Eye candy

“Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit”. Anton Chekhov 

There is nothing more inviting to the eye than a local market. Whether it be a farmer’s market in Guatemala or the splendors of a Moroccan souq, there is always something delightfully intriguing inside. Markets often open a window into a new culture as well shedding light onto people, traditions and culture.

As the days grow shorter, the wind blows stronger and the sun turns colder, I look to the time that the fruit will grow again and brighten my hungry eyes with sunshine.


Just one Senorita, por favor.


“Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen”.  – Epictetus

Costa Rica



“Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is”.  – Shirley MacLaine 

This post is in response to Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post: Natural Resources. To see more entries, click here.


  1. they are all wonderful! some inspire a desire to roll up my sleeves and cook something hearty; others make me wistful for a papaya/blackberry smoothie. i pondered why in the world would people be selling scorpions on a stick? to eat? to use as fish bait? hmmmm. i’ll bet you know the answer!


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  3. This reminds me of our time in Mexico and Costa Rica. My husband and I were having lunch out today and I said to him “In my heart I feel the need to go to Central or South America and help out where I can”. He said “let’s look into it”. So, I may be asking your advice in the near future if you don’t mind. Thanks for your comment earlier about if it speaks to my heart. I don’t think I realized how much it did until your comment. 🙂

  4. I love Chekhov’s writings. His Lady and the Dog is my favorite. We have travelled and lived in Bangladesh and India, and have now retired back home in Sicily. You should think it over carefully before decideing to go to South America, get all the details and information. It’s very nice of you though to think of helping people there. Have a nice Sunday.

    • Thanks! I’ve already been to South America five times. 🙂 I love it there. Yes, it is good to help people as we have much to be thankful for! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    • I saw that! 🙂 I loved the photos too….what a nice market. I’m thinking it must be a whole foods. Isn’t it a great market. A little expensive (or at least it is here in MN…I find that groceries here are way more than other states and don’t know why). 🙂

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