Today we made a quick trip uptown to grab a book at the library and were pleasantly surprised that the parking meters were in the ‘off’ position – a holiday gift that the town bestows on us each year. We had forgotten about this little treat, so since there was no hurry to relinquish the space, we decided to cruise the avenue.
Our first stop was the local Christmas tree shop. I searched for circles, this week’s theme hosted by Ailsa at wheresmybackpack, but it appears circles are in not a big thing when it comes to browsing through Scotch Pines. I snapped a pic of this decorative cabbage and, after sniffing a spruce or two, we moved on.
Our next stop was the Sweet Shop. I did a little better there. We found cookies and candy and some circular boxes filled with all kinds of gummies. The strip on the wall – does anyone remember those?
I’m a sucker for a giant lollipop!
Next stop, the town’s newest shop, Blue Moon. We stopped in for a taste, as was advertised in the Collingswood Patch, and we were not disappointed. This place is oozing with olive oils that were vying for space with vinegarettes. After a bit of taste-testing, we made off with a Chipotle Olive Oil and, my favorite, Fig Balsamic Vinegarette.
A little more strolling around town and then off for a cup of coffee and some giant, colorful cookies.
All in all a good day of circle searching.
With all the hustle and bustle and running in circles, while hunting down presents and mailing out cards, remember the meaning and don’t lose the feeling, spread kindness and love and lots of good cheer. Be kind. Smile. Relax. Breathe.
Drop on over to Ailsa’s @ wheresmybackpack by clicking here, rather than taking the circuitous route. 😆
Awesome shots (and congrats on getting an “off” meter!! That is a holiday gift of the first order!) Enjoyed your post, as always, my friend 🙂
Thanks, Anne. It always a treat to get a freebie. May the circle be unbroken… 🙂
I get jaw ache with giant lollipops but it is nice to look. nice take on the theme Gemma and merry Xmas to you…;)
That pop is more for looking at the eating, I think. ;-). Good seeing you, Gerry.
love the pics .. especially the lollipops 🙂
Thanks, Jenn? I enjoyed stopping by your blog. Loved circle of friends, and lines, and blue, and… 🙂
Good job! Very entertaining – we love our life here in Ecuador, but seeing the candy shop made me a bit homesick. Merry Christmas!
I suppose homesick is inevitable when leaving like you did, but you made a beautiful choice. Enjoy your new digs. 🙂 and thanks for visiting.
Lots of deliciously beautiful images, Gemma. I love that first photo; it looks very wintry there. Thanks for the Christmas wishes. x
Just wait, ad. You’ll be seeing snow scenes before you know it. Can you say snowblower ;-(!?!?
Of all the colorful and yummy stuff, why is my favorite picture the one looking into the coffee cup? That makes me very happy! So do free meters and fig balsamic! I love circles.
That coffee shot took me about 15 takes! I was trying to line up the circular light above me with the cup and I kept seeing my finger in the pic! Annoying! After all was said and done, you can’t really tell the light is also a circle but I still love that shot. It kind of looks like a cross between an eyeball and a radio active warning sign (scary). But, you’re not telling me nothin’ about the coffee being your favorite. :-).
Pass those cookies! Yum!
Never pass up a giant cookie. 😉
Beautiful and exciting circles. The warmest and generous of all was the last. Merry Christmas to you and your love ones as well.