Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Ramblings

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

I am unsure of the name of this flower but it grows wild here in East TN. It lines the country roads and you see it in masses everywhere. It must be a TN wild flower comparable to the Texas Bluebonnets.

Since moving to the “country”, I see things in a “whole different light”. I’m as excited as the birds are that Spring is finally here. It seems there are so many different species of birds here than from where we lived in Arkansas. My favorite so far is a small yellow finch. They are so pretty! Until we moved to TN, I don’t recall ever seeing any of them in the wild. And, last year, for the first time in my whole life, I had groups of hummingbirds feeding from my feeders. Butterflies and bees are in abundance and they frequent the hummingbird feeders as well.

The farm has three different varieties of apple trees and a grape arbor that kept me busy making jelly last summer. They are all in bloom now and I hope they produce an abundant crop again this year.

I am still indecisive about planting a garden even though I thoroughly enjoyed it last year. It was my very first attempt at gardening and I learned several valuable lessons. I need to hone my skills, so if I don’t procrastinate too long, I will try to improve and plant some different things this year.

As I sit alone having my quiet time today, I am reminded of just how much THIS city gal has learned since moving to the country. My weaknesses are slowly becoming my strengths and my strengths aren’t so important anymore. I think those are called “life lessons”.

Have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse today.

Au revoir,

1 comment:

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Jacque, thank you for stopping by to visit me. I was reading your "about me" and I have a grand daughter named Haven also . And I live in east Tn. We live about 45 minutes from Chattanooga.I have lived here all of my life.
Enjoyed my visit to your blog. Come and see me again anytime !