Photo Friday – People

Revolution Day parade

 

 

Dancing in the zocola

 

 

 

What has become a monthly post – Milwaukie Farmer’s Market 9-6-09

Fall was definitely in the air Sunday when I went to the market. It was windy and cool. Still I wandered around and took more photos of the offerings at the market.I got home just before the rain came.  

I just can’t help put take more photos of the beautiful flowers at this vendor’s tent. She has the best variety of the entire market.

 

 

 

 

 

 You can’t really tell from the below photo but that flower must have been 6 inches across. It was windy and I had a hard time getting a decent shot of it.

 

 

I think this is a pretty flower. There were several colors but I liked this one the best.

 

 

I love fresh picked tomatoes. Yum!

 

 

This fennel smelled really good.

 

 

The blueberries were tasty  mixed in with yogurt for a few breakfasts.

 

 

Need a gourd? There were several storage containers full of them.

 

 

 

The next two photos are why I eat breakfast prior to going to the market.

 

 This booth has some nice plants.

 

 

Another visit to the Milwaukie Farmer’s Market

I just love all of the colors of the Farmer’s Market!

Great selection of fresh flower bouquets

Great selection of fresh flower bouquets

I made a quick walk through the Milwaukie Farmer’s  Market on Sunday. I bought some strawberries, olive cream cheese, little cukes and tomatoes. It was a chilly 59 degrees so I did not linger like I usually do.

I observed a couple of things today.

  1. There is a new sign “No Pets Allowed”. I am not an animal hater but I always thought that it was not really the best place to bring dogs. There are food booths and all of the fresh fruits and veggies. I don’t want to be picking up some cukes or tomatoes that were touched prior by a person who just picked up their dog’s poop. Eeww!
  2. Almost all of the shoppers are carrying their recylecled bag, grocery store tote or a basket. Enviromentally respectful people shop at the farmer’s market.

 

 

 

 

 

 These strawberries were great for breakfast Monday.

 

So much  better than a melon from the grocery store. FRESH!

 

Colorful peppers

 

I didn’t need any zucchini but wished that I had bought a couple of eggplants. Oh, well there is always next Sunday.

 

Cute little cheesecakes. Good thing I had just eaten breakfast before going to the market.

 

Sunflowers ~ bringing a little sunshine in my life

Trader Joe’s has a good variety of flowers to choose from. I have to buy ones that really have little to no scent.  I think these yellow sunflowers are as pretty as the red ones I bought last weekend.

Kauai July 2009 – Heading to the North Shore

As Willie K sings North Shore Reggae Blues -
Under the Mango Tree, waiting for the sunrise, headed for the North Shore
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa

My body’s aching for a freedom ride, My brothers calling me to join them

The party’s jamming on the other side, over on the North Shore

The Myna Birds are leading all the way, they’re telling me how to get there

I’m concentrating on my early drive, driving to the North Shore

Under the Mango Tree, waiting for the sunrise, headed for the North Shore

Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa

I hear the surf calling me, singing a new song, headed for the North Shore

Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa

I wipe my hair away from my eyes, I like to feel the wind on my face

The salty air begins to make me breath, down in the North Shore

I lay my mistress on the surface swell, and as I move she starts to mile at me

Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Let it ride much higher and higher

Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Take me now Im your’s take me

Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Look at me Im higher than a mountain”

There is something about the north shore of Kauai that makes me feel like I have come home again everytime I visit there. Years ago when I thought seriously about moving to Kauai I would have been perfectly happy settling in Hanalei on the north shore. Oahau has its Haleiwa and Maui has Paia. These three cities have a lot in common. They are surfer towns and laid back hippieish, new age feeling places with a strong sense of community and ohana (family).

And of course now there is all of the controversy about the meaning of the song “Puff the Magic Dragon”.   Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea, And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee”. When Tara was little I used to sing this song to her everytime we went to Hanalei. That was every year until from age 9 – 16 and at least 3 or 4 times a trip. She hated me singing the song especially as she got to be a teenager. At dinner one night Kelly brought up the drug reference and Tara said “Nu Huh! You used to sing this song to me all the time when I was little.”

Tara and Kelly drove beyond Hanalei to the end of the road. The plan was for Tara to take Kelly to a couple of her favorite places, Lumahai Beach and the Blue Room. However it was so busy that Sunday that there was nowhere to park. So they came back to Hanalei Bay where they had dropped me off a couple of hours earlier.

Kilauea Lighthouse

Kilauea Lighthouse

During the winter months Kilauea is a good place to spot whales who have migrated south for the winter.

First stop on the way to Hanalei

First stop on the way to Hanalei

Kalihiwai Bay – summer months it is a great family beach
Kalihiwai Bay , water looked like glass this day but during the winter this is a popular surfing spot with big waves

Kalihiwai Bay , water looked like glass this day but during the winter this is a popular surfing spot with big waves

This has always been one of my favorite Hanalei Bay homes.

This has always been one of my favorite Hanalei Bay homes.

Fabluous views of Na Pali from Hanalei Bay

Fabluous views of Na Pali from Hanalei Bay

Hanalei Bay pier

Hanalei Bay pier

I want this great beach house. Problem is I dont have the millions of $ it would take to buy it.

I want this great beach house. Problem is I don't have the millions of $ it would take to buy it.


Shop in Hanalei

Shop in Hanalei

Heading back from the north shore we make this stop at a scenic overlook. Those are taro fields in the valley.

On the way to and from the north shore we pass the Sleeping Giant. “Legend states that this giant once roamed the land and was much loved by the Hawaiians.”
I took this photo from a moving vehicle so it’s not real good.
Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant

The end of a great day on the north shore. Goodbye North Shore until next year when I plan to return again for a summer vacation.
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