Notice that combined as event #1 on The List are my two appearances this weekend at the FreshFarm Markets in Silver Spring on Saturday and Dupont Circle on Sunday. I took this photo at the Takoma Park farmer's market a few weeks ago. I can't imagine anyone who would not love getting a bunch of these "just because." Wish my own sunflowers had done something this year, they never did get much of a start.
Those "meet the public" events and my Channel 4 at 4pm segment today remind me that I need to get a signature outfit/look and fast. Yesterday I ran into the Question Mark Guy, not once, but twice! He was sitting in the coffee shop two blocks from my house then last night passed him in Bethesda on way to a screening of The 11th Hour. (BTW that film was "just okay," I really like many of those interviewed. I could listen to Betsy Taylor and Bill McDonough for hours, but in general the film's tone is pedantic and a downer. I can see this being a hit on the high-school-film-while-teachers-meet-circuit.) So I still have no idea what to wear that is immediately recognizable as a "garden expert," looks decent on camera, and can be worn in many weather situations. Often I'm out in close to 100 degrees, as is predicted for this weekend, and also I'm freezing my tutu off at indoor events where they crank the AC or at events in early spring that can be frostbite weather. I'm open to suggestions and not above copying from those who have paved the way before me.