Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.
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Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Regular Shop & Open Studio Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00

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PLEASE NOTE
*no Open Studio during pre-scheduled Classes or Events

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

oh what a beautiful morning !


'Tis Sunday...

we woke early to the sounds of the roosters, hens, guinea's and peacock
welcoming the sun...

the donkey's and sheep were next to greet the morning's warm rays.


I stepped out onto the front porch and there they were...
my sweet white lilacs,
all bloomed and beautiful!!!


I adore lilacs~
their heady scent reminds me of
summers spent in Alabama,
when, as a child,
I would visit my paternal Grandmother...
~ she had two huge purple lilac bushes that flanked
either side of the front door to her tiny little house...
{you had to dodge huge bumbler-bees to get in our out!!}
...my white lilac-bush was a gift from a beloved neighbor,
Patsy Daniels...
who, when we first moved here almost 7 years ago,
made our family feel welcomed & much-loved...
{I quickly adopted her as my 'southern Mother'...}

she has gifted me often with plants and cuttings
from her own garden, that have happily taken root here on our farm...
small reminders of friendships and family that continue to grow with
a little kindness & love...

share your garden with your friends and family...
give a living piece of yourself to someone and see
just how much the two of you will grow...

Wishing you a beautiful spring Sunday
filled with all things green and thriving!!


Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

12 comments:

  1. I have brought many cuttings from my dad's home in Virginia to live in Michigan. Some have survived and thrived and others not so much. But, like you, the ones that do survive remind me of home.

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  2. Goodmorning friend..it is beautiful here this a.m.!! I can only imagine the wondeful sounds coming from the farm..wish I was there!! Have a great day!(millstonemercantile)

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  3. I watched a pair of jays building a nest in the tree in our front yard. The cardinals and titmouses are playing kissy-kissy. Every day is a new surprise with new things popping out of the ground!! My newest hooking piece is one I drew of my Spring garden. Yes, the season is truly inspiring!!
    How is your beauty berry bush looking?

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  4. MY SWEET WHITE LILACS ARE SLOWLY SHOWING THEIR PRETTY FACES....APPLE TREES ARE IN FULL BLOOM.... WILDFLOWERS THAT SEEDED THEMSELVES FROM LAST YEARS GARDEN ARE FINDING HAPPY HOMES IN MANY CRANNIES .... AHHH ~ SPRINGTIME IN THE COUNTRY IS A BLESSING....

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  5. glad you all feel the same way I do...nothing's better than a quiet Sunday morning to refresh your Spirit!

    Jane, my Beauty Bush finally has green leaves! YAY!!!!

    ~L

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  6. What a pleasure to live in the country...I am living in a town and in an appartment!

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  7. Well said Lori,
    I love sharing plants . . . and giving new ones too.
    When I re-married 7 years ago I brought along many plants from my little farm house. I may not be in the country anymore, but when I see those plants in my heart I am!

    Each day of spring is a wonder!
    Lori Ann

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  8. Myriam & Carin ~ so glad to read your comments...wishing you both beautiful weather in the Netherlands and Belgium!!!
    ~L

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  9. Lori C. ~ yes, each day is a Wonder,...we are Blessed !!!!!

    ~L

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful way to greet the morning! I have plants from my grandmother, my mother, friends and neighbors!! They are much more special than any I have bought for myself!

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  11. I agree...what a beautiful day we had yesterday also..I took advantage of it and played in the front yard some..LOL

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  12. Lori..this was just lovely

    you're blog is a delight

    enjoyed my visit today

    kary

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