I pulled over into a nearby parking lot and stood in the rain taking pictures....a few other cars stopped to look too. It was quite a sight!
I eventually made it to the farm, the rain was letting up a bit, but I still got wet waiting for the farrier. He was supposed to be there between 3:00 and 3:30. Which means if you have your horse caught and ready by 3:00 the farrier will come at 3:30. If you can't catch your horse or get delayed in some way, the farrier will come at 3:00. And if it's raining and you catch your horse right away, even if the farrier comes at 3:30 it will seem much later because it's raining. I'm not complaining, my farrier lives on a neighboring farm and is as nice as can be....it's just the laws of timing that complicate things.
After the hooves were trimmed and some coffee was drunk we looked out the kitchen window saw these....wild turkeys!
I snuck out the door and shot 'em....with my camera and zoom lens. I'm to much of a wimp to be a hunter.
I decided to spend the night and spend some time with my mom. The sunrise at the farm is different every morning. Yesterday it had been raining to start the day, but the soft colors were too pretty not to take a picture.
My mom's Virginia Blue Bells were blooming. Pretty blue on a gray day. We did some shopping and had some lunch and when we got back to the house my mom headed out.....
....she said, come on, let's check out the flowers across the road!
And off she went. Sometimes I just have to try to keep up!
It was worth the effort. The hepatica's were in full glory. There were a few that were blooming on Easter Sunday, but nothing like this.
There aren't any words that can say more than the pictures, so I'll just let them do the talking.