It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Monday, August 20, 2012

Farmer's Market Goodies

To market, to market, to buy some ...
Okra (Yes, my husband LOVES Okra.) and a few more veggies.... and some garlic.

Saturdays and Sundays we have a Farmer's Market in Jackson. It's in the parking lot behind Mel & Fay's Diner.
They sell lots of local produce, but they also sell other things. I made the mistake of walking in without a list. I knew that I needed some Okra and garlic... and the little squash that we love so much.
What I didn't know was that I also needed some lemon curd,,,
...from this sweet lady, with a scotch accent, who lived in Mokelumne Hill.

And I also didn't know that I needed this beautiful night light. But, there it was... waiting for me.
Don't you think that I just had to have this wonderful piece of artwork for my green bathroom? Of course I did.
This lady had some beautiful jewelry. Her name is Helanna Andres.
 She was so nice and she makes beautiful jewelry. Her business is called Classic Art Glass and she has an email address: helanna@comcast.net.. If you are interested in glass art, I'm sure that she would be happy to tell you all about it.
That night The Prospector fixed some fried Okra to go with our dinner and, later...
 I went into the bathroom just to look at my new nightlight... in the dark.
It's so pretty.
I can't eat it... but that's OK. It will keep me from falling, in the middle of the night, and breaking my neck. It's my new beacon in the dark. A perfect blend of form and function. I just love it.



7 comments:

Brian Miller said...

that is a very cool night light....i often go and dont realize how much i need...ha...

Teresa Evangeline said...

It is a beautiful night light. It's these little things, where beauty meets function, that make life feel fuller somehow. Farmer's markets are loaded with temptation, aren't they?

Tina Dawn said...

I love okra too! In my case it is a throwback to my southern relations. Glad your nightlight is there now to guide your steps. Enjoy that lemon curd! Tina

Madeline's Album said...

My husband used to like okra and I have two daughters who like it also. I can take it or leave it. I love your night light. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Looks like we're are on the same wavelength...I just posted about my farm goodies as well! The night light is really pretty. Reminds me of under the sea. And that lemon curd...YUM!

Suz said...

I've had okra in soup...never fried...sounds yum...
I love your night lite...we need 'em at our age....
My husband says he puts them on for me.....yea, right
he's older than me
I love farmer's markets...people are so nice

joanne said...

everyone needs a little lemon curd! That's the fun of the farmers market, you think you are going for produce and then there are all these sweet things waiting just for you. Love the little light, perfect in your bathroom...;j