Today, I’m going to continue on the same thread as the last post about a community of people we used to hold so near and dear to our hearts – the farmers.
One of the reasons I’ve enjoyed returning to the land very near to my native roots is the abundant options for day trips. They often land me at historical places which remind me of how life used to be, and roving the beautiful rolling hills of bountiful agricultural farmlands. Sometimes I venture to places which lead to the Chesapeake Bay or one of it’s tributaries.
Last week was a soggy one. Not continual rain but not a lot of drying out in between showers because it was humid and lots of moist air everywhere, the results of tropical storm Fred. On Wednesday morning, I had not a fruit or vegetable in the house so I decided it was high time to do something about it. Off I went to the town just north of me, Churchville, and my timing couldn’t have been more perfect. They were bringing in all the fresh cut flowers from the fields at Harman’s Farm Market. Buckets filled with sunflowers, celosia, zinnias, ageratum, marigolds, hydrangea, larkspur, black-eyed Suzies, and cockscomb which in my opinion, is the ultimate vintage looking flower. Hard to say why, but it puts me in mind of my grandmother’s 1950’s chenille bedspreads!
Have a bright cheery day through the photos I took at Harman’s Farm Market in Churchville, Maryland! Posies are just a couple of things in nature God has put in his coloring book. For those who are interested, the lyrics of the song God’s Coloring Book can be found on YouTube.
I count my blessings when I see the abundance of agricultural foodstuffs and flowers all around me. Thank you God for the beauty and bounty of this earth.