Share the Joy: Field Trip

One of my favorite jaunts
anytime of year is a trip
to Seattle's Pike Place Market.
I took little sightseers with me

and while they weren't too keen on having
to pose for a picture,
they warmed up to cups of hot cider
and getting to pick any donut they wanted
out of the bakery case.

You can just see the urn full of mulled cider
in the right lower corner of the photo below.

We perused the vendors, looking for interesting things to buy

like this very unusual broccoli 
(cut off the individual florets and the tips,
toss in olive oil, and roast at 400F for 20 minutes).

From the same stall, we bought rainbow carrots
before meandering by the pepper wreaths.

I was moved to capture this image of pomegranates,
mostly because I recently reread
Traveling with Pomegranates
(by Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter
Ann Kidd Taylor)

but also because it brought back the joy
of breakfasts in the dining room on the dahabeya Afandina
when I was on the amazing trip to Egypt
a few years back.

But back to the Pacific Northwest
and its treasures

just plain entertaining.

Finally, we retraced our steps 

back past the pretty peppers 

and across the street to the perfect parking place
we'd snagged. Ah, JoY!

Just one more dose of joy:
here's a shot I grabbed from the car deck
of the ferry on our way to Seattle
on Thanksgiving.

how pretty is that?

How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.


1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.


Beautiful rainbow!!! So glad to be back here!!! Cathy
luv'd the tour - TY!
wondering where to find the linky..?
carol l mckenna said…
Fun and colorful place and great shots of the marketplace ~

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol
Stephanie said…
good morning meri!
hope you enjoyed a wonderful thanksgiving and sending wishes for a merry merry christmas!!!

carol l mckenna said…
Happy Holidays,
artmusedog and carol

My doggie gives me joy!
Suburban Girl said…
I love the way the pomegranate is opened. It shows its beautiful inside.

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