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IN THE FIELD: Beauty In An Old Landscape

Just down the road from where I live is an old farmhouse that has been restored to it’s former glory. The grounds surrounding the home and barn have been improved with gardens and new plantings of shrubs and trees. The old trees on the property are still doing well and shade the house nicely in the spring and summer. The owners always have nice groupings of flowers surrounding the property and through out the landscape.

And as you drive around the corner you are greeted with splashes of color throughout the seasons. The stone walls have been re-stacked and will probably still stand for another hundred years This old stone wall is at the base of their driveway and it is one of the first things you see as you approach their home.

  1. March 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Beautiful, so beautiful… How nice to watche the awakening of the earth in spring… Thank you dear David, I know these flowers, I see them much more in florists basket in here… With my love, nia

    • March 22, 2012 at 8:42 am

      Yes they certainly are, this has been a good year for daffodils. It’s been cool at night and warm during the day. Spring is here!

      • March 22, 2012 at 8:49 am

        I am so glad to hear this dear David, spring is here too, how we missed so much this year… Thanks and Love, nia

  2. March 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Simply beautiful!

    • March 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

      I love driving past this old farmhouse. The folks there have done a great job fixing the place. It looks great all year!

  3. March 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    The softness of the daffy’s contrasts well against the stone. Will we be seeing the restored farmhouse itself maybe later?

    • March 22, 2012 at 8:47 am

      This is a neat little spot at the end of their driveway. The guys plant all kinds of things there all year. I’ll have to ask them if I can photograph the house next time I see them…which is pretty often. I’m sure they would be honored. Last time we talked they were making noises about selling…it’s a nice 5 acre property. Hmmmmm It would be a short move for us…1/2 mile at best on the same street!

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  5. March 22, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Great photo of beautiful flowers! I really like the yellow flowers on the right. They look like miniature daffodils. If so, I have not seen these before.

  6. March 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks Fergie, they are miniature daffodils which are 1/2 to 1/3rd the size of the regular flowers. I bet they would look really great in a rock garden or some other small space!

  7. Nandini
    March 23, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Beautiful flowers. 🙂 I like the stones too.

    • March 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      The owners of this home have these planted throughout their property…it’s such a nice place to drive past.

  8. March 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Some of my favorite things – old property, stone wall, spring bulbs. Lovely photo!

    • March 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks Lee, it’s a neat place. They have plantings like this all over…in their lawn around trees, in groups around the barn and up the driveway.

  9. March 26, 2012 at 4:24 am

    I love daffodils, they are the sign that spring has finally arrived 😀

  10. March 26, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Me too, and this has been a really good year for them…they are lasting for a long time!

  11. March 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    The rocks make a great backdrop for the daffodils. I’m jealous of the resolution on your camera.

    • March 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

      There are some neat old stone walls at this place…throughout the flower season they always have something growing there so I have plenty of photo opps. I’ve been shooting with a four year old Nikon D-80 that is only a 10 or 12 megapixel camera. This photo was taken with a Nikon 35mm 1.8 lens which is super sharp.

      • March 29, 2012 at 8:45 am

        All I have is an Olympus 12 mp FE-3010 point and shoot. I have to sharpen almost every shot in PhotoShop. If my ship ever comes in I have my eye on something like the Canon Rebel.

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