Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mimi's Restaurant & nearby pond

A Saturday morning breakfast at Mimi's, a new restaurant in Short Pump. Jenine was giving hugs all around, starting with Sam, her father.

The first goslings of the year in an abatement pond at West Broad Village. As the area becomes more urbanized, Canada Geese chose more marginal habitats. Oh, for a long lens.

Farris, left, and Dianne, right, wait in the Jeep while I photograph the goslings and their parents.

West End Farmers Market

Opening day for the West End Farmers Market was marked with promise. A number of farmers and vendors were there and a good crowd was in attendance. Next week more produce is promised. Joe Scott, who lives in the West End, began walking through the market playing his banjo at 8:00 a.m. and didn't quit until noon.

Dawn Hollick, right, of Pair-a-Dice Farm near Lunenberg, Va., shows wool she is spinning into yarn to one of her customers at the market. Hollick and her husband raise the sheep, shear them, process, card and dye the wool before turning it into skeins of wool for sale.

A fossil shark tooth I bought at the market. It's edges are serrated and quite remarkable. The tooth is from either the Pleistocene or Pliocene eras, could date back as much as 450 million years is about the size of a man's hand.

Copperas Creek

Sunset illuminates white azaleas near our house.

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