A Wren and Her Babies Claim the Marigolds

I can’t plant my marigolds or yarrow. I’m only a little upset about that as I watch my lovingly seeded and nurtured marigolds outgrow their tiny cell packs. Even when I can plant them, I’m not sure how many I’ll get.

marigolds achillea

Why? A bird (wren, I assume) decided to build her […]

Red Spotted Purple Butterfly Leaves Cocoon- Wordless Wednesday

Red Spotted Purple Butterfly Emerges From Coccon

*** 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.**

Wasp on the Hummingbird Feeder

It’s time to refill the feeder, but this little wasp hasn’t figured that out. This shows why I love this feeder, though — only the hummers can reach the nectar!

can’t…quite…reach…

*** 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.**

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds in Shenandoah

The mimosa trees are blooming in the Shenandoah Valley, and on our little farm, that means it’s time for the hummingbirds to mimosa themselves silly! The “feathery” leaves and sweetly scented pompoms of the tree are virtually vibrating from tiny little ruby-throated hummingbird wings. Even when you can’t see them, you can hear them as […]

Groundhog Day – Wordless Wednesday

Groundhog Day

*** 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.**