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

Saturday, May 30, 2009


look mommy i found a beautiful sunflower.

yes grace, you are right is so lovely.
hey, let's get ariel out and let her play with us.
oh no...she's going to get me.
but what is this, i have never seen anything like this before?

it seems hello kitty has the power to mesmerize.

i can't take my eyes off of it.

me neither.

"stand back" says grace, "i know what to do with this thing."
"you get way back...then take it from the side."
ahhhh, it's trying to get me...
okay abbey see what you can do...

...that's right you got it.
what happens next...silliness ensues.

fun, frolicking, fanciful flights of fantasy...all in the name of summer.


Darla said...

and it's just beginning!!! Great Happy Post!!

tina said...

Summer is so fun for the kids! They'll have the best memories!

ShySongbird said...

Your photos really show the fun that was going on Marmee! The 11th photo down entitled 'ahhhh, it's trying to get me...' is just amazing, I enlarged it and the joy on that little sweetheart's face has made my day, thank you.

Wendy said...

Looks like you're right into the swing of summer! We're not quite there yet.

Hello Kitty sure gets around. We have here up here in Canada! And my granddaughter just loves her too.

Love the pics of your family. So sweet!

lola said...

That is the most precious memory maker anyone could ask for. Beautiful post, Marmee

Femin Susan said...

wow !!
sounds a lot of fun.......
happy summer!!!!
really its a beautiful sun flower.....

marmee said...

we are still having lots of fun.

marmee said...


it will be a summer to remember.

marmee said...

glad you make life so wonderful and the fun they can have doing the simpliest things.

marmee said...


the summer is in is a different climate than anywhere.
hello kitty has been around a long older girls loved here too.
hopefully you will be getting warmer soon.

marmee said...


abbey is having a great time making memories with her niece and sister.
i am finally at the beach this morning.

marmee said...


thank you for visiting "things i love." glad you found my blog...hope you are having a great summer, too.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I know you and your family are really enjoying Florida... SO beautiful, Marmee. Tell Meems hello for me!!!!

Both little girls are just go beautiful!

marmee said...


will do, 'bout telling meems hello.

being in the sunshine...smelling and hearing the is just the best therapy.

Cheryl said...

Hi Marmee......what joy that post innocent, I remember those days so well....

Beautiful, beautiful children.....thank you so much for sharing....

Lisa said...

That is what summer is about!! Water, kids and plain old fun.

Lisa Queen

Meadowview Thymes said...

I love sunflowers! Are these in your yard? I have only grown them a few times, but I am really yearning to try them again.
Happy Gardening!

marmee said...


isn't innocence wonderful...there is nothing like in. it is so much fun to watch them enjoying the simpliest pleasures.

marmee said...


i couldn't agree more.

marmee said...


no that is in my daughter's little garden this year in fl. she is growing them for the first time.
when i get back home i am hoping to have lots of sunflowers getting big and ready to bloom. i will be posting about them i am sure.
you should definitely give them a try again.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love the expression on the little ones face as she runs thru the sprinkler;)

Simple pleasures.

marmee said...


it was be there watching them.