Wordless Wednesday – Pretty in pink

Wordless Wednesday

Take a trip with me to the Farmer’s Market, yes again

I love the Milwaukie Farmer’s Market. Yesterday I bought some local cherries, Oregonzola cheese from Rogue Creamery, smoked almonds from Carol’s Nuts & Candies and fresh local Chinook Salmon. The man selling the fish thanks every customer for supporting local Oregon fisherman. Supporting local businesses is what the farmer’s markets are all about.

Fruits galore!

All kinds of handmade pastas

Pretty flowers

Chinook Salmon

Canby Asparagas Farms - making a huge omelet

Pork quesadilla for breakfast

The Sunday Milwaukie Farmers Market Opening Day

Yesterday was the first of the season Farmers Market in Milwaukie. As always it did not disappoint me. The flowers are as gorgeous as ever. Not a lot of produce yet since it is so early in the season. I got there early before many of the booths were set up. The only thing I bought was olive and chive cream cheese.

I could take 100s of photos at the market and probably will by the end of the season which is the last weekend in October.

From bud to color burst

“Pot party”

as my sister Debi called it. A couple of my sisters, nieces, my daughter and I potted about 20 pots today that will be scattered throughout Debi’s backyard for mother’s memorial service on her birthday June 27th.

My mother loved to work in her garden and had an especially green thumb. We want the yard to be in full bloom for her memorial service so we moved it from Mother’s Day to mom’s birthday.

Here a just a few photos of what we potted today.

A Tulip Tree

Many years ago I had a large tulip tree in my backyard. It was pretty much dead so I had it cut down. About 5 years ago I noticed a new tulip tree springing up near where the old one had been cut down. I haven’t done anything to prune it or tie it up to become straight. Some days the tree looks to me like it is floating in air.

There are tulip trees all around my neighborhood and they all seem to be the same color as mine.

“The tulip tree is sometimes called “tulip poplar” or “yellow poplar“, and the wood simply “poplar”, although unrelated to the genus Populus. The tree is also called canoewood, saddle leaf tree and white wood. The Onondaga tribe calls it Ko-yen-ta-ka-ah-tas (the white tree).”