I love so many things about my new little neighborhood. The cute little coffee shops with amazing drinks, so much better than the big chain stores. Street musicians with muted trumpets and clarinets outside these little shops. People walking all over the place with their children and their pets. And the Farmer's Market Sunday mornings. I didn't get to go yesterday since we drove up to my parents' house, but I'm looking forward to going this weekend. It's a great little walk, and I feel so green with my own pretty bag to carry everything home in.
The market is a great place to people watch. So many people around trying to sell their wares, musicians performing, children dancing. Fruits and vegetables, flowers and herbs. Random jewelry and clothing, TONS of samples of the most luscious citrus fruit you will ever taste. Everyone is smiling and friendly, it's just a great place to be...not to mention all the delicious and
healthy things I come home with. Always under $20 too. (that's all I take with me, so as not to OVER spend) There is also the added bonus of supporting our local farmers and economy, that always makes me feel good. I was never one to get overly involved in the various movements and awareness issues that college students are known for, but I was around them and paid attention. Definitely makes me feel good walking down to the local farmer's market with my reusable tote slung over my shoulder.
Naturally, the flowers in the pictures are from the Farmer's Market when I went with my cousin a couple weeks ago. She absolutely fell in love with it. She bought some natural homemade preserves for her parents. These things were SO good. I'd have bought a jar if I actually ate those things. I just don't eat them enough (like, next to never) to make it worthwhile, especially since these ones don't have preservatives and won't last forever. I love the way these shots of the daisies came out, especially the red ones. The farmer's market is a great place for taking pictures, so many lovely and interesting things around, just begging to be captured on film...or in my case, a digital memory card.
Photo specs: (for both)
~taken March 30, 2008
~setting: no flash (might have been on landscape...didn't say auto in the info)