I hope you are having a fantastic day! I am feeling relieved today because not only did Mark and I get all our belongings out of our storage unit, but we’re also almost through the renovation projects in my mom’s home after the flood. The finishing touches were put on the new flooring the day before yesterday, the new furniture has been delivered, and all we’ve got to do now is work through issues with the invoice from the restoration company we used. It’s been a whirlwind of activity for several weeks, and I’m ready for everything to become settled again. I really love adventure, and we’ve had wonderful adventures this year, but now I’m ready for some stability and a less nomadic lifestyle. The great news is that if that is what I’m feeling a longing for, then that is what is on its way.
Anyhoo, we have been so busy with other things that we have been running out of groceries and not wanting to drive out to get more. However, today is such a beautiful day, so Mark and I decided to go on one of our favorite outings – a shopping trip to Whole Foods Market. Yes, we love to shop there for groceries. I mean LOVE! I never used to like grocery shopping. Once we started our No New Plastic experiment, grocery shopping became a fun game, because we had to literally think outside the box in order to buy foods without packaging. Now we love going there because we love the people we meet, love their eco-friendly and organic products and produce, and they also have great recycling programs in the store. We even went to a Tour of Italy Wine & Cheese tasting there, and we had so much fun!
Today I was in love with all the beautiful colors of the produce. I love Love LOVE fresh, organic produce. It makes me feel nourished on so many levels. It makes me feel so yummy good just to see it and touch it. The colors were so gorgeous, I decided to take lots of pictures. Here are some of my favorites so you can become enamored too!
Aren’t these Gala Apples beautiful?! We make a delicious salad with them. We mix romaine lettuce, chopped almonds, gala apples, dried cranberries, and chopped carrots with oil and vinegar salad dressing. Sometimes we also add tomatoes or whatever else we have on hand. So delicious!
These limes are amazing in fresh, homemade guacamole.
These plums are gorgeous! I love all the different colors on their skins. They even have yellow plums, which have a pointy top like a hat. Imagine a plum with a hat – I wonder why it would wear one? Maybe it doesn’t care for the rain, or maybe it prefers the shade. Maybe it is part of a witness protection program. Who knows?
I love the hairy, rough skins of these coconuts! All the other fruit around them was smooth, so these rough fellas really stood out. I can just imagine a face on the one in the middle of the pic on the bottom row. His mother probably gets on at him for not fixing his hair. Then there’s the shocked face of the one on the top right. Doesn’t it look shocked? Ha! Like, “Hey! I think she’s taking a picture of us!”
I just love the reflection of the fruit in the metal scale. If you look closely, you can see me taking a picture! I didn’t even realize until we got home that I was in the pic. I even wore green, even though I didn’t realize it was St. Patrick’s Day.
Thank you for sharing this journey with me! Mark and I had such a great time shopping there (as always). The clerk told us we should become the poster children for Whole Foods, and I totally agree! I would love to do their commercials. I’ve gotta go work on my submission 😉
Melanie Jade 😀