As of Easter weekend, the Salt Spring Saturday Market has officially begun. Vendors have dusted off their display just in time to present their new works from a busy winter of production. It’s always great to drop by and see, first hand, what people have been doing to keep themselves busy during the darker months.
New vendors pop up each year, old ones retire and others keep going year after year with new and exciting pieces to display. The farmers are happy to bring down the first produce of the season and it gives all of the locals a chance to get back to picking out their produce and having a nice chat with the people who grow it…a great way to spend a Saturday morning!
As the glorious summer winds down, I begin to see the first indications that fall is just around the corner: a slight chill to the air, birds finishing their cycles before beginning their migrations south, bountiful produce at the local markets and, of course, the kids all heading back to school (the village is much quieter as a result!).
At the end of August we witnessed our last Blue Moon until 2015 and it arrived in spectacular fashion on a clear, cool evening just as the sun was setting. The Tuesday Farmers Market is thriving with more farmers setting up than ever before: a truly inspiring sight! And in the garden the flowers continue to bloom and I have been exploring their forms in B&W through the digital medium…now that I have packed up my darkroom for good, I don’t have a choice in the matter!
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