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

Sunday, October 24, 2010

morning time


as the sun rises over our home the front porch is flooded with light.


this week has been glorious porch weather.


so we find ourselves drawn outdoors in the early morning
hours in our pj's enjoying simple pleasures.


our dogs are relishing in this fact.
abbey and beatrice enjoying lots of up~close and personal
time.


beatrice guards our farm vigilantly and does it well.
but we have a secret about our bea....she is the sweetest
thing ever. if she isn't getting your full attention...she gently
raises her paw for a quick reminder to pay her attention.
with her over 100 pound body she couldn't be more of a softie.


this always delights abbey.


so spending some much needed morning time
together on the porch is no chore but a pleasure.


what a wonderful time of the year.
happy autumn.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

girls and horses

renny loves bananas.
the girls love giving renny a treat.
as soon as he sees them he runs right over.

they each have a ripened banana for him.
after a treat and a pet...
we are heading to build~a~bear for a few hours of fun.
abbey and gwyne are bbf's.
one is my daughter and one is my granddaughter.
aunt abbey.
with her niece, gwyne.
they are precious together.
love each other.
get along like two peas in a pod.
beautiful girls with beautiful spirits.
i am one blessed mom and marmee.
happy autumn.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

walking into october

most of the colour we have around here is added in the autumn decor.
the weather has cooled down...enough to take some nice walks.
the leaves are just starting to change but as i said before it will
probably be a fairly colourless autumn because of the harsh summer drought.
this week my darling hubby and i went on such a walk.
last week i was delayed while driving when three huge buffalo were
crossing on my street...escapees from a neighbours property.
well this afternoon...this is what we encountered on our walk.
a horse drawn wagon with the most wonderful
clip~clopping coming at us.
it was invigorating.

you just never know what you are going to see in leiper's fork, tn.
we normally walk in the woodlands behind our acreage but
because it is so dry they haven't cut the very long grass and
it's quite brittle and pokey. so we choose the road instead.
we live on a long windy wonderful road. it attracts motorcyclist and bikers.
it is a beautiful place.
there is only a handful of houses on it and they are quite picturesque.
i love the cows stopping to see us passers~by.
especially the three white faces in a row.
i only wish i had my telephoto lens.
i have always been fascinated with the country and all it's charms.
this singular black cow and the dead tree...so amazing.

i am drawn to old rusty things and this being red...i love it.
a well kept barn with hay bales...classic country.

this is the cutest little tiny house on our road.
buster brown and dh on our walk.
this is pretty much right out our front door....i feel blessed
to live in such a beautiful countryside.

i have been busy adding fall touches here and there.
finally got around to planting some black pansies.
along with some ornamental peppers.
putting out all sorts of gourds and pumpkins including this blue pumpkin.
it is a great time of year to enjoy the out of doors.
happy autumn.