Thursday, April 10, 2014

Temperamental April

Drastic Change in Landscape

I have to say, our pond is my favorite place to chill.  I love the reflections of the surrounding landscape on the clear placid water.  Our pond is spring fed (this spring was the main water source for the house for a long time) so the water is always crystal clear.  Whenever the weather is beautiful, the reflections on the water intensify the blue color of the sky and the brightness of the sun's rays that shine on buildings and trees.  Somehow, this large body of water brightens and magnifies the picturesque beauty of the surrounding landscape.


Cedarmere Farm on a Clear Day



But, whenever a storm rolls in, the dark clouds look even more ominous as they are captured on the surface of the pond water.

Cedarmere Farm Before a Storm





Because our farm is in the mountains, after a downpour, our otherwise calm and gentle stream that meanders through the woods becomes a raging torrent.  Water rushes angrily through, carrying with it broken branches and debris.  It's both beautiful and scary to watch the force of the water as it crashes against boulders and banks.




And that's April at our farm - some days waking up with a calm and sunny disposition, and others a temper tantrum!

Come along with me to 
Friday My Town Shoot Out 
to see what April is like in other parts of the world.
                        Christa 

28 comments:

  1. These are exceptional images. Such beauty in the landscapes no matter the weather. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thanks Mersad. Our farm is very picturesque and it's the landscape, the flowers, and the wildlife here that inspired me to have a blog so I can share what I see here with others.

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  2. Whether it is calm or undergoing a tantrum, the images of your farm are breathtaking.

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    1. Karen, we are very lucky. Our farm is in one of the most beautiful counties in Virginia.

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  3. Raging or calm, its a place of beauty.

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    1. Sure is, Joan. And we are so grateful we get to be part of it.

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  4. I was just outside on the porch, sitting on the glider with the dogs, reading a book. It was heavenly ... this week has been like that. It is especially beautiful in your neck of the woods. I agree with your comment, above. The Virginia mountains are a wonderful place.

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    1. Connie, that sounds fabulous. There aren't too many of those days when it's nice out and you get to just chill and enjoy it.

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  5. I love that 3rd photo best, so tranquil and serene.

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  6. The reflections are beautiful and I love the shots of the rushing water too.

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    1. I am always intrigued by reflections. The sound created by the rushing water was both soothing and scary (if that is possible!).

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  7. May I just say your farm is gorgeous. What a beautiful view you have. I enjoyed seeing all these wonderful photos. The stormy sky was impressive.

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  8. Oh my gosh, Christa, your piece of the planet is just so beautiful! It sounds like you really appreciate it for all its worth too. Gorgeous photos!

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    1. Deb, you are right. We can't believe we actually own this beautiful piece of land. We try to be good stewards and provide more habitat for wildlife. This pond is one of the examples of what we added to the farm. You can read more about the pond in my old post on March 13, 2013 at cedarmerefarm.blogspot.com/2013/03/reflections-on-pond.html This part of the farm used to be a marshy mess that was completely unusable.

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  9. Your farm is beautiful and to have those reflections just adds to the beauty. Love those reflections - and the rushing water, too.

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    1. Hi Pauline, thank you. I am glad you think our farm is beautiful. We love it. We are lucky to be in one of the most beautiful counties in Virginia (which is appropriately named "Green County").

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  10. beautiful setting! I like the difference in the weather shots and the angry stream. fantastic!

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    1. Hi Doreen, thank you. April is an interesting month for us here in Virginia. Next month, the weather will be calmer.

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  11. Wonderful photos and great organization of the topic.

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  12. I love the reflections in the pond, your pictures are so beautiful. I think you live on one of those most beautiful spots in the world. I will be a new follower.
    Regards, Janneke

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  13. That's April, for certain! Temperamental but always striking! Your farm is gorgeous in any weather.

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  14. You have a beautiful home and such a pretty pond and land. Enjoy your week and the nice weather!

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