52 Weeks Of Donna's Life

Donna's Photo Challenge

27. Musical


Each Saturday morning downtown Sarasota, Florida, hosts a farmer’s market encompassing several streets that have been blocked to traffic. Quite a few years ago, at the onset of this weekly market, there were vendors selling fruits, vegetables, nursery stock, homemade baked goods and some craft items. That was ‘then’. Now this early morning gathering has added many different vendors: fish mongers, sausage sandwiches, gourmet coffees,various herbs and spices for what ail you and any number of places where one could buy flowers for your loved one. I think I spotted a masseur — I could continue but you probably have seen this or one market similar to it. It has been years since I ventured to the market but this was a special day — there was to be a featured jazz band for the entire morning! It was there I captured the pictures of the man playing the flugelhorn along with the trumpeter. Then, as I retreated to my car with my camera, I spotted several street guitarists playing and singing to passerby’s for contributions. Caribbean sounds emanated from an alcove where one man was creating music from his twin steel drums. All the music served to create a festive mood for the morning throngs.

The fluglehorn player during a riff

The fluglehorn player during a riff

The trumpeter looked the part --

The trumpeter looked the part —

Creating a Caribbean atmosphere

Creating a Caribbean atmosphere


Author: donnagf1

An enthusiastic amateur photographer, I enjoy picturing the events, people, animals and things in my life. And so joining in the "52 Week Challenge" of interpreting life through a lens sounds as if it will be a lot of fun -- presenting my view through the lens and seeing how others in our photography group interpret their views concerning a given subject.

10 thoughts on “27. Musical

  1. I share your enthusiasm with these musicians. And I, too, enjoy the farmers market as well. I also love all of the vibrancy and feel very happy whenever I go there. Nice pictures.

  2. The weekly farmer’s market is a place everyone should visit. Photo ops are plentiful.

  3. I agree with Mary Nell… the Farmers Market is full of photo ops for the 52 week challenge. Anyone local that hasn’t made a visit with their camera should go check it out. Your photos fit the theme nicely Donna! 🙂

  4. Thanks Donna. Guess I’m gonna have to come down to Sarasota on a Saturday morning for the market. Sounds like a fun time.

  5. I hadn’t been to the market in a year or so, but now you’ve rekindled my interest! Great photos!

  6. There are so many opportunities for photos at the Sarasota Farmer’s Market. It is amazing how much it has grown over the years.

  7. Since I had not been to the market for several years, I was thoroughly amazed at its growth.

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