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 […]

Spring Color Starting to Show

I’m stretching here when I say we are seeing color, but I am really ready for lilacs, daffodils, and peach blossoms. From a hint of purple on the double-flowered lilac to a blush of blue on glory of the snow, I had to hunt high and low to see spring, but I did find a […]

Lilacs in Full Bloom

Most of the lilacs on the farm are in full bloom. The landscape is tinted lavender (or lilac, as the case may be), and the air smells wonderful.

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lilac blooms

lilac flowers

lilacs on the lane

lilacs on the lane

Lilac Bloom Beginning

And so it begins!

My favorite time of year on the farm has started with the first little buds of lilac opening. We have lilacs and lilac hedges along our lane, most of the yard, as well as the house. The smell is amazing! We still have magnolia and daffodil scenting the air, so […]

Spring Flowering in Shenandoah

A few days of warmth, and all of the plants are showing off. We also have a couple of brown thrashers searching for mates. I didn’t know how much they sound like mockingbirds, but the pair we have pick high spots and sing all day long.

I thought I’d share a few pics with you […]