Sunday, April 17, 2011

April Showers

April showers bring Dandelions....


wildflowers....

dogs in clover....
and green fields for cows.


It has also brought high winds almost everyday here to Smalltownland. And a variety of storms has come our way as well. Friday night we all ended up in the cellar as a tornado warning was issued for our area of the county. Thankfully our farm did not receive any damage.



We also recently planted several new fruit trees and one White Dogwood tree. All have remained unscathed during the recent weather outbreaks.


And here I thought things would calm down after that crazy winter we had. What was I thinking?!

40 comments:

  1. We don't have many dogwoods this far North in Missouri, but our redbuds are beautiful this year. I love spring!

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  2. Glad you and yours are doing fine. The cows look happy there. :) Such horrible weather patterns this year. Terrible losses.

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  3. The promise of summer is still in the making.


    Please have you all a good new week.

    daily athens

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  4. Love the Dogwood tree...beautiful! Glad the tornado didn't come through your area....don't know how you guys do it over there!

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  5. I have been telling myself for the past week to get out and snap some pics of our dogwoods before al the blooms are gone. I love them.

    Alas, I HATE dandelions. Nothing aggravates me more than to mow one day and have a thousand brand new ones sprout up overnight. Ugghhh!!!

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  6. The weather-know-it-alls are saying this is going to be a very volatile spring. We are supposed to be wet all week, which does not make my Tall Guy very happy! Be safe down there!

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  7. I love that pic of your jack! Wow, that tornado warning must have been scary! We are also still having showers.

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  8. Wow, this is sooo beautiful! I love the way you live! It seems so peaceful. The dogwood is lovely.
    I'm glad I found your blog. Have a good week to come. Luv-Loretta

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  9. Lana - This is turning out to be a very volatile spring. We have already had many severe storms in our area. Also high winds all the time.

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  10. Tyla - I also hate dandelions. As soon as my son mows, they are sprouting up again! Yuck!

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  11. Oh, How happy I am that you stopped by my blog ! I have discovered your wonderful Smalltown Life and will visit often.... You truly have some photo skills ...love what you are writing about, and the music is awesome !

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  12. Oh my gosh! Glad to know you are safe! What craziness! YIKES!!! Mercy, you do live in GORGEOUS country!

    m ^..^

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  13. Your dogwood blossoms are gorgeous. I love them. KY sure has lots of green grass already and yes, I'm envious and still waiting.
    Thanks for stopping by our icy north.
    BlessYourHeart

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  14. Glad you are safe! Thanks for sharing your green, and colours and everything that is not white! I am getting to hate white!

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  15. So happy to hear that your all doing well. Must have been scary. Wonderful cow shot!

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  16. I'm glad the tornados missed your farm. It was horrible in other places. BTW, I love your banner photo.

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  17. I have a pink dogwood. Aren't they lovely? Mine blooms closer to Mother's Day. :)

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  18. And our April showers bring ... so far, more April showers ! But yours have brought forth some beautiful flowers, esp. the dogwood. Glad to hear your weather didn't cause damage or worse - many were not so fortunate.

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  19. The flowers, the animals and the photographer are happy here in this spring motives ...

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  20. Love the dogwoods but hate the idea of a tornado. I know...I live in California and we have earthquakes, which some people are also afraid of. But when they come it is instantly and then it is gone. Those tornado winds just keep coming and there is something that scares me about all that and how it lingers on and on.

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  21. Oh, I hope your trees survive the spring and summer. It can be so sad to lose plants and trees in severe weather.

    Glad you all are okay. :)

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  22. So glad you all are okay - I was thinking of my blog friends as I watched the weather the other day. Now, let's think spring!

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  23. A crazy spring after a crazy winter... Now I am quite worried about the summer!

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  24. I know; it seems that these days we just go from one disaster type season to another. Eastern NC had not seen such tornado outbreaks since 1984, so they reported. Me, I want to go back to GA where I only deal with hurricanes who give one plenty of warning!

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  25. I'll take some of the wildflowers. You can keep the dandelions thank you very much.... :)

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  26. Scary! Ya, we took refuge in the cellar from a tornado just last July. First time EVER... what's up with that?

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  27. I know what you mean! I think I'd rather have a blizzard than tornados...

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  28. I read about all the tornedos in the area...I'm glad you are all safe!! It has been up and down here...hot all weekend and now today it is cold and drizzling!

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  29. I'm so tired of our loooonnnggg winter. We've got more snow in the forecast for tomorrow and Wednesday. Yuck! I'd rather have April SHOWERS than SNOW!

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  30. The blooms on all our dogwood trees are now all gone. They were beautiful though!
    Love your farm...It truly seems peaceful around your place!
    Hugs
    Shug

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  31. Farmchick -- I love the native dogwoods. My favorite photo today is dog in clover -- s/he is just such a friendly looking cutie. I rather like this cool weather -- I still have nightmares about last summer's heat. -- barbara

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  32. I miss my dogwood. It got some kind of disease a few years back and we had to cut it down. I loved the way it almost glowed in the dark at twilight.

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  33. Lovely photos...spring is so fantastic! Happy you're unscathed from recent weather!

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  34. Mother nature full of beauties and your pictures are awesome!

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  35. Well...I'll tell you at least your plants and trees aren't frozen...I am loving seeing your photos compared to our snowy prairie. Sorry about the weather warnings and glad you are all safe.

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  36. No tornadoes here, therefore very very few cellars. How alarming it must be to have to take shelter like that. It confirms my impression that Americans are made of tough stuff!

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  37. Great snapshot of April. Pleased to hear that the storm didn't affect you. Dandelions are a big problem here as well.

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  38. This weather is crazy. We keep getting hail storms! Like your pictures everything is so green now.

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  39. You take some of the most beautiful pictures. Love your blog!

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