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

Monday, May 30, 2011


i love our country and am so thankful for the men and women who lay their lives down daily to provide us with such great freedom & liberty. we honour you today especially but everyday we are indebted to eternally.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

last year

(my entry in the gardening gone wild photo contest for may)

in the summer of 2010 i had the priviledge of going to
buffalo and joining the garden bloggers in the buffalo garden walk.
there were so many beautiful vignettes it was hard to know
where to point and shoot. i love close~ups but i had
to take lots of long shots to help jog my memory once i
was back home in my own garden.

i never really got around to blogging about this wonderful
time i spent in buffalo....last summer was back to back traveling
all summer long.

my time there immediately resonated in my mind when
i thought of all the beautiful varieties of flowers showcased
in the lovely small gardens of the buffalo garden walk.

so here is just a fraction of what i got to look at,
photograph, and enjoy the pleasure of last year.
it rained on us several times but i love rain drenched flowers.
the colour seems so saturated and glowy with drops of water on
the petals.
i love the way the light bounces back at you in the rain.

there were over 60 garden bloggers that attended and
we had a marvelous time rain or shine.

if you have a chance to visit buffalo during the garden walks
i would highly recommend it. they pack their gardens out
like nobodies business. the homes are beautiful and history
in buffalo is evident in the buildings and houses.

happy may. gardens in may are beautiful. but these photos were in
the summer, in buffalo, in the most lovely gardens.

Friday, May 6, 2011

new blog on the block

my two older daughters, rachel and esther and i have started a blog together.
we hope to inspire women and to build relationships.
hopefully to keep better in touch with each other too...we especially miss our
esther not living near us.

check it out if you want. it is called raw beauty.