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.


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

  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,

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

  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

  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!

  6. Oh how I your blog and photos! 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

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

    xoxo Gert



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