some thoughts from green gables for monday morning:

“i’m so glad it’s a sunshiny morning. but i like rainy mornings real well, too. all sorts of mornings are interesting, don’t you think? you don’t know what’s going to happen through the day, and there’s so much scope for imagination.”

“it’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. of course, you must make it up firmly.

and another picture of sensationally glorious produce:


on saturday morning i slept in and went to the small downtown palo alto saturday farmers’ market. have i even mentioned that i love farmers markets???? there was a bluegrassy band with an upright bass playing, and people sitting on the street and a a few rows of rosy, jaunty stands bursting with fruits and vegetables and fresh pastries. i bought pluots and figs and heirloom tomatoes and a melon and some splendidly cheerful strawflowers. there was a little family fair down the road, which we popped by. i came home and ate figs and almond butter and put the flowers in a vase and then walked to the park, laid out a blanket and read under the sun. then i ran seven miles through lovely palo alto neighborhoods, lined with tall shady trees and charming homes.

and i just felt so optimistic.


  1. Nothing like Anne of Green Gables to make a day more optomistic (that, and farmers market and a nice run I suppose).


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