Searching for Beauty in the Woods

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I were driving around in the Kawasaki recently in search of some beauty in the woods.  Sharkey was uncertain which road to take so we stopped and asked for directions and we finally found what we were looking for.

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Sharkey!  No sense driving around senselessly!  Pull over here.  Perhaps Chhewang and Purba can lead us in the right direction.

1 Sharkey! No sense driving around senselessly! Pull over here. Perhaps Chhewang and Purba can lead us in the right direction.

I don't know Franny.  Those guys look like they're on a mission clearing the woods of fallen branches.

2 I don't know Franny. Those guys look like they're on a mission clearing the woods of fallen branches.

Sharkey, these guys always have time for us, Frenchies.  Hey there, Chhewang - We are in search of woodland blooms.  Can you tell us which way to go?

3 Sharkey, these guys always have time for us, Frenchies. Hey there, Chhewang - We are in search of woodland blooms. Can you tell us which way to go?

Well, Chhewang certainly knows his way through the woods.  He lead us to the right area.

4 Well, Chhewang certainly knows his way through the woods. He lead us to the right area.

A few years ago, Martha thought it would be a good idea to plant circles of daffodils in the woods to brighten up the landscape.

5 A few years ago, Martha thought it would be a good idea to plant circles of daffodils in the woods to brighten up the landscape.

And I have to agree with her.

6 And I have to agree with her.

Yes, Franny - coming all the way out here and finding this beauty is quite special and unexpected.

7 Yes, Franny - coming all the way out here and finding this beauty is quite special and unexpected.

Sharkey, this is what is called 'naturalizing' daffodils.  They're perfect for  planting in a natural setting because deer don’t eat them, they need no care, and they multiply as the years go by.

8 Sharkey, this is what is called 'naturalizing' daffodils. They're perfect for planting in a natural setting because deer don’t eat them, they need no care, and they multiply as the years go by.

Sharkey, let me drive you to another amazing idea that Martha had.

9 Sharkey, let me drive you to another amazing idea that Martha had.

Those beautiful weeping willows are growing like crazy!  They look like they've been here for a long time, but they were planted only six or seven years ago.

10 Those beautiful weeping willows are growing like crazy! They look like they've been here for a long time, but they were planted only six or seven years ago.

Don't you just love how the wind swishes through the foliage?

11 Don't you just love how the wind swishes through the foliage?

And don't you wonder how large they will become in six or seven more years?

12 And don't you wonder how large they will become in six or seven more years?

Comments (8)

  • Good Morning F & S

    So did Martha approve of your little road trip through the woods? Were you given permission to drive alone? I don't think so.........

    Mom was so happy yesterday with the pretty hanging baskets we picked out for Mother's Day. When she came home from church we had our flowers and cards waiting for her with a big cup of coffee, it made my mom smile. It must of been an extra special Mother's Day at your house with baby Jude's arrival, I'm sure grandma and Alexis were very happy.

    Well I have to go mom needs to use the computer. She is having a fit because we are eating the organic soil from her planters on the deck. She said something about google, I guess she thinks Mr. Google is going to give her answers. I have to tell all of you if you haven't tried organic soil you're missing out, it's really tasty stuff ;)

    Zoe

  • Ladies I think I've found a new business venture for the three of you - Guided Farm Tours! You, Sharkey, and GK need to add one of the long passenger golf carts to ferry people around. Add a microphone, some cute little outfits and you three are all set. :smile:

    Zoe just remember, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. :wink:

  • Lovely woods...I go in the woods and collect wild flower plants and plant them in my Moss Garden...nice work guys and pups!

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    The reason you were having a hard time finding beauty in the woods is because you are looking in the wrong woods. Now if you would come to Georgia and go into the woods, I’m sure that you would find beauty because that’s where you would find me. I guess you were looking for flowers and blooms and not Chow Chows. Now that the weekend is over, it’s back to normal around here. Well almost normal; didn’t get my walk in today because I overslept. Dang it! Guess I’ll have to get in an extra nap to make up for the nap I slept through which usually comes after my walk.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hello Ladies,
    Well aren't you both the travel ladies?? Not having someone with you is a bad idea. What if you had gotten lost--oh my those coyotes and other critters. Just be careful. I think those naturalized flowers are outstanding. The entire farm looks great. I looked at Mama Martha's site and between you all I got the grand tour.
    Mother's Day was a bit hit around here. Everyone cooked Mom dinner last night and Dad made her some beautiful planters. Have a great Monday all.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., The three of you are so lucky to live there at Martha's beautiful farm!!! I sure would love to be there to follow you around to see everything in the gardens and all of your animal friends! How nice of Chhewang to show you where the beautiful flowers were! I agree with you that they look beautiful! Those willow trees sure are fun to see, also with the wind blowing through their branches! I'll bet you had a lovely Mother's Day with Martha, Alexis, Jude, and Kevin at the farm! Did you do anything special for them?! Have a great day everyone! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hello ladies,
    You drive? bow wow wow. Such talent.
    We have neighbors that planted a weeping willow tree by the sidewalk. They keep it trimmed so it is like walking under a brige. It is one of my favorite spots! It is so cool there on hot summer days and so much fun when a breeze is blowing. Thanks for the pics. Also, Kirby is right, the woodlands in Georgia are beautiful.
    Later, your friendly Chihuahua Rebel

  • Hi Franny and Sharkey!

    You sure do have a beautiful property! Mom and I loved your tour and the daffodil idea too!

    I love riding around with my Mom in her golf cart. We don't play golf but we do chores around our property too!

    woo woos, Tessa

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