On the street where I live…

Watercolor of flowersHappy Easter Everyone!  Pretty chilly here in New England where Mama Nature still hasn’t decided to let Spring out!  I am going to take you out and about in the  country as a change of pace from the Fifth Avenue Easter Parade.

dawn on the mountainSunrise lights the mountains first before cascading over our fields.

streamsideAt last there is no more ice in the stream.  This is Schenob Brook and once was a famous trout stream. Now it is too warm for trout.  Its’ spaghetti-like path forms our northern boundary.

hens and chicksA mile to the North is this hen house.  This one is pretty quiet.

Spring babiesNext door live a herd of Highland Cattle.  They are out all Winter.  Mom and her baby watch me watching them.

runawaysThey also escape.  This was ten days ago.

Galloways At the other end of the road, Belted Galloway cattle graze.  These cattle come from Western Scotland and are so striking with their distinctive white belted middles.

Basket for EAsterLivestock aside, there are lots of flower events still happening.  While collecting flowers at the wholesaler  for a workshop in Albany, I saw this lovely Easter basket with a towering orchid.

Easter basketPerhaps a bit heavy  with tropical flowers for Easter but very pretty nonetheless.

all pretty in a rowThis is more like it!!


About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.
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