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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

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

being gifted



over the weekend my dh and abigail brought me unopened tulips.




they were hoping they were purple...my favourite colour...but they were not sure.

they did good...what a beautiful hue of purple they are...how sweet of them to gift me with such an elegant flower.

16 comments:

Leedra said...

They are such a beautiful color, and they got the ones they hoped for.

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CoachK said...

Marmee, The tulips are beautiful. What a nice surprise for you. I was reading your profile and you are living my dream. I am from Pa and moved here when I was 16. We spent every fall in NC or Tn. My dream is to one day live in one of those states and experience the seasons that I so miss. I loved your previous post of the rainy morning and the birds - it brought back such memories.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Marmee, those are so pretty. A little bit of spring to enjoy in January;)
Marnie

Darla said...

What a stunning shade of purple, the did good!! I have never had tulips!

tina said...

Very sweet!

Cheryl said...

I have to say Marmee the colour is perfect......and what a sweet thought.....

Rissalee said...

Ooooh, your flowers are so purty!!! I, too, love the color purple and those tulips are the perfect hue, as you said. What a sweet surprise!!!

marmee said...

leedra,
they are perfect and i so love the colour, they were very green when they brought them home.

marmee said...

coachk,
welcomed to "things i love".
we often remark on how we are living our dream. when we lived in florida we used to sing , a tender tennesseee christmas, and wish we were here. now we have been living in tn almost 9 years and really love it here. thank you for your kind words, hopefully we will cross paths again.

marmee said...

marnie,
i so needed a little colour in this grey january. it is very uplifting to see these blooms.

marmee said...

darla,
you must experience tulips even if it is only the cut kind. they are a very excellent flower. of course i am partial to the purple ones but all are beautiful.

marmee said...

tina,
thank you...hope all is well with you tina...and you are having a fine winter's new year.

marmee said...

thank you cheryl, i am indeed enjoying a little sweetness in the way of colourful flowers. i needed to see something blooming. it has lifted my soul.

marmee said...

rissa,
i know well we share our love of purple. did you know that brown papa's mother loved purple too? she had it in her country house in her bedroom.
these flowers were given at just the right moment when i needed a little colour lift.

Meadowview Thymes said...

As soon as the grocery stores start to have tulips and daffodils I am buying! They brighten up these wintery days and make me know spring is not too far away.
Such a sweet and thoughtful hubby!

marmee said...

mt,
yes i was so pleased with having fresh blooms coming into the house. i have them in my sunroom where i spend time reading and blogging.