Monochrome Mondays

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Des Moines Farmers Market

A trip home to Des Moines in July wasn’t complete without a visit to the Farmers Market held downtown every Saturday from May through October.  Every year it gets bigger and bigger and shoppers love to bring their dogs.  The Polk County Courthouse in the distance was built in 1906 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



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The Kitchen

While visiting Rowan Oak, the home of William Faulkner, located in Oxford, Mississippi earlier this year, I was struck by the starkness and simplicity of the small kitchen.  Today it seems we all crave to have large, modern kitchens with all the latest gadgets.  I have many of the the gadgets but, find myself still using the same few things over and over.  Was life simpler then?