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My World #132: Who’s Shopping @ Home Depot

This is why I bring my little point and shoot everywhere I go for moments like this when I need to capture Home Depot’s most unusual shopper. I did ask the guy for permission, that’s why he’s posing here.

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Posted by on August 21, 2011 in My World


My World #131: To Farmers Market We Go

I was telling the hubby how we haven’t been to the Farmers Market this summer and the season is about to end. So we made a point to go to one of the biggest farmers market around. The The Alemany Farmers’ Market in Alemany Blvd in SF is the oldest farmers’ market in the Bay Area. It was started by John Brucato in the 1940s. It offers some of the lowest farmers’ market prices in the Bay Area as well as specialty items specific to Asian cuisine.

However, not early risers on the weekend we arrived just in time that the stalls were closing. It was good timing in a way because most of the veggies we got were marked down even further.

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The walls of the stalls are painted in murals.
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Fried green tomatoes anyone?
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Just about ready to pack up.
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Bittermelon or carola.
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I can go to the farmers market and only leave with tomatoes and basil in my basket and I’m happy.
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Always looking forward to the multicolored bell peppers.
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I noted that this time around there are more stalls/trucks of prepared food. In addition to the usual Mexican/Hispanic fare, there is also a pizza stall.

Hope you enjoyed going to the Farmers Market with me. Share your world at MY WORLD.


Posted by on August 15, 2011 in My World


My World #130: Flowers in my garden

Let me just show you what’s been growing/blooming in my garden lately:




So, what’s growing in your world?

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Posted by on August 8, 2011 in My World


My World #129

Please go to WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS for my entry for this week.  Thank you.

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Posted by on August 1, 2011 in My World


My World #128:

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Posted by on July 25, 2011 in My World


My World #127: Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

One of the nearest regional parks and one of my fave spots for a hike during the spring and summer months because of the availability of cherries and blackberries.

Two Saturdays ago we decided to take a little hike up the hill to check out if the blackberries are ready for picking yet and if there were some left over cherries. We knew the cherries were past their season, but the blackberries we knew peaked in August.

I went ahead and brought the camera in case there weren’t any berries to be picked.

Some of the shots I took on that walk:



Haven’t seen this pattern on an agave plant before, have you?


The berries weren’t all ready yet, the ones that were black were a bit tart still.


Going down hill to the parking lot.


Posted by on July 17, 2011 in My World


My World #126:

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Posted by on July 10, 2011 in My World


My World #125:

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Posted by on June 27, 2011 in My World


My World #124: Can You Hear the Earth Laughing?

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Church flowers, first two are from inside and the remaining are from the church garden. The Earth does indeed laugh in flowers, can you hear it?



Posted by on June 20, 2011 in My World


My World #123: Jam Tasting

On our way home from a day in Santa Cruz mountains, we passed by this cutesy sign on the road. All four of us in the car were one in saying we’d better stop and check it out. I initially wanted to stop to take photo of the sign. They wanted to taste some jams and jellies.

Wouldn’t you stop if the sign is this cute? It was drizzly when we were there.

Swanton Berry Farm sells organic berries and baked goods. It’s also a pick-your-own-berry farm. I noticed a family picking under the rain when we arrived.

Some of their goodies.

Chocolate-covered berries.

We sampled their different berry jams to our heart’s content. We weren’t the only ones sampling, btw. And then we shopped. When we were ready to pay for our purchases, we were pleasantly surprised.

No one is manning the tills. You pay for your own purchase, honor till they called it. Honesty is the best policy. Isn’t this unique? There was a guy coming and going bring crates of berries into the store, but he wasn’t really paying attention to the tills. In fact he was the one who told us to pay for our purchase on the counter.


Posted by on June 12, 2011 in My World