|10/6/20 Metro Market parking lot, Wedgwood neighborhood|
Metropolitan Market was one of our favorite food stores in the Before Time. Though pricey, it offers good produce, a great takeout/deli area, and locally made products that we can’t get anywhere else. Sadly, it doesn’t offer delivery or pickup services, so we haven’t shopped there since March 10 (feeling extremely uneasy, I remember that shopping trip vividly; it was the last time I shopped inside any store).
Besides the food, another reason I enjoyed shopping there in the fall is that several slender maples are planted in the parking lot – a regular stop on my personal leaf-peeping tour. The color this season is much later than it has been in previous years. The sketch above was made on Oct. 6. Three years ago, I sketched the same trees, probably from the same street parking spot, on Oct. 16 (shown below; here’s the full blog post), and they all had much more red and hardly any green. I’ll go back in a few weeks to see if I can catch them in their full glory as I did in 2017.