I just got back from my usual Saturday morning walk with the ladies (and fast becoming a regular walker, Stewart). After a brisk 7-miler, we had coffee and some of us then sauntered over to the Farmers' Market. The weather is in the mid-sixties (around 18C) and sunny, just perfect. We were all smiles and at the Market, everybody was all smiles there, too. The busker in the picture above is playing a hurdy-gurdy. I had to wait until he finished a song to find out what it is. He bought it in the early 1980s after having played a dulcimer for a long time. The link can tell you more about the instrument.
Anonymous person at the Market
I saw this pretty scene at the Market, a woman with a white topknot with escaping curls, and a bunch of beet greens (or is it chard?) sticking out of her backpack. I asked for permission to take her picture, as I just loved all the colors on this beautiful Saturday. I had heard that there would be a flash mob at the Market this morning, so I was watching when I saw a few people beginning to dance to recorded music.
Rather sedate flash mob
It started with two dancers, then four, and it ended up with about twenty by the time everyone had arrived. They were well choreographed, but they really needed more people to make it more fun. When the song ended and they dispersed, I realized I had enjoyed it very much, as did many of the other onlookers. On a day like today, everybody is in a good mood. You can see the leaves in the tree behind them beginning to turn. Fall is in the air!