Have you ever seen such beautiful artichokes in your life? These were at the West Side farmers market on Saturday morning, at Betty Van Dyke's booth. The dark purple ones with the very long thorns are called Kiss of Burgundy—two will be on my dinner table tonight. My daughter is home for a brief visit to celebrate my birthday (tomorrow, April 30)...we're going to have hamburgers made from a grass-fed steer at TLC Ranch. I'd post a picture of him (George, brother of Weezy) but it might be too poignant.