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

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

contrast of seasons

this time of year reminds me of new beginnings but in the reverse order.

things are getting ready to rest...dying off.
it is spectacular...september bliss.

this is the time when things are changing.
the leaves seemingly transform hues effortlessly.

berries are emerging....readying themselves to be eaten.

goldenrod is always a sure sign of autumn...the bugs are enjoying the cover it gives.

the corn stalks need to be cut.

wild grasses verses cut grass....the war of the grasses.
especially with all the rain.

flowers are dying out but left for the birds to eat the seeds.
dead sunflowers stand against a beautiful sunset like soldiers.

the zinnias are somewhat fading. still there are new blooms.

comos showed up late...

....but we love them just the same.
grasses stay up longer because it is just too wet to cut for hay. soon/maybe.
these days are cooler, less humid...

happy autumn.


Darla said...

Nice photos and yes it's 55 here this morning!! Refreshing..

Susie said...

I like the picture of the two different grasses together. We have some cooler temps going on so it definitely feels like fall.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I suppose it's a good thing autumn is so beautiful. Since it ushers in the winter, it needs a lot of redeeming qualities.

Meems said...

Hey Marmee,
We were a brisk 72 degrees this morning ~~~ the coolest weather in months. Yay... less humidity then ... now it is creeping back.

All your pretty photos are getting me in the mood for fall. Although we will not see it change here like there... not even close... I will count on you to keep me supplied with these wonderful images.

Is that a caterpillar on the dead zinnia head? All that rain I'm surprised they survived.

Loved all the berries.
Blissful Autumn, dear sister.

Dirt Princess said...

You always have the most beautiful photos. You should sell them! They are always amazing! I would love to see the fall foliage at your place! I can only imagine how beautiful it is there

joey said...

Aw yes, the contrast of seasons, Marmee ... lovely thoughts and photos and why so many of us love to visit 'things you love'. Happy Autumn!

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos Marmee. I can't believe how the year is so quickly showing signs of drawing to a close!
My Cosmos too were very late and the tallest I have ever seen them, one is taller than me, it is huge!

Many, many congratulations to Abbey on her wonderful ballet achievement, what a talented young lady she is :)

Lola said...

Love your header. Just trying to catch up as I had problem with puter.
Fall is for sure here as it has cooled off a bit. I love the Fall of the yr. as it is time for all nature to rest to give us more beauty & bounty next yr.
This past time has served it's purpose with promise of the future giving us the renewal that we have to have.
Loved all you pics. Brings memories of youth that are etched in the mind.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes, Summer is gone and Fall is definitely here. You have shown us many of the signs of the end of one season and the beginning of the next. Thanks!!!

marmee said...


it is quite refreshing we were able to have school outside today.
happy fall days.

marmee said...


i am glad i got that one when i did...the hay was cut today. love this fall feeling. happy october.

marmee said...

marnie....i know how you feel about winter...i don't like it either. it never bothered me while i lived in florida with all the sunshine. that is what i don't like at all about winter is the lack of sunshine.
happy fall days.

marmee said...

so glad you have had some cooler weather. it makes it so much more bearable. we are cool and rainy this morning. fall is definitely here. i have lots of images to keep you entertaining thoughts of the changes of fall.
that is a caterpillar on the dead zinnia head. we didn't lose them all but quite a few.
blissful autumn is so right,sis.
happy october.

marmee said...

dirt princess,
it is a beautiful place to usher in the autumnal changes. i live in beauty. thank you for saying such a sweet thing about my photos...i love being able to photograph nature.
happy autumn, dp.


what a heart felt comment...thank you my friend. congrats on your blotanical award.
happy autumn, indeed.

marmee said...


this year has flown by and when the holidays start showing up it makes it quicken all the more.
i have some towering cosmos too well into 6/7 ft. i love how they can get so tall.
we are certainly proud of our dear abbey and thank you for being excited too. i will keep updating her progress.
happy autumn.

marmee said...


so delighted to have conjured up some childhood memories.
fall is my fave time of the year with all the beautiful changes nature is making. it is refreshing. i am delighted you liked the header...abbey and i had a splendid day taking photos together on that day.
hope you got it all sorted out with your computer.
happy autumn.

marmee said...


i really enjoying the changings of the seasons....passing of the baton as it were.
happy autumn.