Blue Moon

Moonset seemed slow this foggy morning, and tonight’s “blue moon” was crystal clear!

blue moon

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Red Spotted Purple Butterfly Leaves Cocoon- Wordless Wednesday

Red Spotted Purple Butterfly Emerges From Coccon

*** 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.***

Surprise! It’s a lily

 

When I first saw our surprise lilies, I had no idea what was growing near the back porch. The lovely pink blooms seemed to appear overnight out of nowhere.

Lycoris Squamigera — surprise lily, magic lily, or resurrection lily — grows its leaves in the spring, when it blends in with every other little […]

Welcome August

Good morning, August!

It’s foggy this morning, and the mist is hiding my mountains, but it’s the start to another beautiful day. We had a little gentle rain last night that will hopefully help the plants. The drought continues, and the excessive heat has kept the tomatoes from setting more fruit. Our harvests this year […]