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Braiding Garlic Then and Now, Lament for a Market

December's Print of the Month was a portrait from our weekend on Lopez Island late last year. So is this one. I keep going back to the few negatives from that trip -- they haunt me. Obviously there is a picturesque, "are we still on the same planet", quality to them. Yes, there is something I find cosmically right about buying garlic or salad greens at the farm where they were grown -- or cheese from the farm where the goat's milk was produced. But that doesn't explain why these few negatives keep bubbling to the surface of my mind. Apart from the goats in the background this could be from the Pike Place Market. Aha! That's it. "Braiding Garlic, Pike Place Market 1976" -- Andy Padua was

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