I've realized I haven't posted any of my own pictures for a while, so today I'll take you for a little Saturday morning walk in my neighbourhood.
Saturday is farmers market day. It pays to get up early, the market gets supercrowded later in the day with people pushing and shoving. Sometimes it's so crowded you can't even make out what the booths are selling.
The market is located on the Kollwitzplatz/Berlin and named after Käthe Kollwitz, the famous female artist.
You can buy all kinds of yummy food there. Fresh fish, handmade pasta, bread,...friends of our friends have a booth there where they sell all kinds of licorice.
This nice lady sold lilies of the valley that were so fragrant that I just had to buy a bunch. Also appealing was that she and her son were dressed in Bavarian folklore outfits and their tiny "booth" consisted of simply two buckets of flowers and a little stool.
After buying strawberries, flowers and all kinds of oriental snacks we had breakfast at "Sowohlalsauch", a popular café near the farmers market. We were so early, it was easy to get a table...usually it's very crowded as well. Great people spotting location, sometimes you get to see German celebrities walking by or having coffee.
The guy at the table next to us went inside to get a newspaper. While he was gone, a sparrow took some hearty "bites" from his bread roll...we couldn't warn the guy in time when he came back, he continued eating the roll oblivious of the beak marks...
I think the barista loves me...my jumbo latte had a heart on top, my husband's didn't.
...back home, I put the flowers in water...this doesn't look quite real, does it?
...and placed the lilies in a vase my mother had as a child...this shot looks so staged as well...it is!
And for good meassure I'll throw in some shots of our balcony, taken from the kitchen window:
The "viney" plant is wisteria, but I doubt it will ever bloom. I like that it looks like a garland though.
Lavender and faux lavender (looks like lavender but isn't as fragrant) are the only things that tend to survive the scorching summer sun...the butterflies like it too.
Our tiny bird bath...about the size of my palm...only for very tiny bird butts. I have to refill it every morning. A pair of greenfinches stops by every day to take a bath as does the little tit which practically lives with us.
That's it! If you feel up to it - maybe you'd like to do the same? I'd love to see where you live!
I have to write a lot of copy this weekend - a freelancer's work is never done...
Have a wonderful weekend!!!