Red Growths on Tree Leaves

Well, here’s a new one to me — some sort of red growths on the leaves of this tree. Any one know what these are?

red growths on tree leaves

*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**

On the Hunt…for Asparagus

asparagus shoot

fresh cut asparagus

The first day of hunting season, I woke early to get a jump on my prey. I climbed out of bed, put on some ratty clothes, and headed out to the fields. Fortunately it was a warm spring day.

I was armed only with a canning jar of […]

Stoney Creek Flood Update in the Shenandoah Valley

Stoney Creek has gone down, but the debris remains. The tree to the left of each photo is the same tree, but the angles of the photos are different. See additional photos from last week’s flooded Stoney Creek. Click each picture below to see it larger.

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Stoney Creek – Apr 16

Stoney Creek – Apr 17

Stoney Creek – Apr 23

*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**

Happy Easter! It’s Lilac Blooming Time in the Shenandoah Valley

traditional lilacs

traditional lilacs

Happy Easter!

As one of our resident yard bunnies knows, the lilacs are at about 80% bloom, and this is the time of year that Lilac Hill earns her name. The air smells so sweet with the heady scent of blooms it’s hard not to just sit and breathe deeply. 70% of […]

Lazy Lamby Day in the Valley

My neighbor’s herd took some time out after yesterday’s brief hard rain to chew their cuds (I assume). The babies are growing fast, and the buck kept a close eye on me as I took pictures of the family.

sheep

sheep buck

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