“Fall colors are funny.
They’re so bright and intense and beautiful.
It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color,
to saturate you so you can stockpile it before
winter turns everything muted and dreary.”
Let’s talk farmer’s markets.
I went to the one downtown today, and I am officially hooked. (How did I not know about that place all these years?) I met up with my friend, Evan, who brought his friend, Laura Jean, and I swear I could’ve stayed all day.
The pumpkins. Oh, y’all. They were all under eight bucks a piece and they were just gorgeous! Dark green with orange and peach blushes, pale blue-gray, creamy white, deep red-orange, dusty green- the colors were unreal! And don’t even get me started on the “One Too Many”s.
Named because their heavily-veined pattern resembles that of a bloodshot eye, I’ve decided that’s much too yucky for such a pretty pumpkin, so instead, I shall forever call them marbled.
As in, “Oh my goodness, Evan! Look at that beautiful orange and white marbled pumpkin!“. Or, “Laura Jean, don’t you just love the marbled ones? I think they’re called ‘One Too Marbled’, or something like that.“.
By the way, Laura Jean really just goes by ‘Laura’, but doesn’t she just look like her first and middle? 🙂
She’s as sweet as can be, and I had so much fun stockpiling with her and Evan this morning. I’ll be back soon with a post about what we did with all that color!
In the meantime, how about you? Are you a frequent farmer’s marketeer?