Garden with Robert Burns.

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  1. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hello & welcome to Garden with Robert Burns. Aye, it's Robbie burns' day today. I have always been privileged, or maybe it is he who is privileged, clarity has been disolved in the mists of time & our destinies have become intertwined.......where was I ? oh yes.....I have been privileged to share a birthday with our kilted friend ever since I was born & even before & on this special day of the year I like to reel off a few of the Caledonian Baird's verses but this year is a little different. For not only am I on the threshold of my 7th decade on this god sodden planet, spring has arrived early this winter (Thankyou Ameriky) & I'm in full gardening mode. So what better way to celebrate the end of the world as we know it than with a little gardening ditty by Robbie.

    THE GARD'NER WI' HIS PAIDLE.

    When rosy May comes in wi' flowers,
    To deck her gay, green, spreading bowers;
    Then busy, busy are his hours,
    The Gard'ner wi' his paidle.

    The chrystal waters gently fa';
    The merry birds are lovers a';
    The scented breezes round him blaw
    The Gard'ner wi' his paidle.

    When purple morning starts the hare
    To steal upon her early fare;
    Then thro' the dews he maun repair,
    The Gard'ner wi' his paidle.

    When day, expiring in the west,
    The curtain draws of Nature's rest;
    He flies to her arms he lo'es the best,
    The Gard'ner wi' his paidle.


    Happy Burns' night to all who celebrate it.
     
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  2. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom One Too Many

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    Happy Birthday, L&M! You have reached a milestone that I aspire to in the (not too) distant future. ('Tis nearer than I ever thought possible.) I wish you all the best and many happy returns! As for Ol' Robbie... I have one of his poems flagged in my great, thick book of the Romantic Poets that I've been draggin' around with me for nigh on thirty years, and ---now that I look at it--- it seems uncannily appropriate for this auspicious occasion:

    An' now, auld Cloots, I ken ye're thinkin'
    A certain Bardie's rantin', drinkin'
    some luckless hour will send him linkin'
    to your black pit;
    But, faith! he'll turn a corner jinkin',
    an' cheat you yet!

    Love that little snippet. I sometimes toss it out to confuse my adversaries and baffle my friends.

    Wishing both you and Robbie the happiest of birthdays!
     
  3. Lean'n'mean

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    We thank you for your belated birthday wishes but I hope you ain't confusing entering one's 7th decade with being 70. " 'cause there's certain things my vanity won't abide." :)
     
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  4. Tiki Tom

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    Sixty is the new fifty and, as I’m sure Robert Burns would agree, Thursday is the new Friday! :p
     
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  5. Benny Holiday

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    Happy Birthday for Saturday L & M. Hope ye had a grand day!
     

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