September at the Market
Welcome back! The Passage opens officially on September 13, after I return from a short trip, but let's fit in a quick trip to the market.
What do you need? A bushel of peppers for jelly? Sauce tomatoes? And of course, we'll people-watch.
The scarves retreated briefly during weeks of scorching heat, but even now, at 26C, an off-the-shoulder blouse will be accessorized with a white scarf.
A particular charm attends mothers and daughters of all ages. Remember when a box of berries was a treasure?
Hats shield from the still-intense sun. The madame at left in her eyelet newsboy is eighty-one; you can just see the stars on her t-shirt. The other two wear jaunty straws, one patterned, one plain.
Artful prints always draw the eye. I would love those crops! The redhead wore a green cocoon shrug draped off her shoulders and matched to her eyes.
In summer, locals gorge on colour before brisk autumn nudges us into black or navy coats. Magenta with burnt-orange: exuberant and unusual—or fresh white eyelet, with feminine detail:
Did you remember your tote? Women carry everything from chi-chi patent to folkloric print to an inexpensive eco-bag.
Occasionally we admire more than the produce:
Perhaps a gelato before heading home? And do tell us about your summer!