Last Friday afternoon was gorgeous. It was one of those sunny, blue sky days that’s just so uplifting. The sky was filled with the most beautiful clouds–enormous, puffy, cumulus clouds. They were really quite majestic. I got a little carried away and took tons of pictures.
Originally posted on catterel:
The full moon smiled on the water Pale and still Till A casually tossed pebble Fractured her image She vanished And the watery surface silently said o O O An ever-widening mouth Of concentric circles Not a drop was left in its place Everything moved Rippled and swirled From top to bottom Of the pool Nothing was as before Then In silence the surface re-formed Smooth Still The moon smiled The pebble lay still on the bottom Unaltered.
I think I’ve mentioned that the Cotswolds area of England is one of my favorite places. Last July, my husband and I were on our way back to a cottage we were renting in the village of Bledington. We had just finished dinner at a fantastic restaurant/pub called the Wild Rabbit in Kingham and were driving through the countryside, when […]
The chicks are a month old now and scampering about like crazy. Instead of the tiny fluff balls they were just a few short weeks ago, they are beginning to resemble small chickens. With their increase in size and activity, it was time to move these little guys to their permanent residence–the chicken coop. So, after scrubbing it down […]
I’ve been nominated for another Liebster Award. And, I have to say how appreciative I am of those of you who take time out of your busy schedules to read Fourth Generation Farmgirl and all about the happenings on Green Hill Farm. It is also an honor to be acknowledged by fellow bloggers in such a lovely manner. These awards allow us an opportunity to get to know each other a bit better, and perhaps, help others get noticed, too. All in all, a wonderful way to build community. I’m delighted to have been nominated by Ritu, the author of the creative and eclectic blog, But I Smile Anyway. I was also nominated by the author of the blog, The Modern Theologian. This blog provides interesting and thought provoking discussions on religion. These nominations are such a surprise, and I’m happy to accept. The following rules are associated with the Liebster Award: 1. Link the person who nominated you to your blog post and let them know you answered their questions. 2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominator. 3. Nominate other bloggers for the award that have fewer than 200 followers. 4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer. 5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them. My 11 Questions from But I Smile Anyway: 1. Who would you most like to meet, from the past? Queen Elizabeth […]
This looks fantastic!
These photographs were taken in the spring a few years ago. I especially love that Clover, one of my favorite sheep, seemed to enjoy watching the chickens scratch in the grass and chase bugs.
A few weeks ago, I decided to coax cuttings of a flowering cherry tree into an early performance in order to speed up spring. Persuading plants to flower out of season is known as forcing. You can either trim branches from your yard or buy them from a florist. There are a number of flowering trees and shrubs that […]
As I was lying in bed tossing and turning between 2 and 4 this morning, a wonderful poem by Jack Prelutsky crossed my mind. Mr. Prelutsky, an American writer of children’s poetry, was named the first Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2006. He lives in Seattle, Washington and spends much of his time presenting poems to children […]
I had to do quite a bit of digging through family photo albums to find these gems. You can probably tell by my lovely, patterned trousers that these time capsule treasures are circa 1970’s. I am an only child and the daughter of a mother who documented almost every moment of my childhood. I am fortunate that she took […]