Saturday, May 02, 2009

A mother robin nests in the security of Brian and Shannon's porch this year. She and her mate are sitting on their second clutch of eggs.

It is a rainy Saturday morning in Memphis ...

... but the Memphis Farmers Market is under roof. Valerie June, right, and Nathan McDaniel, on mandolin, perform in the midst of the market.

Valerie June, a folksinger, is an emerging star in the very active and robust Memphis music scene. She was recently featured on MTV.

Fresh cut flowers are among the offerings for sale, as well as fresh beef, goat cheese and milk, bake goods, and coffee beans.

Al Langlois brings unique bird houses for sale. He has been building them since retiring as a university professor. We bought a dog-trot bird house for our deck in Richmond.

The staple of any farmers market is produce. It is still a little early in the year for much, but a number of farmers are beginning to bring it in.

While in college, Clay Combs worked with me two summers as an intern. He's now has his own IT business. He is also the songwriter and lead singer for the Memphis band Kitchens and Bathrooms.

Our daughter, Shannon, with our grandson Max at the market.

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