The earliest of flowers are springing up and the greening of the fields has begun. The vineyards will be starting to show their new shoots and the earliest of the wildflowers will be here in just a few weeks. Snow bells are in bloom and the crocuses and tulips are starting to shyly poke their green leaves through the mulch reaching towards the sky.
The ground hog saw his shadow and with that good news, spring is on it’s way. It is a great time to visit the Shenandoah National Park and the Virginia State Arboretum at Blandy Farm where the little critters are creeping out of their winter dens and life is renewing and rejuvenating. Birds are making their spring migration and we have seen our first robins! Hiking and biking are best in the spring when the air is still slightly crisp and the sun warms the day.
Easter is just a few weeks away and at L’Auberge Provencale we are delighted to start to use the bounty of our surrounding farms in our restaurant and brasserie. Our friends at Shenandoah Seasonal are already in full swing providing us with organic vegetables and we are happy to report our farmers of gmo free, free range chickens, ducks, pork and beef are able to provide us again with the freshest and best.
Reserve early for Easter brunch and don’t forget Mother’s Day is just around the corner. So hop over the mountain and get out of the city to reunite with natures promise at our romantic Virginia bed and breakfast.