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.

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, October 1st, 2005

This is the gate entrance by the bus parking area.

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, October 1st, 2005

Mums! Dark red and pumpkin orange are my favourite colours.

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, October 1st, 2005

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.

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, October 1st, 2005

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.

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, October 1st, 2005

Mums and ornamental grasses, and asters on the right. The sun coming through the tops of the grasses was really pretty.

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, October 1st, 2005

Indian corn and gourds. “Gourds” is just fun to say. 🙂

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, October 1st, 2005

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.

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, October 1st, 2005

This one came out too blurry to fix, so I just played with it as a study of colour. Sear, retinas, sear!

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, October 1st, 2005

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. 🙂

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, October 1st, 2005

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.

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, October 1st, 2005

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.

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, October 1st, 2005

When the sun first came up, it lit up this flower stall like heaven. Glorious.

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, October 1st, 2005

A lost Modigliani: Girl Wearing Bandana and Haliburton Dinner Jacket Carrying Burberry Purse and Pumpkin. Heh.

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