Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Roses For Sammy on Her Birthday

Our beautiful daughter-in-law, Sammy has been on a short jaunt with her husband, The Writer, to North Carolina.  One of my favorite states!  While they have been gone their "child", Stanley The Greyhound, has once again been sleeping on our bed and couches staying with us.



I think he enjoys being part of a pack while he is with us as he seems to be enthusiastic about everything while he is here.

We took "the pack" to a nearby park this past week for a walk.  The Maven and I discovered this little gem that we call "The Rose Garden" through YELP, of all things, when we were looking for somewhere different to walk the Bostons.

Watch out kid! They may be small, but...

It is a pretty oasis in the middle of Mission Hills in The San Fernando Valley - just 10 minutes from our house!  Orlando Grandma may recognize the area somewhat since it is directly across the street from the Mission we visited during her stay with us.

Good dogs making a new friend afterall

A lovely tree-lined walk leads to "The Rose Garden" and is quite refreshing on sunny, warm days.




I love this arbor!




And of course, the roses...







Which way should I go?



Lots of pretty archways, fountains and benches.


No swimming, Stan!



Today is our lovely Sammy's birthday, so Stanley and I dedicate this post to her.  The Maven and I are driving "over the hill" into the city to take Stan home to see his mom (and dad) and then go somewhere for lunch to celebrate her birthday.

Happy birthday Sammy, from your WHOLE family!

14 comments:

Mr. Connor said...

Well ~ Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! Have a great one ~ ice cream & cake of course.

rottrover said...

What a beautiful park! Happy Birthday, Sammy :-)

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Happy B Day, was there cake? There always has to be cake.

What a great park.

Jen

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Sammy! Love Stanley, obviously he feels like he's on vacation when at your place, like staying in a hotel! (snicker)... Cheers~

Olive said...

That was a lovely walk. I am becoming more familiar with greyhounds because we have friends who have four of them.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a lovely place to walk...must smell wonderful! Stan seems to be enjoying his visit! Happy birthday to Sammy!

Edilma Weissmueller said...

UN FELIZ DIA DE TU SANTO. for Sammy on her birthday.
We had a toast for the B people since Kurt has one today also.
What a lovely area and the ROSES. The place does look familiar. Wendy is going to end up with a degree in LA tourism guide.
Happy day Sammy and happy get together.

Alice Kien-Zella said...

Ann, you are such a great photographer! I love the look of the tree-lined walkway, the bench with the metal scroll work and the pretty arbor ... nice place for a romantic walk with your Mr. T.
Happy Birthday to your Beautiful daughter-in-law Sammy!

Chatty Crone said...

What a beautiful beautiful place. sandie

Mr. Tennis said...

Happy Birthday Sammy!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a lovely place to walk and so close to home for you. It all looks gorgeous. A very Happy Birthday to Sammy....she will love this post in honor of her birthday!
Debby

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Gah! So so pretty! Love the roses. No doubt the Bostons and a greyhound get plenty of double takes. :)

Maple Lane said...

Love these pictures!

Lisa said...

I love all the sweet photos! Happy Belated birthday! :)