Saturday morning is one of my favorites in the city. Today our walk took us down 8th St to Monroe, where we stopped at Starbucks for coffee, locally made pastries and the morning paper. We walk through a neighborhood occupied by many older and very interesting homes and a smattering of lovely older apartment buildings. I am so pleased to see this garden that has been lovingly installed at the very busy corner of Piedmont and 8th:
look, there are even little squash growing:
but, as I said, it is a busy corner and as we turned it, we saw sad evidence of that fact:
After our coffee, we walked north to Piedmont Park and the Saturday Green Market:
I was not the Pack Leader
The park is always peppered with groups of exercisers:
and then the lovely local produce:
A treat for us this morning: our friend Mary was there selling her colorful and deliciously fragrant soaps:
C bought me these two yummy bars:
All this leads me to tell you that we saw Food, Inc yesterday afternoon. I had wanted to see it, was prepared for the gory scenes, but came away with an increased awareness of the importance of buying local produce and grass fed cattle. I know that seeing this film will make me more aware of my purchasing options in the future. I urge you to see it.....together we can change the world, one seed and one purchase at a time!
I also went to Knitch yesterday. It seems that my cataracts are growing at a galloping pace and I can no longer see to knit the socks that I love so dearly. You may recall that my friend Diane recently sent me some yummy soy sock yarn, but I am dismayed to report that at the present time I cannot use it. I had also purchased some ultra soft cashmere to knit a lacey scarf for my Mom, but I cannot do that either. It is so frustrating! So, I figured I'd try some thicker yarn and some larger needles to tide me over until the surgery. Voila:
Misti Alpaca: 50% Alpaca, 30% Merino, 20% Bamboo.....and I can see it! I'll show you the nice little scarf I'm knitting once I make a little progress.
Go See Food, Inc!!!