Slow Sunday Scenes from the Village
With both the mountain biking Triple Crown series, as well as the SoCal Cross Prestige Series starting up next weekend, Saturdays and Sundays for the remainder of the year look pretty busy. Not quite full, but nearly, and so this seemed like a good one to keep slow and local. That meant checking all the comings and goings around the farmers' market in Claremont Village. It is mid-September, and though the dog days of August are a full half month off the back of our rear wheels, the hot summer days are, none-the-less, appearing rather endless to heat-glazed eyes. We will continue to take it in stride, not that there is any choice, but may spin our wheels out a little earlier in the morning when the air is just a bit cooler. We might walk into the Village from surrounding neighborhoods, or ride in from one a little further away, but do so knowing that dealing with a hot motor on a hot day is simply compounding a problem.
We look for little things to keep us cool - the shade beneath bent branches of venerable sycamores, the ice cold, fresh pressed apple juice from one vendors' stall, a smoothie from Podge's and a moment to sit and relax. Violin strings may be hot, but the notes strung together as jigs and reels are cool, as are the disparate pieces of a glass mosaic our fingertips glide along as we seek the edges of form. Coming and going, rounding curves of a green pear, tight circles of cherries, jagged folds of a pineapple. A still life on one hand, an active life on the other.
that's one cool camping van / team bus
sunflowers ever bright
shopping is done
dad and daughter
the Back Abbey
comings and goings
sitting pretty on a classic Raleigh
all loaded up and headed for home
skateboards along the street
have guitar, will travel
fresh gum balls
down from the hills