I was at work yesterday when the clouds rolled in and the rain started to fall. The wind picked up and it turned into a dreary, wet, cold autumn day.
Autumn is such a romantic time of year in my eyes. There are warm smells coming from the kitchen. There are cozy sweaters and comfy scarves. There are cuddles under blankets and snuggles to keep warm. There are steaming hot chocolates and spiced ciders. There is a crispness to the air that sharpens your step and there are colors surrounding you that set fire to your eyes.
It’s the time of year for your favorite, comfiest sweater, a wooly pair of socks, and scarves for days.
It’s the time of year to put away the rosé, the crisp whites… and break out he big, full, juicy reds.
It’s the time of year to buy a big hunk of meat and roast it on low for hours and hours so the whole apartment smells like tomatoes and garlic and herbs and juices.
Thanks for finally showing up, autumn. I can already tell you were worth the wait.
It had been a month since I made it over to the Wednesday Market.
No idea how that is possible, but it was true. Our refrigerator was bare. The only fruit we’d been eating were bananas, and they certainly aren’t local.
So we braved the heat. I threw on a skirt because I couldn’t bear wearing pants. We went to check out whether the calendar or the weather was right about which season it actually was.
Turns out, even the market was a little confused. But we walked away with end of summer tomatoes, beginning of fall figs, flowers, little gem lettuce, bacon and sausage, apples, peppers for days, and a few squash for good measure.
I’ll admit, I’m ok with this October heat wave if it means tomatoes will stick around a bit longer. But I really, really can’t wait for sweaters and boots and comfy warm clothes…
I could give you a million excuses for why I’ve only posted – what – twice in July?
But who wants to hear that. It’s July. I’ve been working on awesome, awesome things. I’ve been building projects and baking my butt off. I’ve been planning and viewing and researching and (always) eating. I’ve been documenting it all and sharing what I can when I have a second to come up for air and send a picture through vscocam or something of the sorts. And today, I actually had a second to sit down and look through all of the pictures in my July 2014 Photostream.
You just really have to see what’s happening at the market right now. It is glorious.
I can’t even explain how happy it makes me that it is tomato season again. I literally just had tomatoes (and a hard boiled egg) for breakfast.And the melons! Is there anything that tastes more like summer than melons? I’m over the moon happy with my summer fruit! Ok, one more tomato shot. I actually started a #kelslovestomatoes hashtag so I could document all the beautiful tomatoes in my life – before they quickly disappear into my stomach’s life.I’m always glad I brought my cart… I hope you are all enjoying your summer, and that it has been just as bountiful as ours has been! Happy summer market to all!
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