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

Sunday, April 19, 2009

bustling days of spring

these spring days have been busy.
full of flowers....
...painting pottery...cats...
...grands...
...puppies...
...roadside wildflowers...
...eating with family...canaan...
...her visiting sister...jordan...
...ethan...
and birds... of course birds...mr. white breasted nuthatch...
bathing house finch...
gardening...watering...
...painting fences...

with daddio...

tilling...(new veggie plot in background)

dogwoods blooming...hooray!
noticing single blooms...

also music...@ leip & crawl...in the fork...
violins...
beautiful architecture...
old hymns...
country music...

historic places...
guitars...piano...
life is good...fullfilling...i love life.

22 comments:

tina said...

You always showcase the best of Tennessee so well on your blog. What a wonderful spring you are having!

Gail said...

Hi Marmee! I am listening to Carol King sing Beautiful! Thank you! Tina's right...you do show case the best of Middle Tennessee...and first and foremost is your family! leiper's Fork is pretty cool, too! Have a great week my dear! gail

Cheryl said...

Dear Marmee.....Love your world.....

It is such a lovely photograph of Abbey and Daddy.....I can remember doing the same with my father....

You have some beautiful blooms....spring is such a wonderful time when all is fresh and lush in the garden.........

Family.....flowers.......birds......and fun times.....wonderful post Marmee.......

Susie said...

You certainly know how to have a great time Marmee. I always enjoy visiting your blog. You do have a wonderful life!

marmee said...

tina, thank you so much. i really love tennessee and think anyone would enjoy visiting.
i am having a wonderful spring and enjoying all it offers.

marmee said...

dear gail,

i used to listen to her as a teen. but i think her music is timeless. i really think we live in the best place. you have to come visit us sometime in leiper's fork. i have had one great weekend.

marmee said...

dearest cheryl,

i love my world too...i am one blessed girl.
abbey and her dad are super close. he spends a lot of time with her doing all kinds of things. i love that they have such a strong bond.
sprind is great and to get to plant and watch things grow and spread their wings is what i like.
i am so glad you came to visit me and see my goings on.

marmee said...

susie,
your sweet to say such nice things. i do enjoy life and mine is a blessed one. i have love, a great family, and i live in a wonderful, beautiful place.
i am so glad we can be friends thru blogging.

Frances said...

Hi Marmee, I agree with Tina and Gail, this could be an ad on TV for visiting Tennessee. Well done and what a sweet and beautiful family you have. Loving life is the best gift. :-)
Frances

Darla said...

Very busy time of the year, so much to see and do!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Your pictures are wonderful. Love the band in the back of that old truck. Your site always reminds me of the years I lived in Tennessee. Are Frankewing, McBurg, Bunker Hill (Giles County) far from where you live?

I loved visiting the little festivals and flea markets with blue grass music.
Marnie

Meems said...

Gotta love that little town of Leiper's Fork... so quaint and surreal it is with all its cuteness. Great photos today... can tell you are warming up. Spring is full of plans and hard work for certain. Looks like things are coming along. That fence is going to be marvelous all spruced up in its new coat.
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

joey said...

Always a joy to visit ... your life is rich, dear Marmee.

marmee said...

thank you frances, chamber of commerce here i come. lol!
my family is my all...and i am loving them...and life.

marmee said...

darla, i bet you are one busy lady too with your gang and springtime planting.

marmee said...

marnie,
i am not sure which way giles is, i will have to google it and let you know. i am not familiar with any of the places you mentioned, either.
i love the outdoor festivals and markets around here too. being that it is spring all those things are starting up again, yipee.
the little trio in the back of the ole pick-up was charming.

marmee said...

meems,
for sure i am warming up and the weather is too. our town is wonderful and we are just two minutes from all the action but you would never know it.
that was a new section of fence for the expansion and now just to convince dh the whole thing needs sprucing up...if not it might be just me all by my lonesome doing it.

marmee said...

thank you dear joey, it is very full.

Rose said...

Beautiful sights and sounds of spring, Marmee! I love the photo of Abbey painting with her Dad. Your posts always make me smile.

Wendy said...

You are having a wonderful spring! Love your pics. Family is so important. Yours certainly looks happy.

marmee said...

dear rose,

it is such a nice time to be out of doors doing anything...abbey and her dad are so a like. i had several shots of them and they were always doing the same thing...same head tilt...same expression...too funny.
i am happy that you find time to visit and smile...we all need more joy.
wonderful spring days to you.

marmee said...

dear wendy,
we are loving be able to be out of doors...especially with our new puppy...it make potty training so much easier. lol. thank you for enjoying my photos. i love taking them...and sharing them too.