Market yummies and pretties

This morning was a bit intense with a wake-up in the early 5s and extremely chatty, hanging-on kids, so Tom kindly let me go to the farmers' market by myself.  Arriving there provided immediate zen. I bought these beautiful zinnias because they remind me of my mom and are just such happy blossoms, and here too is further evidence of my complete obsession with in-season tomatoes. I also bought some carrots that looked just plucked from the ground, a muffin requested by Jack and immediately consumed by both boys and these darling striped eggplants that I intend to burn/tahini/pomegranate molasses à la Yotam ASAP. Off to the paper until nap/quiet time are done.