Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summertime at the Farm

Be sure to visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer as she hosts Outdoor Wednesday every week. You'll be glad you did!

Recently we went up to our "Farm" to mow and spend the day. There's a certain look, sound, and smell to summer at the Farm----the smell of freshly cut grass, the sounds of birds singing coming from all directions, clear blue sky, flowers blooming both wild and planted, fruit growing and ripening on the trees, and the sound of the animals at the barn. It's really something very special to me. Here are some pictures from our latest trip there.
Hydrangeas were blooming all around the yard----

Gardenias are blooming--I love their fragrance!

Wildflowers in the woods nearby--

Not a very good picture but the crepe myrtles are blooming, too.

A little too early--the wild blackberries were just beginning to ripen and the figs on our fig trees will be ripe soon.

The lantanas that we transplanted from our yard at home were just "sticks" a few weeks ago and now they're beginning to bloom---I'd say they're very hardy because no one lives at the Farm to take care of any of the plants.
Sometimes it's difficult to leave that place because it has so many wonderful memories and it's a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of life back in the "real" world. However, we're extremely thankful we have it so we can go spend time there as often as possible.


  1. You know, blue hydrangeas have to be right up there with the most beautiful of God's creations. Thank you for sharing all your photos with us. Have a wonderful day.

  2. Beautiful flowers - thanks for sharing.

  3. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Linda! The gydrangeas and gardenias are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  4. Hi Linda, your flowers are beautiful and so is your photography! Gorgeous!!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


  5. your garden is beautiful and so is your blog, have a wonderful week.

  6. So pretty ... I can smell the gardenia! I miss having one of those in my yard.

  7. oh my gosh.. look at your hydrangeas bush... I love them!.. so beautiful! thanks for sharing these great photos and happy OW. Have a great day too