A few miles away from here, lots of talented athletes are competing in the US Open Tennis tournament. The weather conditions this past week have been tough for players and audiences alike.
I've been content to watch some of the matches on television, while actually continuing on with my current knitting projects, doing a little reading, drinking lots of water and ... taking a few afternoon naps.
My energy level has been reduced; however, I did manage to make one visit to the farmers market. How could I resist buying more tomatoes and peaches?
I thought it might be interesting to show you some pictures of stands featuring items that I did not buy.
Cakes and muffins.
Cornbread and quick breads featuring fruits and vegetables.
Large and heavy containers of flowering plants.
A parade line up of mums on the verge of full bloom.
I was greatly tempted by the delicate pink petals of these dahlias.
The creamy ivory dahlias next door also called my name.
Actually, this stand's entire display of flowers was very tempting.
And yet, I resisted. My several tote bags were already quite full of tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, peaches, green beans, zucchini and red-leafed lettuce. I could only carry so much on my subway ride back to my neighborhood.
I will have many more days off next week, and might have to re-visit the dahlia situation. As I have been typing on this lap top's keyboard, it seems as if the temperature has risen in my apartment. I am now yearning for a thunderstorm to clear the air.
Thank you all so much for your visits hereabouts and your excellent comments. I wish you all a happy early September weekend, even if, like those tennis players and myself, you will be working.