Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Julie!

Monday, July 25, 2011
13 comments
Happy belated birthday to mi esposa, Julie Zickefoose, who is an amazing person doing amazing things—some of which I'll share with you now:

She loves things like baby sea turtles (above) and baby box turtles which she tended for years until they were ready for release on our farm (below).

She teaches our kids about the truly wonderful things in nature. Like tadpoles (above) and badlands (below).
She's as at home hanging with birding glitterati (above) as she is sitting on the kitchen floor, in a winter power outage, making suet dough by headlamp (below).

She can rock out with The Rain Crows (above) or zen out in her kayak, barely speaking for hours on end (below).

She's not afraid to take chances, like photo-bombing with the local coppers at the county fair (above) or snorkeling in shark-(and dork-)infested waters (below).

She gets as much joy from her garden pod full of flowers (below) as she does in a really great piece of North Dakota strawberry-rhubarb pie (above).

And she dearly loves her friends, human and otherwise....

Happy birthday, Zick! May you live as long as (or longer than!) our old driveway oak.

13 comments:

On July 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM robin andrea said...

Such a wonderful loving post to your beautiful birthday girl!

On July 25, 2011 at 8:02 PM Anonymous said...

She's one in a million, with a lust for life that will last till she drops. We love her and all y'all.

On July 25, 2011 at 8:03 PM Vickster said...

She's a blessing to know. Thanks for sharing her with us.

On July 25, 2011 at 8:38 PM cyberthrush said...

You forgot to mention she's one incredible heck of a nature writer as well (...and curse her for making it look so easy).

On July 25, 2011 at 8:41 PM Tricia said...

She's all of this and more! Good move on your part, Bill, in snagging a good one.

On July 25, 2011 at 9:54 PM Beyond My Garden said...

Lovely. And now she is a blogger of note!
nellie

On July 25, 2011 at 10:30 PM Melissa Cline said...

I LOVE this Bill!!

On July 25, 2011 at 10:44 PM John Wallner said...

You guys are great!

On July 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM Mike Whittemore said...

North Dakota strawberry rubarb pie is the best!! Happy Birthday Julie!

On July 25, 2011 at 11:40 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

You had me at "dork-infested waters."

On July 26, 2011 at 1:31 AM Kimberly Buechner Fouse said...

How very nice for Bill to do for you!

On July 28, 2011 at 3:04 PM Mr Lonely said...

Happy Birthday ~~~ nice blog... have a view of my blog when free.. http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) .. do leave me some comment / guide if can.. if interested can follow my blog...


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