Friday, May 3, 2013

Spring Time On The Farm - It's Finally Here



After a long quiet winter and an usually cold spring, our farm finally comes alive with brilliant colors and active wildlife.


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Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly Visiting Our Apple Orchard
Cedarmere Farm


Black Swallowtail Butterfly Feasting In Butterfly Bush
Cedarmere Farm


Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly Among Candytuft & Flox
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Creeping Flox by Waterfall
Cedarmere Farm


Tulip Garden
Cedarmere Farm


Tulip Garden, Cedarmere Farm




Tulips by Waterfall, Cedarmere Farm

















Tulip Garden,  Cedarmere Farm


Tulip Garden,  Cedarmere Farm





Tulips and Daffodils by River Birch Grove
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Tulip Garden, Cedarmere Farm


Yellow Finch Surveying the Landscape
Cedarmere Farm


Tree Swallow Basking In the Sunshine
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Robin Seeking a Mate
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White Lilac by the Farm House
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Erysimum 'Bowles' Mauve by Waterfall
Cedarmere Farm


Barberry Bush (Berberis thunbergii f.atropurpurea)
[I have been told the berries are edible]
Cedarmere Farm


Common Winter Cress (also known as yellow rocket) (Barbarae vulgaris)
[I have been told the leaves (before the flowers appear) are edible]
Cedarmere Farm


It's a real treat to see
something new every day, 
                         Christa





4 comments:

  1. Christa.. Your photos are stunning! What a lovely display of Spring on your farm! I know just a glance out your window must be breathtaking. Enjoy ... Thanks for sharing what's happening in your backyard. Happy weekend wishes! Susan

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    1. Good morning Susan,
      Yes, it's great to wake up early, sit around with a cup of coffee and wait for wildlife to wake up. The birds are incredibly loud, but such beautiful sounds! We have lots of different birds, but they are too fast for my amateur camera. Happy Spring, Susan.
      Christa

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  2. How lovely to see that everything is now bursting with life!
    Have a wonderful beginning of spring and a lovely weekend!
    Ingrid

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    1. Hi Ingrid,
      You too, have a great weekend. Thank you for stopping in.
      Christa

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