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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Home Sweet Home

The journey.... Home from a wonderful 12-day road trip. From Calif to Spokane.....long trip. One of my favorite places to visit in the northwest: Farmer's/outdoor markets. There is something very warm and old fashioned about them. You just know that everything you see has been loved and cared for... This bread from Bend, Oregon

These beautiful Peonies from Seattle
Sweet Peas by the bucketfull......heavenly!
Okay...maybe not these....but I am still in awe of it all.

I probably took more photos of produce and vegetable stands than I can I am sharing a few with you.
I love taking road trips with my family. So much time together. (my boys' version: "Soooooooo much TIME TOGETHER!") But we are always happy to come home. A few miles from home I start to wonder if my tomatoes are ripened....if my rasberries are ready, how my birds are; if my tortoise has torn through any of my sweet little doggie's faces.....and somehow even all of the laundry that I know I will be doing seems pleasant....home sweet home -- and a brand new welcome home: all of my messages on my blog from you! It's like running to the mail box and finding the nicest mail....and reading it in my pajamas. Thank you all so much. You were on my mind so much.......each time I saw something beautiful I thought of sharing it with you!!
More to come


Rose Charles said...

Hi Karen,

It looks like you had a fabulous time! I love your beautiful market pictures :-)

Looking forward to seeing what else you have to share with us from your travels!

Rose XXX

Hollyrocks said...

You brought back some GORGEOUS photos! I love the bright colors. Your description of coming home after a trip was so funny, because you got it just right. No matter how wonderful the trip was, it's always nice to be home.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Great photos. . . . everything looks so lovely and yummy. Sounds like you had a great time. Can't wait to see more photos of your trip.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great post! I love how you write. so very nice, and very descriptive. I'm glad you are home, I missed you!

xo Lidy

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

Beautiful photos of the market.
And I agree with you that no matter how fantastic the trip was, it's the coming home that feels so good. My husband has said that one of the best reasons to travel is to get a better appreciation for what you have right at home.

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DolceDreams said...

Thank you for sharing! I am anxious for more road trips, am waiting for my boys to get perhaps one year do they grow so quickly? Love all of your produce/market shots...welcome home...

Love Where You Live said...

Hi there! I love these farmers' markets. We have a couple here in Salida, Colorado. One is more comprehensive than the other; it's held on Saturdays from June to October. Wonderful. Yes, do come to Colorado. You'll love it. And if you find yourself in Salida, stop by my shop, The Green Plum! Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself! cheers, -susan


Wow, that bread is making me drool and the lobster tails! Oh, man I'm so hungry now!!! :) Love your blog by the way...very cool retro pics.


Christine said...

Karen- I just love your beautiful blog. Your photos of your cute little dog, tortoise, and travels takes me away every time! I think we may have met at Cindy Forrester's class, In the Artist's Studio? I'll be in Judy Wilkenfeld's workshop in Aug., hope to see you there! Take care...Christine