Wordless Wednesday – Canned Peaches for 2010

peach jelly, butter, and pie filling; peaches in syrup and in spiced honey

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

Yummy Wild Grapes

grape bunch

I picked a handful of wild (maybe) Concord like grapes from the vines growing under the back porch. They taste great!

handful of grapes

I don’t know for sure that they are wild. They don’t have the “foxy” smell that wild grapes supposedly have. The majority of the grapes I picked […]

My First Route 11 Yard Crawl

route 11 yard crawl

I took about two hours Saturday to inch up Route 11 as part of the Route 11 Yard Crawl. The crawl is a 43-mile stretch of yard sales lining Route 11, running from New Market in the South to Stephens City in the North.

route 11 yard crawl

I […]

Trumpet Creeper Vines Ending Their Run

yellow trumpet flowers

trumpet vine sprouts

I am in the minority in that I LOVE trumpet vine flowers.  Unfortunately, I have to hurt the one I love.

As long as I can remember, summer in Virginia means spotting the salmon-colored trumpets growing along the sides of Highway 460, Routes 29 and 15, and […]

Whitetail Deer – Wordless Wednesday

young deer in the front yard

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***