September 4, 2008

rhode island farmstand

Visiting New England recently was such a relief from the Texas heat (which had been such a relief from the Auckland cold). My friends decided to take me down to Little Compton, a quintessential seaside town in Rhode Island. A gorgeous beach greeted us, but my favorite part was sitting under the shade trees at one of the farmstands, drinking Del's lemonade. We watched the farm hands bring in a fresh load of corn, as well as a pumpkin the size of an armchair then bought blueberries and veggies to cook up for dinner. And what a great bouquet of dahlias and basil in the middle of their fruit display! At least I'll be headed into another mild summer in Auckland in a few months.

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