Sunday Sunflowers

We did not plant any sunflowers this year expecting the continued drought to dry up anything we planted. Who knew we would actually have some summer rain? Had I planted sunflowers they would have been thick and bountiful! That is how it is on the farm; everything is a planting gamble! Have a few “wild” […]

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Wordless Wednesday Weeds

Every late spring these weeds pop up in the pastures. Do not know the proper name. Beauty can be seen in everything-even a simple weed.

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Indian Blanket Beauty

Our Indian Blankets (Gaillardia) are drying up this week much to my dismay. These wildflowers are at the top of my “love” list and every May and June I enjoy their color at the farm. The colors are brilliant. I love the vivid red, orange and yellow combination. They pop up every spring and are found […]

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Bluebonnets Are Blooming

The bluebonnets are finally blooming. Maybe my expectations were too high, but the farm bluebonnets are not very spectacular this year. The flowers are plentiful, however they are very small due to the continued drought. They just do not have that special “punch”.  Yesterday I decided to hit a few country roads in search of a few bluebonnet patches. I […]

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The Promise of Spring

No one can relish the signs of spring more than me. The first glint of jonquils peeking out of the soil searching for warm sun to pull them upwards is always amazing. Longer days. Warm breezes. Warmer nights. Rain Showers, Budding leaves. Light jackets. New farm babies. Flip flops. Working in garden. Preparing yard. Spring personally brings me […]

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New Treasure

In late fall we had a little road work added in an thickly wooded area on our farm. It was an area which has always been thick with vegetation. Cowboy had to venture into this area occasionally to find a lost calf, but for the most-part we were unable to access this area. After the […]

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Fall Cactus

The fall Prickly Pear cactus all have beautiful pink buds which makes for a beautiful view. Of course, cactus are literally a thorn in any farmers side and not a plant that anyone wants in their pastures. Never-the-less we have more than our share! My daughter in law remembers picking the buds as a little girl […]

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Wordless Wednesday

The Yucca’s are blooming!  

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Wordless Wednesday

Love spring gardens! Attended an event last week and they had a lovely garden. Loving the rocks used as backdrop to garden. Happy pot of flowers! Indian Blankets in a home garden. Love this. Usually just see them on the side of road as wildflowers!

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Happy Monday!

Here is a little bit of happy to help you start your week. Love these little wildflowers and their pretty splash of color. They are Lanceleaf Coreopsis. We call them Tickseed. They are very common and grow in all states except for eight. Even on drought years, we can usually count on Tickseed to bloom.

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We Have Wildflowers!

We finally have a few wildflowers which makes me “Over the Moon” happy! In our area, the wildflowers are just beginning to pop up. We had a brutally dry year combined with a very mild winter and a late cool spell. I am not sure we will have an abundance of flowers, but you just never know. We […]

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Heart Cactus

I love anything hearts and the farm has way more cactus than we need. Son #1 and his family had a farm campout a few weeks ago and they found a pretty heart cactus on their nature hike. Next search for hearts at the farm- rocks. We have plenty and bet we can find one!

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Montana Apples

Montana has the perfect climate and soil to grow beautiful fruits. Our friends have cherries, pears, apples, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and many more. Sometimes I am visiting when it is time for harvest and sometimes I am visiting when they are blooming. I love photographing them, but strangely enough I do not enjoy eating fruit. […]

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Montana Cherries

We love Montana when it is cherry harvest time. Cowboy loves to eat them and I love to photograph them! This is just a little reminder of the harvest to come and the beauty they will bring to the Montana landscape. I can sit quietly on a warm summer day amongst them and simply relish in their beauty for hours. And remembering our […]

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