Monday, October 22, 2007

A trip to market

We are having the most gorgeous indian summer. (Wouldn't that be a politically incorrect term?) It got up to 74 degrees yesterday (23C) which is just unheard of. It has snowed a foot on this day in the past. We had to get outside, so we tripped around the farmer's market. Not surprisingly, autumnal products were bountiful.

Some are edible, some are ornamental.

That pumpkin was bigger than Serge.

It was all about the corn, squash and pumpkins.

And there were cauliflowers bigger than human heads.

I'd never heard of Jesus sausage. (Insert joke here.)

24 comments:

Ed said...

Cooler air and Rain is on the way. I'm glad you had a nice day to go to the farmers market. I would have to buy some Jesus Sausage jsut ot try it. (You know how I love a big sausage)

Timmy said...

Baby Jesus sausage + Holy Foreskin = Superpowers beyond your wildest dreams :)

dan said...

Hello !
At the camp the term "India summer" is correct.
The incorrect term is "sauvage" (wild)!
Very funny the story about the "lamb chops" !

mainja said...

I always used to figure 'Indian Summer' somehow referred to First Nations folks, as opposed to people from India. I also always assumed that it was a North American specific saying.

But my mum and I discovered that the same saying exists in France. Which makes me think that it probably refers to India, the country, as opposed to 'Indians' of cowboy and indians fame...

David said...

Is Serge ornamental or edible?

Maurice said...

I'm glad this is one of those times when we get one day later in Halifax the weather you're getting in Montreal, although it's not expected to be quite as warm ...but close. There's something about warm days like this while surrounded by the bounty and colours of autumn, isn't it.

And David, from Torn's perspective, does Serge have to be either/or? ;-P

Chunks said...

We had a nice day a few days ago when it was 19C. That's pretty warm! It was a year ago (in four days) that the snow came and didn't leave for six months, so I'm grateful for every day without the white stuff.

dirk.mancuso said...

Damn, that is one HUGE cauliflower.

And is it me, or does Serge look a bit nervous as he reaches out to pet the feral Great Pumpkin?

GayProf said...

I tried and tried to come up with a joke about Jésus sausage. Alas, as far as I could get involved converting wine into water via his holy sausage. I have failed.

Cooper said...

23 degrees! We ranged from -3 to 10 degrees here yesterday. What a gorgeous bounty of gourds and pumpkins! I don't think Jesus would like his sausage getting 4th billing. Too funny.

Doug said...

I love the variety of squash and pumpkins and whatever else those are.

No attempt at Jesus sausage joke here. :)

lattégirl said...

Were you at Atwater or Jean-Talon?

Mark in DE said...

Beautiful photos. I love all those colorful and gnarly gourds. I'm always tempted to buy them and hot-glue them onto a grapevine wreath for the front door, but Spouse always poo-poos the idea.

If 'Indian Summer' is politically incorrect, then perhaps it should be 'Native American Summer'?

Mark

Perplexio said...

Speaking of things Indian... Over the weekend the state of Louisiana elected the nation's first ever Indian-American governor. In relating this bit to my wife in the car on the way to work this morning she asked if I meant "Native-American Governor" and I said, "No, his parents were actually from India."

Patricia said...

i love farmers' markets like that. the squash look amazing. i can't believe you didn't ask about the jesus sausage. i'm very disappointed.

Truthspew said...

I'm in the northeast U.S. and it hit 80F today. This is bizarre weather for October.

I can remember it being freezing for Columbus Day (Falls the first weeks of October) and this year it was nice and warm.

Plants are confused and flowering again.

I should only hope the winter is warmer than usual. I hate the cold.

Naked Boy said...

What is it about autumn. Everything is so pretty and colorful. No matter where you point the camera, you get an excellent shot. :)

Preposterous Ponderings said...

I think the Jesus sausage is funny! Was it one of the largest ones there? LOL

Spamouflage said...

I miss Montreal, l'ete des indiens. Ahhhhhh!

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

That's the hugest pumpkin I ever saw.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Seventy four degrees? I thought by September, all of Canada was a winter wonderland.

I won't pack my skis!

Anonymous said...

Note to Mainja, thanks for this observation re Indian Summer. i never thought of it before but now i'm thinking maybe its so named for being all the same colours of the Indian spices.
Maggie

Brechi said...

Nice cauliflower!!

dawn said...

If I knew market had such good times at it I'd have gone once or twice in my lifetime. I mean, califlowers the size of a SUV? AND Jesus sausage? God that's good stuff.