Pussywillow Branches in the Mist

We’ve had a nice period of rain here on our Shenandoah Valley farm, so I missed my daily walk around the property. Today I ventured out and endured wet sneakers to see what’s blooming under the gray sky and misty air.

The few blooming daffodils are weighed down with the droplets, and the forsythia looks […]

53rd Annual Highland Maple Festival – Making Syrup in Virginia

This year’s Highland Maple Festival was held the weekends of March 12 – 13, 2011, and March 19 – 20, 2011. I was working on clearing out the overgrown flower beds around the house, so as much as I wanted to go, I had to postpone my trip till next year’s festival.

Fortunately, you are […]

Forsythia Blooming

The forsythia is rushing into bloom. Over the course of the last few days, it has changed dramatically!

forsythia buds

forsythia blooming

forsythia blooming

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Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs in the Shenandoah Valley

mighty oak

You know how when you move into a house, you start making lists… lists of what you need to buy, plant, do, fix, etc? I have a bunch of those lists.

One list addresses the fixes we want to make to the exterior of the house. Today I realized that I’ve […]

2011 Lilac Watch Has Begun in the Shenandoah Valley

I’m not yet ready to guess on the bloom date, but the lilac buds are breaking out out everywhere! The bushes are absolutely loaded with buds, so I’m looking forward to a pretty scented April and May!!

lavender lilacs

white lilacs

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