Hi T--Thanks for these. You've created the ultimate spooky garden in an alternate reality...what a difference a little rain makes! When we visited the pumpkin patch last weekend the parking lot was jammed right back to Fall City Road. People were fighting over the perfect pumpkin! It was total chaos!! All part of the Halloween season, I guess...
great shots, t.!
Robin, it was nearly deserted yesterday. And I didn't even bring one home! Just there for the photo ops. The Remlinger Farms compound has become an industry....sigh. I liked it better when it was just a big fruit stand with odd varieties of apples.
For a New Zealander, entering these pics is like entering a fantasy landscape, T. Especially if you live in the South of the South Island where the only squash - pumpkins, courgettes, hubbards, etc. . . - grow in glasshouses and seldom reach a size whose stomach is large enough to carve and set a candle into! These pumpkin pics make me smile. I do love your Thanksgiving festival; the first time I experienced it first hand was in a field camp in Antarctica. Nothing was spared - we managed to create a feast out of two large turkey breasts and three fresh oranges, tinned pumpkin, etc, etc. . . dinner never tasted so good! This year I think I'll create a 'tandem' celebration here in Dunedin - any non-commercial reason to celebrate loved ones has got to be good. Thanks for the prompt. (And what's the actual date for Thanksgiving this year, T?) Love, C x
I've just looked it up, T - this year it's on Thursday 25 November. A month away today - perfect. x
These things get everywhere. I think the biggest ones I've ever seen were growing on our local municipal dump. This year mine will come from a maize field (a bit like your photo), where I recently spotted a dozen or so.
looks cold and wet! "Errant" is especially satisfying for so many reasons: symmetry, spotlighting effect, circular patterns, and of course the errant pumpkin - a flash of orange in the green. Very nice!
Claire, Thanksgiving is my favorite occasion of the year here in the US...food, family, and of course, pumpkin and pecan pie! I love your recounting of Antarctic T-Giving -- goes to show that a feast is what you make of it!
Cro -- pumpkins at the dump?! There are some irresistible rhymes embedded there....dumpkins, pumpkin dumplings,a dump at the pump--- okay I'll stop now.
These look cold and wet and big and open-air. Really nice. I need to learn the use of the color black from people who know how to! thanks, sp