Pied Beauty

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

Glory be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:

Praise him.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Field Trip: Urban Harvest Market and Wabash Antique & Feed Store

This morning we were up early (for us) and off to the Urban Harvest Eastside Farmer's Market to see what we could see.  It was already hot when we got there at 10:00 am.  This market has a good variety of produce and other items for sale, and it's all labeled either "conventional" or "organic."  We bought tomatoes and flowers from Cuts of Color (Weimer) and basil from Garden of Eden (Westbury area).

A cold cup of peach lemonade from Radical Eats refreshed us and we were off to our next stop, the Wabash Antique and Feed Store.  This part of town has changed so much -- we almost didn't recognize it.  Our visit here was part of the bribery campaign required to get a 7-year-old up and moving on Saturday morning.  You can always count on something cute and cuddly to see there: ducklings, chicks, rabbits, quail, pigeons and more.  I bought a pretty Sweet Aussie Basil; Abby and Tom petted what needed petting.

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