The strip shopping centre along the length of Queens Parade is still very busy and popular with shopper and diners. The corner fruiterer has a rather resplendent sign advertising his wares and knowing that many readers fo this blog are in the Northern Hemisphere, I am including some shots of our summer fruits, just to whet your appetite. We are fortunate in Victoria with fresh seasonal produce being available year-round with many market gardens and orchards close to the city.
This post is part of the Signs, Signs meme.
|Prickly pears (Opuntia ficus-indica)|
|Sultana grapes (Vitis vinifera - Thompson seedless)|
|White-flesh peaches (Prunus persica)|
What a fun, colourful sign.ReplyDelete
and for the benefit of anyone else who also wasn't familiar with "spruik"
I googled it << australian slang to harangue or address a meeting or potential customers to entice them into a premises>>
Ah yes, sorry, Lesley. One does lapse into the vernacular on occasion.Delete
It IS a very useful word! :-)
I'm in the tropical part of the northern hempisphere, so we have fresh fruit now, but your pictures still made me drool -- we love to visit farm markets. Thanks to Lesley for looking up the word spruik. Saved me the job. (I think it's fun when you and my other Australian blogger friends use some vernacular.) And yeah, I can imagine that word would come in handy.ReplyDelete
This kind of place is my favorite!! We have a wonderful one called Pike's Market and it's a great place to spend the better part of a day!! Love your photos as always, Nick! Colorful and delicious looking fruit! Thanks for the tour!ReplyDelete
Cute sign! I think the spelling is funny.ReplyDelete
now that's a name.ReplyDelete
Great shots. We have prickly pears here in Arizona. I've had prickly pear ice cream - it's pretty good!ReplyDelete
It's funny how Prickly Pear is considered to be noxious pest in Australia but they still sell it in fruit shops. I only figured out spruik was an Aussie word quite recently when someone else used it in their blog and confused others. :)ReplyDelete
Love that sign but really liked seeing people in shorts - summer will come again!ReplyDelete
Love the Frootz on Parade sign in the window. It is so unique and colorful. You cannot help but want to go in and see what they have.I noticed the shorts, too. It has been warm enough this winter here in VA to actually wear shorts. I do not think we are ever going to get a real snow. genieReplyDelete
Every time I go to the market Nick, I think how very lucky we are with the beautiful fruit and veg available to us. Love the sign and the 'fab frooty' images..btw I don't know how I missed your Valentine's day post, all those roses...my idea of heaven!!ReplyDelete
busy, colorful place!ReplyDelete
Looks like alot of tasty fruit there.ReplyDelete
The older I get, I appreciate a great fruit & veg shop (almost) even more than a great chocolatier!! Is that maturity? OR am I just becoming *gulp* boring??!!ReplyDelete
Mukavaa katsella hienoa kuvaustasi kesäisestä maasta.ReplyDelete
Meidän maassa talvi on kovimmillaan.
Colorful and enticing sign! I would love a bite on those fruits:-)ReplyDelete
Vvry interesting life-scenes and the photographs of the fruits are great!
WOw, my mouth is watering, Nick. Thank you for sharing them.ReplyDelete
looks like a vibrant place. i love the colorful signs.ReplyDelete
the prickly pear is interesting--i haven't seen one before.