, squash, green beans, and eggplant. My friends were all working in the field, the kids were all playing, the dogs were smiling and dirty. Everything felt perfect. Especially the warm rain. We finished our farm work pretty quickly. And then we had raw chocolate almond butter cake and I was given one of my birthday presents….. Nature Earrings. Best gift ever. Everyone had made me a pair of earrings. So now I have the best earring collection in the world. So stylish.
Being my birthday, It was up to me to decide what we were going to do. I don’t like to be the one who decides things…but I knew I wanted to be in the woods and I knew I wanted to swim in a spring. So we packed up a picnic and went to Ichetucknee Springs State Park. Florida is known for its beaches, but these fresh water springs are a real treasure. At a constant 72 degrees, the springs are chilly and refreshing. Paradise with ice.
It had been raining, so we had the park to ourselves. Which made it even better. Two hawks flew down and perched near me and wished me a happy birthday. We had a fun picnic and drank a gallon of kombucha.
After our day at the springs, we went and had my favorite treat. Bubble Tea.
It was a beautiful day with beautiful friends. Yeah! This is already a great year! ~T