This is the way the day looked as I rolled into Northampton, Massachusetts, yesterday to spend some time with my daughter, Carrie. It was raining cats and dogs…well, at least cats at that point and this was taken between windshield wiper swipes.
Because of the rain, Carrie suggested that we park in the town garage that is connected to Thornes Marketplace, which is a shopping center in Northampton that is full of independently owned retailers. Of course, everyone else had the same idea so we had to park on the roof. This caught my eye. Typical of Northampton, even on the kind of grungy roof of the parking garage, someone stuck a “Love” sticker.
While we were sitting and waiting in Thornes for a table at one of our favorite restaurants, Paul and Elizabeth’s, I was taken by the reflections in the newly polished floor…
and by the way the light hit this wreath on the wall…
After a nice lunch, Carrie and I did a little shopping. I bought some marbles, a coloring book and, duh!, an umbrella. Though I was sorely tempted by this display, I didn’t buy any of these charming creatures.
Then we went on to the real purpose of my visit, which was to help Carrie pick out yarn for a baby afghan she is intending to make for one of her friends. But the weather never really cleared up yesterday.
|Mt. Tom is somewhere behind that van.|
A look at the bumper sticker(s) of the day:
Today looks like the perfect summer day. But I had a good time yesterday in spite of the weather.