Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ithaca Kind of Day

Saturday Judy and I had an Ithaca kind of day.  We began the day with a trip to the Ithaca Farmers Market.  It's an incredible place where incredible foods meet incredible artisans and musicians  on a waterfront.  Every week it's something new with different bands, the latest harvest, and amazing people.  It's a must see if you are in the Ithaca area.

We purchased great foods that we would eat at the end of the day.

I took this photo or orange while I worked on my Miksang Photography skills.

Our next stop was the Ithaca Commons.  It's another must see if you're in the Ithaca area.  There a lot of shops that you wouldn't see anywhere else.  It's also a great place to go to watch people.  (I didn't take any photos here today, but have in the past.)

Later in the evening we made our way with the bounty that we had collected at the Farmers Market to Taughannock Falls.  We walked the short 3/4 mile walk up the gorge to see the falls.  It's been a dry summer, so the falls are just a trickle. 

After the hike the the falls we made our way back to the lake where we had a picnic supper, and waited for the Summer Concert Series to begin.  At 7:00 we were treated to the sounds of Joe Crookston and the Bluebird Jamboree.  I'm not sure if Joe Crookston normally plays alone or with the Bluebird Jamboree, but they had a great time together.  Each member of the Bluebird Jamboree is and incredible artist as well.  A good time was had by all, and the weather was fantastic.  A great end to a great day.

5 comments:

Levonne said...

What a perfect day! Nice shots!

Christi said...

It was fun to see you at the market. this entry makes me proud of our little town and all it has to offer!

k.a. barnes said...

It's so funny we were in some of the same places at the same time this weekend! One day we shall actually meet in person!

Sandra said...

Looks like a wonderful outing. Great job documenting. I love the carrot image.

Anonymous said...

I miss Ithaca very much ...