Last year we brought a couple of our favorite coffee cups from a potter at the Ballard Farmers Market. This last week both of them broke. The upside was we got to journey from far east Redmond to the super fun Ballard neighborhood.
We started at Cafe Besalu eating freshly baked pastry and lattes, then continued on to the farmers market where coffee cups were replaced, new plates were acquired, fresh veggies were put in the grocery bag and inspiration was found in Manila clams. It couldn't have been a better spring morning.
There were some awesome patterns found this morning too.
The colors of the spring bouquets were really amazing and for $5.00 who could resist.
The spring vegetables had a great showing.
|tender fiddlehead ferns|
|fresh spring veggies|
My favorite image from today is this father peddling a bicycle that provides the power to blend his smoothie while his little daughter looks on.
There is something about this neighborhood that really feels like community. People are interacting with each other, there are many independent stores and restaurants, and dogs everywhere. If we ever moved to the city, this would be one of the places I would seriously consider.