A Wiley Winter

IMG_1432 IMG_1450 IMG_1462Just three days before the official start of spring, Winter Storm Wiley roared through the Mid-Atlantic today dropping over a foot of snow in the Northern Virginia area. Since, schools were closed along most of the eastern board with federal offices shut for the fifth time, the storm presented an opportune moment to prep the ultimate comfort foods. And while the food cooked in the oven warming the house I took a few minutes to photograph the storm, as it blew around Heath.

Stay warm,

Flowers at Heath


The small window that we call spring is extremely short-lived here in the Mid-Atalntic and summer is vastly approaching. The cool breezy nights with a sky full of stars not impeded by humidity are a rarity. Having lush green grass grow without the strain of heat and humidity is a sight to behold, along with the flowers at Heath which have been unfolding around the property since late winter.


I always suspected the underlying secret to flowers is that various species will grow throughout the seasons so, that their glorious beauty is seen at all times of the year. As much as I love my peonies, irises and the cherry blossoms of spring I do look forward to the flowers of summer.

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I cannot wait to share the dahlias, sunflowers and hydrangeas, which will grow during the summer months ahead, but in the mean time please enjoy the flowers of spring from Heath!