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it's that time of year
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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
Thursday, October 9, 2008
burst of cosmos
to my surprise, in the last few days, maybe because we have finally gotten much needed rain, my cosmos have burst into blossoms. this patch of cosmos in the wildflowers seems miniature. these blooms are tiny. i didn't have these in the summer.
the sun is shining quite happily this morning after two days of downpours. the cosmos seem to be sparkling in the rays.
today is my day to have my precious 4 year old "elle". she is exploring the garden with our new little kitty "jade". we adopted "jade" who was abandoned at 3 weeks. she is now a mere 7 weeks old. she is very tiny but a sweet little girl. her name stands for my four youngest children, jesse, abbey, david and ethan. abbey thought of it and it fits because she has lovely jaded eyes.
bees are all over these newest blossoms and seem to be in their own little havens.
there are just a few white ones and i love them. the cosmos are all standing at attention with the latest moisture falling from heaven...
"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee." – Marian Wright Edelman
"this life is changing me...a slower pace...a longer look...a simpler taste for things of nature."
I am a happily married woman of 27 years. I lived in Florida for 40 years and moved to Tn in 2000. We lived in the city of Brentwood for 6 years and move to Leiper's Fork in May of 2007. We have been in the country for about six years now on a 7.24 acre farm. We call it Dash Home Farm. Da-for Dave and Sh-for Sharon. We live in a victorian farmhouse made to look old(it acts old). We love the community of Leiper's Fork and the quaintness of the town (no lights).
"God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on the trees and flowers and clouds and stars. " ~martin luther~
" The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. "
"whatever we are waiting for -- peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance -- it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart."