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, April 10, 2010

dogs...ducks...and flowers.


what an absolutely gorgeous day.


the sun was shining thru the new green leaves making the sky glow.


sparkling leaves makes it feel magical.


we had a few chores but were happy to do them on such a day.




the dandelions have taken over the fencelines.



the lilacs are just starting to bloom.





and ducks arrived today.


this is beatrice taking her first look.


two brown ducklings.

and one little yellow fellow.

i love that look on her face.








rowan and beatrice duck watching together.




abbey is one happy and fortunate little farm girl.

their downy bodies are soft and oh so cute.














beatrice looking regal.



buster brown on the lookout.

kisses on ducklings is a must.




hellebores...


bleeding hearts...

hanging basket....

thrift(ballerina red)

beautiful blooms, darling ducklings, and
wonderful dogs....life on the farm is pretty sweet.

9 comments:

Meems said...

Dear Marmee,
So happy you had a beautiful spring day to enjoy. Blue skies and green leaves... what could be better? The kind of day you wish would never end. And all your new little farm critters ... bundles of downy softness to hold and cuddle. Too cute. The doggies must wonder what those little fellows are in the blue pool. They sure look cute trying to figure it out, too. Your spring has arrived and so many wonderful times are on their way in your garden.
hugs to you and the fam. <3 Meems

Lola said...

Hi Marmee,
Just perfect for a perfect day. Love those cuddly little critters. Memories of my youth came back.
Yes, a farm is the perfect place to live. Each day is a learning experience.

Bill S. said...

Isn't spring the very best. Great pictures.

marmee said...

meems,
i know i can't stop talking about how wonderful spring is but i am overjoyed. these are the days you don't want to ever end. we are preparing the beds and planting areas with this cooler weather.
it is all so fresh and the possiblities are endless.
hugs back.
happy spring days.

marmee said...

hey lola,
thanks yesterday was perfect and it looks like today might be the same. we are enjoying our new little additions. i love the farm life. we are always learning...which is so stimulating.
happy spring days.

marmee said...

bill s.
spring is the best of everything.
thanks.
happy days of spring.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Marmee. What a beautiful day.The sun and spring blooms makes one feel better instantly. What cute ducklings. Babies are always so sweet, ducks, chicks,maybe not mice though. LOL! It looks like your puppies would love to munch on those ducks. They do find them interesting don't they.

Cheryl said...

Hi Marmee.....the ducks are darling. Have you a pond for them when they are adult? I can see Abbey will take great care of them. My grandparents kept ducks, chickens and geese on their small holding....brought back wonderful memories for me seeing the photographs.

Dogs faces are priceless!!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Beatrice is such a lovely dog. I'm glad her adventure of a few months ago had a happy ending.

Love the trellis.
Marnie