We're going on a road trip today -- we'll visit the farm market, the herb farm and a fiber mill, stop by a ferry and check out what's playing at the movies.
Farm markets and autumn. What a perfect marriage.
Apples never looked so good, peppers so bright.
The orange and white of the squash makes for a bright contrast.
Even dried sunflower heads have their buyers.
And of course you can't be uptown and not stop into a cute shop. This one captured my heart with its wonderful displays.
Onward to the herb farm, which frankly was looking a little peaked, though I bought a beautiful "seedum" plant.
However, the head greeter, Charlie, made the trip worthwhile. At ten months and all love and energy, he was a dear!
Off to Stonehedge Fiber Mill , near East Jordan. I have to say they have the most fabulous, soft wool, with 250 yards per $9.50 skein (mill price) and I wasn't immune to its allure.
Their guard cat met me. Looks fierce, doesn't he?
But he and his brother were sweeties.
Now, you might have thought this would be a yarn post. But I wrote that one a year or so ago -- you can see it right here and step inside the fiber mill. This time I was more fascinated with the outside.
Really, it was so darned pastoral, I almost couldn't stand it!
Goats -- I wonder. Does some of Stonehedge's yarn have goat in it?
I'm sure these geese keep everyone in check!
And one would be the eggs are fabulous!
But of course my heart beats for cats, and this one wanted in. Now.
Off again. We're headed toward Charlevoix and the applefest (we'll get there next time). But along the way you come to this spot.
Yes, the sign is old and the rates no longer hold. This is the Ironton Ferry, which takes cars, bikers and walkers across Lake Charlevoix.
I love the duck crossing sign.
And right by it is this splash of color! It's a restaurant and I've never eaten there, but I'd love to someday, just because I like the way it looks!
Back down the road to Charlevoix. We won't stop at The Movies (isn't that the best name ever for a theatre?) but thought you'd like to see what's playing.
More fun in Charlevoix at Applefest next time!
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