how does my garden grow?

So ... this is the last week of October. By this time next week it will be November. Mothers all over America are trying to figure out if the Halloween costume will fit over the coat so as not to ruin the effect. People are going on hayrides and having discussions about frost.

It will still be in the 90's here this week. No fooling.

But at least I have my pumpkins. The one in the top picture is ceramic. I think it's cool that it looks like it was painted into the middle of the photograph. Can you see it? These ones above are actually real. But are they actually pumpkins, or are they gourds?

These little ones are wooden. I have had them the longest. I'm not much of an orange person as you can see. I used to carve a pumpkin and set it on the front porch but I haven't done that in several years. Think about it people ... at 90 degrees that is just not a pretty picture.

Happy Fall. I hope your pumpkins bring you joy.

I also hope they don't rot.
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Kelli and Craig said...

I love your pumpkins! I haven't arved a pumpkin either but I did make some out of felt.

Mrs. Dub said...

Carving is so old school. Thinking about carving and letting your daughter's hand-picked pumpkin rot instead is totally in.

I did make a white pumpkin wreath, but as soon as I put it up, the pumpkins fell off. Blurg!

brookegfunk said...

I might get suckered into a pumpkin carving party but I am hoping the kids will forget that part of Halloween and focus on the gore.

salmagundi said...

Love the pumpkins, but the black tole tray in the background is the best!! Such joy!!! Sally

Simply This and That said...

I debated and debated on whether to carve a pumpkin this year. I decided yes. I want to roast the seeds! And if I'm gonna dig the seeds out, I might as well carve the thing. ;o) ooxx`jodi

P Daddy said...

Once pumpkin carving went to specialized little scalpels and laser carving and pictures of presidents and horror movie characters on your pumpkin, the old triangle eyes and broken toothed smile just didn't seem worth the effort anymore. And, as you say, after a week in the Phoenix fall temperatures the remains aren't even pie worthy.

Glamma Fabulous aka Kelley Smith said...

Your post actually made me desire to carve a pumkin and try my hand at roasting the seeds. (I'm sounding awfully domestic, now that's scary...)LOVE the white pumkins!