Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

I've often thought about joining the Random 5 Friday meme where you share five facts about yourself and today seemed like a good day to just do it. Here goes!

1.  I have a love hate relationship with Valentine's Day. It's a special day for me. It's my birthday. That being said it often doesn't seem so special. I mean honestly - I have to share this day with ALL of you.  Sometimes I'd like a day that was only mine. :)

2. To top that off I have red hair! What were the odds! My grandfather who didn't have much hair by the time I came along had red hair; but none of his own children had red hair and none of my many cousins had red hair. My Mom always said I got red hair because I was born on Valentine's Day.

3.  Red hair is the rarest natural hair color in humans and occurs naturally on 1-2% of the human population. OK, that part is kind of  special!


4. Fifty years ago this week the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. A year later on Valentine's Day 1965 I got the Beatles album "A Hard Day's Night." I still have the album!!!


5. Mama and the twins visited one day this week. They also brought along eight other friends on this particular day. See that rose in the first photo? They kindly ate the blooms off  that rose bush three times this past summer.  I'm lucky I have a rose photo at all!

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!!!
 
Linking to Random 5 Friday. 

31 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carletta HAPPY BIRTHDAY. This was my Mum's birthday as well. My daughter has beautiful red hair and she can wear nearly any colour of clothing, must to my surprise. I liked all your 5 'facts' today. Well done.

EG CameraGirl said...

Happy birthday! How interesting that you are the only one in your family (except for your grandfather) that has red hair. Sometimes it's nice to be different. ;)

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I too was born a red head (now a blond to camouflage the gray). My birthday is tomorrow but my mom always attached it to Valentine's Day by buying me pink and red things. Being a tom boy, I wasn't especially fond of that. More often than not, I get cheated out of the birthday stuff too as Valentines day gifts pull double duty. Happy Birthday! Enjoy something blue, yellow or orange today.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love your red hair. you are too cute! Happy Birthday!! enjoy your day & celebrate lots. Happy <3 Day!! ( :

Nancy said...

Great 5 randoms Carletta -- I guess it would be different to be born on a holiday. Happy Birthday to you and thank you for joining in at R5F!

Snap said...

Happy Birthday! Loved your five and your red hair. I think your Mother was correct -- red hair for Valentine's day! I have my "A Hard Day's Night" too. You have 4-legged gardeners -- natural pruning. ;) Have a super special day.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Happy Birthday and Welcome to Random 5. That is awesome that you still have that album. Have a great day and remember the most important is to have fun, it's your birthday.

Monkeywrangler said...

Stopping by on R5F. Welcome to Random 5 Friday! You have some fun photos, though I think the does are pretty animals, they really are a destructive pest, and are quite tasty...

http://themonkeywranglersblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/random-5-friday-valentines-day-2014.html

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Happy Birthday! I am partial to red hair..it runs in my family- although I only got the tone of it- my sister, my father, my brother, my grandfather...well, like I said- it runs in the family!

Robyn Goddard said...

Happy Birthday, Carletta! I hope you have a wonderful day.

TexWisGirl said...

well, happy VERY SPECIAL birthday to you!

i loved how you came full-circle from the rose to the rosebush gnawers. :)

Red said...

Well, Happy birthday. My brother's birthday is today.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Happy Birthday Carletta! I know what you mean about the love hate relationship with Valentines Day. Yesterday was my birthday. I get lots of birthday wishes but never any Valentines wishes. I guess I should be grateful I get the birthday wishes.
Have a wonderful birthday and a Happy Valentines Day all in one!

Rose said...

Red hair is real special...I have never known anyone with red hair that I didn't like. One of my hubby's best buddies has red hair and I had one with red hair...

anyway, I will just say Happy Birthday and forget what else the day is!

Kim Stevens said...

Beautiful photo of your rose, and Happy Birthday!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Carletta! I'd say being born on Valentine's Day with lovely red hair is pretty special! I'm a redhead too!

Great photos, love your blast from the past, and the deer are precious!

Dotti said...

Oh! Some great facts and photos today. So glad you shared them. The deer are beautiful. And, yes, the Beatles 50 years ago. Makes me feel old! Happy Birthday-Valentines Day to you!

Ela said...

Happy birthday !
Lovely photos :)
Have a nice weekend !

augcott said...

Well ♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♪ to you!
I just loved this post ... I'm so glad you decided to join the Random 5 fun!
Have a great weekend.
diane @ thoughts and shots

Ida said...

Happy Birthday! - What a fun day to be born on. Just think those of us who have birthdays on a different day probably share that with tons of other people too.
I love that you have Red hair, it is unique and special.
Oh my your rose is beautiful and those deer took my breath away. What special visitors.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Valentines. You are special!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine's Day to you...See you are special to have a holiday on your birthday and what makes you even more special is your red hair......Big hugs to you today.....

Nicki said...

Happy HAPPY Birthday Carletta! That deer shot looks like a postcard - beautiful; and I just love the picture of you with your Beatles album - cool!

oh, hope you have a lovely Valentine's too.

Sharon said...

Happy birthday! And happy Valentine's Day. What a wonderful day to be born :)The photo of the deer is my favorite.

Linda said...

Your photos are lovely. Happy birthday, Carletta!

kelley jensen said...

Happy Valentines Day and Happy Birthday! We have a number of redheads in our family, I think their hair is beautiful. It's probably one of your most lovely features as well.

DeniseinVA said...

I'm a bit late but Happy Birthday Carletta. I remember when I envied anyone with red hair, I just loved it and never liked my boring old brown hair. Now it's getting streaks of grey and I'm okay with it. Getting older is liberating ;) Your rose photo is a winner! Have a great week.

DeniseinVA said...

Loved mama with their babies too. I also hear they love tulips.

Stewart M said...

I knew my red-headed family were special!!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Happy Birthday, Carletta! Red hair is very special, and I love your mother's explanation!

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