Every Spring in Southwick, Massachusetts, Meadow View Farm opens for approximately 6 weeks. Usually they open at the very end of April and close near Father’s Day. I don’t exactly know why they are only open such a short time, but I wish they would be open much longer. The flowers are amazing, and the prices defy logic. A hanging basket that might sell for $65 near our place in NY would be less than $20 at Meadow View. People come from far and wide to shop there, and on the weekends you will often see police directing traffic to keep things under control.
I decided to go yesterday and I took my camera along to share the day with you. The horses were not at Meadow View, but I had to stop and take their picture on the way there. I’m not sure if you can tell, but their eyes are covered by mesh flyveils. As the name implies, they’re designed to keep flies out of the horses eyes. In May there are lots of ‘May flies’ in the area, and they are such a nuisance!
I filled my cart with begonias in red and yellow and a calendula. Can you guess I’m into red and yellow this year?
Meadow View Farm has lovely grounds too!
Unlike the horses, this little guy was happy to see me and was ready for his close up.
I can’t believe I actually took this next picture! Isn’t it pretty? And I didn’t do any editing either. I’m finding I rarely have to do much editing lately since using my dslr. Having said that, my next ‘wish list’ item is PhotoShop or at least Elements. I also heard Lightroom is an inexpensive alternative. I would love to hear opinions if you have experience with any of these editing programs.
I will show you what I did with my flowers in my next post. I think you’re going to like it! Are you able to start planting flowers in your region?