This morning I drove to nearby McKinney's Third Monday. I walked the booths among hundreds of my fellow Texans. Here is what I saw:
A Bowl Full of Marbles for Sale
Hot sauce is an essential food group
Pet bunnies on sale. Lately, I think that there are too many pets in shelters for anyone to need to buy one at a flea market, but I don't want to sound like one of those bitter people.
Fresh Texas local vegetables, sold in quantties of "by the plastic plate".
This native American gourd flute was not for sale, but it still came with a long story of how it won a prize because it was "orchestra tuned" and the judge loved it so much she played a song on it.
Giant gourds, three dollars each
You get a choice with local honey--wild, hearty honey made from wildflowers, or genteel, elegant honey made from local clover. I went wild.
Caps with "Texas" on them, five dollars each.
Back home in our back yard, the black-eyed susans bloom.
It didn't rain much today, but the water was up last Sunday at the little local creek on Renner Road. We live in a rainy time
My purchases at Third Monday:
a. 1 hat--8 dollars;
b. 1 model car to give to a relative--9 dollars
c. 1 small jar of wildflower honey--5 dollars
d. 1 tiny child's electronic keyboard--2 dollars
e. 1 air soccer game--5 dollars
f. 1 small jar of bite-sized beef jerky--1 dollar
Items I managed not to buy despite temptation:
a. 50x refracting telescope--30 dollars;
b. ten speed street bicycle--35 dollars and bargaining down
c. corny dog
d. kettle popcorn
May your weekend be lovely and serene like a purple coneflower.