Every summer, all summer long (for the past three years since we have lived here) I am SO grateful for the Bloomington Farmer's Market which has its large market every Saturday morning and a smaller one on Tuesday afternoons. (There is yet another market on Wednesday mornings as well!) Not only is there an abundance of excellent produce and flowers, there are so many nice people to meet and get to know. People are so happy and friendly there. Entertainment in the form of all sorts of bands is provided and once a month, there is a craft/art fair as well. I cannot (obviously) say enough about this treasure that our little town has.
The picture here was taken by Jack. It is one of hundreds of lovely fresh flower bunches that you can buy at the market. Last week, lotus flowers were out. They are giant flowers, just like you see on lily pads. People "harvest" them in canoes.
Anyway, for your viewing pleasure, I am posting several snapshots of the market.