“A magpie can be happy or sad: sometimes so happy that he sits on a high, high gum tree and rolls the sunrise around in his throat like beads of pink sunlight; and sometimes so sad that you would expect the tears to drip off his beak.” — Colin Thiele, Magpie Island
Quick sketch on watercolor practice sheet
Which are you,
Does your mood vacillate
With the weather?
U Are aware Of climate change
Bag available at MAST, located in the Mercado San Augustin
On Thursdays, my grandson and I sometimes take a trip to the end of the Modern Streetcar line where the Santa Cruz River Farmers Market holds a festive event at the Mercado San Augustin. Live music beckons us into the courtyard, past vendors selling organic vegetables and fruit, local eggs, grass-fed meats, locally harvested honey and baked-today breads and pastries. Gardeners pick up plant starts and seeds, as well as advice from longtime growers and sellers. Revelers enjoy a glass of wine, a cold beer, a fruit smoothie, or a coffee drink beneath the shade of native trees and wide, covered patios. The best part? The children dancing barefoot in the grass as the music plays on. What’s not to love?
And just for you, a wee poem:
At the Mercado We greet Move our feet To the beat And know Community