Sunday, May 2, 2010

May Day, May Day


Is your mama a llama? No, actually she's an alpaca - kept for fiber not labor.

For the next 38 minutes (Pacific Daylight Time) we can exalt in the wonder that is the first of May. Yes, this day marks the transition from showers to flowers; we will suddenly find ourselves overcome with a sense of springiness with birds singing on our shoulders and fawns resting their heads in our laps. While April might be the darker, gloomier transitional period from dully gray winter, May is all sunshine and roses.

Ok, it is still early in the season, and the majority of vendors sold crafts, seedlings, or flowers.
As such, I marked this glorious day by wandering about the farmers market in rainboots under a cloudy, drizzling sky. Yes, the illustrious May has not yet grasped how it differs from April. Ah well, at least the Redmond Farmers Market has opened for the year! Here are a few photos to celebrate this momentous occasion.
Asparagus by the bundle - the quintessential springtime vegetable!

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