Good Sunday morning! There's still time, if you haven't done so, to visit the Tulip Festival happening thru 6pm at Washington Park in Albany, New York...
When I sat down to breakfast on Saturday morning, I decided to have a donut --- the particular brand I chose are as near as you can get to a decent donut --- they may not be Krispy Kremes and they're not the "old" "good" Dunkin's, but one of these guys with a cup of coffee triggered memories of Brook's Doughut Shop on Northern Blvd., years ago. Their donuts were my-t-fine! Nothing like 'em these days...
2012 Tulip Queen Emily Finnegan w/Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings (Times Union photo edited by me!)
Hurrah for tulips --- even though climate change brought them out way too early, so by Tulip Festival time, they had peaked.
Such a mass of humanity at the festival! I went over to Washington Park for the 64th Annual Albany Tulip Festival Saturday afternoon... so many faces, but not a single person I knew! It reminded me of Hong Kong - people like ants on the street. Sadly, most of the crafts for sale are way overpriced, reflecting the lousy economy. You can still get some nice bamboo plants - one of the vendors - Jim's Bonsai from Belleview, Florida - has the best bamboo - very green and healthy, and he knows his business! Gave me a good tip: NEVER water your bamboo with tap water. He says bottled natural spring water is best. That could be why my plants have been turning yellow.
Of course I had a nice big chunk of FRIED DOUGH! I never pass it up when I see it sold at any event!
In case you forgot (how could you!) Today is Mother's Day, so I'll wish you and your mom the best! Cheers!