1 A view of my tropical garden with the summer house in the background - read more about this tropical garden in the August issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine!
2 On this particular morning, the sunrise began with soft pastels. This building is the corn crib - with slatted sides, it was once used for drying ears of corn.
3 These two trees are some of the farm's original apple trees - this year, they are laden with fruit. The donkeys love eating these apples!
4 I love how the farm is transforming with all of the many trees we've been planting. The building with the three roof ornaments is the equipment shed.
5 As the sun rose higher, the colors became more vibrant.
6 And higher still
7 On another morning, the sky was painted with puffy clouds. A view of the clematis pergola with a border of nepeta, cat mint, ready for harvest. The cats will be so happy!
8 The donkey run in - It's a little too early for Clive, Rufus, and Billy to be out in their paddock.
9 The rooftops of the four chicken coops
10 Two days later, it was a very different morning - heavy with humidity.
11 Princess Peony explores the early morning on the terrace. She's a very good stalker of birds.
12 Verdi is enjoying himself.
13 The farm is blanketed.
14 The stable is barely visible.
15 Another look at the corn crib.
16 European settlers learned about growing and drying corn in corn cribs from Native Americans.
17 Another look
18 The fog is still draped over the stable.
19 I love photographing these apple trees in any light.
20 Such wonderful forms
21 A great shot of the shrouded stable
22 A tinge of pink through the dense atmosphere