We love to walk south through our neighborhood, past stately old houses and front porch swings, over cheerful chalk drawings and railroad tracks.
An easy mile brings us downtown, where all the lights are bright, even in the day.
Saturday, we sipped Door County cherry lemonade and strolled through the Appleton Farmer’s Market. The bounty of sweet summer babies, fat vegetables and breathtaking bouquets hits its peak right about now. The place will be hopping through September and the good stuff is just starting to roll out of the fields. Peak farmer’s market season lasts a good long time.
We scooped up basil, sweet corn, leaf lettuce, garlic and cauliflower; munched on Lolitas tacos and Mr. Reynebeau’s Chocolate Chip cookies; and listened to several really talented street musicians.
Sunday, we took the same walk to nearly the same spot for the 55th annual Art in the Park, featuring 175 selected artists from 11 states.
We thought, as we often do, about the enormous capacity for creative development the human brain holds and how unbelievably talented people are.
I did a little Christmas shopping, Molly did a little Molly shopping and we both enjoyed more fresh lemonade and great live music.
Enjoy these pictures and, next week, maybe we’ll see you there
We can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares and go
We thought asparagus season was over. Apparently not.
Farmer’s Market flowers are so beautiful. Molly bought an enormous bouquet with yellow lillies that are making our house smell lovely.
I have to eat a carne asada taco each time I go to the Farmer’s Market. I munched this one at 9:30 a.m. Muy delicioso!
Molly enjoyed the mango on a stick.
We both passed on the free jalapenos.
Pies ad Pours has become our new favorite food truck.
The Door County cheery lemonade hit the spot on a toasty day. (Our favorite is the strawberry basil lemonade.)
You have to get to Mr. Reynebeau’s cookie stand early because they always sell out. Also, Mr. Reynebeau himself is there to serve them to you.
You can’t beat the beet prices.
All in all, a beautiful Saturday morning.
On Sunday, we hit Art in the Park.
We met Bob Radtke, who makes hand-carved bowls.
And, Faith Givings, who makes gorgeous, hand-pressed ceramics with her grandmother’s rolling pin.
These fellows did a tremendous job hawking hot dogs.
I also loved this martini mobile.
These 3D landscapes were stunning.
We loved the sun catchers too.
I had to get a pick of Molly in her yellow dress.
I thought it’d be cool to get a shot of Art in the Park through the park’s own art, this Dallas Anderson sculpture, Ring Dance.