Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tendercrop Farm


Yesterday afternoon I had the very good fortune to meet two other New England bloggers for lunch in Newburyport. Elaine from Cafe Chatelaine, and Susan of From Beyond My Kitchen Window. We had an absolutely lovely lunch at Michaels Harborside restaurant and chatted like old friends! Thank you ladies for such a wonderful time!!!

After lunch Susan had to go home so Elaine and I took a side trip to Tendercrop Farm in Newbury. As we were heading into the store we looked to the sky to see this:



Kind of freaky!



Other people were looking too. Who knew what was going to happen next, but there was definitely some swirling action going on.



As ominous as the sky appeared the clouds finally began to look somewhat normal, like just a regular storm. Phew!




iPhone Instagram photos from a recent visit with my husband













I'll confess, all I bought were fresh eggs and a muffin. Later on I wished I'd purchased the sign over on my sidebar. The one about being 'happy as a bird with a french fry'. A feeling I wish I subscribed to more often.

Did you have a good week-end? I had a very low key Mothers Day which is just the way I like it.


Linking up with Mary's Little Red House for Mosaic Monday!

48 comments:

Custom Comforts said...

So lovely. Looks like a place I would enjoy shopping.
Those clouds look scary! Were you scared?
Cindy

Pamela Gordon said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. We had a great time in Saint John and I'll be posting something with pictures (of course) tomorrow. I love those cloud pictures! Wow! Only God could make something like that. I'm glad it didn't form into anything serious. That market looks just beautiful too. Have a super week! Blessings, Pamela

Snap said...

Oh, my ... I think I would have been ducking and hiding from those storm clouds! Amazing! Tendercrop Farm looks like a wonderful place. I really like the "Happier Than a bird with a French Fry". Maybe it will still be there on your next visit!

Dog Trot Farm said...

What an ominous looking sky, I do believe I would have been a little nervous, however your photos are just stunning. I am placing Tendercrop Farm on my summer to see list, thanks for sharing Sharon. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!

Connie said...

The cloud pics were amazing, glad it didn't develop into something dangerous. I love to shop at places like Tendercrop Farm, so much fun.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! I would have definitely would have been uncomfortable with those clouds above ! :( We have had way to many deadly storms in my area of the country recently.
Glad you and the other bloggers were able to get together and had an enjoyable time.
Love markets like that - thanks for sharing the pictures.

sheila lynch said...

Happy Mothers Day! Those cloud photos are awesome! I once saw a real tornado cloud and it had a tinge of green like your pictures. An awful beauty about them, powerful. That is cool you had lunch with other bloggers, so nice, and the place looks sweet.

BailiwickStudio said...

What a lovely store (and scary sky!) ::Jill

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That was a acary sky! Glad nothing bad developed from it.

Wonderful store and it must have been fun to be shopping with blog friends.

Happy Mosaic Monday!

A Garden of Threads said...

Scary but beautiful shots of the clouds. Love the pictures, very hard to decide with such beautiful items.

Shirley said...

Oh my..after looking up at the sky, I dont think I could take my eyes away..too scary..but beautiful too!

Lisa RedWillow said...

That is one sky that would have me thinking twice and watching..
Love the store. Your Photograhy is so very beautiful.
Hugs and Smiles.

Robin said...

Sharon, Wow, scary looking sky! Glad it didn't turn into anything seriou.
The farmers market looks quite interesting!

Porch Days said...

Tender Crop Farm looks like a wonderful place. I'll have to find something like that here in CT. Nancy

Elaine said...

Wow you really captured the beauty of the sky. It was kind of scary but turned out to be nothing but rain.

Enjoyed spending time with you and Susan. Will be in touch about Rockport or the Cape, Cod that is!

Cat & Cricket said...

Simply beautiful!
You could totally get the entire feel in your post!
I love it!
Glad you had a wonderful weekend!
Smiles~
C

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

So sorry I couldn't make it! Susan told me she had a wonderful time! Your photos of the sky are amazing! Have a wonderful week! I hooked up with Little Red House Mosaic Monday too!

MariCrea said...

Suggestive pics!
have a nice day
Mari

Georgianna said...

I love your photos, Sharon. I love the tour. I LOVE your Instagram images! I have yet to get a second to play with it, boo. Anyway, yours are very inspiring. :)

Have a great week! xo – g

GrandmaK said...

Fantastic photos!!!!! Your mosaics are just grand! What a time you must have had! Thank you for sharing! Cathy

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous photos. What a lovely place to shop. I would want it all. V

Jill Harrison said...

sounds like you had a wonderful day in the company of friends of like mind. What a wonderful place to browse and shop and be inspired!
Thankyou for sharing, take care and have a wonderful week.

Gone Country said...

Those clouds would have freaked me out too! They were pretty cool looking though!

What a great shop! I was on sensory overload just looking at all the great stuff in your photos!

Snappy Di said...

Totally freaky sky! After the outbreak of storms across the East last week, I'd have been heading for cover.

Nice that you could get out with the other bloggers. Girly time is always great fun whether with bloggers or just old girlfriends.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, oh, and Happy Mother's Day one day late.

Di

Ingmarie We said...

Wonderful skyphotos. Very dramatic. And the mosaic is wonderful. It must be a fantastic shop to visit. Have a great week.

Susan said...

Hi Sharon...WOW, great storm photos. Loved them. You were so lucky to meet two other New England bloggers. Oh, I'd LOVE that. The sign of the bird with a French fry was super, too. How adorable is that? I had a great weekend, absolutely great. Mother's Day I went to a tulip festival in Albany, N.Y., which is highlighted in my post today. Check out my tulip photos, will you? Susan

Sea Witch said...

Everybody sing..."the house began to twitch..." How fun to meet up with two New England bloggers for a delightful lunch and then a visit to Tendercrop Farm. I love the name of this farm and oh, the beautiful drieds that were found inside. The next time I am up that way, I will make a stop into visit Tendercrop Farm. Thank you for sharing this lovely gem with us. Sea Witch

Gio said...

Tendercrop Farm...! We shop there every week for their meats and farm fresh produce. Have been for years. Love the photos you took. Aren't the wreaths and dried flowers gorgeous? To say nothing of their beautiful fresh bouquets.

Shirley said...

I am glad for you that those clouds didn't amount to the type of storm I am sure everyone was afraid was brewing. Some lovely shots from your visit.

Carolynn said...

Whoa! That is one wild sky. I would have half expected to see the hand of God reach down at any moment. Very dramatic.

I love that store! Beautiful and your photos captured the place so well, I can almost smell the dried flowers.

Blessings,
Carolynn

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Oh I love the look of that farm! The fried flowers. The quaintness. Oh boy I want to visit there!

And what a gnarly sky too. Very cool :)

Morisot said...

Wonderful pictures! The farm was just charming, but that sky would have had me looking for a basement. lol

Carol Mattingly said...

Wow now that was a scary cloud. Those are the kind you have to be wary of and pay attention to. Oh how I love these images. I want to go shopping right now and buy that wreath. Carol

Steve Borichevsky said...

We frequent Tender Crop quite often. Two of three times a month.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Ooo! What a scary looking sky! You have beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing such loveliness. Karie

Country Girl said...

What fun! And wow, what an ominous sky. Great fun to meet new bloggers, too. Happy (belated) Mother's Day, my friend.

Shirley said...

That sky was definitely something to keep an eye on. If my daughter saw that, she'd be in the basement.
I love your other pictures of the garden place. Beautiful.

Janice Badger Nelson said...

Wow, the storm cloud pics are great! You are such a good photographer.

Mary said...

I've never been to Newburyport. This shop looks beautiful ;)

Jayne said...

What a fun day! Glad the storm was just a storm.
I am madly in love with that fifth photo Sharon. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the store shots Sharon!

El said...

You did a great job capturing those clouds. How creepy. Glad you guys had a good time!

BirdingMaine said...

WOW, love that sky! Great post and photos Sharon!

beachcomber said...

lovely photos..the clouds are amazing! thanks for stopping by my blog and facebook!!
cheryl x

Char said...

what a beautiful visit. i would love to go there too.

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi there,
I discovered your blog on another site. Your photos are very beautiful. That sky looked pretty scary. I used to live in Florida, and it almost looked like a tornado sky. I now live in Washington State near Seattle. Have been here six years and have never seen an earthquake and hope I never do... Seems no matter where you live, there is always something. Your area looks so pretty! Would love to visit there sometime. Enjoyed your blog. I will add your blog name to my list of "other nests to visit." Have a beautiful weekend. xoxo Kim

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Frightening but sooooo beautiful...loved all of these photos...
Have a beautiful week...hopefully filled with some sunshine!!!

Mary said...

Wow, scary clouds but beautiful, all the same... And oh, what a great place to visit -- I could probably spend way too much money there!
xoxo

An Historical Lady said...

I am a New England blogger too, blogging about my New England life!
Mary
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