Have I mentioned before that I love our little town? Have I mentioned before that I love our little town's market? Well, it's true. I do. This year the Old Town Market is picking up steam. Several new artisans and farmers are with us, including 4 delightful young, first-time farmers from Braeside Farm, which until now was a horse-riding sort of place exclusively. These days they're growing organic vegetables which taste utterly delicious. And they're fans of The Perfect Melancholies. The problem with all this Old Town Market awesomeness is that pretty soon they're going to be able to have 'real' bands play and we'll be too wimpy an act for their profile. May it be so.
Our three children all have different approaches to Market Night. Owen commandeered Cliffe's stroller and konked out. Cliffe hula hooped. Deacon went around informing people about various scientific observations he had been making. All are appropriate Market Night behaviors, I reckon. This particular night, I just plopped down and listened to the DJ spin his tunes.
Ellie bought a cantaloupe plant. It'll be dead very soon, I'm sure. Cute though.
The Belles made me this handsome cotton madras bow in classic cut from a repurposed shirt. It's one of my favorites of the season. And if you ask me, I think it looks like paired with this old Brooks Brothers university striped button down oxford and a TCC blue chambray pocket square with red stitching.
And I got these new glasses recently too. US ARMY brand. Made in China, naturally. But, you know. American.
Such a lovely evening it was that I sat out on the patio and changed my guitar strings. Been playing lots recently between Hill City Church and The Perfect Melancholies. I even began writing a hymn.
I hope you'll run over to the shop and grab this one-of-a-kind bow. If you don't---fine---I'll just wear it for the rest of my life. Probably every week for the rest of my life.
I leave you with a photograph that makes me smile, taken during a chicken dance at Deacon's preschool end-of-the-year open house. He's going to miss his best friend and favorite dance partner over the summer. But we're looking forward to reading lots with him. Kid has a stunning mind.
I almost forgot: Diane! She makes our Market beautiful. Every week.