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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
Friday, December 5, 2008
beauty surrounds us
walking has become a wonder.
these two leaves, brown against a green backdrop caught my eye. i thought of dh and i walking together in life in the world. we try to take some time to walk everyday. to spend time in nature and nurture our souls. winter has arrived even if the calendar says otherwise. today it is 23 degrees this morning. brrrr!
the barren trees harken back of mystery! an ever changing landscape does make for interesting views. a leaf midway thru adapting it's new colour, fascinating. i have had birds all my adult life until recently and this reminds me of millet. a grain which you give your caged birds that they love. is this nature's millet?
then upon seeing this i was instantly reminded of snow.
how beautiful everything looks when tinged with white.
white is one of my favourite garden colours, i just usually think of it in flowers.
"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."