Spring Plants and Flowers Leaping to Life

The upside of a long, cold, dark winter is that spring is even more lovely when it finally appears. In the last few days the signs of life remind me why we chose this little ridgetop in the far western part of the state. It’s cold and windy, but it’s also absolutely beautiful when the sun hits the right angle and the plants respond. It’s hard work living here, and my to-do lists grow by the minute, but I appreciate it, and I’m thankful every day.

double lilac

double lilac

saucer magnolia

saucer magnolia

pussywillow

pussywillow

bleeding heart

bleeding heart

viola

viola

peony

peony

hyacinth

hyacinth

forsythia

forsythia

daffodils

daffodils

*** 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.**

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