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24 May 2011

Long on photos, short on words

On Saturday, I grabbed Kate and headed up to the Door County Shepherds' Market at Whitefish Bay (so much more than a) Farm. My only purchase was some raffle tickets (and, apparently, not winners) and a niddy-noddy from a local craftsman. It's a nice little market in a beautiful setting; enough variety to keep me happy, it is very much a spinner's market and I still have my blinders on in that department.

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Sheepies! We walked to the less populated side of the pen to snap some photos, taking care not to startle the sheep. Right about the time we thought we'd captured the best we could, they started munching moving in our direction and came quite close. That little white lamb was just adorable.

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We'd noted some rural abandonment on the way, so stopped for some more photo fun on the way to lunch at The Cookery. I branched out and tried a new-to-me sandwich, but still with cherry chutney as an ingredient. Yum!

The trilliums are blooming -- the ground was covered with them in many wooded areas. The peak time for cherry blossoms is a ways off yet, though, and will surely be past their prime when I go back up again with Katie & Ali in mid-June to do the 25-mile Ride for Nature. Maybe I'll find a reason to go before then -- I love that such a beautiful place is an easy day-trip.

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We stopped at Wood Orchard Market for cherry pie filling, and also found asparagus -- it's probably the freshest asparagus I've ever had!

It started to rain as we made our way down to Algoma and The Flying Pig -- Kate has been wanting to check it out, so we took a little diversion on the way home.

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My lilacs are blooming! Not a fan of bugs, usually, my first reaction last night was to get that little bugger in focus!

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They sure smell wonderful, too.

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Tomorrow, I have appointments at both the dentist and the eye doctor! They're both great, and I've already picked out my glasses (sunglasses for cycling!), but I do hope to fit in something a little more FUN than that on my day off.

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Vegas2
Vegas2 
Remembering a fun few days on vacation with Sharon in Las Vegas a year ago!

 

Comments

wow, sweet shots! those are some super cute sheep.

Love the sheepies photos! And the lilacs, too. I have a picture of me with Whoopie, just like that one.

Oh, I SO hear you on the blinders. Whenever I am in the presence of a spinning wheel, I feel a undeniable urge to cram my fingers in my ears and scream "Lalalalala, I can't HEAR you!"

I love your sheep photos! Wonderful.

Those are next year's fleeces on the hoof! And you WILL be assimilated.

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