Saturday, April 21, 2012

Wild orchids

The wild orchids are making their appearance out in the spaces between vineyards. These purple ones are easy to spot from a distance. Later we'll see some white ones pop up.

Wild orchids in the vineyard.

Today is market day and I'm planning to get down there and buy some white asparagus. I'm hopeful that the prices have come down to a more reasonable level. I'll also be on the lookout for some local strawberries. I'm hungry already.


  1. I am off to the market today to get spring onions and asparagus. The asparagus is for a quiche and the spring onions for an oriental style soup made with confit'd duck wings and rice noodles - and to disguise some cabbage. I've no doubt I'll get some strawberries too - maybe for icecream I think.

  2. Congratulations on your 2,100th post!

  3. The wild orchids are one of your best photos ever; yes, I say that once again.

    Congratulations on hitting 2100 blog posts. Walt, I think I've read them all!

  4. Sounds like a good day!I bought some white asparagus recently without really looking at it until I returned home and discovered it had been raised in Peru. Oh, dear.

  5. Greg showed up yesterday with some white asparagus. We're going to have it tonight. It's an extra good treat.

  6. Gorgeous photo! I think I've also read
    all 2,100.
    Planning on making your yogurt cake

  7. Oh, I love when the posts start mentioning strawberries and white asparagus!

  8. Lovely photo! And congrats on 2,100 posts :-)

  9. My steel-cut oats are cooking and shortly I will be cutting up some strawberries to mix in! I love berry season. Next, I will be out picking them in the farmer's fields. YUM-YUM. There is no white asparagus around here for me to buy or pick. Guess I need to go to France (not in my near future, unfortunately!).

    Mary in Oregon (wishing for Mary in France!)

  10. susan, all sounds good!

    martine, merci!

    carolyn, thanks and thanks!

    kristi, well traveled!

    cubby, yum, yes!

    sheila, let us know what you think.

    judy, spring!

    n&a, thank you!

    mary, I remember picking strawberries, years ago in upstate NY.


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