Saturday, August 27, 2011

TURF TO SURF

Today was one of those days.... if you listened very closely.... you could hear the corn growing...honestly....corn stalks snap as their root's grow deep inside the earth....and golden tassels head toward the sun.... most of the perennials here at Dog Trot Farm have begun to fade and die away....however....the exception being the trusty Rudbeckia....my thought is....when in doubt plant Rudbeckia....


Cone flowers....


and Bee Balm....have lost their zesty appeal....


Gladys....enjoying the quiet of the day....


while Iris works on her beauty rest....


I headed to the rocky coast....where the air is fragrant with the sweet scent of sea salt.... colorful beach roses dot the scenery....


the cry of a gull....


along with the sound of the pounding surf....


and in the distance.... the sight of the majestic Nubble Light....from "turf to surf" Maine is a most wonderful place... Tonight....all cozy....in the safety of our homes.... we wait and watch for Irene...stay safe dear friends....Goodnight from Dog Trot Farm....

14 comments:

Farm Girl said...

You too, stay safe in our house. As always every thing looks beautiful.
I will be thinking of you.

Jacque. said...

It looks beautiful. Stay safe.

Pondside said...

Snuggle in and stay safe! You live in a beautiful part of the world and I hope Irene is gentle with it.

from me to thee......... said...

I love a corn field from the day it is planted to the day it is harvested and even after.....I just spent the last two days cleaning spent flowers, trimming shrubs and transplating hosta's....getting ready for fall.

Courtney said...

Wishing you safety too. I love your photos.

Debi@7Gates said...

Hunker down! We N.C. folks made it through Irene and I know you all are well prepared. I love your pictures. I do want to plant some rudbeckia for next year. I don't think the deer bother it. You are not alone in your harvest from your garden this year; alot of us didn't gather very much either.

The Barn Door said...

Beautiful pics!!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Here in Michigan we are watching the news on the progress of Irene. Hoping her wrath diminishes very quickly. Keep safe my friend, Dawn

Julia said...

Julie, I hope that you are safe from the wrath of angry Irene. Your hens looks so peaceful and I love all your photos.

We are having rain on and off today but it will probably get nastier as the day wears on. Stay safe. JB

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures....my Rudbeckia and Joe Pye Weed are also the only stand outs as our perennial garden winds down.....we'll see how Irene treats them. So far so good with Irene, but the worst of it is yet to come later today....stay safe and enjoy a cup of tea (power permitting) and a good book (or a rug hooking project!).
Cindy in ME

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gorgeous photos!!!
Hopefully everyone can soon be singing "Good Night Irene"!
Stay safe.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Terry and Linda said...

YOu are so right...you can hear the corn grow.

I hope that storm has left you untouched...stay safe...prayers are being said for your safety.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Larkrise garden girl said...

Stay Safe in your beautiful part of the world. Cheri

Rural Revival said...

A few of my neighbours have rudbeckia in full bloom, and I must say it's a welcome sight this time of year. Now that I know it's name, I think the old farmhouse would love some snuggled close by. : )