Tag Archives: The Shenandoah Valley

Autumn in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

(The Alleghenies) We finally got some much needed rain in the Shenandoah Valley this past week and cooler temps. Autumn is here in all its splendor. DH and I took a drive into the Allegheny Mountains. We got some lovely … Continue reading

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Our May Garden

May is the wackiest, loveliest month, swinging from soaring heat to frigid cold. Now that the month is almost over, seasonable temps have arrived, and we’ve gotten some nice rain. Despite this roller coaster weather, most of the plants survived. … Continue reading

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Spring Is When the Meadowlark Sings and It’s Singing

Signs of spring are everywhere on the farm. February is like an erratic March. So was January. We’ve had little real winter. Almost no snow. Our weather blows mild then cold then warm again, even balmy before the wind cuts … Continue reading

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Glimpses into my June Garden

A June morning in the dewy garden, with the birds singing, is a delight to the senses and the soul. I was up before the bees today. I’m no great photographer, but the garden calls, so I must go forth. … Continue reading

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“Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves.”

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” ~Faith Baldwin Fall is my favorite season. I’m deliriously exuberant in the spring, and as busy as a mad hen with all my many gardening endeavors, but fall … Continue reading

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The Darling Buds of May

A soft spring day in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is scented with the sweetest blossoms. Many of our best-loved flowers bloom in spring. Perhaps because they come after a long, cold winter, and are nature’s reward. Or God’s. Either … Continue reading

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Spring is when the Meadowlark Sings

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ― Margaret Atwood “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke Spring is coming to … Continue reading

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