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May 27, 2008 / Bo Mackison

Happy Birthday to My Daughter

Apple Orchard Sunrise

I haven’t been a woman in this state of affairs for a long time. For the last 7,469,280 minutes of my life I have been a mother of one or more teenagers. But today the streak ends. My younger daughter, obviously the baby of the crew, turns 20 today.Today I lose my title as parent of a teenager; all my kids are now twenty-somethings.

Happy birthday, dear, and I wish you a day that brings you much laughter and love.

A Door County, Wisconsin cherry orchard bathed in pink dawn light
photographed May 26, 2008.


  1. Gandalf / May 27 2008 9:19 am

    Happy BD.

    No teenagers – a new stage of life for you and your daughter. The picture matches the next stage very nicely. Where do you find cherry trees in Wisconsin?

  2. rlovison / May 27 2008 10:37 am

    Wow, stunning colors and a beautiful composition! I hope this new stage in your life brings happiness. 🙂

  3. ybonesy / May 27 2008 11:25 am

    Oh, goodness, what a great photo and text to go with it. Big day for both of you. (And cool, you have a Gemini daughter. Tell her, Geminis Rock!!) 8)

  4. HeyJules / May 27 2008 11:43 am

    Happy Birthday to your daughter and WOW! on the photograph!

  5. jpt / May 27 2008 1:05 pm

    fanciful and dreamy, just like life in the twenties.

  6. Robin / May 27 2008 3:17 pm

    Wow! Amazing and beautiful capture of the dawn, Bo.

    Happy birthday to your daughter! 🙂

  7. man / May 27 2008 4:17 pm

    Thanks mom ❤

  8. aullori / May 27 2008 5:56 pm

    Congrats! The shot is gorgeous! It once again says to me, “care about this world” and my natural reaction is to say “I do!” Say happy birthday to your daughter! I think the very idea of coming into your own adulthood at a time in your life when you discover your own talent in photography is wonderful. Lord knows mom’s are selfless (and us photographers are quite the opposite) well okay, maybe only out in the field! 😉 Brilliant shot!

  9. montucky / May 27 2008 9:42 pm

    I can remember that day in my life too. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  10. mon@rch / May 27 2008 10:05 pm

    Happy 20th to your daughter . . . those were some amazing years! She should be out enjoying them!

  11. Norm / May 27 2008 11:44 pm

    Today was my daughter’s b’day as well; her ‘champagne’ birthday, 27 on the 27th.
    Happy birthday to yours and congrats to you.

  12. jpt / May 28 2008 7:19 am
  13. bernie kasper / May 28 2008 8:07 am

    Beautiful image Bo, and congrats to you on surviving the teenage years 🙂 🙂

  14. Stevo / May 29 2008 12:11 am

    What a beautiful capture! I would love to see this scene. The mountains outside my window are partially obscured by buildings.

  15. Bo / May 30 2008 2:08 am

    Gandalf – Cherry trees grow in Door County where Lake Michigan moderates the temps.
    Richard – Thanks.
    ybonesy – You must be a Gemini, too…
    Thanks, Jules.
    jpt – I don’t think I remember life being twenty. That was a long time ago!
    Robin – Thanks. It is nice to see the beauty of the sun rising.
    man – You’re welcome sweetie.
    Thanks, Lori. Selfless? Mmm. Maybe…not.
    montucky – She had a very HB. Thank you.
    Mon@rch – She IS out enjoying herself.
    Norm – Champagne? Never heard that expression – I always have called then ‘golden’
    Bernie – Thanks, and yes, I’m kinda glad those teen years are over. Well, at least SOME of those minutes!
    Stevo – Ugh! Buildings in front of mountains. Sounds kinda crowded. Sorry.

  16. amelia / May 31 2008 1:23 pm

    Beautiful color. Happy Birthday. 20 is great time.

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