on birthdays and beautiful and all kinds of happy

hi! hi!

mondays are all kinds of happy for me.
this one especially though,
today’s my dad’s birthday.
hip hip. happy birthday dad.
join my wishing him a great day, won’t you.

i think you probably know this
but let me just say it once more,
he’s both the hands and the inspiration behind HG.

without him, without his talent
without his dedication
and without his aptitude for beautiful
none of what we do at HG would be possible.
so thank you dad
and happiest of happy birthdays to you.
our little collaboration
makes me over the moon happy.

happy trails y’all.
xox, n.

oh and ps: a new photo tutorial soon, FLAG COOKIES! eep!
and pps: a wee thank you to my mom too, she’s likely the force behind it all.

and just because:

cotton candy


photo credit: all me, except the last, that goes to gillian davidson


posted on September 27, 2010 by Nikole


  1. Jane Flanagan says:

    Happy birthday to your dad! I'm so happy for all you do together!

  2. nikole says:

    Thanks, Jane!

  3. Celine says:

    Happy Birthday to your sweet dad! I never met him and I already love him!

  4. shanna says:

    Happy, happy birthday to your lovely dad! Hope he has a wonderful day. I think he's the bee's knees.

  5. Melinda Josie says:

    Nikole, what a sweet post! And happy birthday to your Dad! (Thanks for sharing, and your photos are so lovely!). I can't wait for the flag cookies tutorial!

  6. jen says:

    A birthday toast to your dad! chin chin.

    It's Misha's birthday today, too! how wonderful that she shares it with such a talented man.

  7. OrangeFarmhouse says:

    Have a good day! and thanks for having this savings account, love every post of it. And all of your great and amazing pics.

  8. Mei-li says:

    your pictures are so nice, see nature like this is really good when you live in a city like me so far from the sea !!
    and your food look so dealicious !!

  9. blue sky butterfly studio says:

    Happy Birthday to your Dad, please let him know he makes a little lady in England very happy. His wonderful hands crave while you spread the love with your amazing pictures and words. A very talented duo. I feel like a very lucky voyeur.

  10. EMILY says:

    I love your cotton candy photo. It's quite lovely. And I just melt for the "mind, meet heart." Oh if only those two were more insync.. or maybe it's magical that they are not. Happiest of birthdays to the mind and heart (or at least part!) of your business!

  11. Cassandra Marie says:

    Happy Birthday Dad! Looks like you had a good time! Those little birthday shortcakes are too cute!


  12. Jackie says:

    I hope your dad had a great birthday! :)

    And thanks so much for linking to one of my photos (flowers in newsprint) — I love your blog, so it was such a pleasant surprise!

  13. Coyote Kind says:

    Happy Birthday to your dad!
    You have a beautiful blog. I can't wait for every post.

    xo, Coyote Kind


  14. Char says:

    happy happy birthday dad!

  15. arounna says:

    warm birthday wishes to your dad
    he's a real talent.

  16. Cookie Cutter says:

    Hope your dad had a great birthday! I wanna take a lick at those popsicles! Can't wait for your photo tutorial too :)

  17. A Day That is Dessert says:

    Happy birthday Mr. Herriott!

    Love this set of photos – happy.

  18. amberlife says:

    Fantastic photos – I love the last one – man and dog – brilliant! All very evocative!

  19. wsake says:

    happy birthday – oh, i was over at once wed and those wedding cakes: AMAZING!

  20. Koey says:

    Beautiful and delicious.
    Happy Birthday!

  21. Liane says:

    hapy birthday for sure! you make exquisitely beautiful things.

  22. Amanda says:

    happy birthday nikole's papa!
    what a man.

  23. Ann Marie says:

    happy birthday to your talented dad…who has such a talented daughter. go figure!

  24. Anne Keane says:

    hope it was a great bday! It looked delish! :)

  25. kristina - no penny for them says:

    happy birthday to your dad!

    and doesn't this all look so very lovely. i wish i could have been at that beach party…

    looking forward to the flags tutorial – and off to check out that tarte au citron link… happy weekend!

  26. 'odd and old' Linda Dacey says:

    Always great to celebrate…
    lovely shots, wondering where you are?

  27. Poshyarns says:

    My first time here, via Raining Sheep and such a visual feast, thank you.

  28. ELK says:

    a lovely team you make ..happy day with lots of cake..and ..hugs!!

  29. Jess says:

    This post made me smile. Then again, that's true of all of your posts, N. A belated happy birthday to your father. You two make an incredible team.

  30. MyLittlePhotographs says:

    those flag cookies are all kinds of cute!! I just found your blog this morning, will definitely be following:) You take beautiful photographs.

  31. JASON NORMORE says:

    happy birthday to your father!
    great photography.

  32. Holly Springett says:

    Just discovered your blog, your photos are stunning!

  33. Bianca says:

    that is one large and adorable dog. happy bday! mine is right after yours! yipee!

  34. Living Foxy says:

    Beautiful Photos!


  35. Natalie says:

    Happy Birthday to your Dad! You both make beautiful creations, and bring such peace and joy to the world. Best of luck for the year ahead, I hope it is a glorious one.


  36. Miles Of Style says:

    awesome photos! loved the last one… and a happy b'day to you!

    just stumbled upon your blog and i have to say i LOVE it!

    do drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other. =)


  37. Bridget says:

    those cookies are going to be awesome, i think.

  38. rebecca says:

    that sweet dog is smiling for the picture. :)

  39. Victoria says:

    Cookie flags!!! I'm in love:)

  40. inchocolat says:

    Ohh I really like your photos… are so lovely