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 22, 2010

summer's coming

what a beautiful day from sunrise to sunset.

the morning sun breaking thru the mist
was so ethereal.

every moment the light was changing.
beatrice on her early morning patrol.

as i went around checking on the growth of things...i notice
things i haven't before. this white unfurling wildflower.

we have some gorgeous pastoral views.

this little guy was waiting on breakfast
after working hard on his web.
they always fascinate me first thing with the dew still on.

wildflower growing in the field.

micro greens are shooting up...yummy.

raspberries awaiting ripening.

two of our cats were content to follow me around before
i let the dogs out.
lola year old.

hopey....15 years old.

i am not fond of yellow but i love buttery hues with white mixed in.
i have been looking for the right lantana...patriot weeper 'dove wings'.
i love it and can't wait to get into the ground in front of my creamy picket fence.

i am going to add these gorgeous morning glories in the
middle of the they can climb the creamy picket fence.

morning glory 'black knolian'

chocolate chip coleus is shining with morning dew.
going to add these wild strawberries too.
'ozark beauty'
this container has a lime coloured theme....picasso pentunia, limon,
potato vine and green mosses underneath. i really like the way it turned out.
monochromatic is something i really do like. i just don't do it that often with plantings.
our baby ducklings are getting big...they love to huddle together.
the duck coop is working well. we move it around about once a week.
it's kinda like a chicken tractor for ducks.
as the golden light of the early evening shines....i find a surprise
in the wild roses growing on the fenced in veggie garden.
the most perfect little nest with four blue~speckled eggs.
it was hard to get a photograph without disturbing them.
honestly i don't know who they belong too.
but i did see this bluebird looking on as he sat up on my newly
planted wrought iron bed. it serves as a roost exciting.
the picasso petunia is new to me...but, of course
i love the green edges.
morning light...

evening light.

i bought this clematis 'warsaw nike' yesterday and somehow
the dogs thought it was their new plaything...not sure if it is going to make
it...but at least it is in the ground...'bad doggies.'
the things i put with with around here.

last weekend when i bought the wrought iron bed
frame (which is an adorable size...slightly smaller than a twin)
i also found an old piano stool. i will use to sit on while i am painting.

i love old things and things with history.
i haven't decided whether to leave it like it is or fix it up.
also today at the franklin farmer's market at the factory i
found a peacock spikemoss. it has blueish tinges in the middle
of the leaves...very different.
it will go into a container so the doggies can't bother it.

today was one of those days that was so amazingly
wonderful from beginning to end.
i was up to greet the sun and spent several hours by myself
in the garden and walking.
after that dh and i went to farmer's market and got some fresh
goodies for the week and then had several hours to ourselves without
the kiddos around. we spent the early evening in the garden and taking care
of the animals with abbey.
don't you wish most days could be that way.
happy may gardening.


Q said...

It sounds as if you had a most perfect day! All of your plantings are lovely. The Ducklings are the cutest. The Blue Bird photograph is very lovely. My favorite photograph today is the morning very beautiful.
Have a delightful Sunday.

Cheryl said...

Dear Marmee

The morning light and mist is just so beautiful.I felt like I wanted to enter the photograph just to enjoy the full beauty of the moment.

The ducklings are growing, they are doing well. They all look extremely healthy.

I love the stool as it is. We all have different tastes, I am sure you will do what is right for you.

What a wonderful find....four little blue exciting. It is a wonderful time of year.

May all your days be filled with much happiness......

Susie said...

I wonder who those speckled eggs belong to. Blue bird eggs are pale blue and no specks. They are really pretty whoever they belong to.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What beautiful images of the starting of a day Marmee. Your blooms are so pretty. Love you Picasso petunias. I so enjoy all of your pictures.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Marmee, as always, you have so much going on, don't know where to start commenting:)

Love the new petunia, it's really different with that leaf green edging.

Mornings in the country are magical. Something about the light, I think, or maybe the stillness. Everything seems soft and a little mysterious. I would never want to live anywhere else.

You don't post photos of the kitties much. Enjoyed seeing them.

Lola said...

Love those misty mornings. So lovely yet foreboding in a sense.
Sounds like you had a perfect day. If every day was like that-----lovely.