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To Market To Market…


Just a few more pictures from the BFM. Enjoy!

All pictures ©Carol A Bourns 2010

…bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light” – Eugenio Montale


A taste of images from tomorrow’s post.
Photos ©Carol A. Bourns 2010

This Little Piggy Went to Market ….


Yes, I am still editing well over 100 photographs from my excursion to the local farmers’ market, but trust me that the wait for the pics will be worth it. Part of the fun – and frustration – of creating a new post is the decision making: Should I write a little story around the pictures? Create links to vendors’ web pages AND additional photographs? Just the vendors’ pages? Should I break up the post into several posts/entries? Maybe I should just create a pictorial post with links to the vendors at the bottom of the page. Hmmm, decisions. decisions; but I did want to give a “shout out”, before I create my Market Masterpiece, to everyone there.

Bless the vendors at the Bellingham Farmers’ Market (BFM)! They are AWESOME! Everyone there made me smile. I came back home on a manic high. It seemed that everyone there loved talking to the potential consumer about their endeavors and stewardship of food, art, beautiful crafts, etc. That made it exciting for me; I left the market feeling more alive than when I entered it.

We all need connections like this in our lives; good food, wonderful crafts and art, great people pursuing their dream, community, and conversation. Next Saturday, around 9 a.m. close your computer, turn off your television, grab your family (maybe a friend), hop on or in your favorite form of transportation (heck, walk if you are close enough) and head to your local farmers’ market! You will be happy and have a smile after you join your community, even if it is just to have look … and a nibble! Don’t forget to take a big bag to carry all your goodies home with you. Maybe head to a park afterward and have a picnic. Buy local and fresh. You will appreciate your purchases much, much more if you get to meet the people who bring the food to your table and make the arts and crafts for your home.You might even make a new friend (or ten) along the way.

See you next Saturday, my beloved BFM!

Photos ©Carol A. Bourns, 2010

If you want to visit the vendors’ websites without having to dig through my posts, look to the “This Little Piggy…” link on the sidebar here. I am compiling a list as I go along.

All Photos ©Carol Bourns-Roberts, 2010

Again, with the Ice Cream


Bellingham Farmers’ Market Goodies! God Bless Mallard Ice Cream and the wonderful, happy people that serve it! Even on a rainy day, it was perfect.

Photo ©Carol A. Bourns, 2010

Shhhh…


Random “Think About It” of the day…


(Thanks go to Goosie Girl Boutique for the image.)

“The philtrum refers to the groove that most humans have above the upper lip. The philtrum is also referred to as the infranasal depression. … it also allows humans to speak clearly and precisely…Philtrums are similar to fingerprints in many ways. All philtrums tend to be different from one person to the next, though this small grooved area is essential for proper speech and mouth development…

The word philtrum comes from the Ancient Greek word philtron, which means to love or to kiss. According to Ancient Greek mythology, the philtrum is one of the most sensual parts of the body. Thus, many stories related to this portion of the face are woven into Greek mythology. In addition, this small indentation is largely mentioned in the Jewish Talmud.

Other traditions include stories of angels hushing babies inside of the womb by placing one finger above a child’s mouth. Within a number of religions, it is believed that babies hold all the secrets of Heaven prior to being born. Thus, angels must quiet a child by erasing such memories before a child can be born. These folktales include the hypothesis that an angel’s touch upon a baby creates a small indentation.” (from Wise Geek)

I love this idea. Even though I am not a religious person, I am charmed by the comforting concept that we are hushed by angels before we enter the world, to hold the secrets of Heaven.

Yes, I am procrastinating. Today, I will work on editing my photos of the Bellingham Farmers’ Market and pull together my links, text and such for my next post. There is so much to see, taste and do there that I am half-tempted to start a separate blog just for the market.