Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Perfect Tuesday in Summer

Although it's not quite summer, one of the best things to do in town this time of year is to go to Farmer's Market, held every Tuesday, June through October.  Today was the opening day.  You can't find a better setting, as this market is located in the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains west of Denver.  The elevation is around 7500 feet, (Denver is but a mere mile up) which means there's 40% less oxygen than at sea level.  

That also means that oftentimes we dwell among the clouds.  Look to see the shadows of clouds on the mountain in the photo above.  Here are some of the things I love at Farmer's Market:  

Fresh produce:  

Lots of hand-crafted items, including wearable art:  

Delicious food, including these lovely pastries made by a genuine French pastry chef:  
Sparky also adores the market.  Here she is in her favorite dress, trying to charm said French chef into giving free samples of her wares (it worked, by the way) :   

Fresh flowers, grown and brought to market by one family:  

And after market day is done, Mojo settles down for a nap on my desk:  


Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Wonderful atmosphere in your photos -what an amazing setting. Oh those pastries and as for Mojo in his designer gear - charming!!!

The Episcotarian Unipaganist said...

One of the things I am SO looking forward to in the new hometown is a fabulous Famers Market--and I'll be able to pedal to it on my Mr. McFeely adult-size tricycle--Heaven! Thanks for a glimpse of my future--sans gorgeous mountains of course. You are so blessed, Pink.

A Novel Woman said...

Okay, that photo of Sparky in her dress made me laugh so hard I was wiping tears. Those little teeth, that direct stare, that dress! Oh, HAHAHAHAA!!

And a little birdie told me that TODAY IS THE LOTTERY GIRL'S BIRTHDAY!!!

So Happy Birthday to yooooooooou!!!! My intention was to send you a card with one of my photos on it, but after wrangling with my printer, it was not to be. Or at least, not to be On Time.(le sigh) Hope you have a great day. I can see you have the pastries in hand, so it's all good.

Love ya,

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Joan,

Mojo and I thank you!

Lottery Girl said...

Dear EU,

Yes, I consider myself blessed in dozens of ways... Riding to the Farmer's Market on your tricycle will be the ultimate fun. You'll be able to stuff all that fresh produce in the baskets on the sides and breathe in all that lovely fresh air to and from.

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Pam,

Sparky thanks you for your lovely compliment. She always feels pretty in her outfits. My dogs get terribly excited when we get an outfit out for them. I think they genuinely understand that the sweaters make them warmer.

And thanks a million for the birthday wishes--having a wonderful day so far!

Toxiferous said...

Oh my goodness, those pastries look delicious! Mojo and Sparky are too cute for words.

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Toxiferous,

Yes, the pastries were quite yummy! The girls and I cut each one into three pieces so we get to taste them all. Hmmm!

Mojo and Sparky thank you!