Saturday, May 29, 2010

Topeka Farmers Market May 29

Wow, the market has exploded with booths since I was there on the opening day! I have too many pictures. Well, not really, but I should not post them all here. It's hard, but I've made a selection based partly on whether I posted similar pictures last time.

Country Greenhouse, Holton. I'm not sure if the gooseberries are from them or someone who just happened to be seated next to them, but I was delighted to see them. It gave me fantasies of gooseberry pie.

David's Herbs; I featured them last time but I still love these flats full of wonderful herbs.

Enrique Flores from Manhattan. Lots of rhubarb here.

I want this chair. Somebody needs to buy me this chair! In fact, I'd like two of them, please. By Eagle Patio Creations, W.E. "Bill" Meredith. Wow, would I love this chair.

Wildly bright twirly things in the sun! I didn't get the vendor's name. Oooh, pretties!

Last asparagus! The sign that Spring is changing to Summer.

All the pottery above (and more) by Stoneware Pottery, Steve Ashley. Yes, I put a lot of it here. It was fun.

I had a breakfast burrito break at a nice table in the shade. It was pretty good.

Carletha Kosky of The Crow's Nest calls these personable creations "Garden Charms." I think I'll be visiting her booth again this summer.

Music at the Market! Check it out. Every Saturday between 9 and 11. Today's performers, Paul Root and Penny St. John.

Lovely glass creations from Ebb & Flow Arts. I've posted pics of their things last year. Still beautiful!

That's all for now, whew. I had to abandon ship about 11 a.m. as it was getting plenty hot. I'm looking forward to being able to go next Saturday as well.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

More Robins Will Be Bobbin'

The nest is in a sycamore tree right at the edge of our neighbor's driveway. I don't know how long it's been there so don't know when to expect the hatchlings and fledglings, but I'll be looking for them.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Non-Gardener Grows A Tomato

On May 1, my friend Sandra S. gave me an already well-started Sungold tomato plant. Sungold is a cherry-sized yellow tomato with wonderful flavor. I got hooked on them by eating the ones Sandra gave me last year from Cedar Springs Farm, her place up in Jefferson County.

Today I went to re-stake, re-tie, water and feed it in the pot I put it in. I knew it had bloomed, but now, behold, there are tiny little tiny tomatoes on it! So, these pictures.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Weather, you like it or not

The days have been damp and rather dreary. Jungle prevails in any unguarded, unwatched and unslashed area. But it is green. Oh, it is so very green!

Even my little brown furry friend was damp today. The sun, will it come out tomorrow?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A maybe nest, and one flicker

There have been wrens all over around our porch for a couple of weeks. They seem to be interested in nesting in this gourd, and we hope they do that.

I tried to post a video of one of the wrens twittering away, but it doesn't seem to have worked.

And, there was this Northern Flicker male who posed very nicely for me on the maple tree on the corner: