Back in Maine when the weather is bright, sunny and warm, the sea is calm and there are fluffy clouds in the sky we call it “the finest kind” of day. That’s the way it was yesterday. It was the finest kind of day. Today is a different story but that’s good too.
Saturday was a waterfront farmer’s market in Des Moines and the crowds were out enjoying the food, crafts, music and sunshine. Even the cats and dogs were out for a stroll. Although I can’t guarantee these two cats were enjoying the basset hound who seemed to be taking an interest in them.
I was out to find some gifts to take back to Maine on an upcoming visit. I wanted them to reflect my new home in the state of Washington. I thought I deserved a gift as well.
This is what I found. A beautiful handcrafted wooden pen made with juniper wood from Burien. A tasty treat of espresso honey-that’s raw honey and coffee beans. I know, sounds strange but absolutely yummy. I hope my friends will share some with me. And for me a fused diachroic glass pendant on a black velvet chord. It reminds me of cat tails on the shore. Not bad for the start of the day. I mentioned to the young man who sold me the honey that I had to figure out some way to get it past security at the airport. He asked where I was going and it turns out he just moved here from Maine. Another incident of small world.
Isn’t my new pendant pretty?
You should see it in the sun.
Since it was already noon and I hadn’t had any breakfast I was getting pretty hungry. So I checked out the offerings and found a stand that was serving schintzel. That was a surprise! It looked mighty good so I thought I would give it a try. I was glad I did. I found a park bench in the sun where I could sit and survey the goings on while I enjoyed this tasty sandwich.