Sunday, January 4, 2009

YES, WE HAVE NO CUCUMBERS


In contrast to the bustling central Farmer's Market I visited when I lived in the foothills, little stands like this can be found all over the place where I live now. Leamington is part of a huge produce-growing area in Ontario. Some of the roads on the outskirts of town are lined with homes, just like a residential street, but if you look behind them as you drive by, there's always a big garden, and often a complex of greenhouses. The vast majority of these little stands operate on the honor system, although sometimes you'll see grandparents and grandchildren sitting there in the shade. Not yesterday, however, when I went out for a drive and took this photo. No sign saying, "Come back next summer" needed. On the way home I took the second shot of a sparkling cornfield, with four different trees. I assume the one on the far left is a willow, but I don't know about the others. I just like the way they were all standing there, shoulder to shoulder, like friends in a row.





Also (ta-da!)an award! It's from Sylvia for the Van Gogh's Ear Award, for having an inspiring blog. That is truly is an honor coming from a fellow blogger I admire very much. To someone like me, this is especially meaningful. No, not because I'm a hooker (good grief!) but because I was an Art History major!! Thanks Sylvia!

7 comments:

Lin said...

you have no snow, just reminders of summers. they will come again.

Avid Reader said...

fresh cucumbers,-- not those month old things we get in the grocery store-- are so great. When I was in Quebec I saw a lot of these wonderful little farm stands. Not so many left in the states (not like when i was a kid--you'd drive out to the country and they were there, every few miles) Farmer's markets have replaced a lot of them.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That's neat Deb that they use the Honor System.. With as much theft, etc. in this country--I'm not sure how well that would work here. You live in a gorgeous area!!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Sylvia K said...

Just reading about fresh cucumbers had me drooling on my computer! Oh, I will be so glad to see spring come! How many months left??? Too many to count! Love your post -- as always! And you are so deserving of the award!

magiceye said...

LOVE THE COUNTRYSIDE!

CONGRATULATIONS on winning the well deserved award!!

gel said...

Enjoyed reading about your region and I love cucumbers.
Congrats on that award! Ironically, someone called the painting I made that adorns my current poem, "Van Gogh" like. (I wish....I'm not vain!). Interesting that you were an art history major. I'm an artist besides loving to write. So glad to have found you through OSI and thx for visiting my blog. I'm bookmarking you. I can see I'd want to browse more.

Indrani said...

Lovely shot of the trees. On a second look, yes they look like friends.