Friday, July 22, 2011

Farmers Market in July






"If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves the farmer's crop, who are we to say it shouldn't rain?"
-Tom Barrett


Sunflowers and tiny apples; such beautiful things are the farmer's market this July day. Luckily I went early before it began to rain again. (Yes, it's raining again today, and I know people are complaining, but I find it refreshing. It's not fun to walk the dogs or run errands in the rain, but for the most part, I love it.)

The American who sells flowers put together a lovely bundle of sunflowers, wildflowers, and grasses for me. We always enjoy a chat in english. Then I filled a bag with those adorable, rosy little apples that the old organic farmer has no name for besides 'summer apples.' You could eat them in a single bite if you didn't mind seeds and stems. They taste mildly sweet and have bright white flesh. I don't know what I'll do with them yet; they are almost too cute to eat. Now they are in the hand-carved wooden bowl in the living room, and I wish they would always stay just how they are today.

I am sleeping so much these days. Any chance I get. Normally I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I took a nap in the day, but there's no problem with that now. It's amazing what a woman's body is capable of. When I feel Rafael moving I think about how we are connected, physically connected, by the umbilical cord and the placenta, and that I have nurtured him from the size of a poppy seed to now, the size of a pineapple. It's all too miraculous to comprehend.

6 comments:

  1. It really is miraculous!
    Farmer's markets here don't sell cut flowers, which is so unfortunate! Enjoy your bunch!
    xo

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  2. Love how you say, "the American". Sounds so sophisticated, so European, like from a movie. (LOL) Enjoy seeing pictures from your farmer's market too, so much better than ours! The flowers are beautiful.

    Have a good weekend,
    Elise

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  3. you make me smile....here's to sweet apples, afternoon naps and baby wiggles from inside. happy weekend my friend.
    xx
    k

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  4. If it's any consolation, people are complaining here too, but it's because of the heat. HOT HEAT. No relief. I went to our farmer's market this morning to get our eggs and it was a hot sticky heat. Ugh . I love your thoughts about your baby. Debi

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  5. Hello,
    I've been following your blog for a while now and I enjoy your writing style and photos. I too went to the farmers market today and bought flowers -- dahlias and zinnias. I look forward to seeing the first photos of your new baby. All the best to you!
    Claudia

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  6. Oh how I love...love...love your blog and photos!..smile... We went to the Farmers Market today in the HEAT and as we were entering there were a couple Cavaliars... I said ..oh can I take a picture of them??? Of course they were more than willing to share them with us.. I will be posting about them tonight on my blog..along with a few other finds...smile....

    Love to you and your baby!!! As I read about him I can only smile...and send prayers of love your way....

    Blessings...
    xoxo Gert

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