It rained all day today. Poured some of the time. We're getting antsy to get things into the garden but today was not the day. Still we managed to make the most of a soggy situation. We bought plants.
The trip to Charleston's Farmer's Market, about 50-some miles away, was not without some adventure.
Yes, that's a Loomis armored car on its roof in the median. And that's money scattered on the ground. There were broken money bags and coin wrappers all over the place and the police were busy cleaning it all up--and keeping people out of it! According to the Charleston Gazette, both men in the truck received only minor injuries. Apparently some people who arrived first on the scene took some of the money and could be facing some serious charges if they are identified. Needless to say, we just drove on by. When we returned home 3 hours later, they were still cleaning up the site.
What did I bring home? Tomatoes of several varieties, tomatillos, celery (at last!), rosemary, squash, scented geraniums, new lavender plants (I lost a couple over the winter), chamomile, regular geraniums, petunias, this little white flower that I don't know but love it in pots, lobelia, Victoria, pineapple sage, chili peppers, bell peppers, and Lord only knows what else. We'll be planting fools when the ground dries.
We also voted today--it's primary election day in our state. I hope our votes plant some good people in office.
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