Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Nine Thousand Words... and a Few More

 Spring has me in its clutches -- I'll get back to visiting and commenting and. oh, yes, a FAQ post tomorrow.  Until then, a picture is worth a thousand words.

 Bleeding Heart
 
Wisteria
  
Marigold and Justin
 
 Trillium (Wake Robin?)
 Dogwood
 John is building a more permanent house for the broiler chickens.
 Yellow trillium
 Pink Dogwood

18 comments:

Witch of Stitches said...

Bleeding hearts are just beautiful!! I love them. The Jacarandas are in bloom at my mom's, near Tampa - Gorgeous!

Desiree said...

That first picture is breathtakingly beautiful. What a magnificent scene!
I love wisteria. It grew all over in Grahamstown where I attended university and I always intended to grow my own once I 'grew up' and had a garden. I never have attempted to grow it and I wonder why?

You live in a real life fairytale, with Marigold completing the picture! What a productive family you are...such busyness, it's no wonder your blog needs to take a backseat! Thank you for sharing your idyllic life...yes, I know...we only get to see all the beauty while you're out their labouring daily ;)

Martin H. said...

When mother nature gets this busy, it's hard not to get caught up in it. Lovely shots, as ever.

Marilyn said...

With all the beauty you have around you I would be outside soaking it up too, blogs will wait.

Pat in east TN said...

What lovely spring time pictures Vicki ... after our winter I am more then enjoying our spring ... rain, winds and all!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. the world is looking rather beautiful in your neck of the woods...nice pics of the milking as well...best wishes for the new hom of the chickens as well...

Alan Burnett said...

Sometimes pictures can say so much, but so often it is that combination of image and word that is truly wonderful. In that way the internet has taken us back and recreated a new golden world of photo-journalism.

Jean Baardsen said...

Love your language!!

Mama-Bug said...

Wonderful photos Vicki! It's nice to see the world waking up after the long, cold winter.

Suz said...

Oh dear I thought you were busy writing a thousand words...must be that writing piece I'm struggling over...I have found that I have
I-itis....woe
Well..love your trilliums..heck I love all trilliums

Deanna said...

I am so jealous of your wisteria and pink dogwood. All are beautiful!

Spring has me in her clutches too, but cautiously. They are calling for snow flurries here this weekend.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Now I know that it's wysteria growing all around us. It's beautiful but I couldn't figure out why I didn't smell lilac when I thought that's what it was. Thanks!!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Looks like a busy spring for your family. Nice photos -- barbara

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, I remember jacarandas! There was one in my grandparents' back yard.

Desiree -- wisteria's lovely but awfully exuberant. I love it too.

So true, Alan -- a DIY cultural renaissance.

maría cecilia said...

This is just what I wanted, seeing your lovely property and all its life around!!!! Wonderful nature, flowers, trees, cows and John making that house... I love so much your piece of land and everything you do there!!!!
hugs my dear Vicki

Merisi said...

Such breathtaking glimpses of life on the farm!
The dogwoods, I miss them.

Tipper said...

I've been clutched too : ) But it's nice-enjoyed all the pics!

Margaret said...

If one has cows, one of them MUST be names Marigold! :) It's really looking quite beautiful up in the mountains. Will need to make a trip there soon.