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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

Monday, March 9, 2009

fresh flowers






the sun is shining gloriously.
...it certainly feels like spring.

a good sweep of the porch...windows and doors are flung open...
cool breezes blow in...now all i need is some
fresh cut flowers to add the right touch for such
delightful weather...enter red and white gerber daisies...ahhhh.

























Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

20 comments:

Wendy said...

Your pics are glorious! I absolutely love fresh flowers and these are so vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

Meems said...

Beautiful flowers, Marmee,and oh, so RED... my fave. Very cute vases as well. Hmmmm... that green AND red are just my cup of spring! I'm imagining those fresh breezes with doors flung wide. AHHHHH, indeed.
You can be sure spring is on its way!
Hugs to you***
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

tina said...

Nothing better than fresh flowers!

Susie said...

Gerbera daisies are quite pretty and do make wonderful cut flowers. Love that quote and I couldn't agree with it more!

marmee said...

thank you wendy, let the sun shine in, and i am facing it with a grin.
i love fresh flowers too.

marmee said...

meems,
i had to have the fresh flowers with all that fresh air. yes, i am loving my vases from fl. they seem the perfect pairing for spring flowers.
~hugs to you~
;)

marmee said...

tina, i quite agree!

marmee said...

susie,
i really like them too they seem to signal sunshine, spring and summer all in one nice package.
i too loved that quote and will meditate on that one a while.

Darla said...

Flowers are pretty. I can imagine the doors and windows open and the fresh breeze blowing through the house!!!

marmee said...

darla,
it has been nice to air out after winter. i am just hoping it isn't a teaser.

Q said...

Dear Marmee,
I too love to have fresh flowers in my vases. It will be a few more weeks before the garden daffodils are ready for cutting.
The Gerber's are lovely!
Happy Spring!
Sherry

Dani said...

We've had our doors and windows open the last couple weeks now and it is just wonderful feelin'.

Cheryl said...

Fresh flowers turn a house into a home.....
Beautiful colour and love the little vases...
it is good to feel that spring is around the corner.......

Kanak Hagjer said...

Pretty vases for those blooms. That red is striking!

marmee said...

dear sherry,
happy spring to you.
we are going to be cooling down here too. rain and cool temps.
but we have had many days of beautiful, sunny weather so no complaining.
i have cut back on fresh flowers... but i will be growing my own soon and then we will have them indoors and out.

marmee said...

dani,
only a few days for us with the fresh air and we are getting ready for a cooler change. but it has been nice to get some outdoor things done.

marmee said...

dear cheryl,
i couldn't agree more
"Fresh flowers turn a house into a home"
it always makes me feel right when there are fresh flowers in the house. those vases came from my visit down at meems house. she took me to her gardening places and i brought them home.
our weather has been so nice for the weekend and thru today...we are heading for cooler temps the rest of the week.

marmee said...

kanak h,
nice to hear from you. those vases came when i was visiting meems in florida from one of her lovely gardening places. happy spring to you.

Gail said...

Beautiful flowers...They make me long for summer! I think a vase of fresh flowers is a gift we ought to give ourselves regularly! gail

marmee said...

gail,
i do love fresh flowers in the house. it brightens up any spot.spring is hiding today but i am glad for the rain.