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, November 14, 2010

dusk

the weather this fall has been nearly perfect....sunshine,

blue skies, cloudless and crisp days, cooler nights.


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despite the lack of colour....it has been wonderful.

we have done many projects with the such nice days.

some things are still blooming...



vibrant chartreuse looks pretty against a mostly brown backdrop.

the winding country road that we call home is just
perfection at this time of year.


giving the ducks some free~range time and they are loving it.








orange and blue complete each other in autumn.




it is my favourite colour combination this year.


this is a new purchase for the birds.
it was worth the wait and the sale price.


with the woodlands backlit...it almost looks like they are on fire.

i have always been enamored with horses...our renny is no exception.



he is a real beauty.


when i whistle he comes running.


tonight i am giving him a wheelbarrow full of hay and he is whinnying at me.



he has started his winter coat and loves to roll in the mud to keep himself warm.


in the grey~blue sky...the moon is already showing on this perfect autumn
evening at dusk.
it is a beautiful sight between the bare branches and the fiery red leaves on trees.

happy days of autumn.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

all things fall

what fun we girls had with esther, grace and garnet
visiting from florida. we packed in all kinds of great
stuff in a week...

pumpkin hunting...lots of baby garnet holding...laughing

roasting marshmallows...picture taking...dressing up

eating good real food...fires...hugs...decorating pumpkin cakes

donuts on a string...gourd bowling...dance parties...hay rides

carving pumpkins...drinking coffee...watching movies...sleep overs...kisses

telling secrets...stories...tales...playing what if...making banana bread

playing with the dogs...outbacking...stir~frying...hot tea in fancy cups...making big breakfasts

together...costumes...putting make~up on in marmee's room...perfect weather

lots of front porch swinging...girls playing...diapers changing...baby's napping...harvest partying...j. alexanders

gurgling...cracker barrel...horseback riding...sitting in the sun...etc....













































































happy fall and family times together.