Sunday, June 13, 2010


' Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.' ~ William Law
'In Summer the song sings itself.' ~ W. Williams

'Deep Summer is when laziness finds respectability.' ~ Sam Keen

'I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.' ~ L. Montgomery


Saturday was a typical warm and humid day for June in Wisconsin,
the 4 of us went to our local farmer's market. The Dane County Farmer's Market was inspired by Europe's open markets and started in 1972. Vendors surround our state capital on every Saturday and in Winter the market goes to an indoor location. The magnificent landscape and stunning architecture are a spectacular backdrop to this celebrated (and very popular) local event.

Grace and Will were pulled in the wagon by their Dad, and we leisurely found our way through the local vendors. It was truly a feast for the eyes...
What did we buy? Flowers, fresh asparagus, strawberries, tomatoes, snap peas, spicy garlic bread, and of course some cheese! (after all, we are in Wisconsin).

We took some time to relax on the Capital building's grounds where Grace and Will played with their new slinky toys, did cartwheels and entertained some new found friends.

If you're ever in our neck of the woods,
you must make the Farmer's Market a stop on your trip!

20 kind words:

Karen said...

Delightful photos- really speak of summer- the Madison Farmer's Market should hire you for their print promo work! Looks like you all enjoyed a great weekend~
Have a great start to your week as well!

Kim said...

BEAUTIFUL photos as always..
LOVE the kids smiles..
If I ever need a pick me up I come over here..
Will and Grace make me smile every time..
Love ya girly..
Have a great Sunday Evening..

redmaryjanes said...

Simply beautiful! I love farmer's markets. They are such a true sign of summer. That orange flower is fabulous in Grace's hair :) A big box is on its way to you tomorrow.

Laurie said...

That almost makes me want fruits and vegetables. :) LOVING that last picture!!

China Dreams said...

Everything looks luscious, and I love the quotes, especially the one about laziness and respectability!

Love Letters To China said...

Gail these pictures are wonderful! I so wish I was there amongst all those delicious looking fruits and vegetables. I would be in heaven. It looks like a fun place to visit with the entire family. What a great way to spend part of a Saturday.

Hope you're enjoying your Sunday evening.


Missy said...

Love your bright and colorful pics. Looks like a great day :) I love your playlist, btw. Sometimes I small box your blog and carry on while surfing the net just to listen to your music. lol!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

what a lovely post.


a Tonggu Momma said...

Laziness finds respectability. Heh. LOVE that!

Colleen said...

The farmers market is one of my favorite things about summer here where we live! Such lovely photos Gail!!

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

Gail these are beautiful!!!!!!! I love them so much!!! Looks like a wonderful day!!!

Truly Blessed said...

Your photos are like a feast for the eyes.

If I ever am in Wisconsin, I'll let you know and we can go to the Farmer's Market together!

Wanda said...

Wow....what a great day. The perfect place to visit for the whole family.

Love your collages and bright, crisp photos. healthy looking. I need to get to the market soon.

Have a great week.

Terri said...

I think or should I say I know that I have never wrote this in another comment before so here it goes... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the picture of the strawberries! It is awesome. Well, then again all your pictures are awesome Gail!

What a fabulous day you had! Next time I go to our local farmers market, I'm taking my camera!

k said...

a perfect day, with perfect photos to prove it :O)

Ivy said...

Hi Gail,
What a fun day! Love the photos and collages. I felt like I was riding in that little wagon LOL.

Oh cherish these lazy summer days...I just love them.

Are you sure those strawberries aren't from NJ?

Love you,


Alyson and Ford said...

Love the photos, especially the last one of brother and sister. Someday we will make it to your neck of the woods, so beautiful!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Jboo said...

Gorgeous photos! Farmers markets and summer just go together!

Have a great week!


Kayce said...

Wonderful pictures that capture the feeling of what farmer's markets are all about. I love our market here in our town and always forget to go! Now...I'm going to make a point to get there and enjoy!

Dita said...

Looks like the perfect day. Loved seeing Dan in these shots too!

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