"Good wine is a necessity of life for me." --- Thomas Jefferson Do you have the same refined taste for vino as Mr. Jefferson? The good news is that an award-winning Virginia winery is in our neighborhood. Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery is a family owned and operated farm winery born from ... VIEW POST
Read. To. Learn!
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” --- George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, which was adapted into the HBO series Game of Thrones. Happy Bloom, dear readers! We hope you are enjoying all of the many activities, ... VIEW POST
Spring Into Planting!
"Spring flowers are nature's most fragrant charms." --- Angie Weiland-Crosby According to the calendar, spring is officially here. March can be finicky - hence the snowfall we had earlier in the month - but it seems that we are moving in the direction of warmer weather. Nature seems to be in ... VIEW POST
Summer. Starts. Now.
"In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below." --- In Flanders Fields by John McCrae Memorial Day Weekend is the official beginning of summer. But it is so much more to ... VIEW POST
Get. Set. Now.
"Drink me!" ... questionable advice from Alice in Wonderful. Memorial Day Weekend is just a few weeks away; it is the unofficial start of summer. Are you ready? The pollen and chilly temperatures have lingered longer than usual this year. The sunshine has lifted our spirits and we are ready to ... VIEW POST