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

Friday, February 11, 2011

my light in the dark

this time of year is not my favourite...but frosty mornings
like this really make for beautiful winter scenery.
having the sun shining makes all the difference.
it gives the much needed brightness that lacks in the winter months.

all of a sudden things don't seem so gloomy when the rays of the sun
hit the frosted branches as they come alive with reflections.
this florida transplant to tennessee needs her light to be strong.
i am grateful for the sunlight flooding my morning time.
happy winter days.


RURAL said...

It's a tough time of year, when winter seems it will never leave, just like a unwanted guest it hangs on.

But you seem to be finding joy in the little things, and that's the way to get through it. Soon, it will be spring, maybe not as soon as we want...but soon.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Cheryl said...

Beautiful images Marmee.....

Hang on in there, spring is only a breath away....

Sending you many blessings and lots of pretty flowers.....

Mary said...

Oh my, these are gorgeous! I would blow up that first one and hang it on the wall for sure! Hang in there -- spring will surely come. And be all the more welcome for the time we wait... :)

marmee said...


i hangs on like an unwanted guest. soon spring will arrive and all will be well.

marmee said...


thank you. yes only a breath away. so glad.

marmee said...

thank is worth the wait.

Renaissance said...

Frosty mornings here usually mean glorious blue skies and sunshine later in the day, wonderful. Don't like having to scrape the ice from the car though!

Meems said...

Beautiful images, Marmee. Your farm is blessed with so many wonderful vistas in every season. The sunshine makes any cold day bearable and even invigorating. Glad it was shining for you to cheer your heart.

Lola said...

Beautiful pics. I do remember mornings like that. Since I'm a Tenn. transplant to Fl. I do miss these mornings. It does seem that we have had a few like that. Regardless we do have beauty all day, we just need to look for it.
It seems that you have found it.

marmee said...


after that frosty morning we have had unseasonably warm days. the weather is in flux.
i don't like scraping the ice either.

marmee said...


thank you. the sun is essential to making the winter bearable. we have had some gorgeous days since this frost.

marmee said...


i am always looking for the beauty. i am blessed to be surrounded by it here on our little farm.
happy february.