Happy Birthday, Mr Devine!!!

My fingers stuttered over my keyboard as I tried to write a birthday post for my blogging chum, Mr Devine. I wanted to say something more than: Happy Birthday, Big Boy!!! I wanted to write a post that would be memorable, considered, heart-felt, and almost as good as eating a ludicrously overfilled cake. I stared at the screen, my cursor blinking unhelpfully.

Perhaps a glorious picture of the Devon sky at night with a shooting star would impress him…..

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Devon sky at night with shooting star? Or close-up of a black piece of paper?

Or maybe he would be filled with joy to see a picture of a crashed UFO that turned up on my doorstep on Sunday?

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Snow drift… or crashed UFO?

And then I remembered…. I had just the thing….a bird with a very long beak!!!! Even better, an unidentified bird with a very long beak!!!

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Beaky has gotten beakier….

I had done it!!! I had surpassed myself!!! With this birthday post I was spoiling everyone!!! And, there was only one thing left to say to Mr Devine: Happy Birthday, Big Boy!!!!

28 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Mr Devine!!!

  1. Inexplicable DeVice

    Oh, how wonderful! Thank you, Ms Scarlet! You really have spoiled everyone!

    The crashed UFO is VERY intriguing, and I’m impressed by your woodcock. However, the “shooting star” looks like it took one look at Earth and head back out into space…

    Now. Where’s my Ferrero Rocher pyramid?

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      I hope you are having a lovely day, Mr Devine! Yes, the shooting star was probably making a huge loop, hence the change of direction, ahem….
      It is Easter soon so my next post will be filled with an avalanche of chocolate… there will be Fererro Rocher aplenty… and of course my favourite, the Cadbury’s Creme Egg 🙂
      And thank you for identifying the woodcock… your prize will be in the post.
      Sx

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  2. Jon

    Happy birthday, indeed! And how appropriate that your last photo should be of another long-legged shore-dweller, the Snipe. It’s described as having “pale under parts”, but I doubt we’ll get any evidence of whether the similarities go that far… Jx

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  3. Scarlet Post author

    A Snipe! I really should have looked it up in my bird book! Thank you, Jon. And apologies for the awful picture…. my phone camera has its limitations when it comes to zooming in on birds.
    Sx

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mr Devine is very tall, Eryl, and as Jon said, he has very long legs and like to wade by the sea edge in Norfolk.
      I missed all the best snowdrifts with my camera…. this one is good… but nothing like the ones we had with the beast from the east. I feel sad about not taking more pictures as I might not get another chance for another ten years. They all looked like sculptures…. I bet you often get to see this sort of thing in Scotland though!
      Sx

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  4. lisleman

    Passing along happy birthday wishes to Mr. Devine. The snowy UFO is certainly worth sharing. The first picture ? I suspect if you stare at long enough you’ll see a face. Having a your favorite drink while (whilst ?) staring will probably help.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Yes, apologies for the first picture, Bill, Mr Devine likes a bit of star gazing and I didn’t have any night time shots on file, so I improvised 🙂
      Yes, I wish I could have spent longer with the drifts, but it was so cold! I am lazy and ended up being cosy by the wood burning stove… once the wood was in then so was I!
      Sx

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      I’ve never seen this bird in my garden before, Dinah, I hope the poor thing was okay, it did seem to be off course.
      The UFO is proving to be popular 😊.
      Sx

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Good weather would be a real treat, Mr Swings! Good news though…. I have a date for the installation of my new boiler!!! Yay!!! *Does a peculiar tapping of feet that at a stretch of the imagination could be described as a happy dance*
      Sx

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  5. 63mago

    It’s the Devon Roswell ! And I very much like your sky at night.
    We still have snow here, but the Franconian snowdrift is generally a much smaller affaire, taking a good shot would require to lie on the ground, or better, in a ditch. I am sorry, no ufo images from here.
    BTW I am impressed by the initials – they are a new feature, or have I simply ignored them until now ? If so I veil my head in shame …

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mr Mags…. Oh, the dropped capital letters at the beginning of the post! Yes, I have been using them on and off since 2016! When I remember! It’s a simple bit of code….. she says, as if she knows something clever, but just copied and pasted it from a techie site.
      Sx

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