I am a morning person. Since the wee ones came I am up with the chickens. The hubs is a night owl. Third shift is his choice and he only really wakes up after 8pm. We took the stooges to the market earlier this summer and watched the singles sipping coffee, holding hands and meandering…. We vowed to return together before the summer ended. This month we decided this would be our date. I found a sitter willing to get up that early and when his shift was over we set out on our adventure.
After we scored rock star parking and figured out the new-fangled multi-meter parking meter (hello Jetsons!) with a long line of whippersnappers rolling their eyes behind us, we were off. The sights, sound and smells were amazing.
The best of summer and the best of fall all wrapped up in a perfect morning stroll.
The sun is just clearing the tall buildings around the Capital in Madison. I am amazed by the colors. Carrots orange and purple berries, tomatoes, (the ugly “canners” in the corner) yellow, blue, green and every color in between all neat in rows just waiting to be discovered.
The smells! Kettle corn, fresh baking bread, roasting chicken mixed with herbs and flowers….
We shopped and sampled and chatted. Apple Cider Donuts, Venison Sticks, Cheese, Pesto, Salsa, Berries. Everyone has a smile today. We learn a bit too. Ground Cherries , Wild Plumbs and Cardoon . I am going to try a few new things with those, there was a bagpipe and a one man band for music, bits of conversation, the sound of babies fussing and birds chirping fill the air. There are even crazy people protesting–entertainment everywhere.
Abundance! Everywhere! We stroll hand in hand. We decide that the last week of September, a beautiful warm September is the best time to go. We leave after a few hours and get back to reality. I will show you what I come up with this week with my bounty! Happy Sunday, Happy End of Summer.