14 April 2012

Spring Celebration in Photos

The past few weeks have made it quite clear as to why Antonio Vivaldi began The Four Seasons with the Spring Concerto.  Go ahead, listen while you enjoy the sights of spring on the farm.

The trees are flowering.
cherry blossoms

Spring crops are sprouting.


Bull's Blood Beet

The garlic is tall.

The rhubarb is almost ready.


The area by the creek is painted in wildflowers.

They cover the north side of the hill.

Virginia Bluebells are the most predominant wildflower by the creek

Dutchman's Breeches

Prairie Trillium

Wild Blue Phlox

Dog Violet

Common Blue Violet:  these are more abundant around the house than the creek

Bristly Buttercup

Wood Anemone hiding in a very shaded, woody area.

Yellow Rocket

Garlic Mustard

Creeping Charlie

I stumbled upon a carpet of them between two oak trees.

There are a few I still haven't identified.
These were all over the hillside before our vacation and gone a week later when we returned.

These are a rare find.  Only a handful peeking out of the grass.

Spring is upon us.

Bloodroot catching the morning sun.

Tilly catching some morning sun.
Hillside of Virginia Bluebells

Spring Creek
Virginia Bluebell buds

Spring Prayer

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

For blue of stream and blue of sky;
For pleasant shade of branches high;
For fragrant air and cooling breeze;
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. Beautiful!!! I am officially craving rhubarb. :-)

  2. The unidentified flower "these are a rare find" might be trout lily. They have speckled, broad leaves that are edible. :) ---Cousin Tina Riley