The Process of Extracting Honey

  One of the first things I wanted to know when we began our beekeeping classes was how a beekeeper got to the honey.  I had absolutely no knowledge of bees and, as interesting as it all was, I couldn’t wait to learn how to get that honey out of those honeycombs!  It was quite […]

Beekeeping…How We Started

Ed and I first got interested in beekeeping in the winter of 2012.  We found a class offered by our local Beekeeper’s Club, BONS, Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah, and signed up for a class that began in February.  It lasted about eight weeks and consisted of one, two-hour class a week.  I was a […]

Drying Hydrangea Blossoms

I dearly love hydrangeas.  They invoke an old fashioned, timeless beauty in any garden and to me there is no other shrub that can top the loveliness of their deep green, thick leaves and their unbelievably beautiful, complicated and romantic blossoms.  Last year, we revamped our gardens on the north side of our house by […]

A little luck…and a new lens

We visited our apiary today in the hopes of getting a good photo of our little ladies hard at work.  We got really lucky!  This one is carrying a bit of pollen.

High summer evening drive

The older I get, the more I appreciate the country life, and the more I love to travel these back country roads and steal a few images for safekeeping.  Queen Anne’s Lace is currently reining gloriously by the roadsides and in the meadows.  She’s my favorite of all the flowers.  I hope you’ll enjoy the views with […]