Background Switcher (Hidden)

Happy Birthday, Bill Thompson!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Three words: fun, music, love. Arrange them any way you wish, but they still sum up Bill Thompson III. Usually, they overlap.

Everything is more fun with some BT3 added.He can make little girls laugh like nobody's business. Washington County Fair, Marietta, Ohio

He enjoys helping others see more birds and have more fun.

Whipple, Ohio, with a particularly porcine Chet Baker

The Pied Piper of Birding: Bill brought a whole classroom along on the three-year journey to publishing his new book, The Young Birder's Guide to Eastern North America.

Perhaps you can pick out a beaming, proud Phoebe in the upper right corner

Comparatively few get to see Bill's musical side, but he plays every Sunday, and as often as he can with our band, The Swinging Orangutangs. Here he is with his dad, Bill Thompson Jr., an amazing jazz pianist.

Parkersburg, West Virginia

With the Swinging Orangutangs:
and shredding it up on Kremey Delight.
Photography has got him in its spell, whether he's shooting a quirky street sign or Giant Thing in Nebraska

or blasting harmlessly away at sandhill cranes in New Mexico.

He is a GREAT slow dancer. Just ask Alvaro.

Snowbird, Utah
What happens at Snowbird stays at Snowbird, unless it finds its way onto a blog somewhere...

And as a daddy, he does what needs to be done.
Up the gangplank with a drowsy child. Hog Island, Maine

Magdalena, New Mexico

I feel lucky to be along for the ride. Happy birthday and Godspeed on your travels, Bill Thompson III. We love you more than you can know.


Tell Bill Happy Birthday!!! Great pictures........hey, send me down a piece of birthday cake! :-)

Happy Birthday Bill! Love the picture of all of you at the end!

ummmm... so, were they slow-dancing to Wayne Newton or Barry Manilow??? (on 2nd thought I prefer not to know).

You're so often behind the lens, Julie, that this is the first time I've seen you guys together as a family. Just beautiful. Godspeed to all of you.

I love that last picture best.
Happy birthday Bill.

Sing Happy Birthday to Bill from the Bums.

Awww-this is very sweet. As soon as I comment here, I am heading over to Bill's site to wish him all the best.
But then, it looks like he already has all the best--you, two great kids and Chet Baker!

What a beautiful family photo at the last. Happy Birthday BT3. You are mightly blessed.

Fun and love oozes in this special birthday greeting.

Happy Birthday, Bill.

Happy birthday BOTB!

Happy Birthday to Bill. What a great tribute, Julie!

Happy birthday, Bill! You and your family -- two and four legged -- take the cake.

(Betcha were slow dancing to the wonderfully dreadful "Sometimes When We Touch." Just writing that makes my teeth ache.)

Ain't love grand? What a beautiful tribute to your wonderful husband. Happy B-Day BT3

A happy, happy birthday to Bill!

ps. Happy Birthday, BOTB!

what a beautiful post--and a stunning picture of you all at the end...

Blushing....this is sweet, J. Thanks.

p.s. I juts got a nasty letter from Alvaro's lawyers.

[Back to Top]