Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saturday Stuff

It was one of those gray, cold, windy mornings that make you want to stay under the covers a while longer ... which I did.  But eventually I did get up and about and out of the house, headed to the Farmer's Market at the Railyard.


Santa Fe Farmer's Market in Winter
It was still dry outside when I arrived, but the sky looked ominous.

I was surprised to see that there were still vendors outside.

Most of these booths were filled with natural holiday decorations–wreaths and swags made from evergreens and/or dried chiles, dried sage fashioned into animals, wreaths, smudge sticks ... and a ranch selling meat (with a barbecue going).   It was a bit more lively inside and soon after I arrived became as crowded as the Farmer's market outside is during harvest season.


Santa Fe Farmers Market in December The inside market

My little sleep-in made me late enough to miss the shiitake mushrooms I planned to pick up from one of the mushroom vendors–I settled for some oyster mushrooms and now just need a plan for them–but it was otherwise a successful trip.

I walked back to my car in the rain.  As I drove across town, the rain turned to (tiny) hail and then to sleet.  Just as I was pulling into the driveway, there was snow coming down.


It's SnowingAnd then it was coming down harder. And it started sticking. Soon, the view from my desk looked like this.

I feel like I went through almost all the phases of Winter weather in about an hour ... except for the one where the sky is blue, the sun is shining and the air is crisp and calm.  If the forecasters are correct, the sun will be back in full force on Wednesday.

In the meantime, it might be a good time to try snow-dying ...

Reminder:

If you are catching up on blogs this weekend and missed my post about my entry into the Everything Old is New Again block design challenge ... I would appreciate your vote (you must have a Facebook account to participate).  Here's the block and the link to take you to the challenge/voting page.

Lets Party

Vote here for your favorite

5 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

I voted for you!!! Your farmers market sounds like fun....wish I could join you!

Gail in Vegas said...

So great to see you blogging again Sophie!
Your story about the cat visitor was interesting. I've never had a cat, dogs yes, and didn't know one would be curious about other cats inside a house. At least your visitor is a handsome one :)

desertskyquilts said...

The market looks great, but I wouldn't be in a booth outside in that cold! I'm glad you had a good time and got home before the weather got worse. I guess we're really lucky right now. It won't last, but we are having 3 days of Indian Summer with the temps in the low 70s! Next Saturday, 47!

Barbara said...

I voted for you too...and not just because I like you. I thought yours was the best. That market looks like a great venue. I love a good Farmer's Market, but this bonus indoor thing is wonderful. We spent a little time in your neck of the woods a few years ago, and we relaly liked it there. I want to come back sometime.

Farm Quilter said...

I guess I can only vote once for you...not once a day! Three of you are tied at 44 - hope you win cuz I love your block the most!!!

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