Outdoor Wednesday ~ “To Market, to Market”

I’m a little late in joining in for Outdoor Wednesday this week hosted by Susan at A Southern Day Dreamer but better late than never.

To market, to market to buy a fat pig;
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog;
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog.

Dear and I decided to walk to the Farmer’s Market that our hometown has every Saturday in Old Town Camarillo from 8:00 to Noon. As we set out we passed these tumbleweeds that are taking over the sidewalk. What a fun sight to see tumbleweeds tumbling through town when they dry up and the wind blows. Brings back some childhood memories for me.

It was a drizzly morning. The drizzle does not deter Dear and I from walking because of our years in the Seattle area. We do everything in the rain up there and most of the time without an umbrella!

A rare thing to see raindrops on the vegetation in Southern California.

Our walk to the Market is convoluted because we are separated from the main part of town by the railroad tracks that run up the coast of California. We have to jog and go over an overpass built for people to get to the train station. Here’s Dear sporting his new Tilley hat!


See the church across the freeway? That’s where we are headed.

We make it to Ventura Blvd. which is the main street through Old Town Camarillo.

Great timing as we approach the market.

We’re hoping to find some red and white flowers for the dinner we’re having for my brother’s birthday later on this day.


Success! On the way back I had to snap these shots of St. Mary Magdalen Church. A landmark in Camarillo which was built by the Camarillo Family.



The sun is getting brighter as we approach home. The Santa Monica Mountains are camaflouged today by these great clouds.


Just enough sun for Dear to spot this great spider web on the tumbleweed we pass on the way home!

For more Outdoor shots visit Susan at A Southern Day Dreamer!

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage unless I pay them a lot of money. I’m slowly cleaning up many posts from this time period and deleting their ugly grey and black boxes with a ransom request. Such a time consuming bother.

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18 thoughts on “Outdoor Wednesday ~ “To Market, to Market”

  1. You are true Seattle-ites out walking around in that rain! I felt like I was right along with you but warm, snug and dry. This was a creative way to do an Outdoor Wednesday post!

  2. That looks like a great walk and photos, everything from the webs with raindrops to the freeway overpass. Despite the rain, it doesn’t look too cold. I did wander out in the rain briefly here on Sunday, too. This week is looking like it’s going to get quite warm and bright, though 🙂

  3. Love the raindrops on the plant and the spiderweb! You have a good eye for detail. And isn’t there some old song with lyrics that say “Ventura Highway in the raaaaaain.” LOL

    All the best, Lana

  4. Ellen! That was quite a trek! I’m worn out for you! LOL! 😉

    Thanks for the lovely walk. I enjoyed all the scenery, and I think my favorite shot next to the church is the spider web with raindrops. That is a showstopper. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Wishing you a…

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


    Sheila 🙂

  5. What a beautiful walking tour! I especially love the shot of the spiderweb, beautifully done. And that church is wonderful. Thanks for taking us along! Kathy

  6. Ah. . .you make raindrops look ever so lovely. I’d love a walk like that.. it seems when you live in the country. .walking about town seems like so much fun.

  7. Hello, This is the second walk I have joined today for Outdoor Wednesday and again I really enjoyed it, being from London I am used to the rain, your tumbleweed, raindrops and spiders web photos are stunning and that is such a lovely church, I hope you found the flowers you wanted and enjoyed the farmers market. Kathy.

  8. Happy Outdoor Wednesday… a little late…I apologize!

    Thanks for sharing the photos of your walk to the market… gorgeous! I felt like I was tagging along with you!

    Have a great day!


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