Monday, September 29, 2014

A Lovely Fall Weekend

We had a beautiful weekend, after a week of intermittent rain showers heralded the end of summer.
Gregg and I took a drive up to one of our favorite towns and visited their farmers' market. It was the perfect day to do so.
The flowers and vegetables were radiant with color, especially brilliant in the early autumn light.
We bought organic vegetables for our dinner, and a couple of freshly-baked snacks to eat then and there. We sat down to enjoy some live music while we ate. A farmer's market can be a great place for local people-watching.
I am having a lot of fun playing with photos on Instagram. It is an easy-to-use application which brings out the best in simple digital photos which have been taken on a phone.
After listening to a few songs, we walked through town, admiring gardens, cottages, and grand houses adorned with Victorian ornamental details. We took in the view of the sea from uptown, then walked down to the docks to enjoy the variety of boats afloat on crystal-clear water. We breathed in the fresh air, window-shopped, and bought locally-made gifts, then stopped for a cup of freshly-brewed coffee and a slice of homemade pie.

On our way home, we stopped by another small harbor town and walked along the shoreline, soaking up the late-afternoon sunshine and admiring the variety of boats in the marina. It was a perfect date.
I'm glad that after more than 23 years of marriage (including a lot of life's ups and downs), we still love to go on dates together. I don't take Gregg's excellent company for granted. He is quite entertaining, in addition to being solid, intelligent, interesting, loving and true.

Last night, we joined my parents in their home for dinner with friends.
 We had some great laughs together.
 I love that photograph - my mom is out of control with hilarity!


Elizabeth said...

This all looks just about perfect, Karen! You are all so very civilized -- even in raucous laughter!

Ellen said...

I do love Farmer's Markets...all the fresh produce, fresh flowers, and the entertainment! And indeed one always sees someone you know.

Love the photo with your mom laughing heartily!

Clippy Mat said...

Karen, this is lovely. I love what you say about your husband. I'm sure he feels the same way about you. And the pic of your mum laughing is wonderful.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love how much you and Gregg enjoy each other; it is a blessing for sure. Is it normal that the thought of a farmers market makes me giddy inside? Yes? No?
Your mom is awesome; I say a full on MOUTH WIDE OPEN laugh is the best!!