Friday, April 26, 2013

Late April in Monroe County

It has been a wet April and the creeks have been flowing.
Such a welcome change from last year.

 Jordan River on IU campus is happily tumbling over the rocks.

 Even Farmer Brown* is decked out in Hoosier colors to celebrate our boys making it to 
the Sweet 16 again this year.

*Disclaimer: I don't know if that is his name, but he ought to have a name, shouldn't he?
So, Farmer Brown it is, as far as I am concerned.

 Near by, Moores Creek is making its way down to Lake Monroe.

 A wild phlox grows by the creek.

 Across the road, the redbuds are in bloom.

 It is peaceful out on the lake today.

 The water is up, but the road is still passable - for now.

I love spring.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Midnight Reads Kitchens are Monkey Business

I am still in the process of transferring everything over to my new computer and today I found this photo from late 2007. 

In it, my dearly departed cat, Midnight, is sitting on the desk looking intently at my old computer.  What is that up on the screen?  Why, it's my dear friend's blog, Kitchens are Monkey Business.

Rosie Hawthorne, here is one of your very first fans!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Visiting the Farmers' Market

This Saturday was the first Farmers' Market of the season.
The Foodie Daughter and I decided to head downtown and check it out.

Outside the market a troop of belly dancers perform with swords.

They could even dance with the swords balanced on their heads.

Talented ladies.

People line up for a local restaurant's tent at the market.

Another performer entertains the crowd.

A vendor with a display of locally harvested honey.

This gentleman lets everyone know that he is the egg man by his head gear.
I am so glad they let the eggs roam free.
Free Ranged Eggs are happy eggs.

Most of the offerings this Saturday were sweet potatoes, cut spring flowers, potted plants for the garden, honey, jellies, eggs, meat, and cheese.

We enjoyed our visit, but didn't purchase anything this trip.
Maybe next time.