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 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.***

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