More Eastern Redbuds

I just can’t get enough of these beautiful trees. I even found a small sapling at the edge of our property today!

Eastern Redbud Closeup

Eastern Redbud Trees

Eastern Redbuds

More Eastern Redbuds

Eastern Redbud Path

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Virginia’s Beautiful Redbuds Are Blooming

If you are driving anywhere in Virginia this week, you are gifted with one of the most beautiful sites — the all-too-brief blooming of the Eastern Redbud trees. The Shenandoah Valley is especially beautiful right now!

Depending on where the trees are in their bloom cycle, they may appear dark magenta, dark purple, or light […]

Shopping Local for Chicken in the Shenandoah Valley

75 pounds of local chicken

My freezer is the new home of 75 pounds of locally grown pasture-raised chicken. As I’ve shared, I have a lot of issues when it comes to eating meat, but I don’t feel bad when I buy chicken from J & L Green Farm. Their chickens live a […]

Angel and the Forsythia – Wordless Wednesday

Angel and the Forsythia

*** 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.***

The Kindness of Strangers and Pyrex

Pink Pyrex

Recently a reader of my blog sent me a nice note through the contact form. I didn’t get her permission to use her name, so I’ll just use her initials — L.H. Here is her note: “i found your site while sniffing out meyer lemon marmalade recipes. you have great photos […]