Spring Flowers and Snow Flurries

We’ve had snow flurries in between sunshine yesterday and today!

I’m happy to discover the new daffodils I planted last fall are blooming throughout my backyard. I wish I had planted more so I’m writing a note to myself for next fall.

The temps were below freezing last night so I had to bring in the new pansies I planted over the weekend. They are such cheerful flowers so I hate to lose them this early in the planting season.

I love these signs of spring so the cold temps and snow flurries are a little disheartening. I live in the northern hemisphere so I’m ready for spring and summer! How about you?

Farmers Market is Open

I am happy this “fine” Monday because our farmers market has officially opened for the season!

This market brags to be one of the largest in the midwest, with over 150 vendors. It has a four-year waiting list to get a vendor space!

Since it’s still quite early in the season, there weren’t many fruits and vegetables for sale yet. There were lots of flowering containers, cheese of course, and bakery.

We always buy something from the Amish, who make the best baked goodies. This time, I decided to try one of their mini bumbleberry pies, which has four different of berries. I bought it with the intention of trying pie for breakfast (thanks to Emerald for the idea).

I have always wanted to plant some of these lovely primrose perennials, so that is my mission this week. Wouldn’t those bright colors make a great quilt?!

There’s nothing like the opening of farmers market to get you excited for the growing season and sunny, warmer days!