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Downtown, where all the lights are bright…

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

Downtown!

Asparagus

We thought asparagus season was over. Apparently not.

Flowers

Farmer’s Market flowers are so beautiful. Molly bought an enormous bouquet with yellow lillies that are making our house smell lovely.

Carne Asada taco

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!

Mango on a stick

Molly enjoyed the mango on a stick.

Free jalapenos

We both passed on the free jalapenos.

Pies and Pours

Pies ad Pours has become our new favorite food truck.

Strawberry Lemonade

The Door County cheery lemonade hit the spot on a toasty day. (Our favorite is the strawberry basil lemonade.)

Mr. Reynebeau's Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

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You can’t beat the beet prices.

You are beautiful

All in all, a beautiful Saturday morning.

Come on in

On Sunday, we hit Art in the Park.

Bob Radtke

We met Bob Radtke, who makes hand-carved bowls.

Faith Ann

And, Faith Givings, who makes gorgeous, hand-pressed ceramics with her grandmother’s rolling pin.

Handpainted

Handpainted.

Hot dog relishers

These fellows did a tremendous job hawking hot dogs.

Martini Mobile

I also loved this martini mobile.

Landscapes

These 3D landscapes were stunning.

Stained Glass sun catcher

We loved the sun catchers too.

Molly

I had to get a pick of Molly in her yellow dress.

Ring dancers

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.

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About Molly B and Me

Welcome to Molly B and Me! This is a blog written by a 50-year-old mother of four with help and recipe contributions from her 16-year-old youngest daughter. Follow us as we struggle with our six-foot by 2-foot garden that has never really grown anything but turnips. We like to spin a yarn, but we can't knit at all. We're pretty good cooks, which works out well because we like to eat. We're avid sports fans and we especially enjoy football. We'll introduce you to our neighbors, including Connie the Cookie Lady and Macy the three-legged dog. Check back for recipes and tips.

Posted on July 27, 2015, in neighborhood, summer and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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