Farmers Market

Summer is almost over, so what better way to send it off right than with a tribute to some of its better blessings. I mean, summer in the South lasts from about April until September, so we get more fruits and vegetables for longer than other places in the contiguous 48 – but we also get the heat at higher temperatures for longer. I’m always happy to see summer come, and even happier to see it go… except for losing the fresh produce.

Here are some pictures from my many trips to the Farmers Market. Enjoy.


Hello summer.

One of my favorite things about summer are the farmer’s markets. There something beautiful about fresh produce, right off the farm, that you can’t replicate in any store. And with the increasing plight of America’s farmers – both large and small – why not buy local and buy fresh?

I’ll be in Birmingham this coming weekend, June 10. If you know of any good markets on Saturday or Sunday, let me know! It’s always fun to get out and take pictures; plus, you meet some of the best characters.

Something beautiful.

If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?

You never know what life will throw your way. Everyone has their off days – and everyone has their problems. Sometimes we just get through, just get by, just get over the next hurdle. And sometimes, that’s all you can do.

But, too often, we get stuck just getting by… and we don’t stop to smell the flowers. Or say thank you. Or enjoy the breath we have in us.

So, for those of you who know what I’m talking about – and those of you who don’t, I’m sure you will at some point – today’s photo is for you.

Enjoy something today, no matter how small.

And when I’m down and out, this is one of the songs that makes me feel better… helps me know that I’m not alone.