Saturday, April 2, 2016

A day filled with springtime delights

Leo at the coffee shop this morning
I could get used to all this sunshine. Apparently it will stay around until tomorrow night, when we will get some rain, and then get sunny and warm again. Leo let me take this picture of him this morning, showing his new short haircut as he basked in the early morning sun.
The season's first asparagus
And yesterday morning at the coffee shop, John brought in some freshly picked asparagus from his garden, and we happily munched down these tasty treats. He said there will be more next week. I love asparagus in any form, even uncooked. So delicious!
Trillium
In keeping with the signs of spring, I captured this picture of my first trillium of the season during our Thursday Mud Lake marathon. Look at the size of those leaves! No wonder they are called trillium, three leaves and three petals. They are also very fragile, as I have learned from this site. An excerpt:
While they are beautiful to look at they are also extremely fragile, and picking them seriously injures the plant by preventing the leaf-like bracts from producing food for the next year, often effectively killing the plant and ensuring none will grow in its place.
Our Saturday walk was also wonderful, and as it was the first day of the season for the Farmers' Market, I went there afterwards to enjoy some delicious Raven Bread. As I have mentioned before, the young baker has some of the best breads made from ancient grains I have ever tasted. I snagged this picture from her Facebook page. I bought some of this concoction that eventually became rye and spelt bread.
Sophie wresting with a HUGE batch of bread dough
So that's the news from my little corner of the universe on this wonderful Saturday. Now I'm heading out to the garden to start blending some mushroom compost into my soil. I hope you have a great day, too!
:-)

22 comments:

  1. Goodness Leo has grown.
    Mmmm asparagus. Love it. Like you, anyway it comes.
    I didn't realise that the Trillium was so fragile. Scary.

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  2. Love this glimpse into your life. Beautiful. Enjoy the sun!

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  3. wow, that's a mess o' bread! i love trilliums. remind me of my wisconsin woods days. :)

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  4. Sounds, to me, like a perfect day all the way around. Love his new 'do'. He's getting so big!!

    That's a whole lotta bread dough. Wondering if when she goes home if her arms are tired!!

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  5. I love asparagus, too. What a lovely way to begin your day!

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  6. RAW asparagus, heh? Does not sound like something I want to try. We've been eating it roasted, and then last night, for dinner, I steamed it. The strawberries have just come on the market so I'm buying those by the bucket load! Last night's dinner was rice, asparagus and strawberry shortcake. Decadent behavior.

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  7. Wow, Leo is becoming such a big boy!

    I love asparagus too - but generally prefer it cooked. :-)

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  8. It looks, initially like the bread-maker is working with a Sheep. (Note the Sheep's head on the left of the photo.) You're having an interesting spring, DJan; I hope the season continues that way.

    Blessings and Bar hugs!

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  9. What better way to enjoy a spring day than to do "springy " things. I've never eaten raw asparagus.

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  10. Sounds wonderful! Can't wait! Back to winter here.

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  11. I recall trillium from growing up in Wisconsin, they are so delicate, I hope no one picks them. That asparagus looks delicious.

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  12. Yes the trilliums are blooming here in Oregon too. Nice weather we've been having!

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  13. Leo looks cute in his fresh haircut. I love asparagus too, but I didn't know you could eat them uncooked. Now I'm curious.

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  14. As I was scrolling down your post and reading, when I came to the trillium, I thought to myself, this must be DJans first trillium of spring. ha,ha it was :) Leo is growing and although you could not get me to eat asparagus, it looks lovely. It wont be too long before my first feast of fiddleheads and then I shall freeze many to have all next winter. My neighbour is taking me to his Dad's farm (lots of land) to pick as many as I want - they give their fiddleheads away after picking for themselves, so I shall pick with Allen...so exciting. I've not tried this bread, but it looks delicious - i shall check next time in the city and buy some in the city market. Have a wonderful day Djan and enjoy your sun. We're waiting on a month now, for a day of sun.

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  15. That bread dough looks delicious. I can just imagine how great the baked product must taste.
    As for Leo, what a cute kid!

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  16. Leo is very handsome with his new haircut! Your market has opened, good for you! I love asparagus, I usually roast in in the oven:)

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  17. We have similar taste in bread. I love bird seed bread. I'm going to have to check out your link, to discover the mystery of Raven bread. Thanks so much for visiting my Raven themed blog!

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  18. Thank you for our Leo fix. He is so darn cute. That dough looks like a dead dog. Mercy it's huge.
    Yes asparagus is delightful raw. I use to love walking around my garden munching on a raw stalk.

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  19. PS....DJan....I don't know how often you read your comments, but this morning I'm checking my comments at Hootin' Anni's before I go out birding, and I wanted to come by and tell you I LOVE your new Profile photo here!!!!

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