Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Peaceful Place!

those Bette Davis Eyes....do grasshoppers have teeth?

so mellow so yellow.......

pretty flowers for sale.....
fresh veggies for sale....
                                                                                                 two chicks hitching a ride, cabbie fueling up.....


heading for the barn.....
Stopping for sweet corn at our favorite New England farm stand I was very glad to have had my little point and shoot camera! 
Before I entered the barn I encountered a grasshopper dining on some scrumptious sunflowers, out came the point and shoot. The corn would just have to wait, I thought. 
Look at those lovely fresh flowers sitting on a window shelf, snap, snap, snap! 
A healthy combination of vegetables all washed and ready for sale, how delightful! 
 I then meandered over to the barn and caught Jack the donkey dining with a couple of anxious and curious chickens, wanting to hitch a ride. 
Is it my imagination or does Jack look a little prego ??? 
Finally farmer Manley, leading his horse to shelter for the evening! 
Life is simple here, but I can't even imagine how hard the Manley's work to keep this beautiful place so orderly and impeccably cared for. 
Oh yes the corn, luckily hubby was with me and picked some delectable specimens, he paid for them using the honor box, no cashier! 
Such a peaceful place, my camera has taught me to appreciate the finer things in life, the very things that sustain us yet go unnoticed unless we take the time to look! 

I used several of Kim Klassen's textures at various percentages. 
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47 comments:

Barb said...

Love going to places like that! that shot with the donkey is priceless!

Minoru said...

What a peaceful area you live! I enjoyed your former posts. I was very impressed.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

What a fun place and great photography ~ lovely ~ (A Creative Harbor)

thanks for coming by ^_^

Deborah said...

Fabulous captures! ... and I can certainly see why it is a favorite farm stand!

Sivinden said...

Wonderful pictures!

JennyC said...

These are beautiful! I love the flowers for sale.

Cheryl said...

This is where I live, honor system and all.

Really nice shots. The donkey with its two passengers is a riot!

Deanna said...

I love stopping at Farmer's Markets and you definitely found a treat. The donkey and the chickens sure made me smile, great capture!!

bailey-road.com said...

Love the chickens hitching a ride!

kkkkaty said...

Great job with all the shots! ...like the Betty Davis eyes caption!

MarmePurl said...

Good for all of us that your point and shoot was handy. Lovely photos!

Danielle said...

I love your new header...and yes...your husband was correct about the lure and the fish ;)...today we caught about 10 trout, 2 lizard fish and a catfish ;)

Kathy said...

What a great collection in this post. They're all stunning!

Roan said...

Cool cabby, lol. A very nice post!

hootnonny said...

Wonderful! And I know it's hard work keeping up the place!

lorik said...

I love that grasshopper. Great shot - a spectacle of colour! Thanks for visiting:)

Nancy Claeys said...

Lots of rural ambiance -- another good reason to always have a camera on hand. :)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

This is my kind of stand and so clean and organized! Someone takes pride in there business.

LOVE that place! I could spend all day there.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Up close and personal with that grasshopper!!! What great shots!!! A lovely post bringing some smiles to my face!!! Have a wonderful day!

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, that grasshopper shot is fantastic, usually they fling themselves away when you get close! And Jack does look a bit in the family way, perhaps it's Jackie... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #46!

Stampmouse said...

great grasshopper shot. i think they must have teeth to eat leaves but gee I don't know

Emille said...

That profile pic of the grasshopper is awesome! And the chickens on the horse as well! Am here for Orange Monday:)

chubskulit said...

Lovely images!

Visiting from Mandarin Orange Monday.

My Orange post is about Frowning Tomato. Come and see. Have a great week ahead!

LadyD Piano said...

Thanks for the wonderful journey through your beautiful, professional photos. I appreciate you stopping by one of my blogs today. Nice to meet you!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful photo series showing.
Thank you for visiting my blog :)
Hanne Bente

The Artful Diva said...

Amazing macro of the grasshopper!

Diana Taylor said...

I love your series of photos - that grass hopper is a real beauty - how lucky you had a camera on you!

Becs said...

How lovely. Those pretty flowers for sale are just gorgeous and those two chicks made me laugh!

Viv (modifica) said...

What a patient Donkey and such beautiful photos Autumn is on the way Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment....

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

I love all the pictures -- it's a great slice of life on the farm. But I love the second grasshopper one best. We have a lot in common, so I'm your newest follower!

Leovi said...

Delicious photos, good framing, I like nature imposes.

Lisa Gordon said...

Yup, Jack is a bit chubby, Rosemary!
What a great shot that is.

I love the grasshopper photographs, and I don't know if they have teeth. He sure looks content on that beautiful flower.

I wish you a wonderful day!

xo.

TexWisGirl said...

i like how you captured the feel of the place in this set. :)

photecstasy said...

Lovely! The flowers are simply gorgeous!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

These are so charming and I was thinking how orderly the veggie stand was. What a neat place and a great photo opp! Wonderful focus on the grasshopper.

lorik said...

Thanks for sharing your happy and colourful photo on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Sylvia said...

Those flowers are so pretty !
And I love the photo of the donkey and the chickens, so cute :-)
Have a nice day,
Sylvia

Sherri B. said...

What lovely photos...I would enjoy visiting this place very much. And bringing my camera along! Thank you for sharing. :)

Sharon Wagner said...

Blogs are a great outlet for us photoaholics. Thanks for dropping by mine!

Ahayes1225 said...

Great shots, there are so many times I wished I had my camera...

Butterbean Row said...

Lovely post about a special place! I love working farms. Your photos are wonderful with your P & S. I especially like the donkey with the chickens riding on him.

charlotte

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Delightfully peaceful! The markings on the grasshopper are different to ones I;m familiar with. Lovely rural scenes.

Mary said...

Lovely...the chickens on back of donkey are a laugh..sunflower guest, too.

Debbie said...

never, ever, not ever, leave home without the camera!!

love these markets, they have so much country charm!!

Ana Eugénio said...

thanks for sharing such a lovely trip :) wishing you a beautiful weekend. xxo

Marilyn said...

A lovely series. I felt like I was right there with you. How marvelous to have a place like this within driving distance. i bet your corn was delicious!

Carole M. said...

those flowers in the jars; I couldn't go past either the dahlias or the zinnias, I LOVE them both. One of each thanks!! Also seeing the donkey reminds me to tell you that my (late) hubby and myself did at one time in our 43 yrs of marraige have a farmlet with ten donkeys

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