It's like my kind of Christmas when they get pumpkins at the stand. I get so excited about the options and the variety! I mean, check these out:
|There are warty ones|
|There are Long Island Cheese|
|There's another kind of cheese... :)|
|There are pretty white pumpkins|
|Cinderellas, which are among my favorites|
|Some cool green ones that must be good!|
|Delicious petite sugar pies|
|I bought one of these green beauties!|
A nice man offered to get our family photo in the pumpkin patch:
|"Back in the old days," he said "we had to take our film in to have it developed! I didn't hear it click..."|
|There you go ol' man! Way to work the iPhone!|
I'm sure there will be even more in the weeks to come, because I did not see any Vif de Temps pumkins, and they have always had them in previous years.
Then, there are the many types of squash. Here are a couple favorites:
|Hubbard squash is soooooo good. Mmmm.|
There were more winter squash inside that I forgot to photograph, but you know them well- butternut, acorn...I didn't see any spaghetti yet. I did see tons of lovely decorative gourds though:
|A cute gourd and an even cuter pumkin!|
And just when I thought it couldn't get any better...Apples!
These aren't those enormous picture perfect, shiny (waxed), red apples. These are ugly and delicious!
So, if you can't tell, autumn is my favorite season of the year. Here we get to see the leaves change and fall (they have already begun), the weather gets mellow and dry, some of the summer tourists go home. Western North Carolina is exceptionally beautiful all of the time, but this is particularly true in autumn when the mountains are awash in the yellows, oranges, browns and golds of dying leaves.
Okay, okay! Enough about autumn-
Ugh! B! You are not eating that apple without washing it, are you?