Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Day at the Market

2009-06-27 # 095This is a dahlia that sallymandy bought at the farmer’s market. 

First of all,I would like to start off by telling you a little bit about myself. I am my mom’s guest blogger today, and my name is SeeSpotRun. (Well, that’s just my user name. My mom won’t let me tell you my real name, but I’ll give you a hint. It starts with an H). Anyways, I’m 12 years old and I live with my parents and two Westies, Clover and Riley. (Riley has posed as a Vanna White dog before on this blog.) I love to do track, play soccer, play tennis, (I’m not very good at tennis though), play around with computers, read, play violin, and cook. I hope you enjoy this post! 

Today, my mom, my friend, her parents, her sisters, her grandma and I all went down to the Farmer’s Market in beautiful downtown Missoula, Montana. I love the markets on Saturday mornings in the summer because I just bike downtown because we live so close! And another thing I love, the vegetables and fruit are local and fresh, and grown by fellow farmers. We also went to the People’s Market which is just like the Farmer’s market but instead of selling food; they sell jewelry, photography, (which I was very pleased about because I love photography. I took all of the pictures on this post, actually). :). They also sell food from local restaurants. I love the markets!!!                            ♥ ♥ ♥

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This is Sallymandy with her Dahlia at the People’s Market. (She is very happy and will try not to kill the Dahlia.) :)

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This is a traditional Australian instrument called a Didjeridu. I tried playing one in 3rd grade, and it was very cool. It’s amazing how these things are made. These were first made by the Aboriginal people.

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This is a little Dachshund puppy that we met at the People’s Market. Isn’t he cute?!?!?!?! I was honored to hold him. We weren’t told what his name is, so I just call him Milo. (That’s not me in the picture, it’s the owner of the dog, I think.)

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This is in a really awesome restaurant called Butterfly Herbs. We got the bumper sticker that SM is holding there. I love that bumper sticker, and Butterfly Herbs! (This restaurant is in downtown Missoula.)

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Give up guessing what that thing is??? Well, it’s a dragon model that’s hanging on the wall in Butterfly Herbs. I think it’s pretty cool.

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I couldn’t have thought of a better saying.

By: Benjamin Franklin

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Jars, jars, and more jars! All in my favorite restaurant: Butterfly Herbs! Where else?

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Sallymandy took this picture. It’s the saying on one of my personal favorite T-shirts. I got it at Old Navy for about $5, I think.

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Isn’t this a cool bag? I love it! If you don’t know what it is, it’s a fish. :)

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Personally, this is one of my favorite stores EVER!!! It has such cool stuff! And it’s all about the way people express themselves-through art. They sell decorative toys with wacky designs and all sorts of interesting stuff like that.

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This is a farting skunk toy inside Tsunami. His name is Pooty. It’s hard to believe what some artists will make.

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Thank you for

reading this post.

I hope you enjoyed it

as much as I did

making it for you!



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Kat Mortensen said...

Hi SeeSpotRun! I really enjoyed your post. I think the "Pooty" skunk was my favourite, but I also liked the "Keep Missoula Weird". I could use one of those for my town.

I hope you guest-blog again.

Oh, and that's a great T-Shirt!


P.S. Say hello to Sallymandy for me.

Lianne said...

Nice to read you SeeSpotRun. Thanks for a great blog.

I love the fish bag and the puppy. And I agree about green being the new black.

I visited Missoula once years ago, but may be passing through again this fall. Your pictures inspire me to come visit.

Jean said...

Well hello there H, thanks for the very interesting post - you make Missoula sound like the place to be. We may emigrate!

I loved all the photos too, great work there. Say hi to Sallymandy. Have a great weekend.

ethelmaepotter! said...

SallyMandy - watch out! You just may be upstaged by your talented daughter!

Malisa said...

Dear Ms. SeeSpotRun:

You are a very talented young lady! Your writing is quite good and you are an excellent photographer as well! Thanks for sharing your day at the Market...and the farting skunk!


Rosaria Williams said...

You're a chip off the old blog, smart and artistic like your Mom. Nice to meet you.

SeeSpotRun said...

Thank you so much! I really liked "Pooty" also, he made me laugh pretty hard. Thanks for the wonderful comment.

SeeSpotRun said...

I really appreciate the comment. Milo was adorable-I loved him! But I had to remeber my Westies. ;)
Thanks for stopping by!

SeeSpotRun said...

Missoula is a great place to be. Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comment. Sallymandy sends warm greetings your way.

SeeSpotRun said...

Thanks so much! I appreciate that. Lots of times I don't feel talented-like I'm so stupid I couldn't catch a cricket if it jumped into my hands! Thanks for stopping by.

SeeSpotRun said...

Moon Hollow Musings:
I REALLY appreciate the comments. I love photography, and I really hope to get good at it. I just enjoy it so much. My dad and I both love it-he takes really good pictures. I think he should sell them. I don't think he thinks that. Anyways, thanks for stopping by!

Stephanie N. said...

That was awesome, SeeSpotRun. Nice pics!

Unknown said...

Love your post today. You are a great photographer too!

SeeSpotRun said...

Thank you. I love photography. I'm definately better than I was, and my photos aren't as good as my dad's. But thanks!!!
And thank you for stopping by.

SeeSpotRun said...

Stephanie N.:
First of all, I love the name Stephanie. Not only becuase the author of my all time favorite book is named Stephenie Meyer. But, thank you so much for the comment!!! I really appreciate that, and I hope that you are had/are having a good day and weekend.

Jane said...

Thank you for sharing a special day out with your mum.
I love your style of writing - so engaging.

Woman in a Window said...

HA! You've a wonderful sense of humour. (She is very happy and will try not to kill the Dahlia.)

We don't have any Tsunami stores this way but what a very cool place. I think you can't help but be infected with your mom's interest in art. And you get to influence her as well.

Great post!

Maria Killam said...

A great post, fun fish bag and such a great writer you are, see spot run!!

Zuzana said...

Lovely post, lovely photos! I hope we will get the privilege of reading more of your lovely writing in the future.;))

Ingrid Mida said...

Great post! Love your photos.

Kat Mortensen said...

Dear SeeSpotRun,

I forgot to mention Milo! (How could I do that?)
At our vet (we have 4 cats) they have a resident pug, called "Rio". I got to hold her when she was just a tiny, soft baby.(Oooh Ahhh!) Now she's a little over a year and when she charges my legs each time I visit it likes a sack of potatoes being hurled at me! (Still, she is a real cutie.)


Duchesse said...

A delightful tour of your Missoula, I felt like I was walking around with you. And that dahlia is just plain luscious! What do you like to eat at Butterfly Herbs?

SeeSpotRun said...

You are very welcome. Thanky you for stopping by-and for leaving your comment.

SeeSpotRun said...

Woman in a Window:
Yes, Tsunmai is a really cool store. And thank you, but Sallymandy asked me to put those things, but she does kinda have a history of killing plants. ;)
Well, thank you for stopping by.

SeeSpotRun said...

Maria Killam:
Thank you! I ♥ writing!!!!

Lori ann said...

Dear SSR,

that was a wonderful post, i had so much fun reading it and looking at all your photos! great job! are you sure your only 12?? ;)

Hi Sallymandy! Thanks SSR!

sallymandy said...

I'd like to thank everyone who commented here. SeeSpotRun had a lot of fun doing this post, and showed me (Sallymandy) each comment that she received. It was a great mother-daughter event. She was very appreciative of the kind words of my bloggy pals. Thanks from both of us!

Gal Friday said...

I really enjoyed coming along with you on the tour of your town. Makes me want to visit there, some day!
I hope you'll do some more guest blogging-you have a wonderful way with words,
Tell your mother I think she looks beautiful in the dahlia shot, too.


The Clever Pup said...

Your town looks like a lot of fun. I love the restaurant with all the jars and the fish bag is excellent.

Great post!