but, that probably wouldn't be very productive or helpful. so instead, i'm editing endless photos of our time with my family in new york, and every time i think about, a little prayer for pennsylvania slips through my lips and i carry on, trying not to let it get to my emotions. trying. so, here are some more pictures. i think i still have at least two blogs to dedicate to new york photos.
one afternoon while my sister was in class, josh, john and i, decided to drive around, stopping at whatever caught our eye - a music store, a pet store [yes, we are five years old] and a farmer's market. one thing about farmer's markets up there [this one, anyway]: much, much cheaper than the texas farmer's markets i've been to!
there's just something about locally grown tomatoes. i don't know what it is, but i love slicing a locally grown tomato for my sandwhich. have you ever done that before? you should try.
magical market honey sticks! like pixie sticks, but better! i was probably way more excited about this than these guys.
this man said he's been doing this since the fifties. his dad left him his farm. and ten years ago, he could sell his entire harvest in a day, but now, with the economy, that never happens! he had an impressive selection of produce. and i want his shirt.
these strawberries made me think of one of my favorite books as a child, wait for it -- the little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the hungry bear. whoo, what a title. the illustrations are perfect. you can practically taste it as the mouse slices a piece and strawberry drips everywhere. okay, just go find the book, i'm telling you.
man, look at these colors! they are gorgeous. real local grapes. yum yum yum. real, as opposed to shipped from thousands of miles away and grown with chemicals. we didn't buy any, but can't you just tell they are delicious? something i learned this past year that i didn't know before: organic fruits and veggies have way more nutrients and flavor than those grown with pesticides and other crap. sometimes, ten times [or more?! i don't know the numbers, i just know it's a lot!] the amount of vitamins and minerals. and the taste is extraordinary. last week, john and i bought some local organic apples, and i swear, they tasted like apple candy. they were so sweet. when we bought "regular" apples this week, you could taste the difference right away. conventionally grown produce is bland compared to the nature's produce that hasn't been messed with. it's how things are supposed to be!
as we were leaving, these guys said, "hey! we don't get any pictures over here?" everyone assumes when someone is taking pictures at an event with an SLR camera, they are working for a newspaper or something. ha, nope, just your every day stay-at-home-mom who writes a blog. ;) but i did end up snapping a photo of their peppers, because they were very colorful peppers.