I am a true farmgirl at heart. I love being a wife, mother, christian, daughter, sister, friend, homemaker, designer, decorator, cook, gardener, lets see, did I leave anything out? I've been married to Mr F for 5 years now. We are complete opposites! Which is why we work so well together. Miss M is my 15 almost 16 year old daughter. Sometimes I'm amazed at the young lady she has turned into. I'm also mother to Little E, who went to heaven way too early. Right now I'm a SAHM and spend my days enjoying all of my hobbies!
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I came across some of these pictures last week of my mom's garden and a cookout that she had there. Her garden was breathtaking! And the cookout, well the pictures speak for themselves! We had a GREAT time!
Also when I found the pictures I also found an essay that I had to write for an English class in college. It just happens to be called "A Walk Through My Mother's Garden". I thought I would post it here to go along with the pictures. I'm dedicating this post to all of my friends that are tired of snow and dreaming of spring.
A Walk Through My Mother's Garden
A walk in my mother's garden is perhaps the most relaxing, peaceful journey that anyone could take. At any time of the year you can see some beautiful hint of color.
In the dead of winter small purple, yellow, and white crocuses pop up from everywhere. Winter pansies are still in bloom and are strategically placed throughout the garden.
My favorite time of the year is the first weeks of spring. When you walk through the garden, you will see beautiful daffodils (of all shades of yellow), pastel tulips, little purple grape hyacinths, and the deep green of the newly budding plants. Red bud and Dogwood trees are in bloom. The lilacs fill the garden with such a beautiful sweet aroma. There is a bench that I love to sit on and watch all the birds that flock to the many birdfeeders throughout the garden. There is also a squirrel feeder at which the squirrels and birds fight over the corn that is put there for food. When the fountain is turned on it makes such a relaxing peaceful sound.
Purple clematises trail over the porch rails and the mailbox. In a few weeks the lavender will be blooming with its breathtaking aroma. Peonies in shades of light and dark pink will soon be in bloom. The sweet smell of roses fills the air. Climbing roses, tea roses and bush roses in colors of red, pink, orange, yellow, white and peach are scattered all over the garden.
Purple coneflower, daisies, brown eyed susans, and lupines start to add more color. White, pink, and purple butterfly bushes attract beautiful butterflies of all sizes and colors. Bees swarm to the gorgeous red bee balm.
By the time fall comes around the dahlias, chrysanthemums, and blanket flower add color to the fading garden. Nasturtiums are spreading all around the steps of the porch. Pumpkins sit scattered throughout the garden to add a little more variety in color.
At any time of year when I need peace and quiet I can walk through the garden, and I am truly amazed by the simple yet beautiful miracles that take place every day.
Can you see that my mom knows how to throw a true Southern Living outdoor kinda party? Those truly are the best kind!