Spring, In Earnest

Spring is my favorite season. It hasn’t always been that way, but these days, I relish the feeling of looking forward to something, almost more than the thing itself. And what do I look forward to? June 21, the longest day of the year. Frogs and crickets singing. Warm breezes that jump up from the ground in the evening while I’m harvesting. Even on the cold and rainy days, there’s so much promise in spring!

And in spring, the armload shots begin. Here are a few photos of what we’re harvesting.

Anemones in all colors!

Anemones in all colors!

Sweet William — or dianthus if you prefer — is so cute and long lasting.

Sweet William — or dianthus if you prefer — is so cute and long lasting.

Ranunculus Salmon — everybody’s springtime favorite! And look at all those flowers in the background!

Ranunculus Salmon — everybody’s springtime favorite! And look at all those flowers in the background!

Tulip Double You — the juiciest fuchsia

Tulip Double You — the juiciest fuchsia

You know I can’t resist a challenge — so I asked my friend Jack Sorokin, a real genius photographer, to come over and take this photo of my stretching my arms to their greatest extent — around tulip salmon impression.

You know I can’t resist a challenge — so I asked my friend Jack Sorokin, a real genius photographer, to come over and take this photo of my stretching my arms to their greatest extent — around tulip salmon impression.

We love bringing all this spring beauty to the farmers market every Saturday!

We love bringing all this spring beauty to the farmers market every Saturday!