Counting Down the Days

This little bit of sunshine today reminds me that winter doesn't last forever.  Spring is on the way and we only have 43 days to go until the Umpqua Valley Farmers Market opens on Saturday, April 14th.  Mmmmm, baby lettuce, arugula, and other greens for salads, slender spears of asparagus for roasting and turning into a creamy soup, flowers for my dining room table, tiny onions, leeks, and garlic shoots, fresh herbs, bread, spanakopita, chocolates, and who knows how many new vendors to meet.  So much to look forward to.

My only challenge is that my hiking group leaves for the trailhead at 8:00 am every other Saturday, so I am always torn between hiking or enjoying my favorite local shopping experience--an extremely tough choice for me!

Counting down the days.....

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