Life in the Country….with a hummingbird

Hummingbird in flight...Tahilla Farm

The sunlight speaks. And it's voice is a bird:
It glitters half-guessed half seen half-heard.
Above the flower bed. Over the the lawn…
A flashing dip and it is gone.
And all it lends to the eye is this--
A sunbeam giving the air a kiss.

 by Harry Kemp


Hummingbird Dance
I love this wee little fellow. He was dancing in the sunlight, gliding past me as if to say…just try and catch me…bet you can't. When you spend time in the country…and have the time to ponder the magical dance of a hummingbird, it is hard not to take up the challenge. I have to say, catching this fellow with my camera was sheer luck. I wish I could say I have spent these past months sitting in a chair looking out to the mountain and pondering the flight of a hummingbird…alas..it has been the opposite. I have been a busy country camper.

The Luck of the Draw
Before I continue, I would like to announce the two winners of my book giveaway, Living Life in Full Bloom by Elizabeth Murray. The luck of the draw went to Pam G and and Mary WP. I thank you kindly for your lovely responses on my pasts posts. I am beyond tardy with my replies. If you have written to me recently, please know that I WILL return to you with a note. I appreciate every word and will respond in kind. PROMISE! 



Life in the Country…
It is hard to believe that I am halfway through my visit to Tahilla Farm with two months down and two and a bit more to go before returning to Vietnam. Life is full and in full bloom with some heavy duty fertilizer thrown in there. We have had an open door with friends and family coming and going, I have loved it all. It was with a heavy heart that I bid farewell to my youngest son, Connor, after a three week visit. He returned to Sydney last weekend..such a sweet soul, I love him to bits.

Connor takes in Tahilla Farm

Life in the country…


Life in the country is blessed with little surprises.
I tucked the flowers above into my car, thinking of
the scene from the movie, A Room With A View by E. M. Forster.
I will think of the very same every time I glance upon them in my garden.


Cornflowers for the Miss Alans..
Scene from "A Room With A View"
 via

I was in a country conundrum. 
When you are without a clothesline and are desperate for one you have
to think creatively. Our big maple, Marthasaved me. It is not perfect…
but it'll do until we build a proper one next summer.



When the sun is shining and a breeze lingers, I whip up
the linens and give them a good air drying. I recently purchased
yet another linen summer cover from Rough Linen. I love
what Tricia Rose does with linen…perfect summer sleeping!

My summer cover and a country breeze.

When dear friend Lisa came to visit this week, 
a rainbow came to welcome her. 
We were sitting on the porch after the rain when
she noticed it…the luck of the Irish..at Tahilla Farm.

Under the rainbow…Tahilla Farm

If you see my wheelbarrow somewhere on the property,
chances are….

My wheelbarrow awaits...

you will find me with my purple gardening gloves, 
clippers and my garden hat.
Steadfast and true.

A few gardening essentials


 When the day is done and the sun has warmly kissed the earth
I wander down to our local pond and float…
a wonderful way to end the day.


Afternoon sun at our local pond.


If you stopped by to visit, you would most likely will find me on our porch.
From here I think of Tahilla and what will be.


Life happens on a porch

Always on my mind…
the construction plans for Tahilla Farm are coming along.
It has been a tremendous learning curve for me. 
I have never seen so many numbers…
how can so many little things add up to so much money?

A numbers game…


The good news is the Tahilla Story continues with another lovely addition.
You know how I always say..it is a small world..especially in the blogging world.
When I asked my sister-in-law if she could recommended an interior decorator...

Phyllis Higgerson


Henhurst Blog

I had to laugh, I have been following Phyllis for some time and love her style. 
To discover that she is not far from Tahilla Farm..well..
that was to good to be true. 
We met and she as delightful in person as in her blog…and..
she did not run away after seeing Fred.

A HUGE sigh of relief from this country camper.
Welcome Phyllis


With that, I leave you with wishes for a wonderful weekend. 
Thank you for stopping by and hanging out with me…
as always, it is an absolute pleasure.

Happy Weekend!

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