Saturday mornings we like to visit the local farmer's market. There are several here in Sacramento California, but we go to the closest one, located incongruously in the parking lot of a shopping mall. This time I brought my camera. I felt a little silly taking pictures of the produce, but I really enjoyed myself, and was somehow able to manage to hang on to the camera and bags of food without dropping anything. I deserve a medal for that.
There were pumpkins and squash of every description, and late harvest tomatoes, including a colorful collection of heirlooms. I bought one of those little boxes of cherry, pear shaped and "chocolate" tomatoes which were delicious in our panzanella that night.
I took many pictures of flowers, and bought a colorful bunch to take home. "Food for the soul as well as the belly" I said to a woman gawking at the blooms. I think she bought a bouquet too.
All the colors seemed to say "Look! Enjoy it all now, even as the summer light is fading". You would never know it to see the sunflowers facing you.