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

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

perfect day

my family is a blessing to me.
they had a special day planned for me from beginning to end.
i had a lovely peony from the garden picked and placed by my bed.
then breakfast was served to me in bed with everyone piling on to talk and open
gifts and cards.

as we talked, stories of earlier days are being told and we break into laughter.

my oldest daughter, rachel and oldest son, david and i
went to centennial park for the taca fair.
(tennessee association of craft artists.)
my pottery teacher was selling her pottery and lots of
tennesse artists were at the fair.
we had a wonderful time walking around and checking everything out.

we took a break from the beautiful day and sat on the steps
of the museum and had some kettle corn.

just a few pictures to embarrass the kids.

as we came home from the park, daddio and the kids at
home were planting trees.

well some were surfing on's the latest thing in tn.

this is our third year in a row planting trees on mother's day.
i think it might become a tradition...i love it.
i now have two apple macintosh and one fuji.
also two pear trees. i am so excited to add fruit trees to the farm.

the gorgeous day and i mean gorgeous...perfect weather...was rounded out
by me getting to ride my newly fixed tractor and cut grass quietly by myself
with my ipod on, of course.

as i was surveying my work my darling hubby and kids were
putting steaks on the grill and making the best dinner.

also i received a wonderful photo book of an earlier visit
from my daughter, esther who doesn't live here... along
with a call from her on mother's day morning.

i was treated all day long with a lot of love.
it was a wonderful mother's day and my family deserves a hand.
happy days in may.


Susie said...

Sounds like a great day! Looks like apple pie is in your future!

Roses and Lilacs said...

In a few years you will be eating fresh fruit from your Mother's Day trees. The most perfect gifts are the ones that keep giving year after year.

LOL, Please share your secret of enjoying cutting the grass. That is my least favorite chore. I'd like to be able to get into a Zen mindset and blissfully mow:)

Cheryl said...

Hi Marmee.....a wonderful day for a wonderful mother.

Planting a tree warms my heart. I wish more would plant trees. Good for the planet, good for us.

Glad your tractor is mended.....I mowed the grass today, I listened to the birds.......

Lola said...

Sounds like a perfect day for a wonderful mother. So nice for hubby to pitch in too. I think you have a great family.
It's nice to plant fruit bearing trees. My brother & wife brought me an apple & peach tree plus some knock out roses amongst other plants.
I was also blessed with family. It felt good.

joey said...

Surrounded by your beautiful family, I can imagine beginning with breakfast in bed, the day was spectacular, just what you deserved. I think it's so cool you cut the lawn on your tractor! I haven't mowed since childhood!

Meems said...

Dear Marmee,
Happy belated Mother's Day. Your family really did it up right! You planted trees for Mother's day and so did I. We truly are kindred spirits. And related, too. :-)

You could make greeting cards out of that second photo.

Loved seeing the kids at the parthenon! Hugs to you and the fam.

Lisa said...

What a blessed mother and mothers day!! We are planning to add fruit trees and I am so excited.

Shovel surfing, sounds like we could make that a Ga. thing also!!!

Lisa Q

Rose said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day! Kudos to your family for making this such a special day for you.

I realized this morning that I hadn't visited in awhile, Marmee, and wondered how you were doing. I'm so glad the floods didn't affect you that badly. Such a tragedy--I hope the people affected are starting to get their lives back together.