Finding surprising geometry in unexpected places. A surprise moment when visiting my parents. Beautiful lines and perferations with two diagonal interruptions.

I was so glad to come upon this moment bathed by natural light.

Coffee and Biscotti before everything.

coffee and biscotti

A great cup of Java and a so so biscotti.

But the start to a terrific day. This was at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. A great place for locals and tourists. I got there early and it was busy with stand workers stocking and getting ready for the day. Always a pleasant time for sketching, thinking, and taking photos.

Sriracha Skewers please.

another butcher at Reading Terminal.

Yes. A trip to the Reading Terminal Market and the butcher. Lots of wonderful things. But Sriracha Skewers? Everything about that is awesome. Whats the worse part about making skewers for oven or BBQ? The cutting bits of meat and putting it on skewers of course. Here it is ready to cook with one of my favorite hot sauces. Couldn’t resist.


Oh and the lamb skewers were pretty awesome too.

No Amish today.

empty stools at reading terminal market

Yesterday as always we got to the market before it began to fill with tourists. We try to have all our shopping done and have a coffee and tea before the lunch rush and crunch begins. Even in summer it can be impossible to find a chair. This visit we came when the Amish weren’t there. It’s a strange experience when their stalls are empty, they occupy such a large portion of the market.

I wandered past the empty spaces. This photo is the Dutch Eating Place where customers wait three deep for a stool to open up.

Baby dune grasses

dune grasses

I walked up the road from the little monopoly house until the sand was beneath my feet. Coming over the hill revealed a surreal view of the baby dune grass plantings that went as far as the eye can see.  The replenished dunes have been made taller to protect the shore houses. It’s a strange looking sight. So interventionist, so unnatural.

An interesting change to the beach below reminded me of the island when I was a kid. The slope was gentle so was the surf. At low tide one could walk out and interact with numerous tide pools. Looking forward to my next trip to see how the grass grows.