Tuesday, November 2, 2010

you say tomato, I say tomato


Still working my way through my pictures from our trip to California. The Santa Monica Farmer's Market is really great. Seeing the kinds of things still growing, combined with the warm weather, almost made me feel like moving.

This evening Alexi helped Abbott with his (third grade) homework. We have different styles in terms of how we help; probably this works to Abbott's advantage. A problem they worked on: "You scored 86% on your math facts test. This Friday you improve by 12%. What is your score?" It took an hour, Unifix cubes, and many sheets of paper to teach him how to solve this one (96.32%). Wishing there was a world without homework. Alas....

18 comments:

Francesca said...

That's where "Italien" me wants to live, where tomatoes grow in late October (and "prune plums")!

Lyndsay said...

I always love the repetition and color that go into the texture at a Farmers' Market! Thanks for sharing.

Sammi said...

Would have done the homework your way ;o) mind you, I can't count!!

Beautiful pictures it looks awesome

Purple Flowers said...

A beautiful Farmer's market. North of LA is the growth capital of artichokes for the US. They are so fresh and tasty there - no transportation time involved.

Jane Flanagan said...

Absolutlely beautiful shots. I'm always too absorbed with shopping to take any photographs at our farmer's market, but you've inspired me to try!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you friends! Lyndsay: you're lucky to have this in your backyard! Sammi: thank you :)

Kwana said...

This pictures make my mouth water and I also wish there was a world without homework.

Karen said...

I get 96.32%

likeschocolate said...

Before we moved to Alaska, we lived in LA. My mother would drive up to the valley to visit family and come back with boxes and boxes of fresh food. I spend evening doing about 2 hours of homework each night with my boys.

cate said...

oh to be thick in berries and tomatoes still! so lovely, lecia!

and, this homework business is something that i have to admit that i am not looking very forward to. you are lucky that your husband can help with it and do it so well. for the math in particular, it means that i will have to relearn everything as my daughter learns it for the first time.

Vanessa said...

I swear farmers set up markets just so the rest of us can have something really pretty to take pictures of! These are gorgeous and the make me hungry for cake and fruit.

Irina said...

Hmm. I got 96.32% also. Though, I am not good with math. It made me think how I would explaine it to my son.

Dina said...

ah!!! all those fruit and veg....... mmmmmm

As for homework I think I can relate so much to 'the I wish we lived in a world without hw!'

A Day That is Dessert said...

Karen, Irina - thank you for pointing it out - I mistyped - I've made the correctin in the post.

RID said...

Tomorrow my daughther will have a maths exam!!!!
Homework is for everybody, isn't it?

Sherri said...

I saw the movie, Race to Nowhere, last night and it argued that kids have too much homework and, especially in elementary, there is no link between homework and learning.

KPiep said...

Ahh....given my current (and rather dramatic) food restrictions, this post was a beautiful reminder of all of the things I can still have. Thank You!

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

yum!
Nicola