Friday, May 7, 2010

News from the neighborhood

My favorite farmer's market began this week. It's held on Wednesday evenings and I pass by it on my way home from work. I love the routine of stopping there every week, but I have to admit I'm more interested in the booth with the chicken tikka masala than the fruit and veggies :o)

They sell gorgeous flowers, too, including orchids for five dollars. I'm not sure what kind of flowers these orange ones are, but everyone was oohing and ahhhing over them.

You'll never guess the song these two guys were performing at the farmer's market. I'll give you a hint:

If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it.
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it.

That's right, "Single Ladies" by Beyonce. I bet that's the first time that song has been accompanied by a ukulele.

I'm slowly creating a container garden on my patio. Last weekend I planted fuchsias to attract hummingbirds so I can watch them from the living room window. The patio is pretty shady, so I think the fuchsias will do well.

A brand new Jo-Ann Superstore opened down the street. It is huge! One half of the store is filled with scrapbook materials, beads, artist supplies, and row upon row of yarn. The other half of the store is all fabric and sewing supplies. I plan to shop there, but I feel a bit disloyal to the Michael's I've been going to for years. I hope the new Jo-Ann doesn't steal too much of their business.

Last night I finally finished the ripple scarf I've been working on for weeks. (I think I must be the slowest knitter in the world.) Now I'm itching for a new project, something a little more challenging. Hopefully this weekend I will get started on it.

I wish you a very happy Mother's Day.


Dogwood said...

My mouth is watering looking at all that beautiful and colorful produce. Yummy-yummy. Love the fuchsias. We are hoping to plant some in Grass Valley. What fun to have a Jo Ann's store near you!!!!

Have a fab weeken. See you REAL soon.


Theresa said...

Beautiful colors! I love stopping for fresh vegetables at our local fruit stand! Love those orange flowers and I don't know what they are either! Enjoy your new store and whatever new project you come up with! HUGS!

Suz said...

Oh your farmer's market looks so romantic
and all that yarn! have you recovered yet?

Anya said...

Fantastic photo's
so natural and daily shots !!

Have a relaxing weekend

Cloudberry said...

Oh, I wish we had farmer's markeds like that here... Some much great vegetables!
Have a great weekend!

Maiden Jane said...

Oooh, such lovely colors. I laughed so hard picturing that band playing that song! I love JoAnns. It is the only store that I shop - I even won a $100 GC for being one of their top customers! I think there are lots of things they could improve...and now with two stores in competition, maybe both will improve! It's so fun picking out a new project. I'm slogging through mine.

Linda said...

How wonderful to have a farmers market so close to you! The flowers are lovely!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh, how I wish we had a Farmer's market near by!
The produce and fresh flowers look fantastic!

Kimberly :-)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

The Fuchsias! I want some for my porch. I love them and every year I forget to go buy them. Thanks for the reminder! I wish I had a farmer's market like that here.

Anya said...

Thanks for your lovely comment :)
I have never received a postcard from my cat Kareltje hehehe....
So so cool ......

Happy Mother's day :)))))

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, whatcha starting to work on? You're SO lucky to have a wonderful farmer's market -- I think we have one, but it's tiny and inconvenient. I'd love a place for beautiful, fresh flowers though!

Suz said...

Did you catch the photo above your comment on my monk micro fiction?...I just about died...a butt on my blog!!!!!!!!!!
I checked him to speak..and he writes erotic fiction...oh my lord....

Susan Gallacher-Turner said...

What a beautiful farmer's market...I think those veggies look pretty good and those orange flowers...WOW!

Sounds like you had a great time there and planting your patio boxes. I think fuchsias are gorgeous!

Have fun picking out your new project at the new big Jo Ann's store!

Happy Mother's Day(a little late) to you, too!