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

Monday, May 3, 2010

after the rain came down...

it's hard to know what to many people...less
than 10 miles away lost their homes.

we are very blessed here to only have minimal
damage...some leaking in the house.
gravel driveway needs new gravel.
lots of plants beaten up badly by the constant pounding rain.

i am praying today for all those that lost everything.
homes, livestock, farmers lost fencing, spring plantings,
all their hard work washed away.
we had a pretty perfect spring until this past weekend.

today the sun is shining and the sky is blue...i pray they feel hope.

things are coming alive around here and it makes think about renewal.

lots of things are blooming for the first time. i thank God
every day for all that i have in this beautiful place i call home.


Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Marmee, I'm really glad you posted. We were worried about you knowing that you were at ground zero of this flooding. Really good to hear you didn't have any serious damage. I'm so sorry to hear about your neighbors. Praying they get through this. So much rain in such a short period is devastating.

marmee said...

thanks for being concerned. it seemed ground zero was all around us but we managed to be one of the more fortunate ones.
happy may.

Lola said...

Hi Marmee, I'm so glad to see that you are ok. I'm glad you didn't have but minimal damage but have heart felt feelings for the less fortunate. I have friends there & in the surrounding area {I'm from Paris} that I've been very worried about.
I pray that all will be ok.

joey said...

How sad :( You were close in my heart, happy to know all is well. Sounds like you were extremely lucky, Marmee. For that, I am delighted. ((Big hugs))

Cheryl said...

Hi pleased to hear that you and your loved ones are safe and well.

I to think of those that have lost so much. Such a devastating and horrendous situation.

Susie said...

We've been praying for those who have lost so much. I'm glad to hear you had minor leakage but still sorry for that.

Lisa said...

Glad to hear that ya'll are ok. The pictures of all the flooding are terrible; so much devastation.

Lisa Q

ShySongbird said...

So glad you are safe and relatively undamaged, Marmee. What a dreadful time for all those poor people and also such a dreadful disaster going on in the Florida area with the oil spill...difficult times!

Your photos are lovely as always and your blooms.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Glad the rains did not do you any damage. Your clematis and iris are so beautiful.

Q said...

Dear Marmee,
I have been sending you and yours lots and lots of blessings. I was worried for you and your dear ones. Thank you for letting us know you are okay.