Shenandoah Valley Autumn Sunset

Shenandoah Valley Autumn Sunset

*** 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.***

Hard Frost in the Valley

frosty burning bush

Friday night the frost warnings were shared on Facebook, Twitter, TV, and Radio, and sure enough, Saturday we woke to frosty white feathers on the gardens. The grass wasn’t quite “crunchy” like deep winter frosts.

I should probably be sad to see the basil and peppers frozen, but in truth, I’m […]

Blue Moon

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

blue moon

*** 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.***

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 […]

Red Sky In Morning

I love that old saying… Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning. I grew up in a town with nowhere to sail, but I still knew the phrase! This morning, sailors would have taken warning. The sun came up bright red, and the clouds reflected the light back. I […]