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, 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.


Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Lisa Q

Cheryl said...

Hi Marmee,

I can see why you enjoyed the walk.
So many beautiful blooms.
I love to see other people's gardens. They always give up some wonderful ideas for our own space.

Happy May days Marmee......

Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog said...

We did have fun rain or shine, didn't we? Lovely shots and so fun to remember our time there.

Jan said...

I didn't know you went to Buffalo w/the garden bloggers, Marmie. How fun that must have been. Lovely shots, all of them! I don't know when I'll get to go to a garden-blogger meetup. Someday, hopefully. But definitely not this summer in Seattle. There's just no way that will work out. Hope to meet you, some day!

Abbey said...

lisa...thank you.

Abbey said...


i took so many pictures during that time in buffalo and i need to share so many more. it always amazes me what others do and combine in their many things to learn from others.
happy may to you cheryl

Abbey said...

jean...we sure did. i was very happy to meet you and spend some time talking about our dreams.
hope you are well.
happy may.

Abbey said...


would love to meet you someday too. i went with meems and we had a wonderful time. the gardens were so quaint and so chalked full of beautiful plants and art. the buildings were beautiful too. i took a lot of architectural photos as well. i will have to do a post on those hopefully.
i don't believe i will be making it to seattle either. too many things going on at the farm this summer.
happy may.

Abbey said...

EVERYONE...sorry the comments back to you were from me...marmee but abbey (my girl) is always using my computer even though she has her own.
i didn't realize she was signed in when i wrote the comments back to yall.

happy may.

ShySongbird said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful blooms Marmee. You certainly had lots to see on your visit. I am so pleased you got round to sharing it with us. It must have been great fun meeting with fellow bloggers too :)

Cathy and Steve said...

Gosh, they are ALL so beautiful! It's like Lays potato chips.... how can you pick just one???!!! Good luck with the contest!

Cathy in MA

Fishtail Cottage said...

Oh, how i love finding new gardeners that share the passion of Gardening! I host a garden party on Thursday's called Cottage Flora Thursday's...would love to have you come by & peek around & would love it even better if you'd link a garden post sometime? oxox,tracie