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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

La Pulga Part II

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One of the wonderful things about going to La Pulga (the flea market), in addition to what I have previously written (archives March 1st) is

the produce and the food.

I was amazed at the beauty of these

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                                        and these.

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                         Which prompted me to eat this.

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I was uncertain about these, but I learned they are called chayote.

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I also saw something I never thought I would see in this area.

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Hydrangeas in South Texas?

This is more like it.

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                                Fuchsia bougainvillea.

          They even had white, which is rare. I should have bought this plant. The white is so beautiful. I really really regret not buying it.

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         I also wish I had a fresh mango right about now.

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          This is just another thing which soothes my soul. Laughing out loud with a full heart does that too- especially when a young boy at La Pulga asked me in Spanish if I was

                              una turista (a tourist).

          I know I looked like one. I had on my baseball cap, my small, red money pouch hanging around my neck, my camera in one hand- all balanced with my cup of red, juicy watermelon.

                             I laughed and said yes.

 Note: A special thanks to all of you who offered menu suggestions for the engagement party. I was overwhelmed at your generosity.  Thank you.

7 comments:

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Good Morning! Thanks for taking us along to the flea market with you. It was so much fun. I wish we had flea markets around here. Have a great day! ~~Terrie~~

Frippery said...

Thank you for the sweet comment. I too sometimes get tired of putting on makeup etc. But I do it for others who must look at me on the street, they don't deserve punishment for my laziness, Tee Hee. That watermelon looks wonderful, one of my favorites but here in Ohio we have a long time to wait before we have fresh watermelon. Love all your entertaining pieces for the engagement party too.

Domestic Designer said...

All of your pictures make my mouth water! Can't wait until all of the fresh vegetables and fruits start coming in this summer! Have a great day!

trash talk said...

There is nothing like a trip to a market be it flea or farmer's! It's the great equalizer where we are all tourists in new territory.
BTW, have you got your yellow boxes yet?
Debbie

kimmcl said...

Hi Laura! I loved this post! All of those bright colors have me yearning to get my hands dirty in the garden - but alas, the weather here has not been cooperating :( It's rainy and chilly here in the "Garden State". But once it gets nice I will be making my weekly visits to the Farm Market for some Jersey-fresh goodness!!!

cherry said...

Hi thank you for stopping by my blog. I have never heard of chayote it looks like baby kiwi..lol

Your blog is beautiful! love the title, back story and all the silver ..
hugs, Cherry

Cathy said...

I think I deleted my comment so I am going to try again...I hope it doesn't double post!!!

I love your market!!! One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is attend our local farmers markets and gather goodies for my family. Your watermelon looks delicious...I wish I had some right now...sooo tasty!!!

Your photos are beautiful and your story so sweet!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

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