Fridays on the market square called Wilhelminaplein in Leeuwarden is the large food market of Friesland in the Netherlands. It’s been a long time since I went to this outdoor market. I would meet my dear friend Yvette, whom I met at the Friesland College Dutch class. At the college I wrestled with learning Dutch for four years and made friends with other woman from around the world.
The market was always fun. There were the different food stalls where I would buy the delicious Dutch cheese, fruits and vegetables. Afterward Yvette and I would go to have coffee and walk around the main square.
This was a time when the colors of the market fruits really appealed to me. The colors seemed more vivid and enticing. They were inspirational. As a result I made a few still life paintings. These apples were enormous in size in comparison to the apples I knew from the USA. The apples were delicious too.
The Lyndale Market is open in Minneapolis every other weekend in April. I hope to go soon. Yesterday we had cold winds and a little snow yesterday. A nice woman from Australia asked me how long spring is here in the Northland. “Wait a minute, and I’ll let you know.” The cold weather makes me nostalgic for fair weather and better days.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.
Have a good day wherever you are.