Quite so, George Eliot, quite so.
This morning I was up at dawn and out the door. This is the third weekend in a row I’ve gone to the Farmers Market in St. Jacobs, and I cannot express how much I’m loving it. The crisp air, the glorious colours, the tantalizing smells. And, most importantly, being there early enough that the vendors are still finishing setting up, and the tourists have not yet reared their ugly heads.
This week I was alone, so I took my time and took some pictures, trying to capture at least a bit of what is so amazing about being there this time of year.
This is the gate entrance by the bus parking area.
Mums! Dark red and pumpkin orange are my favourite colours.
Little blurry… I like that there are not only things to eat, but plenty that’s gorgeous to look at, too. And I had no idea there were orange sunflowers.
Peaches! The sun was just coming over the buildings and trucks when I got there, so there were some pretty cool light effects with all the colours.
Mums and ornamental grasses, and asters on the right. The sun coming through the tops of the grasses was really pretty.
Indian corn and gourds. “Gourds” is just fun to say. 🙂
Peppers! The man who runs this stall is usually very flirty and kind of hyper. He was a bit grouchy this morning. I bought a basket of hot peppers for my Flavoured Oils Project.
This one came out too blurry to fix, so I just played with it as a study of colour. Sear, retinas, sear!
Bounty! Heh, I didn’t even know I’d caught the man in the top right corner until I downloaded the pictures. He looks so stern, but he was very friendly when I was buying sweet potatoes and squash from him. 🙂
Gourds! I like how the one on the right looks like a goose. I think those things on the left are brussel sprouts still on the stalk.
Gourds and tomatoes. Women kept walking in front of me and standing in front of all the good produce. Hmph. That stall had the tiniest pumpkins, too.
When the sun first came up, it lit up this flower stall like heaven. Glorious.
A lost Modigliani: Girl Wearing Bandana and Haliburton Dinner Jacket Carrying Burberry Purse and Pumpkin. Heh.