it's that time of year

it's that time of year

a middle tennessee garden blog

finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Monday, September 8, 2008

into the woods

it is that time of year when the outdoors beckons. we, dh, abbey, and i love to take walks. in tow is our three very happy energetic dogs maggie, buster, and bronte'.

soooooo thru our portal, the back door we head.

past the backyard living space.
past the man made pond

and into the woods.

nature at it's best , wild and free!

with beauty at every turn !

we have a bit more than 7 acres.

our back field is left to cut hay.

the sun is setting over the field.

i am assuming this is mature poke salad. ripe fruit for the birds to eat.

field daisies.

a moth lit on a gorgeous purple wild flower by moonlight.

the moon shows itself as the sun decides to go down.
i know these are dark but this is abbey skipping along the dirt road that is at the back of our property thru a few other fields. she brings treats for the dogs. at the end of the road before we turn back she gives each one a biscuit but not without them doing a trick first.

she is a happy girl getting to walk with mom and daddio all by herself.


Miranda Bell said...

Hi Marmee - I think this is my first visit to your blog - I had to check your blog out after your recent visit to mine - you've got some beautiful photos and sound like you have an idyillic place as well. I noticed that you liked the film Miss Potter - I only saw this recently and it SO reminded me of parts of my growing up - what a truly LOVELY film - a rarety these days! Enjoy your garden... Miranda

Meadowview Thymes said...

marmee-the sunset is beautiful! How lucky you are to be able to walk on so much land. Sounds like you had a perfect evening!

I read miranda's comment about Miss Potter. I loved the movie too. Have you read Susan Albet's Cottage Tale books?

Susie said...

Marmee-Those are beautiful pictures. That pumpkin is really neat. I love the man-made pond.

marmee said...

i am glad you decided to come by and take a look around. thank you for noticing my photos, that is my true passion. i am very blessed where i get to live and the surrounding countryside. we have lots of arces all around us 214 acres right across the street. 50 the other direction. it is so nice.
i did love miss potter and i could watch it with my youngest daughter
(9). that is a rarity, these days. i would love to live somewhere like the house she buys in the end.
i will enjoy my garden and you enjoy yours.

that sunset was very pretty indeed.
we are truly blessed and it was so nice to be outside when it wasn't too hot. i am looking forward to cooler evenings.
i haven't read those but i will check them out.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful wildflowers Marmee. It must be nice to have so much space around you that is still left untamed. :)

Meems said...

Good morning Marmee, killing some time at the Geeg's house... waiting to leave... sounds like a really fun walk about and so many pretty sightings. See you soon!Drive safely.Love the new header BTW.

Darla said...

Drop by my place and see what's waiting for you!!

Q said...

Dear Marmee,
Such a lovely family walk! Fields of wildflowers I dream about....I live in the city and long for the silence of the countryside. Miss Moon is beautiful! I watched her and Venus last night climb in the evening sky.
Thank you for this glimps into your Heaven on Earth.

marmee said...

i do so much enjoy our countryside and the landscape.i am glad to share it with you.

oh meems remember patience is a virtue! and you are a virtuous woman! i love our walks now that it is cooling down.
thx, i could n't get my text on the header to be like i wanted it looks like my scarecrow has glasses,lol.

Leedra said...

I like your blog. I am also in TN, lived in Knoxville for 35 years. Just moved 2 yrs ago to New Market (Jefferson Co). We have 2 acres, and open fields and woods behind us. Your butterfly on the purple wildflower is a Skipper. There are lots of skippers, so not sure which one. If you are like me, you will start seeing lots of these little butterflies once you see one. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marmee...
Firstly `Thankyou` sooo much for visiting my blog and leaving such `sweet` B`day wishes for Jasmine...and secondly..`Wow`I am so glad you did because I now get to share all your `Beautiful` pictures!!!!I think your blog is very ahthetic...a beautiful place....and what a beautiful place you live idyllic...TFS!!!:)~X~
Have a lovely Evening...:)~X~

fishing guy said...

Marmee: You have a cute site with a lot of interesting subjects. I loved your daughters smile.
Thanks for your visit.

marmee said...

thx for coming by my blog. i always like when a fellow tn blogger comes by. come back anytime.
how is your 2 acres? do you love it?

marmee said...

glad you came by and your welcome.
so glad you enjoyed your visit.
thx for stopping in.i am happy you found it interesting.