Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Farmer's market, string band and other cool stuff

- The Palafox Market, in downtown Pensacola last Saturday, was full of fresh produce for sale, as well as other local goods: jewelry, crafts, jams, baked goods and such.  I bought some fig preserves from a purveyor of preserves, jams and jellies.  The jar contains whole figs, which reminds me of how my grandmother used to make them.

-This family band was singing "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" when we walked by.  I loved the name of their band, "String Farm."  Perfect for a farmers' market, eh?

- That is historic Christ Church in the background - founded in 1764 - and the internet says it is the oldest church building in Florida.  I love the Spanish influence of the architecture.  And I suppose if I had a cool red car like that, I'd drive it around on Saturday, too.

- A fourth thing - there are decorated pelicans everywhere in the downtown area.  This intersection had a pelican tribute to each of the armed services.  I liked the Coast Guard pelican the most, because he is wearing a life vest.  The art project "Pelicans in Paradise" is sponsored by the local newspaper.

Most of all - I loved having family time.  It was truly lovely.

13 comments:

sage said...

Beautiful--I've never been there but now I'm back down south will have to arrange a visit.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. I LOVE the Pelicans being everywhere....what a charming idea!

Riot Kitty said...

What a neat post! Now I want to go there.

Elephant's Child said...

Ooooh.
Farmers markets, amazing buildings and pelicans. And a fun family visit too. Wonderful.

Kay G. said...

This sounds wonderful! Wish I could have been there!
I am just thinking, I have not been to Florida since the year 2000. Wow, now you know why I am Georgia Girl With An English Heart... I am either in Georgia or England, nowhere in between! :-)

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots - I like that church.

Lee said...

What a wonderful area...and what a wonderful time you had. I love the sound of that fig preserve...yum! :)

Mama Zen said...

I love the pelican! We have wildly painted ducks here.

Fireblossom said...

That's not your car? ;-)

desk49 said...

Four not three
yet one on the end
The great time you had
with family and friends

Joanne said...

That market sounds wonderful! And the pelicans are so fun. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

The pelicans remind me of the painted cows that were part of the Cow Parade. I'd love to see more photos of the different pelicans.

Love the red car.

Sparkling Red said...

I love a good farmer's market! "String Farm" is indeed a great name. I wonder, if there were a real string farm, would it grow dangling down from trees, or would it be a vine? ;-)