Thursday, March 17, 2016

Images of Green in the Garden and An Irish Blessing~

It's wonderful to have you come by today!
Has it been a busy day for you?

It has been for me. 
Jeff and I are getting ready go on a short rendezvous!
 Doesn't it always seem like there's so much to do
when you have plans to escape for a few days?

Our youngest daughter will be here so she will keep 
the fire going and gather the eggs.
The chickens are actually her "particular friends."
She talks to them and they respond with happy clucking.

I know it's St Patrick's Day and I hope that yours has been
fun and that you've not gotten pinched! 

The other day, I was out enjoying some sunshine and
fresh breezes. (I was also pushing away dead leaves, cutting dry stalks and doing a little pruning.)  

Here are some of the sweet little startings of this year's
herb garden and a few other treasures 
that I have about in the garden.
 A little color gathered in Arkansas.
Common Chives

this sweet little girl is holding up her dress to feed 
her little friend
See who's waiting for spring to come after a long winter's nap?
  The chickens get a treat.. the grass dug up from the garden
and it's time to gather the eggs!

Please don't be shocked by the next picture!
It's my herb garden right now.
Spring time here in the AZ mountains 
looks very bleak.
But I have come to see it as an 
opportunity to hunt for hidden beauty and to 
find the "special" in the seemingly common.
A big thing for an Ohio country girl.
But this, my sweet friends, is what I have to look forward to!
It doesn't seem like much but
I love my little herb garden.
It's a work in progress just like myself.
But it refreshes me and brings me great 
joy in the hot, dry months!
I look forward to it's blooms and life. 
Gardening here is a big challenge.
The sun burns and the cold freezes. 
The zone is difficult because of the heat and
the high elevation. But I work at it and learn more each year!
And there are several praying mantis that come
 often to pray here! ;)

Happy gardening to you!
Spring truly is just around the corner.
I look forward to seeing all of 
your lovely, happy gardens.

Thank you for coming by..
And since I'm Irish, I'd like to share
an Irish Blessing with you.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And the rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Thank you for coming by and have wonderful
rest of the week.

Tamara xo


Christine said...

Oh what a lovely spring post with so much promise in it! I see your
Irish green roots showing! Every blessing to you sweet friend & enjoy your rendezvous away!

Art and Sand said...

I like your sweet statuary in the garden. I have a few low pieces, but I need to find a taller piece.

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such a sweet message.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Lovely to see little bits of green coming up! Tiny wild strawberries are starting to come up at our house!
Enjoy your day,

handmade by amalia said...

Today is the first day of spring. Time for that sweet little girl to wake up.

Dorthe said...

What a beautiful post Tamara,
I have my grandchild here this week, so not much time for blogging, but wanted to come by and thank you for your loving note on my blog.
I love your herb garden, and will be back to see, more.
Thank you for the sweet wishes, in the Irish poem.
Blessings, Dorthe

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh my goodness what a great post Tamara!
Thank you so much for sharing these great photo's and for sharing with us some of the things on your mind and heart right now : )
O love your sweet garden and will await the photo's later in the season! showing us the yield you will have of home grown veggie's and herbs! Beautiful~
And that sweet dog of yours, I am convinced, has Australian cattle dog (red healer)!! : ) LOL
I SO enjoyed my visit during lunch today friend~ Bless you, Karen O

Tamara said...

That's so exciting Linn. Anything in the wild is so lovely... Thank you for coming by. Loving thoughts to you.


Tamara said...

Thank you Christine..

We did have a lovely time on our rendezvous.. Thank you so much! And yes ..the promise of new life and beauty in the spring is something to look forward to. Thank you for the blessings.