Saturday, July 7, 2012

TO MARKET, TO MARKET


The sun is shining, the sky is crisp and blue,
and we went to the local Farmers Market.
Don't know about you, but I love our domestic feathered friends.
Decorative and generous, delivering a daily gift...


Fabulous flowers: Stocks, Snapdragons, Foxgloves ...
only seen during winter in our sub-tropical climate.


 I am doing my best to eat organic and pollution-free these days.




Sweet little bananas were grown on a farm just a 10 minute drive from our nest.
Which makes them a bit special!


 

I love the delicate and hesitant way a maidenhair fern shoots - pale brown and deceptive,
they will become lush green fronds in a few weeks.


After a 4 month enforced break, I am back hand-sewing again.  Yay!!
A bit of backstitch before the fire/TV is soooooo relaxing these winter nights.
Paris, I'll always love you ...

Michelle has been rather quiet on the fashion front lately.
(Could this be something to do with a certain Campaign?)



Patriotic stripes for 4th July - Cute!
And those abs!!  jealous ....


I hope your week goes swimmingly!

xxx


12 comments:

  1. Your trip to the Farmer's Markets looked great. It is so nice being able to buy food from the markets - I love the Northey Street ones at Windsor. Your hand-sewing looks fantastic x

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    1. Great weather for markets, once the morning warms up! Must try the Windsor one, sometime...

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  2. Oh such lovely fruit and flowers! Those chickens are so cute!! Enjoy your cozy winter fires; you handiwork is very nice
    Sanda

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    1. Thanks Sanda, The camera came out quick smart when I saw those attractive chicks gleaming in the sunshine!

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  3. Wonderful looking produce. I love being able to buy stuff from local farms, you know it's fresher and if it's been organically grown, so much the better! Cute little multi-coloured bird.

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    1. Organic is my word of the year. I search for it everywhere! Glad you like the birdie.
      xx

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  4. I love Paris too. And London and Rome and ... traveling in general. You have such a good eye for warm, cozy images. Flowers, fruit, needlepoint, chickens. All nice!

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    1. Warm, cozy images - I like that! I've always been a very visual person, and love taking photos!

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  5. It sure does not look winter-y at all anymore over there. I see no snow lol.
    So fortunate for you to buy local, fresh food.
    We are entering the berry season soon over here. Something local at last.
    Oh, forgot the potatoes. Could live by only eating them.

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    1. No snow here :( But sometimes frost!
      Berries are wonderful, full of antioxidents. Strawberries are grown in our area, but other berries come from colder climes.
      Potatos - YUM!

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  6. Looks likes a wonderful Farmer's Market. How nice to get local bananas! I'm so glad you can hand stitch again. That embroidery will be lovely.

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    1. First time I have found the local bananas, and they are very sweet and nice. And gone.
      Stitching like a maniac now :)

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