Our local gourmet farmer's market opened May 11 this year and it has been on my mind ever since. I found a window to make a quick trip there this Saturday but since it was still snowing here in early May our growing season is definitely a little more behind than usual. So there really wasn't a whole lot of fresh produce to pick from, but there were plenty of stands featuring sheep's milk cheeses, chevres, specialty jams, smoked trout and salmon, crusty breads, and organic coffees and chocolates. Here is a little slideshow of what I found. I think my favorite find from this trip was the ramps. I've heard they are great in omelets or caramelized, and I think I have enough to try both.
I will plan to head back in a couple weeks to see if I can find any spring type vegetables such as peas or radishes!
Several years ago, some one published a shot of the Minneapolis skyline from under the Stone Arch Bridge. Since then, It has become somewhat of a popular photographic destination. It is only a matter of time until the city puts a "Scenic Overlook", or in this case a "Scenic Underlook" sign.
Because it has been so widely captured, it is a bit of a challenge to get a unique image that is different from all the others. Adding an element can help.
The classic shot of the city is actually from the other side of the bridge, but we crossed under to get this one. There is a staircase to help you get down there although it is a bit of a workout.
We have a lot of bridges between Minneapolis and St. Paul. They are all different and really great to photograph.
Competition was stiff as usual at this year's Spring Fashion Show. In a move commonplace for this industry, the audience showed little interest and was unimpressed with Turr Kee's designer offerings saying only "We've seen this style before, it is so last year." The models remained vigilant however, strutting the catwalk for hours and performing several ceremonial dances.
In all seriousness, this audience member enjoyed herself thoroughly with a show that went on for the entire afternoon. I also learned after a little research that males have a harem! That would explain the 10 females and 2 males.
They certainly put on a good display for their ladies. If us girls were only so lucky!
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